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State's opioid case transforms in surprising turn of events

In a surprising turn of events, attorneys for the state of Oklahoma on Thursday dismissed everything but a public nuisance...

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Legislative pages return to Capitol

Oklahoma legislative pages returned to the state Capitol this week, but male and female pages will not serve together for the...

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Horn backs resolution condemning Trump position on health care

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn backed a resolution on Wednesday condemning the Trump administration for its support of a ruling to...

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Racist graffiti in Norman similar to OKC incident

NORMAN — Racist graffiti found Wednesday morning at three buildings, including an elementary school and the county's Democratic...

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Police continue to investigate graffiti hate crimes in Oklahoma City

Police are continuing to investigate racist and homophobic messages that were spray-painted at the Oklahoma Democratic Party...

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Order sought to block release of canal accident video

An attorney is seeking a court order to block the city of Oklahoma City from releasing video of a fatal accident last fall on...

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Neighbors, artist cope with arrest of accused vandal

NORMAN — Robin Hood Lane residents expressed disbelief Friday at the arrest of a neighbor accused by police of spray-painting...

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Lawmakers say state budget is nearly ready

Lawmakers are about 80 percent in agreement on the provisions of a state budget, Sen. Roger Thompson said Wednesday. Thompson,...

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Stitt addresses his party at state GOP convention

In addressing the state Republican Party on Friday, Gov. Kevin Stitt largely shied away from talking politics, even Republican...

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San Francisco: residents of wealthy area shout down mayor over homeless shelter

A meeting to discuss a proposed homeless shelter in San Francisco devolved into chaos on Wednesday night, as...

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Jussie Smollett: actor refuses to reimburse city for investigation costs

The city of Chicago says Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to reimburse costs of investigating...

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With transportation a major obstacle, grant is aimed at helping families

A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization has been selected to lead a four-year pilot project geared toward reuniting...

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Flint residents can sue former Gov. Snyder over water disaster, judge rules

FLINT, Mich. – A judge says former Gov. Rick Snyder can be sued by residents in the Flint water scandal, reversing a decision...

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'Safety-sensitive' medical marijuana changes may be delayed

Gov. Kevin Stitt recently signed the “Unity Bill” into law, but a new lawsuit could delay its effective date. What is the Unity...

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Oklahoma City panel takes step to preserve First Christian Church

Oklahoma City’s Historic Preservation Commission agreed Wednesday to begin a process, known as a proposal for designation, that...

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Oklahoma bill challenges alcohol distribution model

Alcohol distribution is a point of contention — again. Oklahomans voted to change a decades-old distribution model as part of...

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Bill would let some companies keep pollution info secret

Conservation groups are taking aim at the Oklahoma Environmental, Health and Safety Audit Privilege Act as a poison pill that...

The OK Photo Issue

HealthDec 9, 2018

Near as I can tell, photographers from The Oklahoman archived nearly 30,000 photos during the past year. Our photo staff is seasoned, talented and hugely productive. In this issue of The OK, we share their gifts and hard work with you. In these...

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Oklahoma officials to highlight Route 66 in tourism push

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Route 66 will be the focus of promotions in Oklahoma as officials work to boost the state's tourism...

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Oil, gas industry backs bill to boost Oklahoma Corporation Commission funds

Legislators on Tuesday advanced a measure that would provide the Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s Oil and Gas Conservation...

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Oklahoma City and 4 other cities seek clarification of order approving partial settlement in state's opioid case

Oklahoma City and four other cities have asked to intervene in the state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. They want to...

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Voters decide mayoral elections in Edmond, Choctaw and Piedmont

A number of important municipal races were decided by voters in and around the Oklahoma City metro area on Tuesday. In Edmond,...

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Torres wins re-election to OKC School Board

Opponent was vying for seat once held by his dad

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Stitt names Tulsa educator to education board

Gov. Kevin Stitt has appointed Tulsa education leader Carlisha Williams Bradley to join the State Board of Education. Bradley...

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Governor's staff to focus on Oklahoma's biggest health challenges first

State officials are close to pinning down which big health issues will be targeted first by the Stitt administration, Jerome...

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Oklahoma House, Senate advance industrial hemp measures

Interest in farming industrial hemp in Oklahoma continues to blossom. On Monday, two bills seeking to authorize Oklahoma’s...

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High court rejects appeal from Oklahoma death row inmate claiming racial prejudice

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Oklahoma death row inmate Julius D. Jones, who was convicted of...

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Officials launch 'Game of Cones' work zone safety campaign

The topic was deadly serious, but the governor and Oklahoma Department of Transportation officials also had some fun Monday as...

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Shadid tells council, 'Do better going forward'

Ed Shadid says city government is failing those who need it most. Shadid, in departing remarks before he retires next week from...

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France's 'Yellow Vest' Protestors March for 20th Consecutive Weekend Despite Bans and Injuries

(PARIS) — Yellow vest activists protested across France on Saturday to support an activist injured last week in a confrontation...

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Judge strikes down state law on marketing of American Indian art

A federal judge in Oklahoma City has struck down an Oklahoma law that prohibits art from being labeled as American Indian if...

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Governor brings new focus to mental health

Oklahoma’s state agency overseeing mental health and substance abuse could undergo a significant transition under Gov. Kevin...

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Census countdown stresses importance of survey

Monday marks the one-year countdown to the 2020 U.S. Census, and a variety of Oklahoma leaders are launching a campaign to help...

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House panel threatens subpoenas over census question

The chairman of the House oversight panel threatened Friday to subpoena testimony and documents related to the addition of a...

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Oklahoma prepares to purge thousands of inactive voters

Election officials are gearing up to remove tens of thousands of Oklahomans from the state’s voter rolls — a controversial...

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, April 1, 2019

Streetcar mainline done Doug Smith deserves a medal. Smith was project manager for JACOBS engineering, the lead consultant...

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Rural superintendent sought federal funds for firearm training

A rural Oklahoma school superintendent sent an email to the White House last year requesting federal funds to train armed...

Health

Bill would update Oklahoma's decades-old AIDS curriculum mandate

A bill making its way through the Legislature would update Oklahoma's law requiring HIV/AIDS education in all public school...

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Oklahoma opioid settlement may help reframe views on addiction

A $270 million settlement between the state and a major pharmaceutical company will provide a massive funding boost for drug...

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OKC airport art evokes culture, history, weather

Matt Goad hopes his art makes your trip a little better. Goad is doing the art for the $89.8 million Will Rogers World Airport...

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Data, or lack of it, gets in the way of criminal justice reform

When Felicity Rose was tasked with analyzing mountains of data from the state's criminal justice system, one figure she heard...

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Boren accuser praised him to investigators hired by OU

The OU graduate now accusing retired President David Boren of sexual battery told investigators in February "that never...

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Mullin chastised for word choice, telling colleague to shut up

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin was forced to retract some of his words Wednesday after members of a subcommittee complained that...

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Oil, gas impact on Oklahoma economy, tax revenues examined

You can’t judge the oil and gas industry’s impact on Oklahoma’s economy and state government revenues using just gross...

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Oklahoma AG pledges to work with lawmakers on future settlements

Oklahoma's $270 million settlement with Purdue drug companies was made under unique circumstances, Oklahoma Attorney General...

Local storm chaser charged with child molestation

NewsApr 3, 2019

An Oklahoma storm chaser and photographer has been charged with inappropriately touching a 15-year-old boy. Lawrence Robert McEwen, 28, of Noble, is facing three counts of lewd molestation or indecent proposal to a child and one count of...

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Oklahoma Democratic Party office defaced with racist graffiti

Racist and homophobic messages spray-painted on a building that is home to the Oklahoma Democratic Party were met with...

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Stitt requests OMES audit after agency says it needs $16M

Gov. Kevin Stitt has requested an audit of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services, the agency that recently told...

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OKC police release photos of woman wanted for questioning in racist, homophobic graffiti incidents

Oklahoma City police said they are looking to question a woman in connection with racist and homophobic graffiti found at two...

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Video: U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin tells Democrat to 'shut up' as committee talks Affordable Care Act

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin sparked the ire of many of his fellow committee members while discussing his desire to "fix" the...

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Integris, YMCA, MAPS to partner on senior center

YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City and Integris Medical Group are in line to manage the fourth MAPS 3 senior health and wellness...

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Muslim group draws attention to county official's anti-Islamic comments

An Oklahoma County official accepted a lunch invitation with a local Muslim leader this week after drawing continued criticism...

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Tax Commmissioner Thomas E. Kemp Jr. dies

Thomas E. Kemp Jr., a member of the Oklahoma Tax Commission since 2001, died Wednesday from complications from the flu. He was...

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OKC streetlight outages are a political as well as an infrastructure problem

Oklahoma City officials on Tuesday promised progress by summer on out-of-order streetlights, addressing an infrastructure...

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Oklahoma reaches $270 million settlement with opioid maker

TULSA — The state of Oklahoma will receive $270 million as a partial settlement to its lawsuit against opioid manufacturers,...

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Senator says "almighty dollar" stalled bill for more nurse independence

Lobbying and “the almighty dollar” stalled a bill in the state Legislature to give more independence to nurse anesthetists,...

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Oklahoma lawmakers respond to Mueller report

Oklahoma lawmakers react to Mueller report.

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Streetlight outages become a political as well as an infrastructure problem

Utility executives blame vandalism and wire theft although some residents say response is slow when outages are reported.

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Charges Dropped In Jussie Smollett Case

CHICAGO (CBS) — Less than two weeks after “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly...

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Facebook removes accounts from Russia, Iran for 'coordinated inauthentic behavior'

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has removed more accounts from Iran, Russia, Macedonia and Kosovo, citing what it...

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Rail extension to Kansas included in Amtrak proposal

An extension of passenger rail service from Oklahoma City to Kansas is included in Amtrak’s Fiscal Year 2020 grant request...

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Joe Exotic played along with set-up attempt, attorney says

Cat breeder Joe Exotic already had been planning to leave behind the zoo he founded when new owner Jeff Lowe and a "hapless...

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Oklahoma Republicans bash Democrats in response to Mueller report summary

Responding to a summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election,...

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Opioid makers lose bid for delaying Oklahoma trial

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday declined to intervene in the state's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, leaving the...

Business

Committee votes to split OMES

A small panel of lawmakers on Monday narrowly agreed the state Office of Management and Enterprise Services should be split in...

Business

#OKC Civic Life for Monday, March 25, 2019

Street repairs progressing Smoother streets are ahead, according to volunteers overseeing street repairs and related...

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Trump didn't coordinate with Russia in 2016, report declares
Democrats want full report released

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department declared Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s long investigation did not find...

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Communications pro welcomes child advocacy role

When veteran communications professional Sherry Fair first went to work for a school district and there was a problem between...

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Candidates for Oklahoma GOP chair want unity and the 5th District seat

Candidates running for chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party say their focus will be on unifying the party and regaining...

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Effort underway to release nonviolent offenders

Colleen Johnson was stunned to learn she would be released four years early from the Oklahoma City Community Corrections...

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Two vie for south OKC board seat

The incumbent is a 49-year-old former educator who has served on the Oklahoma City School Board for more than four years...

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At town hall meetings, questions range from trade and taxes to socialism

ADA — After standing and reciting her personal political evolution, Cathy Ryan told U.S. Rep. Tom Cole that she was worried...

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Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe with no new indictments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges...

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Inhofe says demands on National Guard still too great

Speaking to leaders of the Oklahoma National Guard, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said Wednesday that the nation was still demanding too...

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Oklahoma's IT agency says it needs $16 million

The state agency that provides information technology services for other agencies told lawmakers it needs $16 million to pay...

Parkinson's patients find joy in dance

HealthApr 3, 2019

NORMAN — The dancers are seated in a large circle as the music begins, one in a wheelchair. Their movements are slow at first — deep breathing, stretching, reaching. As the dance class progresses, so does the energy in the room. Torsos twist;...

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Two teachers in New York fired after noose images displayed in classroom

Two teachers at a middle school on Long Island, New York, where an image of a pair of nooses labeled "back to school...

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Students plan rally against gun violence

High school students plan to advocate for gun control with a Saturday rally in Oklahoma City, although organizers want the...

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Since automated ticketing system launched, nearly 1,000 got car insurance

In the few months Oklahoma's Uninsured Vehicle Enforcement Diversion program has scanned license plates across the state, the...

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Indian Child Welfare Act held unconstitutional

The constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is being called into question in an ongoing case, can you tell us...

Business

Committee sends ag nuisance bill to Senate

A divided Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee supported a measure Tuesday that proposes capping non-economic damages related to...

Health

Lawsuit calls medical marijuana bill unconstitutional

An attorney who resigned from the Oklahoma State Department of Health filed a lawsuit Tuesday against her former state agency,...

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In response to fatal accident, city weighs options for Bricktown Canal lighting system safety upgrades

Recommendations for a new Bricktown Canal lighting system include safety features that were missing last fall, when a man fell...

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Big Tinker projects won’t be tapped for border wall

More than $190 million approved for military construction projects at Tinker Air Force Base and Altus Air Force Base won’t be...

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Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

LONDON (AP) — Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times,...

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Medical marijuana patient sues, seeks injunction against 'Unity Bill' just signed into law

The former general counsel for the Oklahoma State Department of Health filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the agency on behalf of...

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Stitt appoints members to OJA, mental health board

On Monday, Gov. Kevin Stitt reappointed four current members and one new member to the Board of Juvenile Affairs. Dr. Amy N....

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Oklahoma health agency shakeups continue

A meeting of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board scheduled for Thursday was canceled after Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill...

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New law provides clarity on marijuana use in safety sensitive jobs

Until this legislative session, Oklahoma employers had a big unanswered question regarding employees who hold safety sensitive...

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Stitt's cabinet lacks diversity

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s cabinet is nearly all male and white, falling well short of the state’s demographics, which are becoming...

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Premier League, EFL & FA accused of 'double standards' for not holding mosque attack tribute

The Premier League, English Football League and Football Association have been accused of "double standards" for not holding...

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission agrees to increase political donation cap

Political candidates in Oklahoma will be able to accept $2,800 from individuals the next time they run. The Federal Election...

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, March 18, 2019

Study compares salaries Salaries for Oklahoma City's mayor and city council are on the low end in a study of 15 "peer" cities...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court justice announces retirement

Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice John Reif will retire at the end of April after serving on the state’s highest court for nearly...

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Proposed Supreme Court district changes could mean more urban justices

The Legislature is poised to redraw Oklahoma Supreme Court districts for the first time in more than 50 years, acknowledging...

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Senate to review cost of living hike in state pensions

A bill to grant a 4 percent cost of living increase to retired participants in six Oklahoma state pension systems passed the...

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Stitt nominee for Veterans Secretary withdraws

The head of an international consulting firm that is being sued by more than a dozen veterans has withdrawn his nomination from...

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Stitt achieves power boost early in his term

Just nine weeks into his first term, Gov. Kevin Stitt achieved his central policy objective, becoming the most powerful...

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As Costs Skyrocket, More U.S. Cities Stop Recycling

Recycling, for decades an almost reflexive effort by American households and businesses to reduce waste and help the...

Life

Delegate shares reasons for backing Traditional Plan

Editor's note: Delegates at the United Methodist Church's Feb. 23-26 General Conference in St. Louis voted in favor of...

Business

Bill would give $2,200 tax credit for college grads in IT workforce

Oklahoma lawmakers are considering an attractive tax incentive for new software and cybersecurity employees in a bid to beef up...

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Students gather at Oklahoma State Capitol to plead for action on climate change

Max Salcido stood about 50 yards away from the large oil derrick on the south plaza of the Oklahoma State Capitol on Friday...

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Police supervisors entitled to overtime, but back pay denied

A union contract entitles deputy chiefs and majors in the Oklahoma City Police Department to overtime for hours worked outside...

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Elk City to get state's first diverging diamond interchange

ELK CITY — Construction is expected to begin in late summer or early fall on Oklahoma's first diverging diamond interchange,...

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OKC pastor decrys Methodist anti-gay stance

Editor's note: Delegates at the United Methodist Church's Feb. 23-26 General Conference in St. Louis voted in favor of...

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Oklahoma governor picks 2 more cabinet secretaries

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new Gov. Kevin Stitt has nearly filled out his cabinet after appointing two more secretaries to...

Oklahoma pharmacist indicted on 40 counts of health care fraud

HealthApr 2, 2019

A pharmacist has been indicted in a $1 million false prescription scheme in Oklahoma City federal court. Jeffrey Scott Terry, 37, is facing 40 counts of health care fraud from his pharmacy, Bratton Drug, in Mangum. He was indicted March 5 with...

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Senate advances anti-abortion bill

Under a bill advanced by Senate Republicans on Thursday, Oklahoma voters would be asked to specify that the state constitution...

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Public Service Co. of Oklahoma obtains approval of settlement in rate case before Corporation Commission

Oklahoma’s Corporation Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved a rate case settlement agreement with Public Service Co....

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Oklahoma House suspends page program

Oklahoma's speaker of the House says he's suspending a high school page program following an incident in which a teenage girl...

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House hearing addresses ‘crisis’ of missing, murdered indigenous women

WASHINGTON — The issue of violence against indigenous women is not a new one, but it has recently started gaining greater...

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As pay raise proposal dies, outgoing councilman says he is charting a new course

Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid plans a move to outsider populism after eight largely frustrating years trying to effect change...

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Tulsa attorney withdraws from consideration for federal judgeship

Tulsa attorney John O'Connor has withdrawn his name from consideration for a federal judgeship, ending a process that didn’t...

Health

Stitt signs Unity Bill regulating marijuana industry

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed House Bill 2612 Thursday, a measure commonly referred to as the medical marijuana Unity Bill. The bill...

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Police union wins a victory in overtime dispute but questions remain

The city of Oklahoma City said it had been longstanding practice that high-ranking officers on salary were not among those...

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House suspends page program amid assault investigation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's speaker of the House says he's suspending a high school page program following an incident in...

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Midwest City police investigating alleged assault of legislative page

MIDWEST CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma are investigating after a teenage girl participating in the Oklahoma House of...

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Saudi official says kingdom pursuing justice in Khashoggi murder

GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the Saudi human rights commission said on Thursday that the kingdom was bringing those accused...

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Vandalism of Ruth Bader Ginsberg poster being investigated as hate crime

New York Police Department's hate crimes unit is investigating after a poster of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was...

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New transparency reporting requirements for virtual charter schools advance to state Senate

One of the few surviving measures aimed at adding restrictions for virtual charter schools sailed through the Oklahoma House of...

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Oklahoma senators plan to back Trump on border security vote

U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe and James Lankford plan to back President Donald Trump on Thursday and vote against a resolution to...

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Pardon and Parole Board grants swift parole under new law

With a mandate to help reduce the state prison population, the reconfigured Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board on Wednesday...

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What to know about the five bills giving Stitt more power

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed five bills on Wednesday that will give him the authority to hire and fire the heads of some of the...

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Stitt gains hiring power at 5 state agencies

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed legislation on Wednesday giving him the authority to hire and fire directors at five major agencies,...

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City delays vote on granting iconic church historic status

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council has delayed a vote on whether it should grant historic status to an iconic...

Health

Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects immediate opioid trial delay

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request by drugmakers to immediately postpone the start...

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House approves measure to protect mineral rights owners from governmental takings, sends to Senate

Oklahoma’s House of Representatives sent along a proposed law to the Senate this week that could allow mineral rights owners to...

Health

EPA pledges $16M per year for Tar Creek Superfund cleanup

TULSA — The Environmental Protection Agency has pledged more than $16 million annually for the continued cleanup of toxic mine...

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Bills altering state agencies advance

Two bills giving Gov. Kevin Stitt authority to hire and fire the heads of Oklahoma’s Medicaid agency and the Department of...

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Opioid manufacturers turn to state's top court in effort to delay trial

Complaining that they are at risk of "trial by ambush," a group of 13 opioid manufacturers filed documents with the Oklahoma...

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Italy bans unvaccinated children from school

Italian children have been told not to turn up to school unless they can prove they have been properly vaccinated. The deadline...

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Federal court moves to unseal documents in Jeffrey Epstein scandal

A federal court of appeals in New York on Monday took the first step in unsealing documentsthat could reveal evidence of...

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Senate advances bill creating budget office

The Senate approved a bill Monday to create a new state budget office, advancing a central part of the Republican agenda that...

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State briefs for March 12

OKLAHOMA CITY Online career awareness program launches Oklahoma CareerTech will launch a new online career awareness program...

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Unity Bill passes Senate, set to be signed by Stitt

The medical marijuana Unity Bill passed the Oklahoma State Senate on Monday in a final legislative step before crossing the...

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Lankford says Trump has authority to declare emergency on border wall

Lankford says "humanitarian crisis" justifies Trump's emergency declaration.

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Trump proposes record spending, trillion-dollar deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump proposed a record $4.7 trillion budget on Monday, pushing the federal deficit past $1...

Downtown blooms in April

BusinessApr 2, 2019

For a moment, let’s step back, take a breath, and maybe celebrate our community. It’s not to say we’re done discussing serious issues of creating safer streets, addressing the needs of the less fortunate and those struggling just to get by day...

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, March 11, 2019

Council to debate pay raise Outgoing Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid is proposing a public vote on tripling the salaries of...

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Unity Bill for medical marijuana regulations expected to clear Senate this week

A bill to regulate much of Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry is set for a final legislative step before potentially being...

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Bill would prohibit cities from banning plastic containers, bags

A bill moving through the Legislature would prohibit cities and towns from banning or taxing certain containers, including...

Life

US plans end to wolf protections; critics say it's premature

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, re-igniting the...

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Wind industry tax protests disrupt school financing

In the halls of the state Capitol, lobbyists for the wind industry have been handing out brochures touting the millions of...

Life

University expulsion incident made headlines

It should come as no surprise that news of the student demonstration at (then) Oklahoma Christian College made headlines. The...

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Horn votes with GOP not a help with either party

In her first two months in Congress, U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn has been among a small number of Democrats who have sided with...

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Oklahoma Christian works to right a wrong against black students 50 years ago

"We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord. And we pray that our unity will one day be restored. And they'll know we are...

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Ex-senator pleads guilty to Uber driver assault

A former state senator admitted Friday he made unwanted advances and lewd comments toward a female Uber driver during a ride in...

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House OKs election, ethics overhaul; Senate to slam door

WASHINGTON — House Democrats approved a centerpiece of their agenda Friday, a sweeping plan to reduce the role of big money in...

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Trump pays his respects to 23 killed by Alabama tornado

BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Head bowed, President Donald Trump paid respects Friday to the 23 people killed when a powerful tornado...

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Oklahoma treasurer reports overall collections still strong

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new state treasurer says overall collections to the state treasury are continuing to increase,...

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Finland's government resigns after healthcare reform fails

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland’s government resigned on Friday after ditching plans to reform the healthcare system, a key...

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Inhofe says Pentagon leaders lost trust over 'dismal' military housing

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe told top Pentagon leaders Thursday that they must regain the trust of military personnel and families who...

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Positive Tomorrows school officials consider how to expand programs once new school building opens

With work underway on the school's new building, officials at an Oklahoma City elementary school for homeless children are...

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Top state election official raises objections to bill making registration, voting easier

A bill being debated by the U.S. House would force Oklahoma to make extensive changes to its election system that could create...

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Capital City: Party lines drawn on agency proposal

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday accused Democrats of protecting the status quo after the minority party criticized his agency...

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'Police didn't help me': Europe ignoring abuse of trafficked Vietnamese children

Thousands of children trafficked from Vietnam to the UK are being abused and exploited in transit through Europe...

Health

156 ex-employees sue Oklahoma State Department of Health for wrongful termination after funding woes disproved

More than 150 former and current employees have accused the Oklahoma State Department of Health of wrongful termination in a...

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Stitt assets include commercial real estate, planes, rental homes

Gov. Kevin Stitt ran for office on his business acumen and background in building a national mortgage company. His recently...

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Bill banning red-light cameras passes Oklahoma Senate

A bill prohibiting the use of red-light cameras in the state was approved Tuesday by the Oklahoma Senate. Senate Bill 260,...

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Partisan lines drawn on Oklahoma agency proposal

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday accused Democrats of protecting the status quo after the minority party criticized his agency...

Health

Oklahoma health department sued by former employees

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 150 current and former employees of the Oklahoma State Health Department are suing the...

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Border at ‘Breaking Point’ as More than 76,000 Migrants Cross in a Month

The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border has once again broken records, with unauthorized entries nearly...

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Capital City: Republicans strike deal on state boards

Following weeks of closed-door negotiations, Republican leaders have reached agreement over a plan to restructure five state...

Health

Agreement struck to give governor power to pick more agency heads

Following weeks of closed-door negotiations, Republican leaders have reached agreement over a plan to restructure five state...

Health

Trump aims to stem vet suicide with outreach, local grants

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at stemming a persistently high number of...

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Capital City: Stitt seeks boost in closing fund

Gov. Kevin Stitt plans to aggressively use the Quick Action Closing Fund, a Legislature-approved pot of money the governor can...

Life

Oklahoma governor welcomes Muslims to 'Day at the Capitol'

Oklahoma Muslims were surprised by an unexpected visitor on Monday at an annual advocacy gathering at the state Capitol. Gov....

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First lady Melania Trump visits Tulsa's Dove School of Discovery

TULSA — Monday was a snow day for most Tulsa-area students, but it was much more memorable for the children who braved the ice...

Senior centers' success has board in a quandary

BusinessDec 24, 2018

The surprising success of Oklahoma City's new senior centers has the voluntary MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board grappling with the question of how many centers to build, and where. "I think it's a mistake" not to build all the centers promised to...

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Opioid makers seek delay in start of state trial

NORMAN — Pharmaceutical company attorneys are requesting a 100-day delay in the start of a trial in which opioid manufacturing...

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Inhofe says he'd consider voting for resolution blocking emergency declaration

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said early Monday he might vote for a resolution blocking President Donald Trump's emergency declaration.

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Capital City: OU undergoing political transition

It's been a year of change for the University of Oklahoma and it has had political implications.

Health

Anti-abortion prayer campaign set

NORMAN — A kick-off rally for the 2019 "40 Days for Life" campaign is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday at St. Mark the Evangelist...

News

Stitt favors state cash account to lure businesses

During his first two months in office, Gov. Kevin Stitt’s call sheet has included dozens of businesses the state Department of...

Business

#OKC Civic Life for Monday, March 4, 2019

Turning up the heat on MAPS 4 After Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid asked pointed questions last week about MAPS 4, Mayor David...

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Tennessee school apologizes for asking students to pretend to own slaves

A Tennessee school district has issued an apology for a social studies assignment that asked students to pretend to be...

Life

Methodists aim to promote unity, love after LGBTQ ban upheld

To some people, the results of a recent international Methodist gathering may have been disheartening. To other individuals,...

Business

New law considered for e-bike enthusiasts

Even as electric-powered bicycles are picking up market share among riders, Oklahoma remains one of a few states where...

News

Trump taps former state lawmaker for U.S. attorney post

President Donald Trump on Friday nominated Timothy J. Downing, a former state legislator and assistant attorney general, to be...

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Gallogly's short tenure judged by budget cuts, reaction to racist incident

After finishing his salad inside the University of Oklahoma student union, Cameron Terry scrolled through the social media feed...

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Stitt’s veterans secretary pick accused of underpaying veterans

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s pick to becomes Oklahoma’s next secretary of veterans affairs and the military is facing accusations that...

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Oklahoma Methodist leader helped guide historic gathering

An Oklahoma minister helped guide the legislative portion of the recent historic gathering of United Methodists in St. Louis....

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Seniors face escalating premiums for long-term care insurance

When she recently opened the bill for her long-term care insurance, retired schoolteacher and counselor Suzie Francis of...

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ReMerge graduates eight more women who avoided prison time

Two years ago, Brandi Davis was a judge’s gavel away from trudging into prison, accepting an Oklahoma Department of Corrections...

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Governor chooses OU grad from Ohio as new regent

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday appointed a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s business school to serve on the OU Board of...

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Part of $80 million bond package would support aerospace training

Many voters in Oklahoma City will have the chance Tuesday to vote on an $80 million bond issue for Metro Tech, the CareerTech...

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Former OU president sought for interview by investigating law firm

The law firm investigating allegations of serious misconduct at the University of Oklahoma on Friday asked for the first time...

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OKC police chief denounces constitutional carry law

The leader of the state’s largest police department on Friday denounced the new "constitutional carry” law as a step in the...

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Rejected by voters as a state question, legislation would let eye doctors practice in big box stores

Senate Majority Floor Leader Kim David said Senate Bill 902 is similar to the narrowly rejected State Question 793, but with...

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Capital City: Stitt to announce regents pick

Gov. Kevin Stitt is expected to announce one of his appointments to the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents later today....

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Oil, gasoline prices continue rise

Oil prices continued climbing Thursday, backed in part by global production drops and a dip in U.S. storage levels. The price...

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Report: Trump demanded top clearance for Kushner

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump last year ordered officials to grant top-secret security clearance to his son-in-law and...

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Cohen returns to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday for hours of closed-door questioning...

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First lady to visit Tulsa

TULSA — First lady Melania Trump will visit an elementary school in Tulsa on Monday, according to a White House news release....

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Wheeler, former coal lobbyist, confirmed as new EPA chief

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday approved former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to head the Environmental Protection Agency...

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O’Rourke has made up mind on 2020 elections

Will he or won’t he? It’s been the Texas-sized elephant in the cramped room of Democratic presidential politics. Will Beto...

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Union Station designs stress flexibility

Union Station renovations are intended, in part, to bring a building born in the age of segregation into the era of what the...

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House passage of gun safety bills reflects political shift

WASHINGTON — The House put on a display of Democratic priorities this week with two bills to bolster background checks on...

Thunder's plunge off the cliff continues in bewildering loss to Mavericks

SportsApr 1, 2019

Russell Westbrook air-balled a 3-point shot on the Thunder’s first possession, though in all fairness, it might have been a pass. The way Westbrook shoots, you can’t always tell. On the next possession, Paul George made made one of those...

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US, North Korea offer dueling accounts of talks breakdown

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The U.S. and North Korea offered contradictory accounts Thursday of why the summit between Donald Trump...

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First Lady Melania Trump to visit Oklahoma on Monday

The stop in Tulsa is part of a trip promoting Trump's initiative "Be Best" which includes the well-being of children, online...

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Oklahoma House passes medical marijuana 'Unity Bill'

Lawmakers in the Oklahoma House voted Thursday to pass a bill that would provide an extensive medical marijuana regulatory...

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Capital City: Gun bills advance in OK and DC

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed his first bill on Wednesday: A permitless carry bill that gives Oklahomans the ability to carry a gun...

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Bill sets plate reader limits

A bill under consideration by the Oklahoma Legislature would clarify how some license plate information is kept and...

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Powell says Fed likely to end bond trimming by end of 2019

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the Fed is close to announcing a plan to end the...

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House, Senate committees move bills to give governor more power over agencies

One of Gov. Kevin Stitt's top legislative priorities cleared key hurdles Wednesday as House and Senate committees voted to give...

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Stitt signs permitless carry bill

Just hours after final legislative approval was granted, Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Wednesday that will allow Oklahoma...

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#ThrowbackThursday: USS Oklahoma flag saved, sent to state

We are running a #Throwback​Thursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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Panel approves 2 percent cost of living hike for pension system participants

A bill to grant a 2 percent cost of living increase to retired participants in six Oklahoma state pension systems passed out of...

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'Constitutional carry' becomes first legislation signed into law by Gov. Kevin Stitt

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed a measure that would allow individuals to carry firearms without...

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Watch Michael Cohen's testimony to House Oversight Committee

WATCH: Michael Cohen's testimony to House Oversight Committee

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Capital City: OKC approves tax incentives for Amazon

On a vote of 5-2, the Oklahoma City council gave final approval to $1 million in job-creation incentives and agreed to spend up...

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Jet downing raises India-Pakistan tension

Pakistan says it has shot down two Indian military jets and captured two pilots in a major escalation between the nuclear...

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State agency shifts focus to rising medical marijuana demand

The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has temporarily closed its customer service center to free up more staff to respond to...

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Stitt appoints reform advocates to parole board

Gov. Kevin Stitt announced three appointments to the state’s Pardon and Parole Board on Tuesday that he said will bring a...

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Oklahoma House committee advances bill to make State Question 780 retroactive

A bill that would affect the criminal sentences of hundreds of people convicted of nonviolent offenses in Oklahoma easily...

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Oklahoma Methodists discuss St. Louis gathering

The Rev. Scott Spencer said he wasn't surprised when United Methodists ultimately upheld the denomination's ban on full...

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Marijuana dispensary request rejected by council

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday denied a rezoning request for law office and medical marijuana dispensary in northeast...

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Cutoff date for kindergarten to be debated by full Oklahoma Senate

A Senate education committee voted Tuesday to move up Oklahoma’s kindergarten and prekindergarten cutoff date by one month,...

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House OKs Democrats' bill blocking Trump emergency on wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats ignored a veto threat and rammed legislation through the House Tuesday that would stymie President...

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House committee votes to stop Talihina veterans center closure

An Oklahoma House of Representatives committee threw Talihina and its state veterans center a lifeline Tuesday by voting to...

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Student altercation at Edmond Santa Fe involves Trump hat, banner

EDMOND, Okla. — A Monday altercation between two Edmond Santa Fe students has resulted in a ticket of summons being issued to...

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State agency shifts focus to rising medical marijuana demand

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority is temporarily closing its customer service center to focus on...

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Cole backs Trump in fight over emergency declaration

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole said Tuesday that he would back President Donald Trump and oppose a Democratic resolution seeking to roll...

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Capital City: Abortion opponents clash over bill

On Monday, abortion opponents clashed at the state Capitol over a bill that some said did not do enough to protect the unborn.

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Senate committee advances industrial hemp measure as state waits on federal regs

A measure proposing to form a permanent program that regulates industrial hemp in Oklahoma sprouted roots Monday. The Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma attorney general urges changes to trooper promotion policies "to avoid any appearance of impropriety"

Attorney General Mike Hunter is calling for policy changes in the promotions process at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol "to avoid...

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Panel advances abortion bill over objections from both side of the issue

Both abortion rights supporters and opponents decried an abortion “trigger ban” approved by a Senate health committee on Monday...

Texas Tech's Final Four appearance the latest success for former Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton

SportsApr 2, 2019

As Texas Tech players climbed the ladder and clipped the net Saturday afternoon, a photographer from the school’s athletic department snapped a photo of Sean Sutton. His brow was sweaty. His hair was mussed. Oklahoma State fans well...

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Report looks at barriers to employment for those involved in the justice system

People who have been charged with, convicted of or incarcerated for a crime make up 8.2 percent of Oklahoma's population. One...

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Faith leaders who oppose constitutional carry pray outside of Gov. Kevin Stitt's office

OKLAHOMA CITY — Faith leaders and others prayed Monday outside of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s office, encouraging him to veto a...

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Capital City: Bill to eliminate pregnancy program won't be heard

A controversial bill that would have eliminated a state pregnancy program that covers undocumented women will not get a hearing

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Coliseum envisioned for State Fair Park

The new Fairgrounds Coliseum will continue "the mission of transforming State Fair Park into a 21st century tourism...

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

Courts for sports New basketball and futsal courts are expected to open downtown in May. Former OU and NBA basketball player...

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Stitt gets ideas from other governors at DC conference

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma’s new governor sat in the ballroom of a Washington hotel Saturday morning listening to experts explain...

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New Bethany council member "just wanted to work for equality"

From her seat at the far end of the Bethany City Council bench, Amanda Sandoval could see that nearly half of the audience in...

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The mythology behind the Trump-Kim summit

Fire, fury, love. Between the two of them, President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un have created a mythology about...

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White House to select scientists to reassess climate findings

WASHINGTON - The White House plans to create an ad hoc group of select federal scientists to reassess the government’s analysis...

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Anita Hill says nation's divisions today require 'radical commitment to equal protection under the law'

A new university center dedicated to healing social and racial injustices is needed "perhaps now even more than ever,"...

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Horn supports bill requiring expanded background check system for gun sales

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn said Saturday she supports a bill expected to come up for a vote next week to expand background checks to...

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MAPS generation fulfilling vision

Ann Simank says the generational shift in Oklahoma City’s elected leadership fulfills the vision of leaders who initiated MAPS...

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Data entry error caused $2.1 million shortage at Chickasha Public Schools

It appears a simple data entry error caused Chickasha Public Schools to be shorted more than $2.1 million in property tax...

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Capital City: Teacher pay raise advances

Oklahoma House members approved an increase in teacher pay and more money for a business recruitment fund on Thursday, sending...

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Clergy group denounces 'constitutional carry' bill in Oklahoma Legislature

A group of pastors from across the state denounced a bill on Thursday that would allow Oklahoma residents to carry a gun...

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Education data suggests top 10 state is possible

How can Gov. Kevin Stitt’s business approach affect public education? It’s clear Gov. Stitt is intent on data-driven change in...

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House to consider unity bill on marijuana regulations

A bill creating a framework for medical marijuana regulation cleared a key House committee Thursday and could be heard as soon...

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Park ranger furloughed during shutdown wins lottery

TRENTON, N.J. — A park ranger furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown has claimed a $29.5 million lottery...

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Attorney pays it forward with children of incarcerated in mind

In her heart, an Oklahoma City attorney considers children of the incarcerated part of her extended family. Francie Ekwerekwu,...

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Teacher pay raise, business recruitment initiative move to Oklahoma Senate

Oklahoma’s state House approved an increase in the teacher pay scale Thursday, sending the $1,200 raise to the Senate and...

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Baptist leaders oppose bill to criminalize abortion

Sen. Jason Smalley, R-Stroud, said he still will not give Senate Bill 13 a hearing.

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Oklahoma GOP leaders to push 'triggered' abortion ban

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican leaders in Oklahoma want to join at least five other states in automatically banning abortions...

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18 members of Oklahoma white supremacist prison gang indicted

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Eighteen members of a white supremacist prison gang have been charged with racketeering, drug conspiracy...

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Oklahoma lawmakers seek to increase state's minimum wage

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in the state House and Senate have proposed legislative measures to raise Oklahoma's...

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Stitt taps two more for cabinet posts

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday announced the appointments of Chip Keating as secretary of public safety and...

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Faith leaders, others voice opposition to constitutional carry bill for Oklahoma

"We still believe we have not only a public safety and common good argument to make, but a moral argument."

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Capital City: Governor still wants more for savings

State lawmakers should have about $574.5 million more to appropriate this session than they had last year, according to revenue...

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Permitless carry gun bill passes Senate panel

A Senate panel on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow people to carry a weapon without a permit or training. House Bill...

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Border wall funding threatens military construction projects at Oklahoma bases

WASHINGTON — Construction on facilities worth a combined $178 million at Altus and Tinker Air Force bases that would provide...

NCAA gymnastics: OU's Yul Moldauer soon to close college career almost as amazing as his personal journey

SportsApr 5, 2019

NORMAN — Peter and Orsa Moldauer’s young son would scream so loudly the folks next door could hear him. Those neighbors lived a quarter-mile away. The screaming happened pretty much all day. Pretty much every day, too. When the Moldauers...

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Oklahoma's House sends trains bill down the track to the Senate

A bill that would allow law officers to cite railroads that block track-road intersections for longer than 10 minutes without...

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Will 'Space Force' affect Oklahoma?

President Donald Trump has asked Congress to create the Space Force, a sixth branch of the military that would operate...

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Bill to simplify calculating county elected officials' salaries passes House committee

A bill that would simplify calculating the salaries of county elected officials was approved Wednesday by an Oklahoma House...

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Zuckerberg to meet UK culture secretary

Mark Zuckerberg is to meet with the UK’s culture secretary at the company’s headquarters in California on Thursday. It follows...

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State budget growth nearly $575 million

Bolstered by projected revenues from tax increases, state lawmakers should have about $574.5 million more to appropriate this...

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Constitutional carry bill passes Senate panel. Stitt says he 'looks forward to signing it.'

OKLAHOMA CITY — A Senate panel on Wednesday passed a bill that would allow people to carry a weapon without a permit or...

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$574.5 million certified by panel for Oklahoma state budget

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature will have $37.8 million fewer extra dollars to spend than forecast just two...

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Capital City: From lawmaker to lobbyist

Oklahoma is one of the few states without a mandatory waiting period of any time before lawmakers can become lobbyists.

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Colonial Day transports students back in time at state Capitol

Nearly 500 Oklahoma students recently traveled back in time and met such historical figures as Martha Washington and Benjamin...

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Oklahoma to issue entire month of SNAP benefits

Oklahomans who receive SNAP food benefits will be getting their March disbursements at the beginning of the month. This is the...

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Oklahoma committee advances bill to strip licenses of doctors who perform abortions

A bill that would strip the medical licenses of doctors who perform abortions passed out of a House committee Tuesday. House...

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Senate votes to allow schools to administer opioid overdose drug

The Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that would authorize school nurses or other designated employees to...

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Oklahoma panel clears bill for return to five-day weeks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A plan to force more Oklahoma school districts to return to five-day school weeks has cleared a Senate...

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Capital City: 'It's not a Medicaid expansion,' but it's a start

Oklahoma lawmakers took their biggest step to date towards Medicaid expansion with the passage of Senate Bill 605 out of a...

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Medicaid expansion bill advances

A bill that would use federal funds through Medicaid expansion to increase Oklahoma’s private-insurance subsidy program for low...

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Voter participation varied across wards in the Feb. 12 city council elections

Elections were in four wards; results were outright wins and no runoffs will be held.

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Capital City: Abortion bill won't be heard

Senate Bill 13, which would criminalize abortion in Oklahoma, won’t be brought up for a committee vote this year, according to...

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Man accused of pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A Tennessee man is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after witnesses told police he pulled a...

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, Feb. 18, 2019

Primary decides council races Voters elected two new city council members and returned two incumbents to office in Tuesday's...

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Campaign shop part of Democratic success stories in OKC

After a decade of election losses at almost every level of state government, Democrats have rebuilt a foundation of power in...

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Business groups work to strengthen property rights in gun bill

The state’s largest business groups, which opposed so-called constitutional carry legislation in the past, knew they probably...

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Auditors to prosecutors: Hire collection agency to recover unpaid fees from offenders

Oklahoma district attorneys have more than $56 million in uncollected fees on their books and are being advised they should...

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OKC Senate race most expensive; McCall biggest spender

An open Senate seat race in Oklahoma City was the most expensive legislative contest last year, though House Speaker Charles...

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Russian court orders U.S. investor, Oklahoma native, held for 2 months

A Moscow court has ordered a U.S. investment fund manager to be jailed for two months while facing fraud charges.

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Oklahoma Senate committee leader won't hear bill to criminalize abortion

A bill that would criminalize abortion in Oklahoma won’t be brought up for a committee vote this year, according to the...

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Wildlife Commission opposes bevy of bills

This year's battles over wildlife legislation has begun. The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission, the governing body for...

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Capital City: Governor seeks "quick wins"

Stitt held his third cabinet meeting Thursday and discussed goals he wants to achieve in the next few months at the agencies...

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State of the Union has narrow energy industry focus

During the State of the Union speech last week, President Donald Trump praised the oil and natural gas industry as a key driver...

Eddie Sutton doesn't need the Basketball Hall of Fame to verify his iconic status

SportsApr 3, 2019

Eddie Sutton kept insulting his new team. Kept telling the Cowboys that what they were wasn’t good enough. “You gotta get out of that NIT mentality,” Sutton kept saying to that talented but raw group of OSU players Leonard Hamilton had...

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Digital licenses, card payments among Stitt's desired 'quick wins'

Digital driver's licenses and debit card payments at state parks are some of the “quick wins” Gov. Kevin Stitt would like to...

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Oklahoma Senate's Energy Committee sends wind-related bills along

Several wind energy-related bills proposed by lawmakers worked their way through the Oklahoma Senate’s Energy Committee on...

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Highway patrol captain indicted in blackmail case

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol captain has been indicted by the multi-county grand jury on a charge of blackmail. Capt. Troy D....

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Unity bill clears medical marijuana working group

A bicameral Medical Marijuana Working Group finished work on a bill Wednesday to regulate various aspects of the cannabis...

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Oklahoma lawmakers react to border security bill

Oklahoma lawmakers respond to the border deal reached by Congress.

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Congress OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful...

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Council edges closer to representing the population as the city grows

Voters first elected Patience Latting, the first woman to serve on the city council and only woman to serve as mayor, in 1967.

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Gen X or millennial, Oklahoma City elected officers have a new look

It began with the election of James Greiner and John Pettis in 2013, and now the 40-and-under cohort will constitute a majority...

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Senate Confirms William Barr as Attorney General

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed William P. Barr on Thursday for a second stint as attorney general, handing oversight of the...

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Capital City: Permitless carry bill advances

House Republicans advanced a bill Wednesday that allows Oklahoma citizens to carry a gun without training a proposed expansion...

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Train bill clears committee

A bill that seeks to give law enforcement the ability to cite railroads that block track-road intersections for longer than 10...

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Infowars’ Alex Jones ordered to undergo sworn deposition in Sandy Hook case

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has ruled that Infowars host Alex Jones must undergo a sworn deposition in the...

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California city charging $3,000 deposit to mother seeking records after son killed by police

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KTVU) - Theresa Smith has been trying to unseal all the records into her son's death for the last decade....

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Permitless carry bill passes House

House Republicans advanced a bill Wednesday that allows Oklahoma citizens to carry a gun without training a proposed expansion...