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Headlines: 34 More COVID-19 Deaths, Political Donations & Garth Brooks Honors

Local headlines for Friday, January 15, 2021:

  • 34 new deaths from COVID-19 bring the state’s total to 2,882. (Tulsa World)
  • Stitt misstates hospitalizations as admissions grow 50% in two months. (Tulsa World)
  • Stitt faces mounting criticism over his new school quarantining policy. (NewsOK)
  • Slow vaccine distribution by the federal government hampers local efforts. (Journal Record)
  • Senator Inhofe withholds judgment on the upcoming trial of President Trump. (Tulsa World)
  • Senator Lankford apologizes to Black Tulsa leaders. (Tulsa World)
  • Capitol riot could impact Oklahoma delegation’s donations. (NewsOK)
  • Congressman Hern gets position on Ways and Means Committee. (Tulsa World)
  • Tribes look to state for some jurisdiction after McGirt. (Tulsa World)
  • A man walks away from a prison in southeastern Oklahoma. (Tulsa World)
  • State jobless claims drop. (Tulsa World)
  • Federal government restricts service animals on airlines. (Journal Record)
  • Judge approves Chesapeake’s reorganization plan. (NewsOK)
  • Garth Brooks receives Kennedy center Honors. (NewsOK)
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