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Headlines: President Shrum Begins Tenure, Death Row Convictions & Independence Day Celebrations

Local headlines for Friday, July 2, 2021

New OSU President takes the reins at the university. (Tulsa World)

OSU Athletics gets new leadership as well. (NewsOK)

Five new COVID-19 fatalities bring Oklahoma’s Provisional Death Count to 8,606. (NewsOK)

Medicaid expansion begins. (NewsOK)

First time jobless claims dip again. (Tulsa World)

Former Moore police officer gets 9 years for fatal crash. (NewsOK)

Oklahoma lawmakers call for more oversight of death row convictions. (KOSU)

Inhofe calls for nearly $14M for Tulsa levee. (Tulsa World)

Congresswoman Bice seeks coverage for National Guard members. (NewsOK)

Oklahoma ends June hotter than normal. (Tulsa World)

Pipeline legal battle pits OG&E against CK Energy. (Journal Record)

American Airlines announces new nonstop flights. (Tulsa World)

Oklahoma City company strike lithium pay dirt in Arkansas. (Journal Record)

MAPS 4 gets ready to shift into high gear. (NewsOK)

Mission seeks birthday cards for the homeless. (Tulsa World)

Hanson summer concert series focuses on past and present music. (Tulsa World)

Fireworks business is booming. (NewsOK)

Eight events to celebrate the Fourth of July. (NewsOK)

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