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Headlines: 17 More COVID Deaths, Rural Schools Reopen & Thunder Routs the Lakers

Local headlines for Thursday, August 6, 2020:

  • Health officials say 17 more Oklahomans have died from the Coronavirus. (Tulsa World)
  • Role of State Epidemiologist gets diminished as pandemic widens. (Oklahoma Watch)
  • Rural school students head back to classes. (Tulsa World)
  • Claremore School District delays start of classes. (Tulsa World)
  • White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator plans trip to Oklahoma. (NewsOK)
  • Stitt’s COVID-19 funding to private schools could help wealthier families. (NewsOK)
  • State gives COVID-19 contract to Stitt’s former campaign manager and advisor. (Tulsa World)
  • Senator Lankford says next COVID-19 relief should be focused. (Tulsa World)
  • OKC Downtown prepares for reopening. (Journal Record)
  • Some casinos issue prohibition on smoking, vaping in response to COVID-19. (NewsOK)
  • OKC Memorial Marathon is going virtual this fall. (NewsOK)
  • Multicounty grand jury hears testimony about David Boren (NewsOK)
  • Delayed tax deadline boosts gross tax receipts. (Tulsa World)
  • Norman police chief says services not hurt by cuts. (NewsOK)
  • Norman mayoral recall co-founder seen showing brick at car. (NewsOK)
  • Bice campaign offers help with mail-in ballots. (NewsOK)
  • Amazon opens new fulfillment center in Tulsa. (Tulsa World)
  • Devon announces special dividend. (NewsOK)
  • After Tesla, state proves it’s ready for the auto industry. (Journal Record)
  • Thunder wins the third game in the new shortened NBA season. (NewsOK)
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