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Headlines: COVID-19 Deaths Climbing, Todd Hiett Challenge & First Americans Museum Artifacts

Local headlines for Wednesday, September 15, 2021

State has added nearly 1,000 COVID-19 deaths since July. (NewsOK)

34 more COVID-19 fatalities bring Oklahoma’s Provisional Death Count to 9,600. (KOSU)

Hospital admissions for COVID-19 decline. (Tulsa World)

Health care workers honored in vigil. (Tulsa World)

State hires consultant to help with federal stimulus funds. (NewsOK)

A Broken Arrow manufacturing company plans to require employees to get vaccinated. (KTUL)

Claremore Schools will consider mask mandate. (Tulsa World)

Western Heights School Board continues conflict with state. (NewsOK)

Corporation Commissioner Todd Hiett survives attempt to remove him from office. (NewsOK)

Democratic lawmaker plans bill to limit governor’s influence on health care. (Tulsa World)

New legislation would require 9/11 and OKC bombing moments of silence. (Tulsa World)

Senator Inhofe chides President Biden over Afghanistan. (Tulsa World)

August tax revenue exceeds expectations. (Tulsa World)

Cherokee Nation budget nears $3B. (Tulsa World)

Norman man sentenced in online romance scam. (KOSU)

The MAPS 4 Implementation Plan moves one step closer to reality. (NewsOK)

OKC residents say streets are the biggest concern. (Journal Record)

Tulsa considers Community Advisory Boards for police oversight. (Tulsa World)

Event pushes for more collaboration between tribal leaders and the state. (Journal Record)

Oklahoma country music legend Jude Northcutt has died. (KOSU)

Oklahoma tribal objects return home in First Americans Museum. (NewsOK)

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