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BC-OK--Oklahoma News Digest 1:30 pm, OK

January 4, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Oklahoma. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Oklahoma City bureau at apoklahoma@ap.org or 405-525-2121.

Oklahoma Administrative Correspondent Adam Kealoha Causey can be reached at acausey@ap.org or 405-996-1589.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times Central.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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FROM AP MEMBERS:

MEDICAL MARIJUANA-ARKANSAS

FORT SMITH, Ark. _ Arkansas’ health department has yet to issue licenses to the thousands of residents approved to buy medical marijuana in the state, which is affecting patients’ ability to get temporary licenses in neighboring Oklahoma. Arkansas Department of Health spokeswoman Meg Mirivel says medical marijuana cards likely won’t be distributed until February. She says local officials don’t want residents to pay for a card they won’t be able to use yet, in part because the cards must be renewed after a year. 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-SALARY DONATED _ Newly elected Oklahoma Congressman Kevin Hern says while the government is partially shut-down he’s donating his congressional salary to veterans groups.

_ WINTER STORM-SOUTHERN PLAINS-SOLDIERS _ A dangerous winter storm that served up slick roadways and stranded a group of soldiers at the Oklahoma City airport also delivered kindness. Pursuing photos, video.

_ CITY MUSEUM-SALE _ A quirky museum in downtown St. Louis that features a fish tank, climbing equipment, a slide and other interactive activities, has been sold to an Oklahoma-based theme park company.

IN SPORTS:

BASKETBALL:

NBA:

BKN--THUNDER-TRAIL BLAZERS

PORTLAND, Ore. _ The Portland Trail Blazers have won four of their last six games as they open an extended homestand against the Oklahoma City Thunder. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 9:30 p.m. CST.

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