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Empty Vaccine Appointments Mark A New Priority: Hesitant And Hard-To-Reach Oklahomans

After a grueling year, the promised beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic has come. But getting back to normal through vaccines means hard-to-reach or resistant communities need shots, too.

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What We Know About Oklahoma's Vaccination Plan

Last Updated on April 9th, 2021 4:17 p.m . The coronavirus vaccine has made it to Oklahoma. Federal regulators signed off on emergency approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on December 11th, the Moderna vaccine on December 18th and Johnson & Johnson vaccine on February 27th. Now, the state will carry out the plan officials have been drafting for months.

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Oklahoma Opens Vaccine Eligibility To Non-Residents

Oklahoma has dropped its residency requirement for receiving the coronavirus vaccine, citing an increasing supply and vaccination progress.

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Tulsa Community College

On Friday, The White House announced that Tulsa will host one of its new federally-run mass vaccination sites.


The Cherokee Nation donated a record $6.3 million to 107 Oklahoma Public School districts during the tribe's annual Public School Appreciation Day on Wednesday.

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Updated April 9, 2021 at 1:47 PM ET

Earl Simmons, better known as the rapper DMX, died Friday at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, N.Y., according to a statement from his family. He had been on life support for the past few days following a heart attack. He was 50.

Updated April 9, 2021 at 1:28 PM ET

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama will not be forming a union.

The vast majority of votes cast by Amazon's workers in Bessemer, Ala., were against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in a stinging defeat of the union drive. The final tally showed 1,798 votes against unionizing and 738 votes in favor of the union.

Updated April 9, 2021 at 11:48 AM ET

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband and the Duke of Edinburgh, died Friday at age 99, Buckingham Palace announced. He was the first male royal consort since Queen Victoria's time in the 1800s — and the longest-serving consort in British history.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about the special election to fill the seat of now-Congresswoman Stephanie Bice along with other elections in central Oklahoma, lawmakers working to undo a resolution by the State Board of Education settling a lawsuit giving charter schools more access to public funds & the State Virtual Charter School Board setting a trial date for the contract termination of Epic Charter Schools.

A lawsuit filed by a group of concerned Stillwater Public Schools' parents was quietly dismissed at the end of March.

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The Oklahoma Democratic Party is demanding an apology from and censure of Republican state representative Jim Olsen over comments he made during a committee meeting on Wednesday.


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