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Headlines: Wildfire turns fatal, nursing home deaths & Sooners fall in NCAA Tournament

Local headlines for Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Firefighter dies while battling wildfires near Lawton. (NewsOK)

Social media explodes when lawmaker compares school librarians to cockroaches. (KOSU)

House passes bill on communicable diseases in schools. (Journal Record)

Lawmakers advance several education bill, but avoid vouchers. (KOSU)

More bills advance out of the State House ahead of deadline. (Tulsa World)

Senators pass a bill putting a moratorium on corporate taxes. (Tulsa World)

Legislation aimed at feminine hygiene products passes Senate. (Tulsa World)

House passes measure helping small towns repair roads. (NewsOK)

Authorities are closely monitoring a bird flu in at least 12 states. (Fox25)

State AG’s Federal FOI lawsuit contradicts practices in Oklahoma. (Oklahoma Watch)

State data undercounts nursing home deaths. (Oklahoma Watch)

High gas prices could impact back-to-work strategies. (Journal Record)

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma implements a living wage for its employees. (KFOR)

Senator Lankford refuses to debate challenger. (NewsOK)

Tulsa Police Department plans public meeting on cameras. (Tulsa World)

OCPS hopes diversity program can address disparities. (NewsOK)

A Tulsa railroad executive joins Ukraine task force. (Tulsa World)

A third wind farm in Oklahoma goes online. (Tulsa World)

Sooner season ends in loss to Notre Dame at NCAA Tournament. (NewsOK)

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