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Oklahoma governor's race up to five candidates

(The Center Square) – Two additional candidates have filed to run for Oklahoma governor in the 2022 election, bringing the current field to five. Incumbent Republican Kevin Stitt, who won a first term in 2018 with 54.3% of the vote, is being challenged by Paul Tay, an independent from Tulsa; Natalie Bruno, a Libertarian from Edmond; Connie Johnson, a Democrat from Oklahoma City; and Ervin Yen, a Republican from Oklahoma City.
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Fatal Crashes In Southeast Oklahoma

An 18-year-old boy was killed Saturday morning in an ATV accident on County Road 2150 in Choctaw County. Authorities say the passenger on the ATV, Kollin Edge, of Soper, fell from the vehicle. The driver turned around to see what happened, and Edge was struck and killed. Officials say 35-year-old...
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Ardmore native Marvin Johnson joins Oklahoma basketball team

NORMAN — Sooner or later, Marvin Johnson was going to return home. After playing college ball out of state for the past four years, the former Edmond North star and Eastern Illinois transfer signed a financial aid agreement to join the Oklahoma men's basketball team. Standing at 6-foot-6, Johnson is...
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Oklahoma ranch turns vintage train into cabin

ANTLERS, Okla. — An Oklahoma ranch turned a Victorian-style train into a cabin. Guests are invited to step back into 1911 at the Rebel Hill Express at Rebel Hill Guest Ranch in Antlers, Oklahoma. The cabin is a refurbished 80-foot Passenger Train and is decked out with velvet, rock shower,...
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Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: 2022 RB Gavin Sawchuk commits to Oklahoma

While scrolling Twitter on a Sunday afternoon, some may have noticed this:. It is indeed the notion that Coach DeMarco Murray delivered on Oklahoma’s running back recruit, Gavin Sawchuk. The talented running back was a visitor at the star studded recruiting event in Norman — the ChampU BBQ. Sawchuk has been on Lincoln Riley’s radar for two years now and the Oklahoma Sooners have finally been able to secure the commitment of the elite athlete. Sawchuk was also considering several other institutions such as Notre Dame, Ohio State, Alabama, USC, and many more.
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Auto maker's development in Pryor gets assist from former Oklahoma U.S. senator

PRYOR — A former U.S. senator from Oklahoma opened the door for a vehicle maker's selecting MidAmerica Industrial Park as a production site. Don Nickles, a lawmaker in Washington, D.C., from 1981 until 2005, served on a board with members of Canoo's board of directors, said Brent Kisling, executive director of commerce for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
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As State Prison Staffing Shortage Persists, Advocates Fear Violence

Persuaded by his two uncles, both veteran state corrections officers, Tommy Thompson applied to work at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in the spring of 2018. He breezed through a six-week training period and was promoted from cadet to officer by late summer. Thompson said he took pride in protecting the...
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Oklahoma football: Sooners land nation’s No. 2 RB for 2022

Oklahoma's Ronnie Perkins (7) celebrates during the Big 12 Championship Game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Baylor University Bears at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Oklahoma won 30-23. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] Perkins. Oklahoma football’s biggest recruiting event of the year — the...
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OSU approves tuition, fees increase in 2022 budget

STILLWATER, Okla. (KFOR) – The Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents recently approved a $1.5 billion operating budget for the fiscal year 2022, including a 2.5% increase for instate tuition and fees. The 2022 budget includes a 4.8% increase in state appropriations for workforce development initiatives for engineering, STEM, nursing...
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SWOSU Provides Update on Jerry & Margaret Hodge Pharmacy & Rural Health Center

Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) has released additional information following the recent announcement of the largest-ever single gift in the university’s history that will be allocated to supporting a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to pharmacy and healthcare education. The facility will be named the Jerry & Margaret Hodge Pharmacy & Rural...
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5 Best Italian Food Restaurants in Oklahoma

Italians have influenced Oklahoma food and culture since the state's beginnings. Many Italian laborers sought work in small coal towns throughout southeastern Oklahoma and the surrounding areas at the turn of the 20th century. As these families brought their customs, traditions, and food with them, they laid the foundation for Oklahoma's rich Italian heritage. Oklahoma's Italian restaurants still reflect that influence today.
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