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Headlines: Another execution looms, COVID numbers rising & Thunder defeats the Raptors

Local headlines for Thursday, December 9, 2021

Oklahoma set to execute second death row inmate since the moratorium was lifted. (KOSU)

Health officials raise concerns as COVID-19 cases increase. (NewsOK)

31 more COVID-19 fatalities bring Oklahoma’s Provisional Death Count to 12,059. (KOSU)

OU and OSU suspend vaccine mandates. (NewsOK)

Legislature could give more money to AG to fight vaccine mandates. (Tulsa World)

Local PAC plans $500K spending on ads against Governor Stitt. (NewsOK)

Three candidates join David Holt in race for OKC mayor. (NewsOK)

Epic denies wrongdoing amid new allegations. (Tulsa World)

KIPP charters in OKC and Tulsa plan to merge. (Tulsa World)

The Oklahoma City Fire Department says December is the peak month for candle fires. (KFOR)

Nursing homes raise concerns about staffing mandates. (Journal Record)

US Supreme Court will announce next month if it will hear McGirt case. (NewsOK)

Tulsa racial inequality increases in latest report. (Tulsa World)

Medical marijuana growers in Goldsby growing frustrated by rezoning. (NewsOK)

Business leaders say workforce development is biggest challenge for Oklahoma. (Journal Record)

New nonstop flights to Austin are coming to TIA. (Tulsa World)

A new leader takes over at Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. (Tulsa World)

Tulsa approves new recording site. (Tulsa World)

New research center preserves Cherokee history. (Tulsa World)

OKC Thunder manages a win against the Raptors in Toronto. (NewsOK)

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