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Here's a newsflash for Mr. Gleeson: teenagers can be in appropriate, it's part of the growing-up process. It was clear Murray was not being slanderous toward any group, other than just throwing barbs at his friends.

Members of the downtown Tax Increment Financing Review Committee are considering a new economic development project plan for downtown McAlester.

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By gutting the 2015 sage grouse conservation plans, the Trump administration this past week signed away the protections that would have supported the survival of the sage grouse and the 350 species in the sagebrush ecosystem across 11 Western states.

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Officials are still assessing the damages left in the aftermath of a tornado that hit several properties near the Tenkiller Lake area on Nov. 30.

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Students young and old were congratulated amid music and cheers Tuesday night as they graduated from a collection of programs under the Bridges Out Of Poverty umbrella.

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The Woodward County Board of Education met Monday evening where Woodward High School Principal Brad Logan and Deputy Superintendent Jerry Burch presented data collected by the state showing testing score trends from the last three years, a report card of sorts.

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The relationship between OU President James Gallogly and his predecessor, David Boren, has crumbled amid threats and feuding over the financial status of the university and other issues, according to multiple sources within the university community.

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EDMOND — The top dogs from across the country and around the world will be returning to Orlando, Fla. Saturday and Sunday for the 18th annual AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin. Local resident, Sara Winsted McMillan and her male saluki, Puzzle, will be among contenders at the event.

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The statue depicts a soldier calling for a helicopter to rescue a second, wounded warrior. While visitors stand nearby the memorial, they download video and audio histories of the veterans who came before them, preserving the stories in data that will outlive the tellers.

A Contest of Candidacy has been filed with the Oklahoma County Election Board on a candidate for city council in Edmond. Ward 2 Council member candidate, Matt Thomas has filed a Petition for Contest of Candidacy challenging the candidacy of Josh Moore.

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 Noble County law enforcement officers killed a man Sunday night after he brandished a gun after officers forced his vehicle to crash, according to he Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

A white frame church sitting off Oklahoma 59 in Adair County proclaims over its door that it came to Oklahoma over the Trail of Tears. Some think the Cherokees who made this difficult trek in 1838 had dismantled a church from back east and carried it with them. 

Paperwhites are December’s flower. Narcissus tazetta, sweet fragrance, tall stems, delicate flowers – all these traits instill a sense of purity to a familiar bulb. Before it even blooms, I enjoy the striking contrast of the deep brown, parchment like skins that encase the bulb. Paperwhites’ classic, symmetrical shape leave no question to a novice of which end is planted up.

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If you regularly spend time with anyone ages 12-19, you’ve probably noticed that more and more kids are vaping, juuling, or using some type of e-cigarette product. But if youth haven’t started using these devices, then they’re certainly talking about them. Schools around the state are reporting use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices in almost epidemic proportions, and new data from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey shows that this problem is plaguing schools nationwide.

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‘Tis the season to decorate for the holidays. A big, beautiful tree covered with twinkling lights and shiny ornaments can be found in many homes across the country. However, if you’re limited on your inside space, this holiday tradition may not be a reality – unless you get a little bit creative.

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Last week Rep. Johnny Tadlock of Isabel changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican, feeling he could better serve his constituency in the majority party. We don’t know exactly how most southeastern Oklahoma Democrats feel about the move, but doubt there is a lot of celebrating, having just elected a person they believed would represent their interests.

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Some of the solutions EPS has implemented have been helpful, he said, but none of them measure up to the size of the larger problem, which is bigger by far than EPS, Enid, or Oklahoma: bridging the digital divide. It's a divide that falls largely along economic lines.

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Three Forks Harbor appeared for a while to be in jeopardy of losing its marina, but a closer examination of all the issues seems to have locked down its future for the foreseeable future. 

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Children nibbling on cookies danced around tables, laughing and talking about their hopes of having a white Christmas this year.

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Multiple charges have been filed in Payne County District Court against the suspect who was injured in a shootout last month with a Payne County Sheriff’s deputy. James Clyde Jenkins III is facing counts of stalking, unlawful discharge of a firearm into a dwelling, possession of a firearm, attempting to elude and shooting with intent to kill.

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