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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's newly elected governor is adding several more business and political leaders to his transition team and to lead advisory committees on various policy areas. Republican Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt named nine additional members to his transition team on Wednesday, along with the chairs of seven policy committees. Those policy areas include health, economic growth, education, infrastructure, public safety, government efficiency and Native American affairs.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says a website has been set up for artists duped by a defunct publisher to retrieve their digital book and music files. Hunter said Tuesday his office has sent a letter to more than 1,100 victims of Mustang-based Tate Publishing, which closed last year. Hunter says that 1,560 files belonging to 1,130 authors and musicians have been received from its attorneys. But Hunter says some files are incomplete and possibly irretrievable.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Federal figures show the number of Indian Country crimes that the U.S. Justice Department prosecutes has not shown significant change in recent years, despite new programs and attempts to boost public safety on reservations and prosecution rates. The Justice Department report obtained by The Associated Press shows U.S. attorneys' offices declined to prosecute 37 percent of the total number Indian Country cases they considered resolved in 2017.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The University of Oklahoma has announced a new program that will help cover the school fees of students who receive Oklahoma's Promise tuition scholarships. The Oklahoman reports that the new Crimson Commitment program will cover up to $8,000 worth of a student's fees per year beginning in fall 2019. The university plans to invest more than $1.5 million annually into the program through federal, state and institutional aid sources.

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