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Fallin endorses plan for school storm shelters and safe rooms
Gov. Mary Fallin endorsed a proposal Wednesday that would enable voters to weigh in on efforts to improve school safety and grant school districts a one-time increase in local bond limits to pay for storm shelters, safe rooms or other upgrades.
Report of campus shooting tests university’s emergency response system
Reports of gunfire on the University of Oklahoma campus Wednesday morning turned out to be a false alarm, but university officials aren’t complaining.
Five Oklahoma properties listed on national register
A Blackwell hotel once listed as endangered and a rare barn constructed in the 1800s have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places, a sign that shows the structures’ significance, the executive director of a nonprofit group supporting preservation in Oklahoma says.
Bitter cold leads to OKC, Tulsa school cancellation
Dozens of schools across Oklahoma called off classes as bitterly cold sub-zero temperatures and wind chill indexes were reported.
K20 Center hosts learning institute
Teachers, principals, administrative staff and community leaders from schools across the state came together to learn and share ideas to “Be The Difference.”
Patients driving hundreds of miles to OKC and elsewhere to save on medical procedures
Paul Freeman drove 600 miles last year to save himself — and his employer — thousands of dollars on his surgery.
Two Moore families get new homes after storm
Two Moore families who had lost everything in the May 20 tornado experienced their own version of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Saturday.
NORCE legislative study tomorrow in Oklahoma City
Enid state Rep. Mike Jackson requested the legislative study to hear testimony about safety nets for the residents and a comparison to how other states handled shutdowns.
DHS receives $1 million in grant funds
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) has been awarded just over $1 million in grants to help state and local organizations prevent long-term homelessness among at-risk youth in foster care and determine the effect of child care on school readiness.
With closure looming, NORCE cuts back on staff
As many as 30 caregivers at Northern Oklahoma Resource Center of Enid will be out of work by Dec. 3, because of a voluntary buyout plan.
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