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Headlines: New COVID-19 Milestone, Unemployment Claims Rise & “Greenwood Overcomes”

Local headlines for Friday, April 9, 2021:

  • More than 8,000 Oklahomans have now died from COVID-19. (NewsOK)
  • Oklahoma City’s mask mandate looks likely to expire at the end of April. (NewsOK)
  • Bill banning transgender athletes advances. (NewsOK)
  • Tax cut plan gets icy reception in the State Senate. (Tulsa World)
  • Committee passes bill to alter teacher union dues. (Tulsa World)
  • First-time jobless claims in Oklahoma jump 15%. (Tulsa World)
  • Cherokees send $6.3 million in tag revenue to schools. (Tulsa World)
  • Pinwheels raise awareness of child abuse. (Tulsa World)
  • Oklahoma energy company asks judge not to dismiss lawsuit. (Journal Record)
  • More cases dismissed following McGirt. (Tulsa World)
  • Attorneys charged in Beggs slaying. (Tulsa World)
  • State program adds $10 million for manufacturing. (NewsOK)
  • Goodyear is expanding its Lawton plant. (Journal Record)
  • Rodeo Cinema plans expansion in OKC’s Film Row. (NewsOK)
  • Tulsa Opera adds performances for “Greenwood Overcomes”. (Tulsa World)
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