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Headlines: 17 More COVID Deaths, Oklahomans Facing Evictions & State Fair Drive-Thru

Local headlines for Thursday, August 20, 2020:

  • Health officials report 17 new deaths from COVID-19. (Tulsa World)
  • The Claremore Veterans Center reports 35 COVID-19 related deaths. (Tulsa World)
  • A second Oklahoma County jail inmate dies after testing positive for COVID-19. (NewsOK)
  • Bartlesville High School closes after student tests positive for COVID-19. (Tulsa World)
  • Oklahoma County rushes vote on Coronavirus money to jail despite protests. (NewsOK)
  • Stillwater enacts tighter restrictions on bars and restaurants. (Tulsa World)
  • Data shows mask mandates are having an impact. (Journal Record)
  • It might be up to five weeks before unemployed Oklahomans see an extra $300. (NewsOK)
  • Nearly 13% of Oklahomans could face evictions next week. (Journal Record)
  • Oklahoma ranks second in the nation for people seeking loans. (Journal Record)
  • Tulsa postpones vote on fate of Black Lives Matter sign. (Tulsa World)
  • State Democratic Chair addressed DNC from Tulsa. (NewsOK)
  • Senator Inhofe praises police while calling Portland protestors “terrorists”. (Tulsa World)
  • Downtown protestor faces gun charges. (NewsOK)
  • Sheriff calls on TV ads to stop. (NewsOK)
  • GOP Candidates for Congressional District 5 disagree on taxes, but agree on Trump. (NewsOK)
  • Tulsa voters are going to the polls to vote for mayor in less than a week. (Tulsa World)
  • Group provides virtual tour of Oklahoma’s historic black towns. (NewsOK)
  • Get your fried fair food to go. (NewsOK)
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