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Randy Ellis
Randy Ellis

For the past 30 years, staff writer Randy Ellis has exposed public corruption and government mismanagement in news articles. Ellis has investigated problems in Oklahoma's higher education institutions and wrote stories that ultimately led to two college presidents being sentenced to prison and a former chancellor being forced to resign. He has written about abuses of Oklahoma's workers' compensation system, corruption in the state's municipal bond industry, bid-rigging by county officials, self-dealing by state housing officials, misconduct involving state legislators and a variety of other topics. Ellis has won more than 80 state, regional and national awards for journalistic excellence. Prior to joining The Oklahoman in 1982, Ellis worked at Arkansas newspapers. He is a 1977 graduate of Kansas State University.

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COVID-19 infections rising in rural counties

COVID-19 infections are increasingly becoming a rural problem in Oklahoma, with infection rates in many rural counties now...

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God of wisdom, people who start down a slippery slope can expect to slide into failure. Encourage us to choose a firm...

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God of mercy, we all experience broken hearts and broken dreams. Heal us. Amen.

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Holy God, open our hearts and minds. Mold us to be receptive to Your will. Amen.

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God of salvation, like food nourishes our bodies, Your love nourishes our souls. Amen.

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God of wisdom, protect us from being fooled by false promises. They are like clouds and wind with no rain. Amen.

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God of mercy, when hope seems a distant memory, we turn to You. Renew our faith. Amen.

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God of grace, help us understand that we all are broken. That realization promotes tolerance and is the beginning of wisdom....

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Holy God, zeal without wisdom will take a person a long way to nowhere. Give us direction and guide our steps. Amen.

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God of compassion, hear the prayers of the destitute. Inspire those with more than enough to share freely with those who...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce to support Johnson & Johnson in efforts to overturn $465 million judgment in Oklahoma opioid lawsuit

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce heads a long list of pro-business and public policy groups that will join Johnson & Johnson in...

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God of love, Your grace is enough. We could not hope for more. Amen.

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State agencies begin move into downtown OKC's SandRidge Tower

Activity is picking up at SandRidge Energy's former downtown office tower as state agency employees have begun moving into...

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Here's what you need to know before part of the Kickapoo Turnpike opens next week

A partial opening of the new Kickapoo Turnpike in eastern Oklahoma County is planned for Oct. 13, Oklahoma Secretary of...

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God of salvation, remind us that Your table is big enough for everyone to pull up a seat and share in the feast. Amen.

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Epic Charter Schools officials dispute state auditor's findings

Epic Charter Schools officials Friday called a scathing state audit report on their operations a "work of fiction" and issued a...

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Oklahoma lawmakers sound off on scathing state audit of Epic Charter Schools

A scathing state audit report on Epic Charter Schools sparked an immediate response from several state lawmakers who are former...

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God of wisdom, those who boast the most usually have the least to boast about. Give us humble hearts. Amen.

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'Deeply concerning' investigative audit of Epic Charter Schools released

A partial investigative audit of Epic Charter Schools has revealed millions of dollars in questionable expenditures that will...

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God of redemption, let us be slow to accuse and quick to forgive. Fill our hearts with Your grace. Amen.

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Coalition aims to stop illegal cockfighting, greyhound training in Oklahoma

Claiming that animal cruelty is rampant in Oklahoma and that a Haskell County deputy is among the abusers, a coalition of...

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Public comments sought on plans to widen State Highway 9

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is seeking public comments on plans to widen portions of State Highway 9 to four...

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$10 million grant awarded to improve Kiamichi Railroad

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $10 million federal grant to help improve rail service on the Kiamichi...

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God of creation, the very existence of each of us is a miracle. Encourage us to treat those miracles with the reverence and...

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Comanche Nation, Otoe-Missouria Tribe to continue operating under compacts deemed invalid

The Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe plan to continue operating their casinos under terms of their new gaming compacts...

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Highway weigh stations closed to deal with COVID-19 issues

Four Oklahoma highway weigh stations were temporarily closed for deep cleaning Wednesday after officials confirmed that staff...

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God of salvation, help each of us understand our place in the universe so that we might learn to work together to fulfill Your...

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Almighty God, wisdom teaches us humility, for it is through wisdom that we learn to appreciate the vastness of Your power and...

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God of love, encourage us to make wise use of the days You have given us, for we know not the number of our tomorrows. Amen.

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Cherokee and Chickasaw Nations awarded federal transit grants

Two Oklahoma tribes are among nine U.S. tribes that have been awarded a combined $2.3 million in federal grants to support...

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God of hope, help us see adversity as an opportunity to demonstrate our faith. Amen.

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October hearing scheduled in state's case against opioid distributors

Oklahoma lawsuits against a trio of prescription opioid distributors are moving forward in Bryan County District Court after a...

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God of mercy, save us from the floodwaters of bigotry and hate. Give us compassionate hearts so that all might know Your love....

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Emergency bridge repair to disrupt I-40 traffic in Midwest City

Traffic delays can be expected Monday on westbound Interstate 40 in Midwest City after a hole was discovered in the S.E. 29th...

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Oklahoma opens first diverging diamond highway interchange in Elk City

ELK CITY — Oklahoma's first diverging diamond interchange is now open at the interchange between Interstate 40 and State...

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God of creation, we meditate on the majesty of Your works and find peace in the knowledge that no task is too great for the One...

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God of wisdom, treating people with dignity and respect costs nothing, but the rewards are great. Encourage us. Amen.

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God of salvation, we cry out in anger at the injustices of this world. Our trust is in You to help us right the wrongs. Amen.

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District attorney clears police officers in May death at Oklahoma County jail

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater has cleared officers of any legal wrongdoing in the May death of a 56-year-old...

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Merciful God, forgive our arrogance. Give us contrite hearts so that we might once again know Your favor. Amen.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects governor's request for rehearing in tribal gaming case

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has denied Gov. Kevin Stitt's request for a rehearing in a case where the court ruled the governor's...

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Ambulance district credit card paid for jewelry, baseball items, according to state audit

The Greer County Special Ambulance District made questionable credit card and cellphone purchases and engaged in illegal...

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God of mercy, for all things You have given us and for all things You have forgiven us, we give thanks. Amen.

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State receives $22 million grant to reconstruct historic bridge on Route 66

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Oklahoma a $22 million grant to help reconstruct the historic Bridgeport...

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Cherokee National Historical Society announces reorganization plan

TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee National Historical Society announced a strategic reorganization plan Friday that includes...

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Efforts underway to make addiction treatment readily available to rural Oklahomans

Oklahoma State University's National Center for Wellness & Recovery is rapidly expanding its telemedicine services with a...

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Autopsy says blood clot likely caused death of Black man involved in jail altercation with Oklahoma City police

A 56-year-old Black man who died last May following an altercation with personnel at the Oklahoma County jail likely died...

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Cherokee Nation initiates building projects in response to pandemic

TAHLEQUAH —The Cherokee Nation announced Tuesday that it would be constructing eight new buildings and remodeling four others...

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Native Americans encouraged to use both medicine and culture in treating opioid use disorder

Medication assisted treatment is considered the most effective treatment for opioid use disorder, but culturally adapted...

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DHS shortens lengthy waiting list for people with developmental disabilities awaiting community-based services

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is using $1.9 million in earmarked funds from the Oklahoma Legislature to provide...

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Work scheduled on metro interstates

Oklahoma City-area drivers can expect traffic disruptions on Interstate 40 and Interstate 44 starting Tuesday as construction...

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Langston University to benefit from two new agreements

Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences have agreed to pay Langston University...

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Horse racing groups write letters opposing Kialegee gaming compact

Two Oklahoma horse racing associations have written letters to Gov. Kevin Stitt and the secretary of the U.S. Department of the...

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TODAY'S PRAYER

God of love, we turn to You in the bleakest times, knowing Your powers of redemption have no limits. Amen.

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Almighty God, we all want control, but control works best when we turn it over to You. Teach us when to let go. Amen.

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DHS: Investigation fails to substantiate abuse complaints at Lawton Veterans Center

An investigation by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services advocate general's office into a multitude of complaints of abuse...

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God of salvation, help us be strong in our convictions so that we can stand firm in times of crisis. Amen.

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Council for Cherokee Nation approves record $1.52 billion budget

The Council of the Cherokee Nation has approved a record $1.52 billion general operating budget for fiscal year 2021, tribal...

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Survey finds many Oklahoma school children have suicidal thoughts

More than 1 in 5 Oklahoma adolescent school children who took a national survey reported seriously thinking about suicide...

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Holy God, may Your grace descend upon us like a gentle rain, refreshing our souls and filling our hearts with peace. Amen.

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God of salvation, thank You for Your magnificent creation which serves as a constant reminder of who You are and the powers You...

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Oklahoma media attorney David McCullough has died

Norman Attorney David McCullough, who was known nationally for his expertise in media and Native American law, died Thursday...

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God of wisdom, show us Your vision for the world so we can join in the hard work of making it a reality. Amen.

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Almighty God, we know we are surrounded by problems, but we also know You are working to make all things right. We thank You....

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Oklahoma could net billions by leasing out its turnpike system, foundation says

Oklahoma could net between $2.3 billion and $4.5 billion by leasing its turnpike system out to a private toll road company for...

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Oklahoma exclusivity fee revenue from Indian gaming drops $25 million in fiscal year 2020

Oklahoma revenues from Indian gaming exclusivity fees dropped more than $25 million last fiscal year as tribes temporarily...

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Holy God, encourage us to use this season of isolation as a time for reflection so we can emerge wiser for having had the...

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God of wisdom, help us distinguish between good trouble and bad trouble. Inspire us to enthusiastically embrace the former...

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God of salvation, we all have opinions, but Yours are the ones that really matter. Encourage us to listen patiently for Your...

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God of redemption, remind us that age only brings wisdom tho those who choose to acknowledge and learn from the mistakes of...

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God of love, give us the courage to speak Your truth, clearly and without apology. Amen.

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God of mercy, we pray for the people of Beirut. As the shock wears off, the hard work of rebuilding must seem overwhelming. Amen.

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Families allege abuse and neglect at Lawton/Fort Sill Veterans Center

LAWTON — State officials are scrambling to investigate disturbing reports of abuse and neglect at the Lawton/Fort Sill Veterans...

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Almighty God, when we feel our faith slip, encourage us to take a long walk in the forest or under the stars so that we can...

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God of compassion, watch over health care workers who often wake up exhausted these days but somehow must summon the energy to...

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Oklahoma ranks in Top 10 for the condition of its bridges

Oklahoma has accomplished a dramatic turnaround and now ranks among the Top10 in the nation for the condition of its bridges,...

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Holy God, all blessings flow from Your boundless generosity. We give You praise. Amen.

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Governor seeks rehearing in state Supreme Court tribal gaming case

Attorneys for Gov. Kevin Stitt have filed a request for rehearing with the Oklahoma Supreme Court regarding the court's recent...

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Wichita and Affiliated Tribes seek ruling that exclusivity fees no longer required

Wichita and Affiliated Tribes are asking an Oklahoma City federal judge to go beyond his July ruling that the state's 15-year...

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TODAY'S PRAYER

Eternal God, Your grace is timeless and without limitations. We thank You. Amen.

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God of salvation, grant us the faith to overcome fear and take on whatever task You put before us. Amen.

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Four Oklahoma tribes ask federal court in Washington D.C. to void two gaming compacts

Four Oklahoma tribes filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Kevin Stitt and the U.S Department of the Interior Friday seeking to...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt's attorneys defend gaming compacts with two tribes

Gov. Kevin Stitt's attorneys contend his gaming compacts with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and Kialegee Tribal...

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Eternal God, in times of uncertainty, we place our faith in You. Amen.

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Stitt announces new surge plan, opposes more stimulus funds

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Thursday that he is opposed to an additional federal stimulus package at the current time....

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God of wisdom, let us not pray for easier lives, but lives with more meaning. Amen.

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Merciful God, we pray for healing of relationships that have been strained by the pandemic. Amen.

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Some casinos suspend smoking as part of COVID-19 response

Mask-wearing requirements instituted by many Oklahoma tribes in response to COVID-19 have also prompted some of the state's...

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ODOT seeks comments on plans to widen I-40 to six lanes from Oklahoma-Pottawatomie County line to Shawnee

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation on Tuesday unveiled plans for widening Interstate 40 to six lanes from the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: COVID-19 cases on the rise in Cherokee Nation

TAHLEQUAH — Positive COVID-19 cases recorded by the Cherokee Nation's health care system have increased more than 200 percent...

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Your trip to Dallas is getting shorter: Speed limit to increase to 75 mph on rural sections of I-35 and I-40

Road trips to Dallas will soon take a little less time. The Oklahoma Transportation Commission voted Monday to raise the speed...

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Day care operators react to release of $9.6 million in COVID-19 relief funds

Gov. Kevin Stitt and the head of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services have announced plans to release $9.6 million in...

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God of redemption, free us from feelings of compulsion that we must change other people. Encourage us to be more kind and...

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God of peace, thank You for the comfort that comes with knowing that whatever happens we will be fine, as long as we trust in...

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McClain County sheriff's new device seeks contraband

The McClain County Sheriff's Office has new technology to use in its war on drugs and other crime — a hand-held X-ray device....

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Holy God, if the pandemic teaches us anything, it should teach us how important it is to work together for the common good. Amen.

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Gov. Kevin Stitt reacts to federal judge's ruling in tribal gaming lawsuit

Gov. Kevin Stitt issued a statement Tuesday expressing disappointment in a federal judge's ruling that the state's 15-year...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt loses another tribal gaming lawsuit

An Oklahoma City federal judge Tuesday handed Gov. Kevin Stitt another defeat in his effort to restructure Oklahoma's nearly...

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Merciful God, lead us to that place of peace we all long for in our hearts. Amen.

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God of love, enhance our desire to understand others and reduce our desire to judge them. Amen.

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Cherokee Nation adds 16 bee pollinator homes to heirloom garden

TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Nation has installed 16 new bee pollinator homes in the tribe’s heirloom garden in Tahlequah. The...

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God of wisdom, remind us to not be so intent on giving our opinions that we fail to learn from the opinions of others. Amen.

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God of love, encourage us to set aside our suspicions and look for the best in each other. Amen.

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State Supreme Court rejects gaming compacts negotiated by Gov. Kevin Stitt

Gov. Kevin Stitt exceeded his authority when he signed gaming compacts with the Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe that...

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Osage Nation to build new casinos in Bartlesville, Pawhuska

After years of waiting, the Osage Nation has finally received federal approval to put land into trust that will enable it to...

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DEQ decides not to move into SandRidge Tower

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is no longer interested in moving into the SandRidge Tower in downtown...

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Merciful God, give us the ability to discern the truth so that our decisions can reflect Your wisdom. Amen.

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Leadership change follows employee turmoil at The Children's Center

A new chief executive officer has begun work at The Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany following months of...

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God of compassion, though the world may be in turmoil, let our hearts be at peace, finding comfort in Your love. Amen.

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Record COVID-19 hospitalizations taxing hospital system

The number of Oklahomans hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 soared to a record 638 this week, putting...

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Cherokees offer technology, clothing funding

TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Nation has established a new online site where Cherokee parents can apply for clothing and technology...

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Legislative leaders file new lawsuit against Gov. Kevin Stitt

Leaders of the Oklahoma Legislature filed a new lawsuit against Gov. Kevin Stitt Tuesday, again accusing him of exceeding his...

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Elliot Chambers appointed to head Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office

The Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office voted Tuesday to appoint former White Star Chief Executive Officer Elliot...

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State receives $51.4 million to help transit agencies cope with COVID-19

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has been awarded a $51.4 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration to...

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God of redemption, help us examine our habits to honestly determine whether they are life affirming or life limiting. Amen.

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God of wisdom, every crisis provides an opportunity to learn. Teach us. Amen.

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Stitt recommends energy firm CEO to head Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office

The CEO of an oil and gas company that allegedly shorted the Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office on royalty payments is...

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Almighty God, challenge us to do our part to create a more just and caring world. Amen.

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Recall petititions circulating against leaders of two Oklahoma tribes

Members of the Comanche Nation and Kiowa Tribe have launched recall petitions against tribal leaders amid growing controversies...

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Creator God, when others are choosing sides, encourage us to choose love. Amen.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: New York adds Oklahomans to quarantine list

Oklahomans traveling to New York now will have to quarantine for 14 days under a new order issued by New York Gov. Andrew M....

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New I-40 interchange to be built west of Yukon

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission awarded a $14 million contract Monday to create a new Interstate 40 interchange at...

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God of redemption, first steps are often awkward. Guide us as we take those initial steps on the path to reconciliation. Amen.

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Almighty God, unify us as we seek to bring the blessings of freedom and justice to those who have gone too long without. Amen.

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Governor signs gaming compacts with two more tribes

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Thursday that he signed new gaming compacts with the Kialegee Tribal Town and Keetoowah...

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Governor's attorney: Oklahoma Supreme Court lacks authority to invalidate gaming compacts

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has no authority to void state gaming compacts that were approved under federal law, an attorney for...

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Holy God, encourage us to be ambassadors of peace, sharing Your light and love with the world. Amen.

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God of salvation, guide us as we seek to do Your will with humility and grace. Amen.

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Two new gaming compacts take effect, but for how long?

Gov. Kevin Stitt's new gaming compacts with the Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe officially took effect Monday, but...

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God of redemption, show us our unconscious biases so that we can confront them and purify our hearts. Amen.

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God of compassion, we know You love everyone. Teach us to do the same. Amen.

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God of compassion, help us reaffirm our resolve to treat all people with dignity and kindness. Amen.

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God of mercy, lead us as we seek to heal racial wounds that span many generations. Amen.

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God of peace, encourage us to be voices of reconciliation. Amen.

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Distribution of $1.9 billion in tribal coronavirus relief funds sparks federal lawsuit, protest

Controversy is stirring in Oklahoma Indian country over decisions made regarding the distribution of about $1.9 billion in...

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Six Oklahoma deaths tied to counterfeit Oxycodone pills

An investigation is underway into fake Oxycodone pills circulating in the state that have been linked to six Oklahoma deaths,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma sets new daily record for COVID-19 infections

Oklahoma confirmed 228 new COVID-19 infections Tuesday — setting a new state record and continuing a recent trend that has...

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God of wisdom, teach us that a crisis is wasted unless it inspires us to reevaluate how we live our lives. Amen.

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Federal judge rejects Gov. Stitt's request that he clarify governor's authority in tribal compact negotiations

An Oklahoma City federal judge on Monday rejected Gov. Kevin Stitt's request that he clarify the governor's authority to enter...

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Merciful God, people shouldn't have to shout to be heard. Help us all be better listeners. Amen.

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Oklahoma veterans homes have avoided major COVID-19 outbreaks

Although COVID-19 has ravaged some Oklahoma nursing homes, Oklahoma's seven state veterans centers have so far avoided major...

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God of mercy, help us stop grieving the things we have lost so that we can fully appreciate the things to come. Amen.

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Court filings clear way for possible decision in lawsuit over tribal gaming compacts

Attorneys for Gov. Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma gaming tribes submitted additional legal arguments to an Oklahoma City federal...

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Commissioners of the Land Office approves purchase of SandRidge building

The governing board of the Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office voted Thursday to approve the $35.5 million purchase of...

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Company leases land southeast of Lawton for construction of a solar energy facility

The governing board of the Commissioners of the Land Office voted Thursday to lease nearly 4,350 acres of property southeast of...

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God of redemption, we know not what lies ahead, but we trust You will show us the way. Amen.

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Tribes urge federal judge to let Oklahoma Supreme Court decide limits on governor's authority

An Oklahoma City federal judge should let the Oklahoma Supreme Court decide whether there are limits on Gov. Kevin Stitt's...

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Video: Derrick Scott pleaded 'I can't breathe' during physical arrest last year by OKCPD

Black Oklahoma City resident Derrick Elliott Olie Scott pleaded "I can't breathe! Please! Help me! I can't breathe," as three...

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God of wisdom, when we make decisions through prayer, there is never a need to doubt. We pray to seek Your guidance. Amen.

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Comanche Nation, Otoe-Missouria Tribe gaming compacts gain federal approval

Gov. Kevin Stitt's gaming compacts with the Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe were granted federal approval Monday,...

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Group demands removal of Christian-themed messages for Fort Sill Facebook page

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has sent an email to the garrison commander at Fort Sill demanding that he have...

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TODAY'S PRAYER

God of salvation, we offer You our best, knowing that You deserve nothing less. Amen.

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God of grace, in the quiet times our thoughts turn to You, filling us with gratitude. Amen.

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God of redemption, You always have more in mind for us than we can fathom. Through trust we learn to expand our possibilities....

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Legislative leaders want Oklahoma Supreme Court to rule on limits to governor's authority

Leaders of the Oklahoma House and Senate on Thursday asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to step in and rule on whether Gov. Kevin...

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Holy God, no situation is hopeless for those who have faith in You. Amen.

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New Chandler Service Plaza to open on Turner Turnpike

A new Chandler Service Plaza will open to motorists on the Turner Turnpike beginning at 6 a.m. Friday. The new plaza will...

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Input sought on longterm public transportation priorities

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is seeking public input on what the state's transportation priorities should be for...

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Horn wants national debt addressed in next coronavirus relief bill

Oklahoma Congresswoman Kendra Horn is part of a bipartisan group of 60 U.S. Representatives who have sent a letter to House...

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God of salvation, encourage us to not only be people who care, but also people who take action. Amen.

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Oklahoma Transportation Commission approves two major OKC interstate projects

Drivers in the Oklahoma City metro area might want to brace themselves for more traffic delays. The Oklahoma Transportation...

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God of wisdom, help us set aside distractions so we can focus on what You have in mind for our lives. Amen.

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Peaceful daytime protest turns violent after dark

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Oklahoma City Sunday to loudly voice their frustration with acts of police...

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God of love, encourage us to do what we can now, knowing that You will take care of the rest. Amen.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tribes to receive $68 million to combat COVID-19

More than $68.7 million in federal funding is being sent to Oklahoma tribal hospitals, clinics and urban health centers to...

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Governor asks judge to suspend tribal gaming mediation efforts

Gov. Kevin Stitt has asked an Oklahoma City federal judge to suspend mediation negotiations between Stitt and Oklahoma gaming...

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Oklahoma municipalities and counties offered grants to combat opioid addiction

Nearly $23 million in grant money is being offered to Oklahoma municipalities and counties to help combat opioid addiction,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Initiative petition on redistricting clears one hurdle, but faces unclear future

The wording of an initiative petition calling for a public vote on the creation of a Citizens' Independent Redistricting...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tribes awarded federal grants to combat COVID-19

Four Oklahoma tribes have been awarded federal grants totaling nearly $1.2 million to help combat COVID-19 in rural tribal...

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Former AG requests prosecution of alleged Oklahoma exporters of cockfighting birds

Former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson has sent emails to federal and state prosecutors in eastern Oklahoma asking...

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Gov. Stitt, tribes submit legal arguments in dispute over state gaming compacts

An Oklahoma City federal court lawsuit between Oklahoma gaming tribes and Gov. Kevin Stitt moved one step closer to a potential...

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Holy God, thank You for clearing a path for us through the wilderness and providing the light that guides our way. Amen.

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Two tribes defend new gaming compacts

Two tribes that broke away from other Oklahoma tribes to sign gaming compacts with Gov. Kevin Stitt say the amount of annual...

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God of creation, because of Your love, we can act with confidence when times are difficult. We have learned to live by faith....

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Oklahoma City now nation's 25th largest city

Oklahoma City is now the 25th largest city in the United States, according to the latest annual population estimates released...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: More than a third of surveyed Oklahomans report struggling to make housing payments

COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on the finances of many Oklahoma households, with 36.2 percent of online survey...

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God of salvation, You have given each of us gifts and talents. Guide us as we seek to recognize and explore them. Amen.

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Decision expected soon on whether Sandridge tower will become state office building

The Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office are completing a financial analysis and should know in a couple of weeks whether...

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TODAY'S PRAYER

God of grace, in quiet moments we reflect on the depths of Your love and contemplate ways we can share it with others. Amen.

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Holy God, awaken our souls so that we might fully appreciate Your glorious creation. Amen.

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Almighty God, during challenging times ordinary people do extraordinary things. Thank You for the opportunity to observe and...

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God of grace, bless those who have chosen to give in this time of great need. Amen.

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Merciful God, in unsettled times we seek Your Godly wisdom. Help us use our knowledge and imaginations to develop creative...

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Holy God, Your love inspires the music that refreshes our souls. We thank You. Amen.

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God of salvation, how can we rebuild our lives? Quite well, You say, if we choose to be guided by Your spirit. Amen.

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God of love, thank You for mothers, who always seem to know what to say, even at times when the rest of us are at a loss for...

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Multiple tribes urge rejection of controversial gaming compacts

The gaming compact Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed with the Comanche Nation is a "provocative attack on Chickasaw Nation...

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Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association suspends membership of two state tribes

The governing board of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association has voted to suspend the memberships of two tribes that recently...

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God of creation, the moon and stars declare Your majesty. We praise You. Amen.

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Holy God, it is in challenging times that Your light shines the brightest. Illuminate our way. Amen.

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AG opinion: Governor's recent tribal gaming compacts prohibited by state law

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt overstepped his authority by entering into gaming compacts with two tribes that would permit sports...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma traffic counts dropped over 30 percent as COVID-19 caused many residents to stay home

Traffic volumes on some Oklahoma highways dropped by more than 30 percent during April as government officials closed down the...

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God of compassion, we stand in awe at the depths of Your great love. Hold us near today. Amen.

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God of love, watch over us and keep us safe as we seek to explore the new normal. Amen.

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God of wisdom, decisions we make today could echo for generations. Grant us the gift of discernment. Amen.

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Audit questions more than $22 million in expenditures by Oklahoma DHS

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services lacks proper documentation to support more than $22.4 million in federal expenditures...

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Oklahoma AG Mike Hunter refiles lawsuits against 3 opioid distribution companies

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter refiled separate state lawsuits against three opioid distribution companies Friday,...

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Holy God, You are our hope and inspiration. Prayerfully we await Your guidance. Amen.

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I-235 closure planned for this weekend; motorists cautioned to avoid area

Oklahoma City motorists wishing to avoid what could be a major traffic headache should avoid traveling on Interstate 235 this...

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God of salvation, through faith we have no fear. Thank You for that peace that defies all understanding. Amen.

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I-235 closure planned for this weekend

Interstate 235 is scheduled to be closed for construction this weekend between NW 63 Street and NW 36 Street. Major traffic...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Four tribes announce extension of casino closures

Oklahoma tribal casinos operated by the Chickasaw, Cherokee, Choctaw and Muscogee (Creek) nations will remain closed at least...

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Almighty God, we have seen Your work and know Your awesome power. Heal our troubled land. Amen.

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Week's events make future of Oklahoma tribal gaming murkier

The already cloudy future of Indian gaming in Oklahoma got a whole lot murkier last week with Gov. Kevin Stitt's signing of...

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Oklahoma National Guard team set up to assist state nursing homes

A special 10-member Oklahoma National Guard team has been established to help deep clean select Oklahoma nursing homes and...

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God of compassion, help us live our lives with such grace that when the coronavirus threat eases we will all be remembered for...

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God of love, You are worthy of every gift we could ever give. Show us how to live for You. Amen.

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God of compassion, You never promised life would be easy, but You promised You would always be there for us. Your words give us...

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God of redemption, every generation faces its tests. Through faith, we endeavor to pass this test with grace. Amen.

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House and Senate leaders write letter criticizing gaming compacts negotiated by governor

Leaders of the Oklahoma House and Senate delivered a strongly worded letter to Gov. Kevin Stitt Wednesday questioning his legal...

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Governor settles with two of 12 tribes involved in federal lawsuit over gaming compacts

Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Tuesday that he has reached deals with two of the 12 Oklahoma tribes that filed a federal lawsuit...

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God of grace, as we are sheltered in our homes, encourage us to reflect on how we can make the world better when we emerge. Amen.

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Auditors say a southwestern Oklahoma circuit engineering district violated several state laws

A circuit engineering district that provides shared services to 11 southwestern Oklahoma counties violated several state laws...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Voluntary furlough program offered to employees of Cherokee Nation Businesses

The business arm of the Cherokee Nation is giving employees the option of going on furlough — a move that could enable some...

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God of mercy, no matter how dark the days, we are comforted by the knowledge that You are working things out. Amen.

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Outlook 2020: 'Women need to know their worth,' Dr. Dana Stone

Dr. Dana Stone, a medical doctor and women's health advocate, believes people are sometimes too quick to let age or other...

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Outlook 2020: Julie Bisbee seeks to improve health of Oklahomans

Julie Bisbee, 41, says she is excited about her job as executive director of Oklahoma's Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust...

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God of compassion, grant us the grace to give, even when all around us others are choosing to hoard. Amen.

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Eternal God, the economy has been shaken, but our faith remains. Draw us nearer to You. Amen.

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God of love, whether we are receiving praise or criticism, help us always respond with grace. Amen.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoman: Tribal leaders urge Gov. Kevin Stitt to issue shelter-in-place order

Leaders of 26 Oklahoma tribes sent Gov. Kevin Stitt a letter Friday urging him to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order to...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma businesses join mask manufacturing efforts

From Oklahoma City to Claremore, the nationwide shortage of high quality masks needed to slow the spread of the coronavirus has...

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God of grace, help us be approachable and willing to listen with open minds. You have taught us that is the path to wisdom. Amen.

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God of salvation, You are the answer, even when we don't yet know the questions. Amen.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Integris temporarily closing Portland Avenue site; ER to stay open

Integris Baptist Medical Center is temporarily closing most of its Portland Avenue campus and furloughing a number of employees...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Mobile COVID-19 test sites make adjustments on the fly as state surpasses 1,500 positive tests

The number of Oklahomans who have tested positive for COVID-19 surpassed 1,500 Wednesday — reaching the total just four days...

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Transportation Commission to rebid Del City I-40 bridge project following glitch in bidding process

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission on Monday rejected bids for a multi-million dollar project to replace six Interstate 40...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Central Oklahoma hospitals working together to prepare for COVID-19 surge

Spurred to action by fear of a potential surging tsunami of central Oklahoma COVID-19 cases, doctors and administrators at...

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Creator God, thank You for Your constant, unfailing love. Amen.

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Outlook 2020: Attorney inspired to serve inmates by father's incarceration

Oklahoma County Assistant Public Defender Francie Ekwerekwu says if she could do just one thing to fix Oklahoma's criminal...

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Oklahomans testing positive for COVID-19 surpasses 1,000

The number of Oklahomans who have tested positive for COVID-19 topped the 1,000 mark Saturday — one day after another major...

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Outlook 2020: Madison Mélon-McLawhorn is a strong believer in prison diversion programs

Madison Mélon-McLawhorn went to law school at Georgetown University, but returned to Oklahoma City because she wanted to make a...

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God of mercy, strengthen our immune systems. Help us not only survive this pandemic, but grow closer in spirit for having...

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Fired nurse sues OKC hospital for wrongful termination, claiming he was ordered not to wear mask

A registered nurse has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Oklahoma Heart Hospital South, claiming he was fired for...

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God of redemption, revitalize our souls with a sense of love and compassion. Amen.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Federal officials seek input from tribes on how $8 billion in coronavirus relief funds should be distributed

The U.S. Department of the Interior has sent letters to tribal leaders across the nation seeking recommendations on how $8...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Nursing home operators want facility to care for COVID-19-positive residents returning from hospitals

Oklahoma nursing home officials are pushing for something akin to a halfway house for COVID-19-infected nursing home patients...

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Coronovirus in Oklahoma: Infectious disease expert estimates 5,000 Oklahomans infected with COVID-19

The number of Oklahomans who have tested positive for the coronavirus rose to 481 Monday, but the total number of Oklahomans...

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TODAY'S PRAYER

God of redemption, troubling times reveal the depth of our character and faith. Help us shine like never before. Amen.

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tribes battle coronavirus, much like state and federal government

Gov. Kevin Stitt isn't the only head of a government in Oklahoma scrambling to bolster a health care system, rework a...

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Holy God, thank You for technology that enables us to work and worship together, even when we are physically apart. Amen.

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Holy God, there is no need for fear for those who truly believe in You. Increase our faith. Amen.

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Oklahoma gaming tribes outraged over letter from Gov. Stitt's attorney

A letter from an outside law firm representing Gov. Kevin Stitt has reignited a firestorm of controversy within Oklahoma's...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Chickasaw Nation extends business closures due to coronavirus

Chickasaw Nation casinos and offices will remain closed through April 15 due to the global coronavirus pandemic, Chickasaw Gov....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Sen. Inhofe arranges flight out of Kenya for stranded mission workers as country prepared to close its borders

Six frazzled Oklahomans are self-quarantining in their homes after Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe arranged a special flight out of...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tribes sue insurance companies over business interruption coverage

The Chickasaw and Choctaw nations filed separate lawsuits against several insurance companies Tuesday seeking judicial rulings...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Mobile emergency rooms are being set up to screen patients for COVID-19

Mobile emergency rooms are being set up near the emergency room entrance at the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City to screen...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: All Oklahoma tribal casinos have suspended operations

All Oklahoma Indian casinos are now temporarily closed as each tribe seeks to do its part to help stop the spread of the...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OMRF doctor discusses potential of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 treatment

There is reason for hope that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine could turn out to be effective drugs for the prevention and...

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God of grace, help us to distinguish between opportunities to be taken and temptations to be avoided. Amen.

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Drug being tested for COVID-19 can have deadly side effects

Chloroquine, a drug that President Trump has announced is being fast-tracked for clinical testing as a treatment for COVID-19,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: DHS limiting office visits to appointment only

Effective immediately, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services is limiting office visits to "appointment only" to help...

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Officials in state found to be hostile to records requests

Oklahoma's political and civic leaders like to tout the friendliness of the state's people, but some elected officials are...

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©TODAY'S PRAYER

God of salvation, every day we love You more. Help us share that love with others. Amen.

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Wichita Tribe: State reneged on gaming agreement, jeopardizing education funding

Oklahoma state officials reneged on their agreement to provide tribes with substantial exclusivity to conduct gaming operations...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Q&A with infectious disease experts concerning COVID-19

The best place to find answers to questions about the COVID-19 coronavirus is with infectious disease experts. OU Medicine...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Q&A about COVID-19 with OU Medicine infectious disease experts

Infectious disease experts at OU Medicine held an hourlong news conference Tuesday to answer questions about the coronavirus...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Remington Park casino, restaurants to close; racing to continue

Casino operations at Remington Park in Oklahoma City are being temporarily suspended through April 12 as a preventative measure...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Chickasaw, Cherokee nations announces temporary closure of their casinos

The Chickasaw and Cherokee nations are temporarily suspending operations at their Oklahoma casinos to help mitigate the spread...

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Disgraced priest disputes law firm's report, seeks certain rights from OKC Archdiocese

A retired Catholic clergyman named in a list of predatory priests wants to retain the right to carry out priestly functions...

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Oklahoma's casinos remain open, but not all shows

Oklahoma's Indian casinos remain open with heightened sanitary precautions, but some entertainers have announced they are...

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Oklahoma Department of Securities accused of negligence in class-action lawsuit

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Oklahoma Department of Securities over a massive December 2018 data breach...

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Attorney General: Gov. Stitt cannot put tribal gaming money in escrow

Gov. Kevin Stitt's administration cannot deposit state revenues from tribal gaming exclusivity fees in escrow pending the...

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Missing funds prompt investigation of Canton Police Department

CANTON — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has opened a criminal investigation into the Canton Police Department after...

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TODAY'S PRAYER

God of grace, help us face reality now so we can move toward a future we can joyously embrace. Amen.

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Holy God, grant us the courage to say what needs to be said and the grace to say it in a way that will be heard. Amen.

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Preparations underway to replace 6 bridges on I-40 in Del City area

Navigating Interstate 40 through Del City is about to become more challenging and congested. And drivers can expect it to...

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TODAY'S PRAYER

God of wisdom, remind us that being in our comfort zone should not be comfortable, if it means we have stopped growing. Amen.

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TODAY'S PRAYER

Merciful God, grant us comfort so that we might have the ability to comfort others. Amen.

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God of love, encourage us to resolve problems within our relationships while they are still small rather than letting them grow...

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Federal judge rejects requests by two tribes to join lawsuit against Gov. Stitt

An Oklahoma City federal judge has rejected requests by two tribes to join a tribal gaming lawsuit against Gov. Kevin Stitt. It...

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Lender seeks to have Stroud, Anadarko hospitals placed in receivership

Alleging that they are owed more than $24 million in overdue loan and rent payments, the landlord and lender for hospitals in...

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God of compassion, encourage us to never be more harsh in our criticisms of others than we are in our evaluations of ourselves....

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OU professor issues apology to class for speaking "N-word"

NORMAN — For the second time in less than two weeks, a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma has used the racially...

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God of grace, remind us that no one has the right to define us. You created each of us to be the person You intended us to be....

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Attorney general dismisses lawsuit against three opioid distributors, but plans to refile later

In what is being described as a "strategic move," Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter dismissed the state's lawsuit against...

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Creator God, this is Your world. Thank You for giving us a lifetime to work and play in it, however long that turns out to be....

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God of grace, You created us not to be served, but to serve. Encourage us to joyfully take up that mantle. Amen.

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Two Oklahoma tribes face opposition in requests to participate in lawsuit over gaming compacts

Five Oklahoma gaming tribes have asked a federal judge to reject requests by two other tribes to participate in their lawsuit...

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TODAY'S PRAYER

God of salvation, strengthen our faith so that we will not feel lost when times get hard. Amen.

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Options for widening I-35 in OKC unveiled

Many residents got their first look at proposed designs for widening Interstate 35 in eastern Oklahoma City Tuesday night...

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Today's prayer for Feb. 20, 2020

God of redemption, inspire us to discard those things that are holding us back so that we might confidently move forward to...

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State budgets revenue from tribal gaming operations

Oklahoma state officials continue to include anticipated exclusivity fee revenue from tribal casinos in state budgets, despite...

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Today's prayer for Feb. 17, 2020

Holy God, You have always been there for us. Encourage us in our efforts to always be there for You. Amen.

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Tribes: Stitt unwittingly renewed tribal gaming compacts

Gov. Kevin Stitt unwittingly triggered the automatic renewal of the state's tribal gaming compacts last December — at the same...

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Today's prayer for Feb. 16, 2020

Almighty God, remind us that our most trusted friends are those with the courage to speak the truth to us at the times we would...

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Layn Phillips selected as mediator in gaming compact dispute between governor and tribes

Former U.S. District Judge Layn R. Phillips has been selected to serve as the mediator in a dispute between Oklahoma's gaming...

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Today's prayer for Feb. 15, 2020

God of grace, to discover the truth, we must first seek it. Inspire us to begin our search. Amen.

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Sovereign immunity cited in appellate court ruling in Kaw tribal dispute

A Kay County judge exceeded his authority when he issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the then-chair and acting police...

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God of wisdom, remind us that while romance can be fun, it's the patience and kindness we demonstrate on a daily basis that...

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Today's prayer for Feb. 13, 2020

God of salvation, You embrace lives that others have cast aside. Because of You, we always have hope. Amen.

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Judge orders mediation in compact dispute between Gov. Stitt and Oklahoma's gaming tribes

An Oklahoma City federal judge has ordered mediation in a compact dispute between Gov. Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma's gaming...

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Today's prayer for Feb. 10, 2020

God of redemption, on those days when we look at the world and see only brokenness, remind us that You are at work healing...

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Oak Tree Country Club owners settle class action lawsuit over gratuities

Current and former owners of Oak Tree Country Club have reached a tentative settlement in a class action lawsuit filed by wait...

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Today's prayer for Feb. 9, 2020

God of compassion, help us see ourselves through Your eyes – with unerring honesty, but viewed through the lens of mercy and...

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Ad campaign to challenge adequacy of contributions to state government by Oklahoma tribal casinos

A new organization is hitting the airwaves Friday with ads questioning whether casinos operated by Indian tribes are...

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TODAY'S PRAYER

God of wisdom, grant us the ability to pierce the veil of clever rhetoric spoken by people with questionable motives. Amen.

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Cherokee Nation lawsuit to become test case in search for global solution to expansive opioid litigation

The Cherokee Nation's lawsuit against opioid distributors and pharmacies has been sent back to federal court in Muskogee where...

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Today's prayer for Feb. 6, 2020

God of redemption, no road is too perilous when You are riding shotgun. Be with us always. Amen.

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Warrant issued for ex-employee accused of embezzling more than $253,000 from Catholic church in Del City

DEL CITY — An arrest warrant has been issued for a former church employee accused of embezzling more than $253,000 from St....

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Opioid distributor moves case to federal court

Oklahoma's lawsuit against opioid distributors has been moved to federal court in Oklahoma City. Opioid distributor McKesson...

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Widening I-35 to be discussed at public meeting.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting for Feb. 18 to discuss the need for widening and...

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Modifications coming to Canadian County intersection that was site of fatal motorcycle accident

A Canadian County intersection that was the site of a fatal motorcycle accident on Nov. 24 is being modified in an effort to...

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Today's prayer for Feb. 3, 2020

Almighty God, You have the power to turn weaknesses into strengths. There is no need for us to ever be afraid. Amen.

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Plans to auction off counterfeit Mustangs creates furor

SHAWNEE — The Pottawatomie County district attorney has created a furor among owners of classic Shelby and Boss Mustangs by...

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Today's prayer for Feb. 1, 2020

Almighty God, we awake each day thinking of You. We ask for Your guidance to make wise decisions. Amen.

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God of love, help us respond to life’s challenges with faith rather than fear. Amen.

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Today's prayer for Jan. 30, 2020

God of wisdom, encourage us to ask ourselves a simple question: Do we really want more things or the sense of peace that comes...

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Oklahoma's tribal gaming compacts historically entangled with efforts to save horse racing

Did the state's compacts with Oklahoma gaming tribes expire on Jan. 1 or did they automatically renew? It sounds like a simple...

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Today's prayer for Jan. 27, 2020

God of grace, thank You for welcoming all who seek You. If only we all could be so welcoming. Amen.

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Today's prayer for Jan. 26, 2020

God of creation, fill us with a sense of purpose so that we can confidently work to make this a better world. Amen.

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Gov. Stitt and tribal leaders verbally spar over gaming compacts

Gov. Kevin Stitt and representatives of Oklahoma's gaming tribes resumed their war of words Thursday, with Stitt claiming a...

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I-235 closure delayed a week

Plans to close a section of Interstate 235 in north Oklahoma City this weekend are being pushed back a week, state...

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Governor files response to federal Indian gaming lawsuit

Attorneys for Gov. Kevin Stitt filed a response to a lawsuit filed by three Oklahoma gaming tribes Wednesday, asking a federal...

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Today's prayer for Jan. 23, 2020

God of redemption, encourage us to evaluate our lives honestly and to make changes whenever improvements are needed. Amen.

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Archdiocese adds to list of priests accused of sexual abuse

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has revoked the authority of the Rev. Marvin Leven to serve as a priest after substantiating...

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Caps on legal fees to private attorneys proposed by Senate majority leader

State agencies and officials would be prohibited from paying more than $10 million to outside attorneys for legal work in a...

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TODAY'S PRAYER

God of salvation, Your calls for justice and mercy resonate deep within our souls. Spur us to action. Amen.

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Today's prayer for Jan. 20, 2020

God of compassion, we live in a land of great wealth. Remind us that carries with it great obligation. Amen.

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Today's prayer for Jan. 19, 2020

God of grace, bless the peacekeepers as they seek to bring harmony to this world that is so often filled with conflict. Amen.

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Today's prayer for Jan. 18, 2020

God of love, grant us compassion for those who are struggling. We all struggle sometimes. Amen.

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Financial irregularities discovered in audit of Garfield County town

KREMLIN — A state audit of the small Garfield County town of Kremlin has revealed numerous financial irregularities, including...

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God of grace, help us persevere when we are confident our actions are consistent with Your will. Amen.

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Today's prayer for Jan. 16, 2020

God of mercy, during times when our lives feel empty, quietly remind us that only means there is plenty of room for love to...

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Almighty God, as we survey the heavens on cold winter nights, we are awed by the vastness of Your creation. Help us find our...

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I-235 closure planned for weekend of Jan. 24

Interstate 235 will be closed to through traffic at the Interstate 44 interchange during the weekend of Jan. 24, state...

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Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter files lawsuit against opioid distributors

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter filed a state lawsuit against three major opioid distributors Monday, accusing them of...

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Construction to begin on Tulsa's Gilcrease Expressway

After decades of planning and waiting, construction is expected to begin in earnest in February on the west leg of the...

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Today's prayer for Jan. 13, 2020

God of wisdom, they say patience is a virtue, but procrastination is a fault. Help us distinguish between the two as we seek to...

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Today's prayer for Jan. 12, 2020

God of salvation, help us live our lives in such a way that those who witness our actions will know Your heart. Amen.

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Opioid manufacturer Endo Pharmaceuticals reaches $8.75 million settlement with Oklahoma

Drug manufacturer Endo Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay Oklahoma $8.75 million to resolve potential litigation over the...

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TODAY'S PRAYER

God of compassion, thank You for mental health professionals who have a special gift for healing people’s minds. Amen.

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Today's prayer for Jan. 9, 2020

Almighty God, let our hands be Your hands as we seek to feed the hungry, find homes for the homeless and bring peace to those...

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DHS continues to experience alarming decline in therapeutic foster homes

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services continues to experience an alarming decline in the number of therapeutic foster homes...

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New OKC turnpike opening Thursday

Commercial warehouses and distribution centers in southwest Oklahoma City are scheduled to get a huge boost Thursday with the...

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Today's prayer for Jan. 6, 2020

God of creation, we humans fight mightily to stop erosion, while You harness its power to create the Grand Canyon. We stand in...

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Today's prayer for Jan. 5, 2020

God of mercy, You know the worst about us and still love us. Help us do the same for others. Amen.

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Governor selects out-of-state law firm to represent Oklahoma in tribal gaming dispute

Gov. Kevin Stitt has selected Seattle-based law firm Perkins Coie to represent the state in its ongoing dispute with Oklahoma...

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Gov. Stitt approves one-year extension of Seminole Nation's tobacco compact

Gov. Kevin Stitt has approved a one-year extension of the state's tobacco compact with the Seminole Nation. "The Tobacco Tax...

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TODAY'S PRAYER

God of creation, we offer You our best, because You have never offered us anything less. Amen.

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Today's prayer for Jan. 2, 2020

God of mercy, when all seems lost, You give us hope. We thank You. Amen.

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Tribes sue Gov. Kevin Stitt over renewal of gaming compacts

Oklahoma's three largest gaming tribes have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Kevin Stitt, asking a federal judge to rule that the...

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Hunting and fishing compacts extended for two Oklahoma tribes

The Choctaw and Cherokee Nations have reached agreements with the governor's office to extend their hunting and fishing...

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TODAY'S PRAYER

Almighty God, You have been clear in Your pleas for us to love one another. Let 2020 be the year that we listen. Amen.

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Today's prayer for Dec. 30, 2019

Holy God, the curse of the greedy is they will never feel they have enough. The blessing of the generous is that whether they...

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Today's prayer for Dec. 29, 2019

God of wisdom, the victories that come through retribution will always ring hollow compared to the feelings of grace and...

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Today's prayer for Dec. 28, 2019

Eternal God, strengthen our faith so that we might fully experience the power of Your love. Amen.

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God of creation, with every morning sunrise, You bring the hope of a new and glorious day. Amen.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court retains jurisdiction of appeals filed in state case against opioid manufacturer

The Oklahoma Supreme Court will retain jurisdiction of appeals filed in a case in which a $465 million verdict was rendered...

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TODAY'S PRAYER

God of grace, though the light of truth sometimes flickers, Your love for us assures that it will never be snuffed out. Amen.