Headlines: Emergency Declaration Approved, More Vaccine Recipients & Black Wall Street Documentary

Feb 19, 2021

Local headlines for Friday, February 19, 2021:

  • President approves Oklahoma’s emergency declaration. (NewsOK)
     
  • State’s power grid avoids Texas-style crisis. (NewsOK)
     
  • Tulsans face water woes amid storm. (Tulsa World)
     
  • OKC Fire Department gets more than 900 emergency calls in four days. (NewsOK)
     
  • Holt says he had no authority to stop the Thunder game amid rolling blackouts. (Journal Record)
     
  • Corporation Commission sets energy priorities. (NewsOK)
     
  • COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands to more people. (NewsOK)
     
  • Health officials promise vaccine distribution to get back on track. (Tulsa World)
     
  • 23 more deaths from COVID-19 bring the state’s total to more than 4,100. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Committee passes bill allowing towns to paint blue lines on streets. (Tulsa World)
     
  • House approves bill honoring slain police officer. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Legislation allows alcohol delivery from services like DoorDash and Postmates. (Tulsa World)
     
  • Committee supports bill allows liquor-to-go during pandemic. (NewsOK)
     
  • Senate bill allows leases on state parks. (Journal Record)
     
  • Oklahoma sees another decline in its jobless rate. (Tulsa World)
     
  • OKC Councilman apologizes for “fried food” remark. (NewsOK)
     
  • History Channel will air Westbrook documentary on Black Wall Street. (Tulsa World)