OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Department of Health says an increasing number of parents in the state are seeking exemptions from immunizations for their school-age children. A survey of kindergarten students last year found that the exemption rate increased by three-tenths of 1 percent from the previous year. The state's overall exemption rate is 2.2 percent, equal to the national median rate.
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) - Police in Bartlesville say human remains have been discovered near a popular northeastern Oklahoma recreation area. Investigators say a man stumbled across bones with clothing on them Thursday afternoon. The remains were located on property near the Caney River near a jogging trail. Police say the remains had been on the property for at least three months and that the individuals may have been transient living in the area.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The clash between Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and President Donald Trump over her Native American heritage highlights the varying methods tribes use to decide who belongs. The decision has wide-ranging consequences for tribal communities and their relationship with the federal government. Some tribes rely on blood relationships, or 'blood quantum,' to confer membership. Historically, they took a broader view that included non-biological connections and a person's stake in the community.
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - An earthquake has shaken parts of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 8:04 a.m. Saturday about 9 miles from Amarillo. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Geologists say damage isn't likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0. Thousands of earthquakes have been recorded in Oklahoma in recent years, with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and natural gas production.
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