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Gov. Stitt provided an update and released a statement regarding the state’s ongoing response and recovery to severe and tornadic weather that has devastated communities across Oklahoma 

Lawton, OK – According to the state officials, Gov. Stitt released the following statement: “I am pleased to announce Osage and Pontotoc counties have been added to Oklahoma’s Federal Disaster Declaration to aid homeowners, renters, and business owners impacted by recent tornadoes and severe storms….

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Governor Kevin Stitt joined 52 governors in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and the U.S. Department of Defense opposing Legislative Proposal 480, which would weaken Governors’ legitimate authority over National Guard assets, threatening military readiness and operational efficiency of their units 

Lawton, OK – According to the state officials, the letter reads, in part: “For over a century, Title 10 and Title 32 of U.S.C. have upheld gubernatorial authority over the National Guard. National Guard assets are critical components of states’ and territories’ responses to crises….

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Lawton City Councilmembers received a presentation from Blackshare Environmental Solutions regarding Westwin Elements’ Pilot Plant during a special City Council Meeting 

Lawton, OK – According to the city officials, Brad Cooksey, President of the Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation started the presentation with a timeline of Westwin Elements’ arrival to the community, followed by the environmental report from Derek Blackshare, CEO & President of Blackshare Environmental…

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City Manager Ratliff recognized the Public Works Senior Equipment Operator whose dedication and initiative have been instrumental in the City’s ongoing infrastructure projects at Tuesday’s City Council meeting 

Lawton, OK – According to the city officials, the 40 Wins for Citizens project is important for maintaining and enhancing our streets, which is a vital component for a community to thrive, and Brent has had a key role.  City Manager Ratliff reportedly said: “Today,…

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The Lawton Police Department appreciated the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #98 and the generous donor, Lawton First Assembly, for partnering together in purchasing 13 sensory kits from the Autism Foundation of Oklahoma 

Lawton, OK – The Lawton Police Department officials released the following statement: “These sensory kits are tools for easing anxiety and increases the communication, for individuals with autism and other disabilities, in a high-stress situation. Each sensory kit has been strategically issued to each division,…