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Headlines: Four More COVID Deaths, Unemployment Benefit Increase & Thunder Begins Playoffs

Local headlines for Tuesday, August 18, 2020:

  • Four new deaths from COVID-19 bring the state's total to 665.  (Tulsa World)
  • State says Beggs COVID waiver form isn’t appropriate or allowable. (Tulsa World)
  • Jail Trust delays vote on spending CARES funds. (NewsOK)
  • OKC Business leaders help educators face pandemic. (Journal Record)
  • Dentists say routine care should continue despite WHO report. (Tulsa World)
  • Jury trials resume in Oklahoma County. (NewsOK)
  • Out-of-work people in our state could get an extra $300 a week in their benefits. (NewsOK)
  • Tulsans struggling with rent are getting assistance. (Tulsa World)
  • Pandemic forces Chaparral Energy to file bankruptcy. (Journal Record)
  • Humanitarian worker joins others in switching jobs amid the pandemic. (Journal Record)
  • OHCA withdraws block grants program after Medicaid Expansion vote. (NewsOK)
  • Voters urged to do so early. (Tulsa World)
  • The Oklahoma City Zoo is offering free admission in the afternoons through Friday. (NewsOK)
  • Thunder starts round one playoffs against the Houston Rockets this afternoon. (NewsOK)
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