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8:00 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Aid Groups Struggle To Reach Survivors Of Typhoon Haiyan

Military personnel from the U.S. and the Philippines unload relief goods at the Tacloban airport, Nov. 11, 2013. Some reports estimate that 10,000 people may have died in the city of Tacloban.
Ted Aljibe AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 7:08 am

Aid agencies are scrambling to try to get water and food to people in the Philippines who've been left homeless or injured by Typhoon Haiyan.

But reaching some of the areas ravaged by the intense storm is proving difficult. Even when aid can make it onto the islands, it's still not clear what supplies are needed the most.

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Collective Bargaining For Municipal Employees
6:23 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Enid To Vote On Amendment To City Charter

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Enid voters will head to the polls Tuesday to consider an amendment to the city charter allowing collective bargaining for municipal employees.

The Enid News and Eagle reports that if a majority of voters approve the measure, employees will be able to join the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and negotiate as a unit.

Workers won't have the ability to strike or slowdown, but if the city and AFSCME can't agree to terms, contract negotiations will go into mediation or arbitration.

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Will Be On Display At Stilwell Museum
4:13 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Purple Heart Returned To WWII Vet's Hometown

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An Arizona man who spotted a Purple Heart medal in a heap of jewelry at a flea market is returning it to the recipient's Oklahoma hometown nearly 70 years after he was killed in World War II.

Matt Carlson says he knew he had to buy the medal when he saw it at a sale in Glendale, Ariz. in February. The Vietnam veteran knew the medal is only awarded to those wounded or killed in combat.

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The Two-Way
2:15 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Hundreds Attend Funeral Of WWII Veteran They Didn't Know

A cross adorned with a poppy was among the ways Harold Percival was remembered Monday. Poppies have been a symbol of remembrance for veterans since the poem In Flanders Fields was written in 1915 by a Canadian military doctor.
Nigel Roddis Getty Images

Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 7:15 am

Whether you know it as Veterans Day here in the U.S. or as Remembrance Day in Commonwealth countries, we think you'll agree that something remarkable happened on this Nov. 11 in England.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
1:07 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Few Oklahoma Cities Filter Water For Element That Causes Toxic Algae In Lakes

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There’s too much phosphorous in the vast majority of Oklahoma’s lakes and streams.

Excessive phosphorous and nitrogen leads to blue-green algae blooms, which can cause respiratory, eye, and stomach problems in people, and fish kills due to lack of oxygen.

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State Capitol
12:25 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Oklahoma City Legislator Cancels Gun Law Study

State Rep. Mike Shelton (D-Oklahoma City)
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A Democratic state representative from northeast Oklahoma City says he's canceled plans for a study of the state's gun laws because several gun rights groups declined to participate.

State Rep. Mike Shelton says he planned to host an interim legislative study on Tuesday to look at both the state's open carry law, which allows licensed adults to openly display a handgun, and the "Stand Your Ground" law that allows the use of deadly force.

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The Two-Way
11:51 am
Mon November 11, 2013

'Ferrari Of Space' Crashes And Burns In Earth's Atmosphere

An artist's rendition of the GOCE satellite shows the craft in its orbit around Earth. After four years of studying oceans and gravity fields, GOCE re-entered the atmosphere over the Southern Atlantic Ocean Sunday night.
ESA /AOES Medialab

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 2:41 pm

More than a ton of advanced electronics, including an ion engine and sensors that help detect variations in gravity, crashed into Earth's atmosphere Sunday night, when the European GOCE satellite ended its four-year mission. Most of the 2,425-pound craft disintegrated when it re-entered the atmosphere over the South Atlantic Ocean; about 25 percent did not.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
11:16 am
Mon November 11, 2013

(UPDATE) Mapped: Oklahoma’s Earthquake Swarm

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Editor's Note: This post has been updated 11/11/13 to include the most recent earthquakes that occurred over the weekend.

More than two-dozen small earthquakes shook central Oklahoma, including several temblors that were 3.0-magnitude or higher, which people can generally feel. No damage or injuries have been reported.

The tremors are the latest in a swarm of quakes the U.S. Geological Survey says may be linked to waste fluid disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry. The swarm began in 2009, and has included more than 200 magnitude 3.0 or greater temblors. The “unusual” earthquakes don’t appear to be natural, and led USGS seismologist Bill Leith to issue a warning of increased quake hazards throughout central Oklahoma.

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The Two-Way
10:06 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Amazon Taps Post Office For Sunday Deliveries; A Win-Win?

These could be on your doorstep some Sunday.
Paul Sakuma AP

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 9:22 am

Much of the talk in recent years about how the U.S. Postal Service could stem its huge losses has been about the things it might stop doing — most notably, delivering the mail on Saturdays (something Congress won't let it discontinue).

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Veterans
8:33 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Enid Vietnam Memorial Wall Set For Veterans Day Dedication

The Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park, Inc. is a living memorial to veterans, past and present. The park is located at Woodring Regional Airport in Enid. Okla.
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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is joining with a former prisoner of war to dedicate a wall commemorating Vietnam veterans on Monday.

Fallin and Col. Lee Ellis will give speeches at the dedication of the Vietnam Memorial Wall at Enid's Woodring Regional Airport. Ellis was a former Vietnam prisoner of war for more than five years with Sen. John McCain.

The wall is a smaller replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.

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