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Oklahoma Farm Bureau Safety Services will present an auto accident prevention course from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 2 and 3, at the Pontotoc County Farm Bureau Office, 1027 W. Main, Ada.

  • By Wade Burleson CNHI Oklahoma

ENID — The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech … “ ​

WASHINGTON — As Senate Republicans make a final stab this year at undoing former President Barack Obama’s health care law, health care advocates are urging their legislators to vote against the measure.

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Ardmore will host a hymn festival at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. Presented by the Southern Plains Chapter of the American Guild of Organists in Norman, the event, which is free of charge, will feature nine professional organists. The performers will creatively i…

Learning about Oklahoma’s wildlife and discovering fun ways to teach about the outdoors will be the focus of a Project WILD Workshop being conducted at East Central University from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Lanoy Education Building, Room 101.

Oklahoma News

  • Crystal Thomas | CNHI News Service

Police arrested a Joplin man Thursday evening after he allegedly fired a gun at his 24-year-old brother, with children present, and because he was found to have 21 outstanding city warrants, according to a news release from the Joplin Police Department.

  • Joy Hampton | CNHI News Oklahoma

NORMAN — Overcoming obstacles has become a habit for determined folks in rural Lexington who desperately need a new water supply.

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  • Sidney Lee | CNHI News Oklahoma

NORMAN — Oklahoma high school cheerleading won’t be on the sidelines this weekend as squads head to the Oklahoma State Championship Cheer Competition.

National News

  • By Simon Haeder | Assistant Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University | The Conversation

Since the inauguration of President Trump, health care has been front and center in American politics. Yet, attention has almost exclusively been focused on the Affordable Care Act, most recently in the form of Graham-Cassidy. With Congress preoccupied with a series of Republican efforts to repeal and replace the ACA, little attention has been paid to a long-running bipartisan program providing insurance coverage to millions of American children: the Children’s Health Insurance Program, often referred to simply as CHIP, which provides coverage to nine million American children.

  • By The Washington Post

News this month has been dominated by the massive storms that have roared out of the Atlantic to threaten the United States. First came Hurricane Harvey, which brought devastation to Texas. Then Hurricane Irmarampaged through the Caribbean before slamming into Florida. So it is understandable that Americans might feel a certain weariness about storms. But it is important that the destruction and pain being experienced by our compatriots in Puerto Rico not be ignored or overlooked.

  • By Rick Maese, Marissa Payne | The Washington Post

Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots' player who committed suicide in April while serving a life sentence for murder, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the neurodegenerative disease linked to the bruising hits on the football field, according to a Boston University study of his brain.

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