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ENID, Okla. — President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office at the 59th inaugural ceremony Wednesday afternoon, and Enid residents had varied reactions to the inauguration and the next four years with Biden at the helm as the 46th president.

NORMAN, Okla. — On his final day in office, President Donald Trump did not pardon Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage — better known as Joe Exotic, or “The Tiger King.” Passage, who operated an animal park in Wynnewood, south of Oklahoma City, was convicted of murder for hire and animal abuse in 2018.

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Sandy Howard, longtime director at Our Daily Bread, was honored Tuesday with a plaque bearing her likeness, which will be displayed outside the front door of the soup kitchen at 616 W. Randolph.

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The great divide between how the nation still sees people based on skin color was displayed during the Capitol siege, Enid Ward 4 Commissioner Jonathan Waddell said, in how little force was used against white insurrectionists who tried to unseat the government.

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One stood in front of the state Capitol stairs holding a 24-foot flag pole that bore an American flag and a Donald Trump 2020 campaign flag. Another stood on stilts in the middle of the Capitol parking lot dressed as Uncle Sam while waving a Joe Biden-Kamala Harris campaign flag.

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 Garfield County Sheriff’s Office will be adding a few new paws to the line of duty thanks to an anonymous donation from a local 93-year-old Navy veteran.

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma left tribal nations and the state itself with many questions about what law enforcement will look like here, and some Native leaders hope Congress will help create a new framework of the justice system.

Religious leaders have traditionally been expected to lead their communities of faith, especially in matters where the religious and secular intersect. That's why Rev. Tammy Schmidt of the First Presbyterian Church has organized an interfaith event where local clergy plan to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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 Enid Young Professionals (EYP) recently completed a fundraiser to support the CDSA YouthBuild program, which has been recognized as a national model for at-risk youth diploma completion and job training programs.

An investigation involving a Ward 2 Tahlequah City Council candidate links him with payroll irregularities that forced his departure from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, though he maintains he did nothing wrong.

Despite countless TV commercials and ad campaigns claiming certain services will make tax season quick and painless, most filers know doing tax returns at home can be anything but.

Over the course of the pandemic, Jeff Maloney, who has a doctorate in Second Language Studies, has had to make hard decisions about his instruction at Northeastern State University, where he is as an assistant professor in the Languages and Literature Department.

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Former Enid Police Department Lt. Greg Gordon reflects on his 25-year-career with the department after his retirement in December 2020. His last day in the office was Dec. 29, but he's on terminal leave until Jan. 31.

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