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Autry Technology Center Board of Education authorized a change in the 2019-220 school calendar, amending the final day of the school year to May 15.

Five residents of a nursing home in Norman have died of complications from COVID-19, accounting for most of the deaths in long-term care facilities statewide, Oklahoma State Department of Health reported after inquiries from Oklahoma Watch.

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The Cherokee Nation holds onto a crucial piece of tribal culture through its remaining 2,000 native speakers, a majority of whom are 50 and older. The youngest fluent Cherokee speaker is 35, which means the language faces potential extinction as older members die.

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“We hope such a buyer would retain our employees for its operations. In the event that is not the case, we will assist with job searches, unemployment registration, and other benefits.” — Vince Trotta, president of GEFCO

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“We are steadfastly committed to doing everything we can to assist the most vulnerable in our communities as we all work through this unsettling and difficult time together. Simply put, it’s the right thing to do, and I strongly encourage other businesses to join this effort.” — NextEra Energy Chairman and CEO Jim Robo

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According to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, in these first few days of a waiver for CACFP being approved, Denny Price Family YMCA saw the highest total average of children come through for meals, averaging 100 plus each night.

Texas Tavern employees Chris Dobe (left) and Nick Moore wait for take out orders on Monday night, March 30, 2020. Though customers are tipping well, and the diner is still open 24-7, Moore said they are making a quarter to a third less than what they normally do in tips.

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On a day when the total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma neared 1,000, Garfield County Health Department hosted a drive-through testing clinic Friday at Chisholm Trail Expo Center, conducting 98 tests, a Health Department official said.

It’s a start to April like no other market watchers. Regardless of how much you’ve seen in your life young or old, these are unprecedented times unlike any others.

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People move about in Oculus at the World Trade Center's transportation hub in New York March 16, 2020. Census Day, the April 1 reference day for the once-a-decade effort to count everyone in the U.S., arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus, bu…

Statewide candidate filing period begins 8 a.m. Wednesday, said Michael Frisbie, Garfield County Election Board secretary.

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Garfield Masonic Lodge 501 has postponed its Garfield 501 Shootout, which had been scheduled for April 18, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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