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Green Country Educators React To Governor Stitt’s Substitute Executive Order
Green Country Educators React To Governor Stitt’s Substitute Executive Order

In response to Governor Kevin Stitt’s announcement on January 18 that said employees can substitute in any public school in Oklahoma, Tulsa Public Schools said it is welcoming all the help it can get right now to keep schools open.

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School Leaders' Mixed Reactions Over Gov. Stitt's Executive Order
School Leaders' Mixed Reactions Over Gov. Stitt's Executive Order

Governor Kevin Stitt is calling on 32,000 state employees to step in and substitute teach as the state deals with a COVID surge. Staff absences have forced schools all over Green Country to return to distance learning. The response is mixed.

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US Airlines Concerned About Impacts Of New 5G Technology
US Airlines Concerned About Impacts Of New 5G Technology

AT&T and Verizon will turn on their new 5G technology on January 19. However, they're going to delay activating the technology near certain airports, after the airlines raised safety concerns.

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Family Desperate For Answers Months After Man's Body Found
Family Desperate For Answers Months After Man's Body Found

The family of a man found dead in October of 2021 said they still don't have any answers. Thomas went missing at the end of September of 2021 and his remains were found in Muskogee County on October 16th.

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Oklahoma Medical Marijuana License Portal Delayed
Oklahoma Medical Marijuana License Portal Delayed

The roll-out of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority's new licensing software is delayed till January 24. For those who submitted an application in the old system, the authority will review those soon.

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Sand Springs School Grounds Being Dumped On, District Seeks Suspect
Sand Springs School Grounds Being Dumped On, District Seeks Suspect

Sand Springs Public Schools wants to know who has been dumping tree limbs, mattresses, paint, and more on their school grounds recently. The district said the truck pictured was seen on January 17 at Pratt Elementary.

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Tulsa Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Dispensary Robbery
Tulsa Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Dispensary Robbery

A Tulsa man was sentenced to 20 years in prison, after pleading guilty to robbing four dispensaries. Video shows Matthew Spears and two other men in Eufloria last January.

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Broken Arrow City Council Allows City Workers To Fill As School Staff
Broken Arrow City Council Allows City Workers To Fill As School Staff

Broken Arrow City Councilors voted on the night of January 18 to allow city workers to also fill in as school staff. The biggest hope the city has for the plan is that it will keep kids in class.

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Bixby Superintendent Responds To Gov. Stitt's Substitute Teacher Plan
Bixby Superintendent Responds To Gov. Stitt's Substitute Teacher Plan

Bixby Superintendent, Rob Miller, does not agree with the Governor's plan to allow city employees as substitute teachers. Miller said it won't work and is insulting to trained teachers.

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Education Watch Oklahoma (Jan. 18, 2022)
Education Watch Oklahoma (Jan. 18, 2022)

Tuesday night is our seventh episode of Education Watch Oklahoma and sixth in our series “Filling in the Gaps,” examining how Oklahoma school districts and the state are addressing the pandemic with federal spending and creative solutions.

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Rudy Giuliani Among Trump Allies Subpoenaed By Jan. 6 Panel
Rudy Giuliani Among Trump Allies Subpoenaed By Jan. 6 Panel

The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection has subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani and other members of Donald Trump’s legal team who filed bogus legal challenges to the 2020 election that fueled the lie that race had been stolen from the former president.

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Gov. Stitt Authorizes Employees At State Agencies To Substitute Teach
Gov. Stitt Authorizes Employees At State Agencies To Substitute Teach

Employees at Oklahoma state agencies will be authorized to substitute teach at schools across the state, part of an executive order issued by Gov. Kevin Stitt.

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Education Leaders Respond To Stitt's Executive Order
Education Leaders Respond To Stitt's Executive Order

Education leaders are responding to Governor Kevin Stitt’s new plan to keep kids learning in-person.  

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