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OKLAHOMA CITY — Cindy and David Badger hosted a small prayer gathering Saturday in front of their pickup in the far back corner of the state Capitol parking lot, but they were among the few who showed up, despite rumors of protests.

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With the current pandemic, terms such as “herd immunity,” “infection rates” and “contact tracing” are now part of daily conversations. You’d hear the same if it were a foreign animal disease, such as foot and mouth disease, hitting the United States. In such situations, animal disease traceability is critical to emergency response efforts.

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If you’re close to retirement, you’ll have several financial issues to consider. But you’ll want to pay attention to one of the most important of these issues: health care costs. How can you prepare yourself for these expenses? First, get an early start on estimating health care costs.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Black leaders in Oklahoma said Friday they find it hard to believe U.S. Sen. James Lankford’s claim that he didn’t understand that challenging the certification of the Electoral College vote would also be seen as a "direct attack" on minority votes.

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Tobacco kills thousands of Oklahomans every year. In an effort to change that, Gov. Kevin Stitt has declared January 20-27, 2021, as Oklahoma Quit Week. The OK to Quit Campaign is working to raise awareness of the free resources available to help people quit using all kinds of tobacco products.

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Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Friday that out of an abundance of caution he is activating over 75 members of the Oklahoma National Guard to assist local law enforcement should any protests at the State Capitol, or other locations, turn violent. 

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., leads the final vote of the impeachment of President Donald Trump, for his role in inciting an angry mob to storm the Congress last week, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Blood transfusions are the most frequent procedure performed in hospitals with more than 33,000 daily donations required to meet patient needs in the U.S. To ensure blood is available when needed, communities worldwide rely on the commitment of altruistic blood donors who empower blood centers to continue serving their communities through the availability of a safe and robust blood supply.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Districts can skip the mandatory two-week quarantine for teachers and students as long as they’re following COVID-19 safety protocols such as mask-wearing and social distancing, health officials said Tuesday.

The Pioneer Library System welcomes central Oklahoma job seekers to interact with a variety of community employers as it presents a virtual job fair, scheduled from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Jan. 28.

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The violent mob that stormed the national Capitol Wednesday repulsed many voters who supported President Trump’s reelection but the insurrection did not demoralize his zealots in America’s heartland.

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On Monday, January 4, Mayor Chris Mosley issued a proclamation that the week of January 12-15, 2021, will be known as Dr. Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher Educational Justice Week in Chickasha, OK. He was joined by Dr. R.P. Ashanti-Alexander, Ward 3 Council Member, to present the proclamation to the L…

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The Chickasaw Nation Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) extends its services to families who need encouragement and support in feeding their children.

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With 2020 behind us now, it’s time to start 2021 with optimism and excitement. Have you ever wondered what exactly  the Economic Development guy does?  Here are my Top 5 New Year resolutions for Chickasha this year. Please hold me accountable to show progress on each one of these as we go th…

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