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News Brief: Eating disorder awareness walk, Kobe’s final game makes history and Netflix raises prices

Headlines from April 11-15:

  • Walk to promote awareness of eating disorders (NewsOK)

The Oklahoma Eating Disorder Association will sponsor an awareness walk on Saturday at the Chesapeake Boathouse from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. According to the organization, 20 million women and 10 million men in the U.S. suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their lives. 

  • Kobe’s final game makes history (ESPN)

Playing in the last game of his 20-year career, Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 60 points for a 101-96 comeback win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. It was the sixth 60-point game of his career and marked the most points scored by a player in his final regular-season game. Bryant outscored the Jazz singlehandedly 23-21 in the fourth quarter. The Laker’s win wrapped up the team’s worst season in franchise history at 17-65. According to Stats LLC, Bryant’s 50 attempted shots on Wednesday night were the most taken by anyone in an NBA game in the past 30 seasons.

  • Netflix is raising prices next month (Ubergizmo)

Netflix’s standard plan price will increase for all existing customers to $9.99 per month starting in May. This increase is the first time that Netflix has increased prices for its existing users after it confirmed in May 2014 that existing users would be kept on the original price plan for two years after their previous increase from $7.99 to $8.99. This price hike will hit about 17 million subscribers in the United States.

  • Fallin offers lawmakers suggestions to cut budget by nearly $1.3 billion (Tulsa World)

Governor Mary Fallin gave lawmakers some suggestions on Wednesday for closing fiscal year 2017’s huge budget hole. The suggestions range from ending state appropriations to some agencies and eliminating some sales-tax exemptions to switching the funding for about $500 million worth of road projects to bonds from general appropriations. It also calls for ending the personal income tax double deduction. The suggestions, if implemented, would free up nearly $1.3 billion in revenues for fiscal year 2017.

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