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A young New Yorker named Almon Bacone left home in 1878 and came west to Indian Territory. He settled in Park Hill to teach religion at the Cherokee Male Seminary. After a year and a half teaching in the national school, Bacone concluded that the Indian nations needed native teachers and preachers who could take education and the gospel to their own tribes, in their own language.

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Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, has filed Senate Bill 1314, which would require the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) to provide Medicaid reimbursement for providers who screen children and adults for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as funds are available.

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OKLAHOMA CITY– Effective immediately, District Attorney Jason Hicks will serve as the Commissioner Representing the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council for the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth (OCCY).  Appointed by Governor Kevin Stitt, Hicks replaces District Attorney Angela Marsee.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Tobacco Stops With Me, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, has released a new educational campaign, “Nicotine = Brain Poison,” informing Oklahomans about the dangers of the addictiveness and mental health impacts of nicotine.

This month, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will say good-bye to one temporary exhibit and welcome another. Registrations for various programs and camps also will open.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s top health official said Wednesday the state is struggling to get access to monoclonal antibody and anti-viral treatments that are considered the most effective at preventing COVID-19 hospitalization and death against the raging omicron variant.

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It seems like the population of Chickasha has always been around 16,500 and I guess it depends on how you look at it on whether that’s a positive or a negative. Some would complain that our town isn’t making any progress, others would say that at least we have been able to maintain our popul…

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“The community really showed a lot of support for our Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration,” said committee co-chair Charlotte Oliver. “We were able to raise money to help fund our arts and education programs for the youth and we had a wonderful time doing so.”

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The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is a feel-good event that creates a positive atmosphere in Stillwater but over the past few years, Oklahoma State University has seen unrest around racial issues, including several marches and a “List of Urgencies” submitted by students who felt their needs weren’t being addressed.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Four hospitals in Oklahoma City reported Monday that they have no intensive care beds available amid a surge in coronavirus cases fueled by the omicron variant.

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On July 2, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. stood behind President Lyndon Baines Johnson as the Texan signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Although not the first civil rights bill passed by Congress, it was the most comprehensive.

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The Chikasha Emoji App recently introduced emoji 2.0 designs reinterpreted through a Chickasaw aesthetic and cultural framework. The app includes Chickasaw language textisms which are visual, shorthand forms of words and phrases, developed by learners of the Chickasaw language for daily use.

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Light winter precipitation and blowing snow is reported in parts of northeastern, eastern and southwestern Oklahoma as highway and turnpike crews continue to monitor conditions and treat slick spots as needed. While roadways in these areas are mostly wet, drivers should be extra cautious at …

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Born in the Cabbage Patch in Georgia, these whimsical dolls took the U.S. by storm in the 1980s much like the Beatles did in the 1960s. Capturing the hearts of every child from baby to teenager, the Cabbage Patch Kids became a must have and a fixture

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You’ve seen signs posted in public places that an AED is on the premises. AED stands for automated external defibrillator — or, more accurately, semi-automated since a human operator is needed. Did you know that the purpose of an AED is to stop the heart, rather than start it? More on that later. First, let’s clarify two common cardiac terms.

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Did you know that hearing loss affects nearly 28 million Americans? It can begin gradually, with a buzzing in the ears or the sense that others are mumbling, or it may come suddenly after an illness or accident. Hearing loss can range from very mild, when only faint, high-pitched sounds or voices are not heard, to so severe that even explosive noises can go unnoticed.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The head of the state’s most powerful gun lobby must be removed from his post after he made incendiary and threatening remarks aimed at politicians who don’t agree with his views, a powerful Republican state senator said.

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The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is again seeking a major overhaul to hunting and fishing license fees. The agency wants to control the fee-setting structures itself, rather than going through the legislature.

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District Attorney Jason Hicks has confirmed a drug round up in Stephens County on Thursday that sent more than 20 to jail on charges from warrants related to trafficking and distributing methamphetamine, fentanyl and heroin.

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