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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn concerned about hospital finances, medical supplies

Using the Defense Production Act more quickly would allow private companies to produce what might be in short supply, she said. Some Democrats have complained that President Donald Trump waited too long to authorize use of the law. The crisis will also force a new look at how to encourage more people to become doctors […]

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Eligible Oklahoma City businesses could see assistance within weeks

• $3 million for 10-year, zero-interest loans up to $50,000, with long-term employee retention factoring into loan forgiveness considerations, and for 10-year, 2% interest loans, $50,000 to $100,000. Businesses must have fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees to qualify. • $500,000 for technical assistance, including help in seeking federal Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, building […]

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Edmond City Council amends Declaration of Emergency to include shelter in place

EDMOND — The Edmond City Council has amended its Declaration of Emergency related to the community spread of COVID-19 to include shelter in place. The declaration, effective at 11:59 p.m. Monday through April 16, urges all Edmond residents to stay at home as much as possible. Residents may leave their homes only for essential activities, […]

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Stillwater joins list of Oklahoma cities ordering residents to shelter in place

The city of Stillwater on Monday joined the list of Oklahoma cities ordering residents to shelter in place in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The announcement came the day after Oklahoma State University announced its first confirmed case of COVID-19 on the Stillwater campus. Public access to the municipal building was restricted […]

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Zoo shown on “Tiger King” must stay closed

WYNNEWOOD — A prosecutor promised Monday to take legal action against a private zoo if it tries to reopen in violation of coronavirus restrictions. “Obviously, it’s a crime and we’ll take enforcement action as necessary to get people to stay away,” said Greg Mashburn, the district attorney of Garvin, McClain and Cleveland counties. “The best […]

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Oklahoma football: Bennie Owen ran the forerunner to the OSSAA

“By 1921, the Association had grown to about 200 members. From the very beginning, the Board of Control dealt with eligibility issues, and several schools were suspended for violations. As a result, there was the threat of a new organization being formed, but it never materialized. “Ben G. Owen, football coach and athletic director at […]

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Oklahoma public schools get approval to offer free meals to all students, regardless of income qualification

The offer of free breakfast and lunch could soon be extended to every Oklahoma public school student and any school site that chooses to participate, officials announced Monday. State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said approval just came down from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the intervention of Sen. James Lankford apparently helped. Without this approval, […]

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Oklahoma State basketball: Remembering Jack Shelton

Even better than that research, I received emails over the weekend from two of Shelton’s sons. I thought I would share some excerpts: CRAIG SHELTON “Thanks for the article about the rivalry between Mr. Iba’s Aggies and Bruce Drake’s Sooners! The picture of Mr. Iba, Bob Harris and Jack Shelton was quite fortuitous! “Yesterday someone […]

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Corona in Oklahoma: Virtual interfaith prayer service is set

The Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma will host a virtual Interfaith Prayer Event at 5 p.m. Monday on Facebook Live. Interfaith Alliance leaders said the event link is www.facebook.com/InterfaithOK. They said representatives from as many of the Oklahoma faith groups as possible are expected to participate and pray for the state in in the midst of […]

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