On Tuesday evening, the City of Midwest City voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance that requires the use of face coverings in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19. The ordinance went into effect immediately.

Councilman Pat Byrne emphasized the importance of passing the ordinance in order to avoid another shutdown.

Oklahoma health officials reported 14 new deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state's total to 523. They are as follows:

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Ten residents at the Claremore Veterans Center have died since July 1 after testing positive for COVID-19.

However, Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs Executive Director Joel Kintsel says they might not have died as a direct result of contracting the respiratory disease.

Since the first of the month, 62 residents tested positive with 18 having either moderate or severe symptoms and 34 listed as asymptomatic or with mild symptoms. In addition, 21 employees at the facility are in isolation at home after testing positive.


Unsolicited packages of seeds from China are arriving in mailboxes around the country. More than 20 state departments of agriculture, including Oklahoma, Iowa and Nebraska are warning that the seeds could potentially be harmful.

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A U.S. District Court judge ruled against Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt on Tuesday in the dispute over tribal gaming compacts.

Oklahoma health officials reported 13 new deaths on Tuesday, bringing the state's total to 509. They are as follows:

It's the week of July 28, 2020 and here's the new music being played on The Spy. This week includes the latest from The Waterboys' upcoming release, Cults newest single, a song by Nick Lowe, and so much more.

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Brittney Matlock has had a lot of big changes in the past couple months. On top of having a baby and learning her husband was immunocompromised, she and her mother — who co-own a business in Oklahoma City — have had to decide how to operate their three locations during a global pandemic.

In her audio diary for KOSU, she talks about the hard costs of being open and the difficulties behind requiring a mask for all staff and visitors. 

Local headlines for Tuesday, July 28, 2020: