Kateleigh Mills

Special Projects Reporter

Kateleigh Mills returned to KOSU in December 2019 as Special Projects Reporter, following a year-long stint at KWBU in Waco, Texas.

Previously, Mills was a news assistant and All Things Considered host for KOSU from March to December 2018.

She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Central Oklahoma in December 2017. While studying journalism and professional media, she worked with the UCO’s journalism staff to reinvent the campus newspaper for a more multimedia purpose – joining with the campus radio and television stations for news updates and hosting public forums with campus groups.

The Edmond-raised reporter was editor-in- chief of her college newspaper when it won the Society of Professional Journalism award for Best Newspaper in Category B. Mills also received the Oklahoma Press Association Award for ‘Outstanding Promise in Journalism’ at the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame event in 2017. She is also the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association's recipient for 'College Newspaper Journalist of the Year' in 2017.

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports there are now 29 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state.

Those numbers include 1 child aged four or younger, 13 cases of people aged 18 to 49, 10 cases for those aged 50 to 64 - and 5 cases for people aged 65 and older.

The positive cases of COVID-19 are in 8 Oklahoma counties - including Oklahoma, Tulsa, Cleveland, Canadian, Payne, Pawnee, Kay and Jackson.

Oklahoma County has 6 of the 17 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state.

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said on Tuesday that the city will close bars, gyms, theaters and limit restaurants to serve only take-out or delivery food until April 12. The decision is to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the metro area.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health says there are now 17 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state. At this time the test results conducted through OSDH public health laboratory are sent to the ordering physician or submitting clinical facility. Test status and results are not provided over the phone. 

Several Oklahoma Tribes have started to close casinos due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Muscogee Creek and Wyandotte Nations have suspended operations at their casinos. They join the Chickasaw and Cherokee Nation in closing their casinos – all of which will remain closed until the end of March.

The Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association is also keeping track of tribes and casinos that are closing operations – including Riverwind and Choctaw Casinos, Absentee Shawnee Tribe and Wichita and Affiliated tribes.

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health has confirmed 10 positive cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. The OSDH advises anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, such as shortness of breath, fever or coughing, to stay home and limit person-to-person engagement.

The counties that have one positive case of COVID-19 include Canadian, Cleveland, Jackson, Kay and Payne. Oklahoma County has two confirmed cases and Tulsa County has three cases. 

There have been 174 cases that tested negative. 

Robby Korth / StateImpact Oklahoma

Updated 10:27 p.m.

The Oklahoma State Election Board is now reporting 100 percent of the precincts in the state.

With 38 percent of the vote, Joe Biden has won the Oklahoma primary election. He’s followed by Bernie Sanders with 25 percent, who won the Oklahoma Democratic primary in 2016 by 18 points.

(Chelsea Stanfield / KOSU)

KOSU's Engagement Team wants to hear from you as the 2020 election season heats up. In an effort to be more transparent about the questions we are asking, KOSU is looking for common or repeated answers to focus reporting efforts on. 

We want to know what concerns Oklahomans about their communities in the coming year and if you live in a rural or urban community.

(Kateleigh Mills / KOSU)

KOSU will increase engagement journalism efforts this year by partnering with other public radio stations and collaborating networks in a regional reporting initiative called America Amplified: Election 2020. One of the ways public radio stations can understand communities they may be unfamiliar with is to host listening sessions.

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