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Fairfield by Marriott hotel opens in downtown Oklahoma City – Travel Daily News International

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The 133-room Fairfield by Marriott hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is now open with an upgraded decor that provides guests with a feeling of warmth and calm while traveling. Located at 10 SW 4th Street, the Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Oklahoma City Downtown will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Anish Hotels Group of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Anish Hotels Group owns 15 hotels in the area and recently broke ground on a 182-room Renaissance by Marriott in downtown Oklahoma City and plans on beginning construction later this year on two new hotels in…

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Changes coming to city of Edmond recycling program – Oklahoman.com

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EDMOND — Beginning Jan. 1, the city of Edmond’s recycling contractor, Republic Services, will be making changes to the list of acceptable recycling items.

Glass and plastics marked No. 3 through No. 7 no longer will be allowed in recycling bins.

The changes are being made by Republic in response to shifts in the recycling industry the past two years. At this point, the carbon footprint to collect, transport and recycle glass now exceeds the benefit of recycling it, so it is no longer environmentally responsible to recycle glass, a news release stated. For plastics No….

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Oklahoma City residents vote in favor of MAPS 4 – KOCO Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City residents voted in favor of the MAPS 4 proposal Tuesday, approving a plan that would raise over $978 million over the next eight years for various city projects. "OKC voters approved the sales tax fund #MAPS4 in Tuesday's special election, moving forward with a unique and ambitious plan to transform our community," city officials tweeted.
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Oklahoma lawmakers react to US’s trade deal with Mexico, Canada – KOCO Oklahoma City

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After months of negotiation, U.S. House Democrats and the White House have reached a trade deal with Mexico and Canada.Several Oklahoma lawmakers took the social media to give their thoughts on the agreement, and Gov. Kevin Stitt discussed how the trade deal will affect the Sooner State.”Our farmers, especially in Western Oklahoma, are being harmed right now because of the trading that they can’t do,” Stitt said. “We’ll be able to do more successfully with Canada and Mexico if we get that thing passed.”Last year, Oklahoma exported more than $2 billion worth of manufactured goods to…

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Defense bill compromise includes pay raise, family housing reform – Oklahoman.com

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Senate and House negotiators reached agreement late Monday on a defense bill that will provide a 3.1 percent raise for troops and take several steps toward improving family housing at Tinker and bases around the country.

Sen. Jim Inhofe, the chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, co-authored the legislation, which authorizes $738 billion in spending for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1.

“I worked this year to make military families the focus of this year’s legislation,” Inhofe said. “The result: a 3.1 percent pay raise for our troops, the largest in a…

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The Underground Sounds Of America: Short Fictions – Kerrang!

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It’s hard to pin down Short Fictions within one genre or another without confusing some listeners. Any of the Pittsburgh-based quintet’s songs may start with a pretty filigree of indie rock guitars and clean vocals, but at any moment could suddenly burst into a racket of blastbeats and pained shrieks. And yet, even in their noisier moments, there’s a plucky brightness to the band’s music that keeps even their extreme side connected to a base of heartfelt garage-dwelling alternative. That sweetness shining through the chaos is represented in their album covers, and the latest,…

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Army major with Cyber Command charged with distributing child pornography – Task & Purpose

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A major serving at U.S. Army Cyber Command has been charged with distributing child pornography, according to the Justice Department.

Maj. Jason Michael Musgrove, who is based at Fort Gordon, Georgia, has been remanded to the U.S. Marshals service, a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Georgia says.


Musgrove, 39, was serving as an integrated threat operations officer at the Army Cyber Joint Headquarters at the time of the incident, the news release says. He also held a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information clearance.

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‘National Julius Jones Petition Day’ set for December 11 to urge citizens to sign petition supporting Jones’ c – MEAWW

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Change.org is partnering with the Julius Jones Coalition for ‘National Julius Jones Petition Day’ on Wednesday, December 11 in an effort to encourage citizens across the country to sign the online petition supporting Oklahoma death row prisoner Julius Jones’ clemency application.

The event is sponsored by the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (OK-CADP), Oklahoma State NAACP and Sing for Change, Inc.

An application for commutation was filed on October 15 by Jones’ attorney Dale Baich asking for the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board to commute Jones’…

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Horn undecided on impeachment vote – KOKH FOX25

The only Democratic representative from Oklahoma has been paying close attention to the impeachment inquiry. However, Rep. Kendra Horn is holding off on deciding which way she'll vote. "I don't make preemptive decisions on how I'm going to vote on any bill and I'm certainly not going to do that on something that is this serious or important," Horn said. Horn said she wants to see the articles of impeachment that are drafted before she decides how to vote.
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Remembering Pearl Harbor – Shawnee News Star

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Seventy-nine years ago a young man from Carter County reported for duty aboard the USS Oklahoma, docked at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

What was likely seen as a dream deployment for Billy Turner at the time quickly turned into a nightmare as Japanese airplanes swarmed the tropical paradise in a surprise attack that killed more than 2,300 Americans, injuring another 1,000.

Turner was one of the 429 seamen to die aboard the USS Oklahoma that fateful December morning.

Throughout Carter County, Turner’s sacrifice and his legacy continues to be honored. Turner Street was named after the…

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Horn hears frustration from constituents over impeachment – Oklahoman.com

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“It contains some provisions that will move us down the road to helping address the astronomical cost of prescription drugs, including the bill that I introduced to cap the out-of-pocket costs for seniors on Medicare Part D at $2,000 per year, which would save them $3,100 per year,” she said.

Responding to a reporter’s question about the potential political cost of impeachment, Horn said, “When I am making any decision, the thing that is first and foremost is my oath to protect and defend the Constitution, to protect our systems … and to look at every issue that…

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The 10 most vulnerable House members in 2020: Democrats dominate – The Bozeman Daily Chronicle

One year out from the 2020 elections, the most vulnerable member of the House is the Oklahoma Democrat whose upset win surprised even astute politicos last fall. She is joined by a California Republican who is under indictment and numerous Democrats running in districts President Donald Trump easily won in 2016. Republicans need a net gain of 19 seats to win control of the House, and they see their path back to the majority running through so-called Trump districts that slipped from the party’s grasp in the midterms.