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New plan would give Oklahoma families hundreds each month

man counting moneyPhoto by Karolina Grabowska (Creative Commons) If you're struggling financially at all right now, you'll want to read on. Here's some great news: there is a new proposal called the Family Security Act 2.0, has been created by senators Mitt Romney, Richard Burr, and Steve Daines. These three senators want to give American families between $250-350 per month for each child. In this new proposal, children ages five years old and under would receive $350 each month and the money would be sent to the parents. For parents with a child between the ages of six to seventeen years old, the parents would receive $250 each month.
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New State Law Boosts Funding For Drought Relief

Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law setting aside $20 million for the state’s Emergency Drought Relief Fund. The law went into effect upon Stitt’s signing Tuesday. The law is intended to help farmers and ranchers overcome challenges brought on by prolonged drought conditions. Agriculture producers across...
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Man arrested for 29-year-old Oklahoma murder

MCCURTAIN COUNTY, Okla. — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) says recent developments in technology helped them finally make an arrest in the 1993 McCurtain County murder. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers assisted OSBI Special Agents in the arrest of John Wesley Smith Sept. 30. OSBI says the investigation...
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Monarchs and other native species need us. Here's how we can help.

Fall is a wonderful season in Oklahoma. It heralds a much-needed reprieve from summer’s heat, the excitement of a new school year, and near and dear to most Oklahomans' hearts — the start of football season. Fall also brings masses of monarch butterflies on their astounding journey to Mexico. Some of them will travel 3,000 miles in just a few weeks. Their incredible migration is under threat, though, and the monarch population has declined by 90%.
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New efforts made to preserve Native American languages in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — There were new efforts on Tuesday to preserve the Native American languages that are so important to our tribal neighbors. There were different backgrounds and communities represented but they all shared the same struggle and goal: to preserve their Native languages and their student’s identities.
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FFA students earn awards at Okla. State Fair

Hydro-Eakly students receive results at the Oklahoma State Fair Livestock Show. In the pig show, Crede Woods had a 3rd place Hamp Barrow and a 6th place Duroc Barrow. Ryder Klaassen had a 1st place Simmental Prospect Steer in the cattle show, and Paisley Sturgeon had a 1st place Hereford, the Champion Hereford, and the 5th Overall Prospect Steer. Then in the goat show, Tabrey Lierle had a Grand and Reserve Grand Division Doe.
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Oklahoma man killed in Newton County accident Sunday

A motorcyclist from Oklahoma has been killed in a crash in Newton County. The Arkansas State Police identify the victim as 71-year-old Clifton Caughron of Yukon, Oklahoma. According to the preliminary fatal crash summary, Caughron’s motorcycle crossed the centerline and struck a trailer being pulled by another vehicle in the opposite lane.
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Polls: Oklahoma Governor Race Tightening

The race for Oklahoma’s top elected office is tightening with just weeks to go before election day. According to recent polls, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joy Hofmeister is quickly gaining ground in her once-long-shot bid to oust incumbent Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt. Stitt, who enjoyed a 16-point polling lead over the summer, according to 538, has seen his polling advantage shrink in recent days. The latest poll conducted in Oklahoma’s gubernatorial race showed Stitt leading Hofmeister by three points (via KOCO-TV).
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First Americans Museum hosting Indigenous Peoples’ Day

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A local museum is hosting a free celebration for Indigenous Peoples’ Day. First Americans Museum is hosting Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Monday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “This annual observance began in 2018 as a grassroots effort to recognize Indigenous...
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Tracking 2 Fronts Soon

Another pleasant morning is expected on Tuesday. Here are the details from News On 6 Meteorologist Alan Crone:. It may not seem like it, but the pattern is changing. Our blocking pattern that has been in place for the last several days is beginning to break down. A trough across the Intermountain region will move eastward over the next 36 hours and bring a surface boundary across part of Northern Oklahoma Wednesday. This front should cross most of Northern Oklahoma before stalling, but with very little only minor changes in daytime highs. As the front crosses the area, and the upper trough remains to our northeast, there will be a window for a few clouds across Northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas. The potential for a sprinkle or a brief shower will be possible across southeastern Kansas Wednesday morning through midday. It’s highly unlikely that any of this extremely light precipitation will move across Northern Oklahoma, but I suppose it’s a very low possibility. The front will become diffuse and lose its influence quickly Wednesday afternoon and evening. Daytime highs Wednesday are expected back into the mid-80s, but with north winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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State Transportation Commission Approves ODOT 8-Year-Plan

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has approved the Oklahoma Department of Transportation's plan for eight years of future consecution and road work. ODOT said the roughly $8.5 billion plan will boost the quality of roads and extend the life of highway infrastructure. Commissioners also approved a plan to preserve state roads...
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Less than two weeks to register to vote in November election

Oklahomans have just under two weeks left to register to vote in the November 8th General Election. The Oklahoma State Election Board said the deadline to vote or update voter registration is on Friday, October 14th. All applications must be received or at least postmarked by the deadline in order...
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