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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Native American tribes in Oklahoma will meet with state officials to discuss clashing views on the tribes' gambling agreement. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt says the tribes' 15-year gambling compact will expire on Jan. 1 unless a renewal is negotiated. He believes the tribes should pay higher exclusivity fees to the state. Trial officials say the current pact should renew automatically. The Oklahoman reports that the two sides are meeting on Oct. 28.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Scanning for the remains of victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre is complete at two of three sites in north Tulsa. The city said Thursday that scanning with ground-penetrating radar by the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey is finished at Oaklawn Cemetery and a nearby park. The city said scanning at another cemetery will take place "in the coming weeks" for victims of the violence that left as many as 300 dead on Tulsa's Black Wall Street.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A Wyoming company is seeking permits and landowner permission to expand its pipeline network to carry crude from that state and North Dakota to a hub in Oklahoma. Casper-based Bridger Pipeline LLC launched a website this week with information for landowners and others. The proposed Bridger Expansion project included two separate oil pipelines. One straddles North Dakota and Montana and another is in Wyoming.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kim Kardashian West is calling for clemency for a black man on Oklahoma's death row who says a racist juror tainted the outcome of his trial. Julius Jones was convicted of murder in the 1999 slaying of 45-year-old Paul Howell. Kardashian West tweeted Wednesday urging Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and the state Pardon and Parole Board to consider Jones' clemency petition, which was filed Tuesday. Jones' lawyers have requested that his death sentence to be commuted to time served.
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