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After Historic Season, Westbrook Wins MVP

Oklahoma City Thunder Point Guard Russell Westbrook won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award Monday night. Westbrook thanked his family, the Thunder organization and Oklahoma City fans. “You guys have been riding with me since day one, you guys have been riding with me through good games and bad games, always there lifting me up, so I’m just so thankful for all the fans there” Westbrook said. Westbrook broke the single season triple double record, reaching double digits in points scored,...

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The Oklahoma City Public School Board of Education meeting was packed with angry community members on Monday night.

Many people in the crowd felt the district was being dishonest about a proposal to close a local elementary school.

Last Wednesday, OKCPS administrators released information about their proposal to close North Highlands Elementary in northeast Oklahoma City, just five days before the school board was set to vote on it.

After Historic Season, Westbrook Wins MVP

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Oklahoma City Thunder Point Guard Russell Westbrook won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Award Monday night.

Westbrook thanked his family, the Thunder organization and Oklahoma City fans.

“You guys have been riding with me since day one, you guys have been riding with me through good games and bad games, always there lifting me up, so I’m just so thankful for all the fans there” Westbrook said.

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With their health care bill facing a perilous path, Senate Republican leaders have decided to push off a vote until after Congress returns from next week's July Fourth recess, GOP aides confirm to NPR's Susan Davis.

Victor A. Pozadas

Thousands lined the OKC Pride parade route along NW 39th Street on Sunday evening.

The parade capped off a weekend of events for OKC Pride, which was celebrating 30 years since its first parade in 1987. Small gay pride celebrations in Oklahoma City date back to the 1970s.

Above are some photos we took during the parade.

Headlines for Tuesday, June 27, 2017:

  • OKC reverses its decision on closing North Highland Elementary. (NewsOK)

  • A group of car dealers sues Oklahoma over the state’s new motor vehicle sales tax. (Journal Record)

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Congressional forecasters say a Senate bill that aims to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026.

That's only slightly fewer uninsured than a version passed by the House in May.

Remarks delivered by Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director Michael Oreskes at the Public Radio News Directors conference in Miami, on June 23, 2017

Good morning,

It has been two years since I first joined you here at PRNDI.

I was just a few months into my new job and I began by apologizing for the many sins of NPR. And then I tried to paint an ambitious but achievable goal.

I said I hoped we could work together to achieve the same level of dysfunction between NPR and Member stations that already existed within NPR.

The Supreme Court says it will decide the fate of President Trump's revised travel ban, agreeing to hear arguments over immigration cases that were filed in federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland and allowing parts of the ban that has been on hold since March to take effect.

The justices removed the two lower courts' injunctions against the ban "with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," narrowing the scope of those injunctions that had put the ban in limbo.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Never miss an election again, thanks to a new service from the Oklahoma State Election Board.

Oklahoma voters can sign up for text or e-mail alerts for notifications of upcoming elections and reminders to renew their annual absentee ballot requests.

State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax says the system will help Oklahoma voters, making it easier to cast their vote on Election Day.

Oklahoma has notoriously low turnout for midterms and special elections, and the new service hopes to address that issue.

Headlines for Monday, June 26, 2017:

  • A new report shows a state of emergency for Oklahoma’s rural schools. (NewsOK)

  • OKC school board votes tonight on closing an elementary school facing serious staffing problems. (News9)

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KOSU's Michael Cross talks about political news in Oklahoma with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican political consultant Neva Hill.

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The Oklahoma City Public School Board of Education meeting was packed with angry community members on Monday night.

Many people in the crowd felt the district was being dishonest about a proposal to close a local elementary school.

Last Wednesday, OKCPS administrators released information about their proposal to close North Highlands Elementary in northeast Oklahoma City, just five days before the school board was set to vote on it.

Emily Wendler / KOSU

Residents of Oklahoma City will soon be asked if they support raising their own income tax, in order to increase funding for city schools.

Oklahoma City Councilman Ed Shadid, along with other concerned community members, announced this morning they will soon circulate two initiative petitions.

Each petition will seek a 0.25% increase in the income tax rate. If the group gathers enough petition signatures, the measures will go to a vote of the people in a special election.

Photographer and journalist Katie Hayes Luke reported throughout the year on an innovative school for homeless children in Oklahoma City, Okla. We're not using the first names of students and family members to protect their privacy.

On the last day of school, the fifth grade students at Positive Tomorrows perform last-minute rehearsals for the inaugural "Classy Awards."

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