Headlines: COVID-19 Latest, Unemployment Benefits Extended & Black Wall Street Album

Jul 28, 2020

Local headlines for Tuesday, July 28, 2020:

  • Health officials confirm more than 14-hundred new cases of COVID-19. (Tulsa World)
  • At least 33 prisoners in Oklahoma County Jail test positive for COVID-19.  (NewsOK)
  • Families raise concerns about COVID-19 in jails. (NewsOK)
  • TPS board will consider distance learning when classes start August 31st. (Tulsa World)
  • Bixby schools start school with hybrid learning. (Tulsa World)
  • The city of Edmond passes a mask mandate, but it won’t take effect for a month. (KOCO)
  • OKC officials work to sell their mask mandate. (Journal Record)
  • National survey shows conflicts in masks and Coronavirus dangers. (NewsOK)
  • Oklahoma is extending unemployment benefits by 13 weeks. (Tulsa World)
  • Tulsa is facing a wave of evictions. (Tulsa World)
  • Oklahoma is getting more than $250 million to help its farmers and ranchers. (Journal Record)
  • OTA plans to vote on raising turnpike speed limits to 80 miles an hour. (Tulsa World)
  • Vice President Mike Pence is contributing to the primary race in CD Five. (NewsOK)
  • Baker Hughes donates its Energy Innovation Center to OSU. (NewsOK)
  • Organizers of a Black Wall Street Album reach out for national artists. (Tulsa World)