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Headlines: State sues over vaccine mandates, unemployment claims drop & Thunder rallies against Lakers

Local headlines for Friday, November 5, 2021:

Oklahoma is suing President Biden over vaccine mandates. (Tulsa World)

Five of six teachers fired over mask requirements plan legal action. (NewsOK)

U.S. Defense Secretary responds to Senator Inhofe’s call to end vaccine mandate. (NewsOK)

49 more COVID-19 deaths bring Oklahoma's Provisional Death Count to 11,458. (KOSU)

Food shortage brings hardships to school cafeterias. (KOSU)

Four death row inmates are appealing a judge’s ruling allowing their executions to proceed. (AP)

State lawmakers are showing their support for death row inmate Julius Jones. (KFOR)

State Superintendent candidates begin raising money for 2022 elections. (Oklahoma Watch)

Lawmakers study assets of the teachers retirement system. (Tulsa World)

First-time unemployment drops by half in Oklahoma. (Tulsa World)

Gross tax receipts continue to rise. (Tulsa World)

76-mile electric line between Noble and Tulsa gets approval. (Tulsa World)

Oklahoma Department of Commerce gets $1M grant. (Tulsa World)

Tulsa’s mayor touts city’s progress despite hardships. (Tulsa World)

Tourism business is booming in Oklahoma City. (Journal Record)

Joe Exotic says he has prostate cancer. (NewsOK)

Movie thriller opening this weekend focuses on Tulsa. (NewsOK)

Bell’s Amusement Park finds a new home. (Tulsa World)

Organizations celebrate Native American Heritage Month. (NewsOK)

Civil War reenactors bring Battle of Honey Springs to life this weekend. (Tulsa World)

Oklahoma City Thunder pulls out another comeback win to beat the Lakers. (NewsOK)

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