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A committee to find an interim Ward 2 City Councilor nominated Lauren Schueler unanimously, beating out four other contenders in what was a “difficult decision,” the deciders said.

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Legislature and Gov. Kevin Stitt's office has released the following news recently:

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The Norman City Council received an update on several quality of life projects, storm damage and the outlook for construction this year amid rising costs for materials.

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The Cleveland County Republican Party will open a permanent headquarters in Norman Friday, marking the occasion with an open house party.

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The Norman City Council will convene in executive session on a lawsuit Tuesday evening after a discussion on the next fiscal year’s capital budget.

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A$2.2-billion plan to privatize Medicaid in Oklahoma has generated a flurry of dubious claims by both supporters and opponents.

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The selection committee for the Ward 2 seat on Wednesday will interview five candidates for the position, none of whom ran for the seat in the February election.

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City officials confirmed that Norman could see up to $22 million in federal pandemic aid by as early as May 11, but staff are still waiting for guidance on how to spend it.

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NORMAN — The only member of the Oklahoma delegation to attend President Joe Biden’s Joint Session Address in person this week was also one of seven House Republicans to take part in Biden’s official escort into the House chamber.

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As two Cleveland County commissioners move to purchase a six-floor office building, county department heads and other elected officials are left to wonder which offices will occupy it.

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NORMAN — Mayor Breea Clark signed a proclamation Friday to increase business capacity to 100% for restaurants, bars and gyms effective May 1, a prepared statement from the city reads.

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In its weekly update Wednesday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 134 new COVID-19 cases in Cleveland County over the past week, including 55 new cases in Norman.

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More than a dozen residents signed up to make requests of the Norman City Council Tuesday as councilors consider the next fiscal year budget.

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The Norman City Council approved some requests to help businesses move forward with expansion plans and briefly discussed the city’s mask mandate Tuesday night.

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Oklahomans will now have an extra year and a half to get the Real ID as the federal government has extended the deadline from this October to May of 2023.

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Norman residents could see a new coffee shop, a medical cannabis dispensary store and a much-needed traffic light in a busy residential area if the Norman City Council approves these and other requests Tuesday night.

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Cleveland County Commissioners met in executive session Monday to discuss an ongoing lawsuit filed by the family of Marconia Kessee, a Black man who died in January 2017 at the county jail.

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A bill from a Norman senator that would make it harder for municipalities to “defund the police” was signed by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt Monday, but will not affect Norman’s reallocation of proposed police funding, city leadership said.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday signed legislation aimed at making it easier to hire, retain and fire state employees by overhauling the state’s civil service reform system.

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NORMAN — With only two nominees left to confirm in President Joe Biden’s cabinet, Oklahoma’s two Republican senators have taken similar paths when it comes to considering the president’s picks.

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