Headlines: COVID-19 Latest, “Back to Work” Rallies & Book Donations

Apr 21, 2020

Local headlines for Tuesday, April 21, 2020:

  • The death toll from COVID-19 rises to 143 since Late March. (Tulsa World)
  • Board declares revenue failure for Oklahoma. (Journal Record)
  • West Texas Crude falls into negative territory for the first time in history. (Journal Record)
  • Local energy stocks fall. (NewsOK)
  • Small, local businesses look to an uncertain future. (NewsOK)
  • Oklahoma City is facing spending cuts as it deals with a revenue shortfall. (NewsOK)
  • Mayor Bynum creates committee to consider next steps. (Tulsa World)
  • Tea party groups organize “Back to Work” rallies. (NewsOK)
  • Senator Lankford says no one really knows when businesses will reopen. (Tulsa World)
  • State Superintendent opposes Stitt’s plan to fund private schools. (NewsOK)
  • Cherokee Nation offers voluntary furloughs for employees. (NewsOK)
  • Tulsa opens a former closed county building for homeless. (Tulsa World)
  • Doctor says diabetics aren’t at higher risk to catch COVID-19. (Tulsa World)
  • Festival of the Arts participants cope with the cancellation. (NewsOK)
  • The Pencil Box donates 5,000 books to students. (Tulsa World)