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Headlines: Islamic Tensions, Wyoming Drilling & Tobacco Money

Here is a sampling of headlines for the morning of December 1, 2014:

  • The nation’s first constitutionally protected tobacco trust set up by Oklahoma voters in 2000 is about to pay out as much in dividends as it receives from cigarette companies. (NewsOK)

  • Conservatives are raising concerns of tax increases because of a bill under consideration in the State Supreme Court. (Journal Record)

  • Oklahoma Islamic leaders are feeling increased tension between their faith and the majority Christians. (Tulsa World)

  • An Oklahoma company is facing criticism from environmentalists over drilling in Wyoming. (Casper Star-Tribune)

  • In sports, kickoff has been set for the afternoon in this year’s Bedlam Football game. (NewsOK)

  • Authorities are issuing a Silver Alert for a 78-year-old man who hasn’t been seen since Saturday. (NewsOK)

  • Imagine leaving one career in education and going to something totally different. (Journal Record)

  • A country superstar is transforming the tiny southern Oklahoma town of Tishomingo. (Tulsa World)

  • Passenger train travel between Oklahoma City and Tulsa is coming next year. (Tulsa World)

  • Preparations are starting for this year’s Red Andrew’s Christmas Dinner in Oklahoma City. (NewsOK)

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