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Legislation to Support U.S. Research During Pandemic

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Washington, D.C. -Earlier this week, U.S. Reps. Frank Lucas (R-OK), Fred Upton (R-MI), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize billions in funding to U.S. researchers who have been impacted by the pandemic.

A Bubble Off Plumb

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OKLAHOMA - By the time this appears in print, my youngest child will have enlisted in the U.S. Navy. I am not quite sure how I feel about that. He’s my baby. He’s not even old enough to vote.

COVID-19 Ushers in Lowest Independence Day Gas Prices

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OKLAHOMA - While many firework displays have been cancelled, motorists may be drawn to hit the road this Independence Day weekend by the lowest July 4 gas prices since 2004, according to GasBuddy. With concerns of a new wave of COVID-19 cases, oil prices have recently turned south, which could lead the national average to cease rising for now, keeping the holiday weekend under 2017’s level of $2.22 per gallon, thus resulting in the lowest prices in at least 15 years.

Pandemic EBT Program to Offer Relief to Some

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OKLAHOMA - When the Covid-19 pandemic shuttered schools across the state, one of the first questions was how the children, many of whom depended on school meals to keep hunger at bay, were going to be fed. The United States Department of Agriculture allowed schools and other programs to be more flexible in food delivery that maintained social distancing.

Unemployment Claim Processing Events Held

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OKLAHOMA - The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission will hold two claim processing events to help address and fix unemployment benefits problems. The in-person claim processing events will be held from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. July 1-2 and July 8-9 at the Reed Conference Center, 5800 Will Rogers Road, Midwest City.

Gov. Stitt Considering Clemency for Jones

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OKLAHOMA - Julius Jones is an Oklahoma man currently on death row for the 1999 murder of Paul Howell who was shot and killed in the driveway of his parents’ Edmond home. Investigators say the suspect took off in Howell’s Suburban after killing the businessman.

Hinton Senior News

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HINTON - Chicago may be known as the "Windy City" but the strong winds we have been having lately can make Hinton the second runner up in that category. I have found wrappers blowing around here from places I never saw before. But without the wind the hot weather would become more uncomfortable so I can't complain.