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After Ida soaks Northeast US, cleanup continues

By The Associated Press undefined The cleanup — and mourning — continued Friday as the Northeast U.S. recovered from record-breaking rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. All the complete articles are now on and are free. If you appreciate this, please show your support for a locally owned news organization by subscribing through…

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Oklahoma school mask mandate ban blocked

By KEN MILLER Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday said she will temporarily block a state law banning public school mask mandates, but students or their parents can opt out of the requirement if they choose. All the articles on are free. Please show your support if you appreciate…

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Ida not done with US yet

By DAVID PORTER and MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Relentless rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida sent the New York City area into a state of emergency early Thursday, as the storm carried into New England with threats of more tornadoes. New York’s FDR Drive, a major artery on the east…

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Drought returns during arid August

By GARY McMANUS OCS Mesonet A run of hot, dry weather finished off climatological summer in true Oklahoma fashion following a delightfully mild first two months of the season. There was very little in the way of severe weather during the month, just a smattering of hail and high wind reports scattered about the state.…

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Choctaw Nation to offer infusion treatments

DURANT – The Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina has begun treating patients infected with COVID-19 with the REGEN-COVTM infusion therapy. The treatment is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) similar to the three available COVID-19 vaccinations.

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