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Headlines: 19 New COVID Deaths, Mass Graves Found & Cox Convention Center Transformation

Local headlines for Thursday, October 22, 2020:

  • 19 new deaths from COVID-19 bring the state's total to 1,210. (Tulsa World)
  • Health Department says hospitalizations from COVID-19 are reaching record levels. (AP)
  • Auditor tells lawmaker Epic used state employees to run the company. (Tulsa World)
  • Rose State College delays action against Epic. (NewsOK)
  • Epic calls audit “politically motivated”. (Tulsa World)
  • AG calls for compact with tribes on jurisdiction. (NewsOK)
  • Investigators find mass graves in the search for 1921 Race Massacre victims. (Tulsa World)
  • Tulsa City Council members face accusations they support defunding police. (Tulsa World)
  • Lawmakers hear about need to pursue drone economy. (Journal Record)
  • Boren speaks out after finding out he won’t face indictments. (NewsOK)
  • Local Catholic leaders call Pope’s message on same-sex unions unclear. (NewsOK)

  • Actress Lea Thompson visits Oklahoma landmarks while shooting movie in state. (Tulsa World)
  • Hopes grow as Cox Convention center transforms into movie studio. (NewsOK)
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