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Amy Klobuchar Wants to Save the Election From The Coronavirus

Senator Klobuchar speaks with MTV News about how her new legislation would impact young people’s voting rights in light of the pandemic.

Ross Butler Learned The Hard Way Not To Trust Noah Centineo With His Animal Crossing Code

Yesterday (April 5), Noah Centineo gave away Ross Butler's 'Animal Crossing' code on Twitter, prompting fans to visit his island and stomp on his flowers. Butler later closed his island's gates to visitors.

Lady Gaga Recruits All Your Faves For Massive ‘One World: Together At Home’ Special

Lady Gaga has recruited serious A-list talent for the 'One World: Together At Home' concert special on April 18. Airing on every network plus more platforms, it'll benefit health care workers during the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic.

Mandy Moore Sang A Walk To Remember‘s ‘Only Hope’ For The First Time In Almost 20 Years

Mandy Moore sang her the iconic ballad "Only Hope" from 'A Walk to Remember' during an Instagram Live broadcast over the weekend, bringing tears to viewers' eyes.

Put Your Paws Up, Tiger King Fans: Another Episode Is On The Way

Netflix's runaway documentary hit 'Tiger King' is getting a bonus episode, as revealed by Jeff Lowe himself, one of the show's subjects.

Local News

Guthrie mandates face coverings for essential activities

Guthrie mandates face coveringsThe Guthrie City Council on Monday voted unanimously to impose shelter-in-place restrictions through May 5, and also mandated that residents wear cloth coverings over their face when conducting essential activities and work.The council cited similar shelter-in-place orders throughout the state and the rest of the country because of the COVID-19 outbreak.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.Guthrie officials warned residents not to buy medical masks because they are needed on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.Fire Department requests donated masksThe Oklahoma City Fire Department has issued a call for volunteers to donate personal masks for firefighters and other employees to use.There are more than 1,000 personnel in the department.Firefighters need the masks for personal use in grocery stores, pharmacies and other essential places.The department said personnel may use masks that don’t have words and other markings deemed unprofessional.The masks must be secured with ties or ear loops, allow breathing without restriction, include multiple layers of fabric, and be laundered and dried without damage.Those who want to donate may email FirePio@okc.gov.

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Global demand slowdown, market war continues to weigh on Oklahoma's energy industry

By Jack MoneyBusiness writerjmoney@oklahoman.comOklahoma set a new 21st-century low for numbers of working rigs in the state last week as the industry continues to retract.Weekly average rig counts in the state that had been in the 50s during January slipped into the 40s last month before plummeting to 29 for the week ending April 3 — a decline of nearly 25%, week over week.The numbers of working rigs have fallen both in Oklahoma and across the nation as energy companies slashed their budgets and capital expenditure plans during the past month, in part because of a slump in global demand for crude as the coronavirus continues to affect the economies of most countries in the Northern Hemisphere.Markets for West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude were affected further in early March after Saudi Arabia and Russia began competing against each other to gain expanded shares on the global market for the commodity, dramatically underbidding market prices to reclaim business previously lost to U.S. exports.Low numbers of working rigs in Oklahoma actually have been setting records since the week of Sept.

Why I love sports: Reader responses for Tuesday, April 7

'Sports are what bonds us as a society'Why do we love sports?It goes beyond the play on the field, our love and hate for players and teams and the remarkable stories of people overcoming incredible odds to show us what is possible through determination and focus.

How to get help from Social Security during pandemic
Savvy Senior: How to get help from Social Security during pandemic

By Jim MillerFor The OklahomanDEAR SENIOR SENIOR: I’ve heard that the Social Security Administration has closed all their offices because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Community will return when crisis fades

By Steve LackmeyerBusiness Writerslackmeyer@oklahoman.comIt’s overcast outside as I write this and even if it were a beautiful spring day, there’s not much to do in this town — or anywhere else.It’s almost like living in Oklahoma City in 1987 when the oil bust was hitting hard and even movie theaters were struggling to stay open.And it’s a reminder of how far our community had changed up to the moment that a full crowd at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on March 11 was sent home.

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