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Fewer Oklahoma Educators Running For Legislative Offices

Two years after Oklahoma educators walked out of their classrooms and stormed the state Capitol, fewer teachers are running for state legislative seats.

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Your Voter Guide For Oklahoma's 2020 General Election

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Coronavirus In Oklahoma: The Latest

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Should Oklahoma Reroute Public Health Funding To Pay For Medicaid Expansion?

One of two state questions on the general election ballot, State Question 814 would reroute public health funding to Medicaid expansion. Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton with Oklahoma Engaged explains the proposal and where the money would come from.

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Many Americans across the nation were unexpectedly laid off because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kateleigh Mills with Oklahoma Engaged reached out to Oklahomans who lost their jobs as the virus spread to learn how that impacted their decision to vote.

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KOSU is covering the coronavirus in Oklahoma and how it's affecting our lives. Bookmark this page for the latest updates.

Oklahoma health officials reported 13 new deaths due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state's total to 1,286. They are as follows:

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The white evangelical Protestant voting bloc has historically played an important role in elections in Oklahoma since according to the Pew Research Center, about half of the state’s adult population identifies as evangelical Protestant. This has generally benefited the Republican Party, but the evangelical bloc is not monolithic.

Local headlines for Wednesday, October 28, 2020:

An abnormally early but powerful ice storm has crippled large swaths of Oklahoma, causing power outages for hundreds of thousands and toppling thousands of trees.

"We lost a branch but have propped up others to save them," wrote the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum on Facebook. "We will continue to monitor it 24/7 throughout this historic storm."

The Los Angeles Dodgers won the 2020 World Series in Game 6 Tuesday night, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1.

More Americans may be wearing masks than early last spring, but other recommended behaviors to stop the pandemic's spread haven't kept pace, according to a new federal survey. And young people are the least likely to take needed steps to stop the virus, the data suggest.

The proportion of U.S. adults reporting wearing face masks increased from 78% in April to 89% in June, according to the nationally representative survey released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday.

Oklahoma health officials reported a record-high 22 new deaths due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the state's total to 1,273. They are as follows:

 

Archaeologists have unearthed almost a dozen wooden coffins holding the remains of victims of the Tulsa massacre nearly 100 years ago. 

On May 31 and June 1, 1921, some 300 Black residents in the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, were killed by mobs, police and national guardsmen after a Black man was accused of attacking a white woman. 

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Beginning Saturday, October 3, KOSU will bring listeners a revised on-air schedule. This includes the addition of several new weekend shows and new times for several others.

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