WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying.

A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed by former counsel Don McGahn's empty chair in the Judiciary Committee hearing room on Tuesday, are confronting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pushing her and other leaders to act.Read more on

By Kimberly BurkFor The OklahomanARCADIA — Parking spaces will be more plentiful when the Arcadia Farmers Market opens June 1 for its second season.
Land to the west of the market at historic Route 66 and Division Street has been leased for additional parking, and a golf cart will shuttle patrons to the blue-roofed pavilion where most vendor booths will be located.
The market will be open from 8 a.m.

Staff reportsThe National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has announced open entries for the “Sheriff for the Day” contest for the museum’s 29th annual Chuck Wagon Festival.
Two lucky winners will be chosen Sunday to “patrol” the event as sheriff, each with their own cowboy hat, badge and stick horse.Read more on

The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce’s Youth Leadership Edmond Class XVIII has graduated 41 Edmond high school juniors.
Youth Leadership Edmond, under the direction of Amanda Bowen, works to motivate and equip high school juniors with leadership skills through activities and interaction with Edmond community leaders.Read more on

Staff reportsThe Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden will celebrate World Turtle Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read more on

Staff reportsThe Smithsonian Channel documentary “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom” will be shown from 1 to 2 p.m.Read more on

Staff reportsMount St. Mary Catholic High School recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the installation of a football field turf, track and new visitor grandstands.
The project was initiated by Woody, Kacee and Jaquetta Glass and family and the estate of the late Gilbert Stockinger, a Mount St.Read more on

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The Oklahoma City–County Health Department's Vectorborne Diseases Prevention Program has been named a 2019 Model Practice Award winner.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials, which is the voice of the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments, recognized the program for demonstrating exemplary and replicable qualities in response to a critical local public health need, a news release stated.
This year, 53 local health department programs received the recognition, addressing a broad range of public health issues, including immunization, infectious diseases, environmental health, and emergency preparedness.
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Local winners have been announced for an essay contest conducted by the National Patriotic Service Committee of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America.
Winners of the contest receive full scholarships to attend a session of The Washington Workshops Congressional Seminar in Washington, D.C., which will be June 22-28.Read more on

Staff reportsNorman residents and tennis enthusiasts are invited to join the city of Norman for a ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration of the newly completed Westwood Indoor Tennis Facility, 2420 Westport Drive.
The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.