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For more than a week starting in mid-September, Oklahoma’s prisons were locked down. Routines were interrupted as visitation was canceled, classes were put on hold and inmates were allowed to shower only three times per week. They were largely confined to their cells or bunks.

Editor’s note: Leanne Ho is non-binary, and uses they/them pronouns. Non-binary or non-conforming gender is a gender identity that is not exclusively male or female. Many (but not all) non-binary people use they/them pronouns instead of pronouns such as he or she.

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Deputies with the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office have been given a new less-lethal weapon for their arsenal when fighting crime in the streets.

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A Kay County investigator is coming to Enid High School on Monday to interview staff members about allegations leveled against administrators by the Oklahoma Education Association and former Enid Public Schools campus police chief Mike Dods, according to Heath Merchen, the attorney representing Dods.

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The city of Enid is closing in on several critical hurdles for the Kaw Lake Water Pipeline Project, some high, some low, each capable of hindering the $315 million effort, or worse.

Cherokee County has a number of fine charitable and civic organizations, and all are worthy of community support. But one - My Friends and Me - is among the most innovative, super-active organizations to grace Green Country in a long time.

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While the years have clouded their memories, this day remains vivid for Don Hamilton of Muskogee, Jason Todd of Fort Gibson and Charles McCollough of Porter.

 The Norman Police Department responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Pheasant Run just after 10 a.m. Thursday in reference to a welfare check. Officers found a deceased adult male inside the home, according to a new release.

A battle between state officials and Native American tribes over a hotly debated gaming compact could spill into federal court if the two sides can't reach an agreement by Jan. 1, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Thursday.

I have a lot to learn about finding and keeping inner peace, and my best teachers remain my children — especially in my memories of that time before the world got its hands on them.

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Former City Administrator Ed Carr announced his intention to sue the city of Tahlequah for several purported violations.

A savings strategy adopted a year ago by city councilors appears to be paying off, doubling the amount of money the municipality holds in reserve for emergencies and providing more than $500,000 this year for special projects. 

Standing before a judge, and with family members looking on, Sabrina Robledo, 25; Jeremy Selvidge, 28; Gage Houston, 21; Brian Hatfield, 23; and Scott Miller, 28, each swore to defend and uphold the U.S. Constitution and were given their badges.

McAlester Mayor John Browne expressed the relief of many of those who have been working to get a new highway retail center in the city when he served as opening speaker for the groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the long-awaited project.

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A magnitude 3.0 earthquake shook the Meno area at 8:31 a.m. Thursday, according to U.S. Geological Survey.

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The Federal Reserve Act was passed by Congress, and signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913. This law re-established the central banking system in the United States, and the purpose was to create a more sound banking system with a way to regulate currency and effectively supervise the banking industry in the U.S.

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EDMOND, Okla. — It started at the foot of Market Street in San Francisco in 1891. Joseph McFee was troubled by the many people going hungry, and he resolved to feed them on Christmas Day. Remembering the iron kettle called Simpson’s Pot on the docks of his native Liverpool, England, that collected coins for the poor, McFee put his pot at the ferry terminal. It worked, and the Salvation Army captain had unwittingly started a holiday tradition kept alive in Edmond and around the world for the past 128 years.

It's not because Harris isn't white or isn't a man that her campaign failed. If anything, her campaign's failure was a reflection of real equality. Being a bad candidate with a sketchy track record and worse ideas is not limited to race or gender.

Tahlequah doesn't look the same as it once did, but several local residents are trying to keep one portion of the city intact and protected.

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NORMAN [ndash] Services for Joe Donald Storie, 79, of Norman will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Don and David Stevens will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Mr. Storie died Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at a Nashville, Tennessee, hospital. He was bo…