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The AP's updated plan for the weekend. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact 405-522-2121.



FOR USE Sunday, Sept. 16 and thereafter:


OKLAHOMA CITY — Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program have spent a year in uncertainty. This month marks one year since the Trump administration announced it was ending the DACA program. The program, created by the Obama administration in 2012, allowed qualifying undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to apply for renewable, two-year permits that would protect them from deportation and allow them to work. The program does not provide a path to citizenship. By Darla Slipke, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1384 words.


TULSA, Okla. — A 2-mile stretch of Riverside Drive that was closed for three years for reconstruction reopened earlier this month. The city spent $15.9 million to reconstruct Riverside Drive between 24th and 35th streets. Another $4.62 million was spent to make major improvements to the road from 35th to 41st streets. Drivers traveling Riverside Drive will find that it has been straightened, and the dip near the pedestrian bridge at approximately 28th Street is gone. By Kevin Canfield, Tulsa World. SENT IN ADVANCE: 660 words.


For use Monday, Sept. 17, and thereafter:


BYNG, Okla. — Four Oklahoma elementary school teachers are earning national recognition for their innovative approach to helping students grow. Byng Elementary School Counselor Carrie Boyd and teachers Chris Elliott, Becky Henderson and Mikella Mims won a $2,000 grant as part of Voya Financial's 2018 Voya Unsung Heroes competition. The teachers received the grant for their "Makerspace in the Library" project, which focuses on creating an area in the school's library where students can grow and learn. By Eric Swanson, The Ada News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 311 words.


OKLAHOMA CITY — A tribute album honors Oklahoma musician Roger Miller. Produced by Colby Barnum Wright and Roger Miller's son Dean Miller, "King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller" was released recently on BMG. The album spans 36 tracks of his songs, performed by some of the most famous and respected musical artists not just in the country music arena but in the pop, alternative rock, musical theater, bluegrass and gospel realms. By Brandy McDonnell, The Oklahoman. SENT IN ADVANCE: 796 words.


SAN ANTONIO — As the days shorten and the summer heat subsides, bakers turn their attention to the tastes of the season: pumpkin and apple for Halloween treats and Thanksgiving pies; chocolate, pecans and peppermint for winter festivities. The San Antonio Express-News reports so, too, do the nation's thriving subculture of craft breweries. That's why when Kevin Johnson, CEO of San Antonio-based Johnson Brothers Bakery, saw the city sprout more and more brewpubs and taprooms — largely a result of state legislation passed in 2013 allowing small brewpubs to sell both on-site and to retailers — he decided it was time to expand his one-stop-shopping bakery supply model. By Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1,200 words, with photos.

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