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In The Know: CARES funds should be invested in students | Rural schools begin classes | Schools need cleaning supplies

Trump: Birx to visit Oklahoma with targeted guidance; COVID-19: 17 deaths reported with 1,101 new cases in Oklahoma; Stitt's grants to private school students could reach more than impoverished families; [More...]

In The Know: Shortening Census will haunt Oklahoma | Local virus rates will drive school decisions | Oklahoma County jail inmate dies

Stitt allowing teachers to opt out of COVID-19 testing plan; Oklahoma County jail inmate dies after testing positive for COVID-19; COVID-19: 861 new cases and 15 more deaths reported in Oklahoma; [More...]

In The Know: State now on third epidemiologist since March | Hospitals suing for unpaid bills examined | More schools move to start virtually

As Pandemic Widens, Oklahoma Diminishes State Epidemiologist Role; COVID-19: 377 more cases, one fatal, reported in Oklahoma; 628 hospitalized; Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Some Oklahoma Hospitals Continue Suing Patients Over Unpaid Bills; [More...]

In The Know: Phasing out private prisons | Virus surging in Latinx community | Emails: Officials sounded alarms prior to Trump rally

Oklahoma Moves Toward Phasing Out Private Prisons. What A Path Forward Looks Like; COVID-19: 494 new cases, 1 more death reported in Oklahoma; [More...]

In The Know: Pardon and parole board director resigns | $10 million CARES Act for school PPE | Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma

‘I cannot tolerate my current work environment’: Pardon and parole board director resigns; Stitt announces $10 million CARES Act commitment to personal protective equipment for schools; teachers to be tested monthly; Stitt: Criticism of coronavirus response a ‘political statement'; [More...]

In The Know: U.S. House panel: Oklahoma ignored virus recommendations | SQ 805 set for Nov. 3 vote | Medicaid turns 55 today

U.S. House panel says Stitt ignored White House guidance to stop coronavirus spread; COVID-19: 14 new deaths reported with 848 more cases across Oklahoma; State Question to End Repeat Sentence Penalties for Nonviolent Crimes Qualifies for November Ballot; Policy Matters: Celebrating Medicaid’s 55th anniversary. [More...]

In The Know: Judge sides with tribes on gaming contract renewal | 10 deaths at Claremore Veterans Center | State surpasses 500 virus deaths

Federal judge: Gaming compacts automatically renewed; Claremore Veterans Center sees 10 deaths of residents who tested positive for COVID-19; Oklahoma surpasses 500 coronavirus deaths; 'Our current system isn't working': SQ 805 advocates share data, stories in support of sentencing reform. [More...]

In The Know: Schools adjusting plans | Concerns about virus outbreak in prisons | Survey shows Oklahomans mixed on virus precautions

Some Oklahoma school districts thrown by lack of statewide policy on safely reopening; Concerns growing about COVID-19 cases in state prisons; Regular state unemployment benefit period extended; Survey: Oklahomans have conflicting feelings for masks, COVID-19 dangers. [More...]

In The Know: Pandemic drives Medicaid enrollment increases | COVID-19 hotspots | Teachers concerned about classroom return

State Medicaid enrollment reaches new monthly highs amid pandemic; Area teachers worry about returning to classrooms during height of pandemic uncertainty; COVID-19 hotspots in Oklahoma; House, Senate announce slate of approved interim studies. [More...]

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