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.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Department of Health is now accepting applications for medical marijuana licenses in the state. The online application system went live at 10 a.m. Saturday at www.OMMA.ok.gov . SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: 200 words.



OKLAHOMA CITY — Lawmakers in Texas say their efforts to reduce prison sizes and costs offer lessons for Oklahoma, where corrections officials are seeking hundreds of millions of dollars to build new ones. Texas built $2 billion in prisons to house 103,000 new inmates between 1989 and 1996, but a state budget crunch and proposals to build even more prisons helped launch bipartisan criminal justice reform measures in 2007. Those have allowed the state to close eight prison facilities in the past seven years and dramatically reduce its incarceration costs. SENT: 270 words, photos.



NORMAN, Okla. — Former Oklahoma star Blake Griffin returned to campus Saturday for the dedication of the Griffin Family Performance Center. The AP Player of the Year in 2009 made the largest donation ever from a Sooner basketball player to help with the $7 million center. By Cliff Brunt. UPCOMING: 400 words, with video.


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