That’s the eye-popping statistic that stands out in the latest Oklahoma Teacher Supply and Demand report, and it represents a loss of an average of 10 percent of the state’s teaching workforce — compared to a national average of 7.7 percent attrition.

In a symbol of cultural celebration, Norman residents and members of the Native American welcomed back a group of Tibetan monks with intertribal dancing, drumming, chanting and monetary donations Sunday afternoon outside the Norman First American United Methodist Church.

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Gardening seems a bit like gambling. One tree will thrive and another, purchased from the same store, receiving the same care will die. Weather is one factor over which gardeners have no controls, but a tree’s ability to survive and flourish is based on knowledge more than weather. Success is likely if we do our homework or trust another’s experience and wisdom when purchasing a tree.

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April 3 is National Walking Day! Walking is the most popular form of exercise, as well as one of the easiest. Not only is walking relatively safe for most individuals, but it is also free of the hefty price tag that accompanies many other forms of exercise.

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OKAY — Olen Wofford has lived in this small Wagoner County town for all of the 82 years of his life.

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Just one of three bills proposing the implementation of instream flow program for Oklahoma rivers and streams remains alive during this legislative session after it was passed out of the house of origin before a key deadline. 

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Dakota Adams continues to be foremost on the minds of the people who live in Eufaula.

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 “I love Stillwater High School,” said high school senior Christian Lindley, “I feel like it’s a really great place to be. There’s a lot of really good opportunities there, and I feel like it can lead to a lot of bigger things.”

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The Oklahoma Legislature has seen many bills come and go since the floor hearing process began, and the deadline for bills to leave their chambers of origin has passed, leaving about 810 measures still alive.

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E. coli levels in Town Branch Creek continue to fluctuate, even after city officials believed they found the source of the contamination last summer.

A teenager wanted in connection with a slaying in Oklahoma City has been arrested in Muskogee, according to a news release from the Muskogee County Sheriff's Department.

More details have emerged in the shooting that took place just after 10 p.m. Wednesday in a trailer park in east Stillwater. Joseph Vasquez, 34, of Pawnee, has been charged in Payne County District Court with one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after witnesses say he shot a woman twice, once in each leg.

Trailblazers in women’s golf have faced prejudice and sexism, but they also have shown that they are athletic, competitive, independent and successful. Glenna Collett Vare dominated golf in the 1920s. Olympic champion Babe Didrikson Zaharias won 10 Major championships and attracted fans everywhere. Patty Berg won a record 15 Majors. Kathy Whitworth won 88 titles. The list can go on and on.

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Greater Enid PLAC is meeting for the first time at 6 p.m. March 28 in the Autry Technology Center lectorium. Special guests include State Superintendent Joy Hoffmeister; state Sen. Roland Pederson; and state Reps. John Pfeiffer, Denise Crosswhite Hader and Chad Caldwell.

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The 35th annual Expo/Farm Expo 2019 is coming up next week and visitors can expect to see a new attraction for the kids.

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The goal of Read Again Open House is to invite visually impaired patrons to come “see” what the library can offer for them. Senior adults are invited to stop by between 9-11 a.m., while students and young adults are invited to stop by between 2-4 p.m.

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Two Cherokee County Detention Center employees were arrested early Wednesday morning after being involved in a non-fatal shooting at Sensations Gentlemen’s Club in Inola.

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In this week’s position black has three ways to checkmate white in two moves and several ways to checkmate white in three moves. Black is therefore holding all the cards. Nevertheless, black can give it all away with one single move. This is because white has only few moves available and its king is almost confined to f5. Please try to find that one single move and the three ways to mate in two.

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Schools around Oklahoma are attempting to account for the medical marijuana law passed last year. While policies and procedures are important, practical implementation is sometimes a little harder to tweak.

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Choosing a long-term care facility can be one of the most difficult tasks that an individual and/or their family may ever face. Ombudsmen for the Eastern Oklahoma Development District Area Agency on Aging can help provide you with information and resources to help you make an informed decision. 

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Scammers aren’t just on the phone lines anymore. As Facebook grows, so do the con artists ready to scam users out of their money.

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John Cook looked at the items before him on the table: an empty plastic bottle, cotton balls, gravel and charcoal. Separately, they may not mean much to him.

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United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians citizens working to overcome narcotics addiction can now use the tribe's new UKB Opioid Healing Project program.

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Since 1919, the American Legion has been helping members of the armed services transition back into life in the states, or even just back to their lives as civilians.

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Legislation to make English the national language was introduced earlier this month by U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., who says the English Language Unity Act is the first step to "increased communication, assimilation and the success of those legally immigrating to" the U.S.

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Police work can be an unusual and difficult process for adults to understand — even more so for teenagers. Muskogee Police Officer Brandon Garner wants to help educate teens through the revival of a Muskogee Police Department program.

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