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Headlines: Strictest abortion bill advances, transgender bathroom bill & USS OKC honors

Local headlines for Friday, May 20, 2022:

Oklahoma lawmakers pass the strictest abortion ban in the country. (KOSU)

Governor Stitt gets bill banning transgender students from the bathroom of their choice. (KOSU)

State House passes several medical marijuana bills. (Tulsa World)

Senate advances legislation to address nursing shortage. (Tulsa World)

Oklahoma education funding remains flat in state budget. (Journal Record)

State still faces a substitute teacher shortage. (KOSU)

Lawmakers approve $350,000 for counsel on tribal issues. (NewsOK)

Oklahoma’s U.S. Senators vote in favor of Ukraine aid. (NewsOK)

Oklahoma County D.A. candidates turn to television ads. (NewsOK)

54 more COVID-19 fatalities bring Oklahoma’s Provisional Death Count to 16,050. (NewsOK)

Oklahoma unemployment claims decline slightly. (Tulsa World)

Severe weather and cooler temperatures coming for Oklahoma. (NewsOK)

Eight Oklahoma cities are encouraging bike to work day. (Journal Record)

The Cherokee Nation is celebrating the release of the Wilma Mankiller quarter. (Tulsa World)

OKC-based Dipping Dots maker sells for $222 million. (NewsOK)

Oklahoma Hall of Fame announces 2022 nominees. (NewsOK)

Sylvester Stallone series “Tulsa King” debuts November 13. (Tulsa World)

“Reservation Dogs” season 3 is coming August 3. (Tulsa World)

Uncanny Comic Expo comes to Tulsa this weekend. (Tulsa World)

U.S.S. Oklahoma City is getting decommissioned. (NewsOK)

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