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Headlines: 28 More COVID-19 Deaths, Medicaid Privatization & Thunder Extends Losing Streak

Local headlines for Thursday, April 8, 2021:

  • 28 More Deaths from COVID-19 bring the state’s Provisional Death Count to 7,994. (NewsOK)
  • COVID-19 Death and infection numbers jump after data glitch. (Tulsa World)
  • Oklahoma drops its residency requirement for receiving the coronavirus vaccine. (Tulsa World)
  • A bill to derail the governor’s Medicaid privatization plan advances at the capitol. (Tulsa World)
  • Another GOP lawmaker gets in trouble for calling abortion worse than slavery. (Tulsa World)
  • Death row inmate gets indicted in federal court. (Tulsa World)
  • Transportation official questions delay of road projects. (Tulsa World)
  • TPS plans listening session for its strategic plan. (Tulsa World)
  • Oklahoma innovation program helps businesses bounce back from pandemic. (Journal Record)
  • American Airlines gets idle jets ready to fly again. (Tulsa World)
  • Doctor Kayse Shrum gets ready to take over at OSU. (Journal Record)
  • Tulsa is getting a $900,000 grant for mental health programs. (Tulsa World)
  • Oklahoma musicians get added to cast of “Killer of the Flower Moon”. (Tulsa World)
  • The struggling Thunder falls to the Charlotte Hornets. (NewsOK)
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