BC-OK--Oklahoma News Digest 1:30 pm, OK
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-525-2121.
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DHS TEENS-BUYING CARS
TULSA, Okla. _ A residential care home for children is using an innovative program to help teenage residents purchase their first vehicles. The Tulsa World reports that teenagers at the Sand Springs Children’s home must earn $3,000 toward the acquisition of a car, which is then matched by the agency and grants. 250 words.
MILWAUKEE _American Indian tribes in the Upper Midwest on Tuesday were helping members in need with heating supplies as extreme cold sets in. On the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in the Dakotas, many people live in housing that’s decades old and in disrepair, or in emergency government housing left over from southern disasters such as hurricanes. By Ivan Moreno and Blake Nicholson. SENT: 800 words, with photos, video. Will be updated.
_ WINTER WEATHER-THE LATEST
SANTA FE, N.M. _ New Mexico lawmakers unveil a bill to broadly reclassify drug possession offenses as misdemeanors, following the example of criminal justice reforms in states such as Oklahoma, Connecticut, Alaska and California. By Morgan Lee. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.
_ LIQUOR LAWS-OKLAHOMA _ Oklahoma beer makers say they are seeing the benefits of the state’s looser laws on alcohol, but some liquor stores say their business has been hurt.
_ OKLAHOMA LAKE NAME _ An Oklahoma Senate bill would rename a lake named for a man connected to the Ku Klux Klan in Tulsa.
ORLANDO, Fla. _ The Oklahoma City Thunder try to extend their winning streak to six games when they visit the Orlando Magic, who’ve lost three in a row. By Dick Scanlon. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m. CST.
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