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As they watch murky water flow from their faucets, Claremore residents are looking to city officials for explanations and solutions.

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Interim President Joe Harroz spoke to what is believed to be the largest freshmen class in University of Oklahoma history during convocation on Sunday night.

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A Chickasha man was shot in the chest while riding his bike on Sunday evening. 

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The first migration from Mississippi to Indian Territory by the Choctaws and the slaves who accompanied them occurred in 1833. Most of these settled around Fort Towson near the Red River. Fort Towson had been built the same year as Fort Gibson and was intended to serve as protection of the tribes that were to be moved west.

The shopping center at the northeast corner of Shawnee Bypass and North York — Northpointe Plaza Shopping Center — has changed hands multiple times, starting life as land purchased from Bacone College. 

The common conception of a garden designed and planted to attract birds is one with berry bearing shrubs and scrubby branching to protect birds from predators. These aspects are only two of many factors to consider if you desire avian visitors. Different bird species have different needs, but some garden practices will benefit them all. 

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What gardener out there doesn’t like a good bargain? Well, if you’ve planted perennials in your garden, it’s about time for some freebies. Simply dividing your perennials is like getting free plants.

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Americans who buy health insurance through their employers saw their annual out-of-pocket costs for benefits and care increase about 67 percent during the past decade.

Willma Fortner narrowly avoided being struck by a speeding green SUV as it barreled down Walnut Street on Thursday afternoon, she said. The vehicle shot past her car at what she estimated to be "80 miles per hour" as she entered her driveway, she said.

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Areas around Lake Tenkiller were a lot cleaner after Thursday and Friday, even though the number of volunteers may not have been what the Tidy Up Tenkiller organizers were hoping for.

While on an important phone call, a young college instructor is trying to answer questions and wrangle two small children at the same time. It’s a juggling act, one familiar to working families across the country. Dylan Billings is betting big that his experiences mean he has more in common with the average Oklahoma voter than Sen. Jim Inhofe.

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The Tahlequah Rock and Mineral Society Annual Show will be held at the Cherokee County Community Building, 908 S. College Ave., Friday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $3 per person over the age of 12.

Back in April 2015, I wrote a column that brought several compliments, including a handwritten note from Greg Combs. Greg is a former district attorney, and he taught my Law of the Press class many moons ago at NSU. A positive comment from the "Ol' Bear" is always welcome. Now, that piece seems more relevant than it was even then.

Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation President and CEO Lyle Roggow took home accolades earlier this week when he was named Oklahoma’s Economic Development Professional of the Year for 2019.

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Americans play and listen to music in great concert halls and muddy cow pastures, libraries and nightclubs, churches and homes, offices and automobiles, elevators and airplanes. They listen to love songs, tragic songs, work songs, war songs, religious songs, folk songs, and nonsense songs. They pay millions of dollars a year to hear their favorite music.

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After the defensive line — which ranked in the top 10 of sacks in Division I football last year — lost nearly the entire two-deep roster, the new wave of players has been an enigma for Cowboy fans.

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Both the president’s new mandate and Ken Cuccinelli’s “send us your wealthy white people” revision of Lazarus’ sonnet are a betrayal not only of the poem and its long-standing homage to the Statue of Liberty, but of the labors and history of all whose forbears were not exclusively Native American.

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WEBBERS FALLS — Surprise lights up Dr. Dixie Swearingen's face as Clorox representatives unfold A massive ceremonial check. Cheers go up as the Webbers Falls Schools Superintendent clasps her hands to her mouth for a moment, then starts clapping along with everyone else.

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Muskogee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jarod Mendenhall gave sixth-graders a first-day pep talk as they sat in a pod at their new school Thursday morning.

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Supporters for Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma have until Oct. 28 to collect 178,000 signatures if the measure is to be put to a vote of the people in 2020 - and locals have already begun pitching in to acquire names.

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The state's only traveling exhibit of exclusively Oklahoma artists is free and open to the public at the Changing Gallery in Cort Mall, 215 S. Muskogee Ave.

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A number of parents were upset starting last week when they packed their children off to school in the Tahlequah district, only to learn their kids were handed a cheese sandwich instead of a hot lunch. Those kids didn't have money in their accounts to pay for the food.

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The woman admitted to being the driver, according to the police affidavit filed in the case. She told police after the accident her mother told her to run and go home. She said she had three beers prior to the crash.

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Chisholm Public Schools recently was awarded a $25,000 grant to invest in its science, technology, engineering and math curriculum, by America's Farmers Grow Rural Education, a release from the program said.

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The Second Amendment states that "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." The subject of the sole verb is, "A well regulated militia, being necessary for the security of a free state." "Militia" is explained: "the right of the people to keep and bear arms." The "people" is not a second verb subject, as if joined to "militia" by an "and." Thus, the "militia" alone embodies "the right of the people to keep and bear arms."

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STONEWALL [ndash] Memorial services for Royal David Hodge, 68, of Stonewall are at 10 a.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. John Stephenson will officiate. Mr. Hodge passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, at an Oklahoma City hospice house. He was born Dec. 12, 1950, in Ada to…