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U.S. Rep. Stephanie Bice’s first year in Congress began with the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol and is coming to a close with the redrawing of her central Oklahoma district.

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Locally, much of the western half of Garfield County is listed in moderate drought — the lowest level of drought — while the eastern part is listed as abnormally dry. 

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U.S. Rep. Stephanie Bice’s first year in Congress began with the Jan. 6 siege on the U.S. Capitol and is coming to a close with the redrawing of her central Oklahoma district.

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Tens of thousands made their way to downtown Enid to attend the 28th annual Enid Lights Up the Plains and the lighting of the world’s largest fresh-cut Christmas tree, which together marked the official start to the Christmas season in Northwest Oklahoma.

Hundreds gathered outside Norman High on Thursday braving the frigid temperatures to run the annual Thanksgiving 5K in support of charity.

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Republican Rep. Denise Crosswhite Hader, who currently represents the southern portion of Enid, said last week's legislative redistricting saw her House district shrink even more from May’s previously approved redistricting that removed Garfield County from the district.

Holidays can be a time of joy with traditions, spending time with family and eating good food. However, for some the holidays are filled with increased stress and temptations that leave you feeling guilty and New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier next time.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Police chiefs across the state said they oppose a lawmaker’s plan to ban municipalities from using unmarked vehicles to conduct traffic stops.

The Kyle Rittenhouse verdict didn’t satisfy a lot of people. Hopefully someday, states’ legal systems will be adequately refined so as to curb minors who are assault rifle enthusiasts, rather than indulging a child’s misperceived fears, and condoning the loss of innocent human lives in a senseless tragedy.

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Under Oklahoma Senate Bill 783, districts must allow students to transfer in beginning next school year, unless the specific school site’s grade level reaches a pre-determined capacity amount. District boards of education have until Jan. 1 to approve these policies, including proposed capacities.

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❝All the partnerships in this room show how committed we are to higher education in Northwestern Oklahoma for the past 25 years, and will continue to be for the next 25 years.❞ — NWOSU President Janet Cunningham

The holiday season is meant to be spent with family and friends, and locals can enjoy quality time with loved ones this year by selecting a Christmas tree together.

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MCALESTER, Okla. — Cheers erupted outside Oklahoma State Penitentiary when Gov. Kevin Stitt commuted the sentence of Julius Jones to life in prison without the chance of parole.

The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) with the search for a missing Haskell woman. On Tuesday, the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a missing persons report. Tamera Lynn Banks, who also goes by Ellison Banks, was last seen on Monday, on U.S. 64 in Haskell. The 43-year-old’s vehicle was found at her residence.

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Oklahoma National Guard members could find their careers in jeopardy if they refuse to comply with the Pentagon’s deadline to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a Department of Defense official said Wednesday.

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Cherokee County's fiscal year 2019 audit report reflected on a previous survey that deemed segments of the government to be out of compliance, but the problems have since been rectified.

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As the state’s new legislative and congressional redistricting maps moved one step closer to becoming law Wednesday, Democratic lawmakers continued pushing for an independent redistricting process that removes politicians going forward.

A federal jury has found a Muskogee man guilty of aggravated sexual abuse in Indian Country, according to a release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.

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Rev. Shana Dry is a pastor at the First United Methodist Church, and she also runs the Wesley Foundation by Northeastern State University, where she serves lunch to students, staff, and faculty every Wednesday.

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Mayor Marlon Coleman kicked off his campaign Tuesday for a second term reminding Muskogee residents why he asked for their votes the first time: a promise of hope for a better Muskogee.  

Muskogee High School Dance and Cheer Team members reported having valuables stolen they sought to boost school spirit earlier this month. 

The Muskogee City-County Port Authority plans to partner with Muskogee County commissioners to address "immediate infrastructure needs" for two tracts of land at John T. Griffin Industrial Park. 

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