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Headlines: 43 New COVID-19 Deaths, 2021 Legislative Session & Rare January Tornadoes

Local headlines for Monday, February 1, 2021:

  • 43 new deaths from COVID-19 bring the state’s total to 3,547. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Minorities lag in COVID-19 vaccinations. (Tulsa World)
     
  • OKC Council members offered the COVID-19 vaccine. (NewsOK)
     
  • Child care costs increase amid the pandemic. (Journal Record)
     
  • Rural schools embrace no quarantine policy. (NewsOK)
     
  • Tulsa has one of the highest eviction rates in the country. (Tulsa World)
     
  • The 2021 legislative session begins today. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Lawmakers face tough issues in the coming legislative session. (Tulsa World)
     
  • No mask rules for legislators. (NewsOK)
     
  • Lawmakers criticize Stitt’s plan to partially privatize Medicaid. (Journal Record)
     
  • New director takes over the Oklahoma Historical Society. (NewsOK)
     
  • Blue collar jobs in Oklahoma get a boost from the film industry. (Journal Record)
     
  • Two rare January tornadoes reported in the state. (Tulsa World)
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