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Headlines: Western Heights Snubs State, School COVID Funding & Thunder Home New Name

Local headlines for Friday, July 16, 2021

Western Heights rejects state authority to appoint its own superintendent. (NewsOK)

Seven new COVID-19 fatalities bring Oklahoma’s Provisional Death Count to 8,660. (KOSU)

State Schools look to get nearly $500M in final Coronavirus relief funds. (Tulsa World)

Oklahoma gains national attention in plans to get students back in classrooms. (Journal Record)

Medicaid expansion helps more Oklahomans get health care. (KOSU)

Unemployment rates rise as incentive payments begin. (Tulsa World)

Former Thunder employee pleads guilty to Capitol Breach. (NewsOK)

Lankford reports war chest of $660,000. (Tulsa World)

US House snubs Cole in allowing abortion funding. (NewsOK)

Congressional committee approves jurisdiction funding for tribes. (NewsOK)

Outgoing Tulsa vice mayor plans to join PSO. (Tulsa World)

TCC Foundation provides students with $250 textbook vouchers. (Tulsa World)

Mercy breaks ground on $98M women’s center. (Journal Record)

Meals on Wheels begins work on $10M facility. (Tulsa World)

Toby Keith selected for induction in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. (Tulsa World)

New name for Thunder home could come next week. (NewsOK)

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