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Voter Registration Deadline Approaching for November 8 Election

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching for November 8 Election (Oklahoma City) – The voter registration deadline for the November 8 General Election is quickly approaching. The deadline to register to vote or update your registration before the upcoming election is Friday, October 14. Applications must be received or postmarked by the deadline in order for voters…

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Legislature allocates $250 million from PREP fund to fuel economic development throughout rural Oklahoma

Legislature allocates $250 million from PREP fund to fuel economic development throughout rural Oklahoma OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Legislature has approved a slate of bills entailing a major investment in workforce and economic development throughout the state funding infrastructure improvements at industrial parks, aeronautics facilities, and the state fairgrounds as well as to increase…

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OKFB welcomes appropriation of additional drought-relief funds 

OKFB welcomes appropriation of additional drought-relief funds   Governor Kevin Stitt announced Tuesday his signing of HB 1006 XX, a measure allocating an additional $20 million in drought relief for Oklahoma farmers and ranchers. In the midst of a historic drought, Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Rodd Moesel said the additional funding will provide some welcome…

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Department of Education Awards Nearly $1 Billion to 56 States and Territories to Provide Students with Safer and Healthier Learning Environments

Department Awards Nearly $1 Billion to 56 States and Territories to Provide Students with Safer and Healthier Learning Environments The U.S. Department of Education announced awards totaling nearly $1 billion through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA). The Stronger Connections grants will help schools provide all students with safe and supportive learning opportunities and environments…

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Fullbright drops fire album

By Kay Thompson ONL Special Reporter What seems like an eternity has only been eight years. Bearden native John Fullbright released his new album “The Liar” on Friday. This comes eight years after the release of “Songs” and 10 years after the Grammy-nominated “From the Ground Up”. Fullbright’s camp released sneak peeks in the days…

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Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health to provide enhanced rooms and equipment to Pediatric Behavioral Health patients

Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health to provide enhanced rooms and equipment to Pediatric Behavioral Health patients OKLAHOMA CITY — Pediatric behavioral health patients who arrive in emergency rooms are often placed in spaces with limited privacy, space and safety mechanisms as parents are unsure of where to take their children in a behavioral health crisis.…

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OSDH Moves to Next Phase in the Monkeypox Vaccine Rollout

OSDH Moves to Next Phase in the Monkeypox Vaccine Rollout OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is expanding eligibility for the JYNNEOS vaccine starting Monday, Oct. 3. Those newly eligible include: Any person diagnosed with syphilis in the previous 12 months Any partner of an individual who has been diagnosed with syphilis…

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Situation Update: COVID-19

Situation Update: COVID-19 In today’s Situation Update, we are including a link to two hospital capacity reports, one outlining the number and percent of Unoccupied Adult ICU beds by region, and the other the number and percent of Unoccupied Adult Inpatient Beds by region. We want to emphasize this is a point in time count…

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OSU launches national Counter-UAS Center of Excellence, announces $15M contract to support Department of Homeland Security 

OSU launches national Counter-UAS Center of Excellence, announces $15M contract to support Department of Homeland Security  New center and partnership agreement position OSU as the preferred aerospace defense provider for Fort Sill  (OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 23, 2022) — The Oklahoma Aerospace Institute for Research and Education (OAIRE) at Oklahoma State University has launched a Counter-UAS…

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Oklahoma’s Infant Mortality Rate Drops Nearly 20 Percent Since Statewide Program Launch

Oklahoma’s Infant Mortality Rate Drops Nearly 20 Percent Since Statewide Program Launch OKLAHOMA CITY – September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month. Since the launch of a statewide program in 2007, Oklahoma’s infant mortality rate (IMR) has decreased by nearly 20 percent according to statistics from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The IMR was 8.2 per…

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