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Headlines: 17 More COVID-19 Deaths, Mask Mandates Lawsuit & Thunder Loses Game One

Local headlines for Wednesday, August 19, 2020:

  • Health officials report 17 new deaths from COVID-19. (Tulsa World)
  • Oklahoma City is considering an extension to its mask mandate. (NewsOK)
  • An anti-mask group is suing Tulsa because of its mandate on face coverings. (Tulsa World)
  • State delivers $10M in personal protective equipment to schools. (NewsOK)
  • Tulsa area schools reports outbreaks of COVID-19. (Tulsa World)
  • Experts say businesses have protections from COVID-19 lawsuits. (Journal Record)
  • OKC makes $2M available for live performance venues. (Journal Record)
  • Federal government approves state’s request for additional unemployment assistance. (NewsOK)
  • Voter registration is declining in Oklahoma amid the pandemic. (Oklahoma Watch)
  • Voting rights groups celebrate 100 years of women getting the vote. (Tulsa World)
  • An anti-voter suppression rally is taking place this afternoon at the BOK center. (Tulsa World)
  • Lankford and Horn disagree on postal service crisis. (NewsOK)
  • Mayor Bynum backs off Denver-style police oversight plan. (Tulsa World)
  • Senator Inhofe’s grandson faces wrongful death lawsuit. (Tulsa World)
  • OU and OSU land in the bottom 10% nationally for state appropriations. (Tulsa World)
  • Energy prices move lower. (NewsOK)
  • Thunder falls in game one of the NBA playoffs. (NewsOK)
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