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Tribal leaders of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation say they are dropping “Creek” from its name as part of a rebranding effort.

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While the University of Oklahoma will comply with a newly-signed state law banning public entities from requiring students go through diversity training, the university’s president said Friday students will be encouraged to voluntarily participate in OU’s diversity programs.

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The Norman Fire Department responded to a Friday afternoon fire at the Brentwood Pointe Apartments that damaged several units but left no injuries.

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The state’s multi-county grand jury delivered a message to the public this week: demand more transparency and accountability of Epic Charter Schools, the state’s largest online charter school system.


OKLAHOMA CITY — Some state senators are questioning whether a highly-touted piece of legislation that seeks to equalize public school funding is the best way to bridge the divide between property-poor rural and property-rich urban and suburban communities.

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An attorney for a terminated Norman Regional Health System nurse accused the employer of “cancel culture” and enacting a “liberal agenda” against his client, who was fired after making a Facebook comment about hanging a Black man.

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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.

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In its weekly update Wednesday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported no additional COVID-19 deaths over the last week in Cleveland County, where more than 400 people have died in relation to the virus since the pandemic began.

The names of 11 law enforcement officers and one canine partner who died in the line of duty in Oklahoma will be dedicated on the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial during the 53rd annual Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial Service, set for 10 a.m. Friday.

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

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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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