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Voters in Pontotoc County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the City of Ada Municipal Primary Election or the Allen Schools Special Election to be held on February 9, 2021, should apply now.

Ada residents reacted to the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris broke the barrier Wednesday that has kept men at the top ranks of American power for more than two centuries when she took the oath to hold the nation's second-highest office.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed." He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

On his final day in office, President Donald Trump did not pardon Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage — better known as Joe Exotic, or “The Tiger King.” Passage was convicted of murder for hire and animal abuse in 2018.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors.

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NORMAN, Okla. — On his final day in office, President Donald Trump did not pardon Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage — better known as Joe Exotic, or “The Tiger King.” Passage, who operated an animal park in Wynnewood, south of Oklahoma City, was convicted of murder for hire and animal abuse in 2018.

Libraries haven’t been quite the same since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but Hulbert Community Library has continued to connect virtually with its patrons.

 Enid Young Professionals (EYP) recently completed a fundraiser to support the CDSA YouthBuild program, which has been recognized as a national model for at-risk youth diploma completion and job training programs.

Over the course of the pandemic, Jeff Maloney, who has a doctorate in Second Language Studies, has had to make hard decisions about his instruction at Northeastern State University, where he is as an assistant professor in the Languages and Literature Department.

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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.

NORMAN -- Oklahoma University’s football team canceled practice Friday to march lockstep from the stadium to the campus Unity Garden to protest racial injustice and the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

If you oppose mail-in voting because President Donald Trump calls it a fraud, prepare to stand in long lines to cast your ballot on Nov. 3 Election Day.

Earl D. Lawson's death by COVID-19 was doubly cruel.

INDIANAPOLIS – Federal health officials report a disproportionate number of coronavirus deaths occur in the nation’s nursing homes, but the agency tracking their morbidity rates maintains a database riddled with incomplete information and errors.

STILLWATER, Okla. – The governing board of Oklahoma State University Friday ordered the removal of the name of the state’s 9th governor from campus halls because of his racist reputation.

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