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Anti-tax group's ads praise lawmakers who voted for massive tax package

Social media ads by an anti-tax group praise lawmakers who voted for a massive tax package because those same lawmakers opposed...

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A new job for Oklahoma's Senate budget chairwoman

Senators from Okemah, Porter get a promotion in the Oklahoma Senate

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Race for lieutenant governor overshadowed in big election year

Four Republicans vying for the nomination for lieutenant governor say the office holder and governor should work together more...

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Russia 'liable' for downing MH17 airliner

Australia and the Netherlands say they are holding Russia responsible for downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in 2014....

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Trump cancels meeting with North Korea's Kim

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump cancels June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim, citing 'tremendous anger and open hostility' in recent...

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North Korea 'destroys' nuclear test site as world's media watches

North Korea claims to have dismantled its only known nuclear test site, detonating explosives and collapsing its entrances in...

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Student suspended for wearing Trump T-shirt

An Oregon high school student is suing his school, saying it violated his First Amendment rights when it suspended him for...

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Patrick Wyrick faces flak over ties to Devon Energy, his residency and Sotomayor's rebuke

Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Patrick Wyrick faced questions Wednesday about his ties to Devon Energy, his residency and a...

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Families of Sandy Hook victims file defamation suit against Alex Jones

Six families of victims killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, as well as an FBI agent who responded to the...

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NFL owners approve policy for national anthem

ATLANTA (AP) — NFL owners approve policy allowing players to stay in locker room for national anthem, but they must stand if on...

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Kim Jong Un is said to be worried about North Korea falling to a military coup while he's rubbing shoulders with Trump in Singapore

Kim Jong Un has long been known to take extreme measures in order to hold on to power in North Korea. He is said to be most...

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Altus students worried about school shootings ask Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate what he would do

Altus students frustrated with lack of response to school shootings, say they want a "holistic" approach.

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Oklahoma City Council advances Amazon proposal, sets Ward 7 election dates

The Oklahoma City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday to authorize staff to negotiate a job-creation incentives agreement with online...

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Oklahoma's attorney general and his opponent call on TV stations to stop running ads

Attorney General Mike Hunter is complaining to TV stations about a negative ad paid for by his opponent's campaign. The...

A KC-46A Pegasus is no car. But when it comes to maintenance, it helps to think of it as one.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

The KC-46A Pegasus is about to become part of the U.S. Air Force's fleet, and when it does, Tinker Air Force Base will help it stay in the air.

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Israel says it is the first country to use U.S.-made F-35 in combat

Israel is the first country to have used the U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said on...

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Bigger trucks on the road more dangerous, sheriff tells congress

The Payne County sheriff testified that a request from the nation's delivery services to allow larger semi loads is a dangerous...

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Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter criticizes opponent in campaign ad

Oklahoma attorney general and campaign opponent spar over TV ad.

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Patrick Murphy murder case headed to the U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear a capital murder case that calls into question whether the 1866...

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#OKC Boxscore for Monday, May 21, 2018

#OKC Boxscore for Monday, May 21, 2018

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Case casting 'cloud of doubt' over thousands of Oklahoma convictions could be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court

Two tribal cases from Oklahoma are awaiting action by the U.S. Supreme Court: an Osage wind farm dispute and a Creek murder...

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Republicans at fish fry remain confident in party's future

Republicans confident party will retain control of state government despite budget problems.

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GOP candidates blame morals, mental illness for school shootings

Republicans running for governor say moral decay, mental illness, to blame for school shooting tragedies.

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The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has upheld the 2014 dismissal of a state Department of Environmental Quality attorney accused of conspiring with a state...

The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has upheld the 2014 firing of a state Department of Environmental Quality attorney who was...

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Roger Stone says Trump may not run in 2020, pledges to line up challenger to Pence-Haley ticket

Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone pledged to have someone lined up to challenge Vice President Mike Pence should he run for...

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Conway demands CNN reporter reveal who he voted for in tense exchange

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway demanded that CNN media reporter Brian Stelter say who he backed in the 2016...

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Supreme Court battle shaping up over tax repeal effort

Oklahoma Supreme Court justices have created a fast track for challenges to tax repeal vote and invited Attorney General Mike...

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Governor's veto puts sheriffs in tough spot.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have eliminated financial consequences to counties for failing to...

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OKC council moving quickly to fill Pettis' seat

The Oklahoma City Council is moving quickly to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Ward 7 Councilman John Pettis....

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Stitt vows to appoint anti-abortion justices

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt says he would appoint anti-abortion justices to Oklahoma Supreme Court

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Lamb says he would not support repeal of tax hikes

Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, a Republican candidate for governor, opposed tax hikes but says repealing them now would create budget chaos.

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Teen held in Texas attack is said to have used father's guns

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Texas student charged in the school shooting at Santa Fe High School described planning the attack...

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Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an embarrassment for House Republican leaders, conservatives on Friday scuttled a bill that combines...

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Agencies to meet to develop framework should voters legalize medical marijuana

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is hosting a meeting on Tuesday to talk about how to implement State Question 788...

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Daily Q&A with Charlie Plumb: Medical marijuana law creates employment protections as well as unresolved legal questions

Daily Q&A with Charlie Plumb: Medical marijuana law creates employment protections as well as unresolved legal questions

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Oklahoma Christian universities win reprieve from Obama-era contraception rule after five-year fight

A lengthy court battle between four Christian universities in Oklahoma and the federal Department of Health and Human Services...

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Facing criminal case, Pettis to leave OKC council

Facing a criminal charge that he converted charitable donations to his own use, Ward 7 Councilman John A. Pettis Jr. is...

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'There was no collusion' at Trump Tower meeting, James Lankford says

Lankford downplayed the findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee on which he sits after that committee determined American...

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Councilman facing embezzlement, tax case will resign effective May 31

Ward 7 Councilman John Pettis was one year into his second term on the council.

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Boulder, Colorado, unanimously votes to ban assault weapons, high-capacity magazines

Three months after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, reignited the debate around...

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50 Hamas members reportedly killed during Monday's Gaza protests

50 members of the Hamas terror organization were among those killed in protests along the Gaza border on Monday, a Hamas...

How did the Oklahoma state health department build a slush fund worth millions?

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health appeared bankrupt because no one at the top fully understood the accounting mechanisms that had built up a “slush fund” worth millions, according to a grand jury and the state’s auditors.

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Trump expected to cut Planned Parenthood funding through regs

The Trump administration may take action to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood as a result of pressure from...

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'One of the most difficult jobs in state government,' Oklahoma child welfare director says as she resigns

Oklahoma's director of child welfare services announced her resignation Tuesday, citing the stress of her job and the pressure...

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Several of the state's largest medical, law enforcement, business and faith-based groups have joined forces to battle against the medical marijuana state...

Six weeks before a statewide vote, Oklahoma medical, law enforcement, business and religious groups announced a coalition on...

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OKC firefighters address fire deaths

Oklahoma City firefighters are attacking a spike in fire deaths with renewed vigor. "We want to be part of the solution," Scott...

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April state revenues up nearly 25 percent over same month last year

The financial outlook for Oklahoma state government continues to improve, with April's General Revenue Fund collections up...

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Regulators say they still oppose a preapproval request filed by Public Service Co. of Oklahoma for its Wind Catcher project.

Oklahoma's Attorney General and the director of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Public Utility Division filed a joint...

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Oklahoma congressmen praise Israeli embassy move despite day of violence

Twenty-three years ago, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe co-sponsored a bill, the Jerusalem Embassy Act, that required the United States to...

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Charged OKC Councilman surrenders Tuesday, posts bond

An Oklahoma City councilman running for Oklahoma County commissioner will remain on ballot even if he drops out of race.

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Is sports betting in Oklahoma's future?

Oklahoma lawmakers will consider legalizing sports betting in Oklahoma following a Monday U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck...

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Teachers' group seeks to stop Oklahoma anti-tax question

A group representing Oklahoma teachers is asking the state's highest court to stop an effort to overturn a tax-hike package to...

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Attorney says councilman will plead not guilty to embezzlement charges

Ward 7 councilman was charged in Oklahoma County District Court on Friday.

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#OKC Boxscore is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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Jerusalem embassy: US officials to attend opening ceremony

The US is to open its new embassy in Jerusalem - a move praised by Israel but condemned by Palestinians who are gathering for...

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Oklahoma teachers hold 'car show' in response to governor's comment

An Oklahoma teacher described her sports coupe as a good deal after she bought it wrecked for $1,600.

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Gov. Mary Fallin signs bill allowing display of Ten Commandments on public property

The bill by Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw, and Sen. Joseph Silk, R-Broken Bow, requires the state attorney general to defend...

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‘Melania’ surges in popularity for baby girl names

First lady Melania Trump is having an influence on children, but not in the way she may have expected.

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Republican Stitt says he wouldn't vote to repeal tax hikes

Despite opposition to tax hikes, GOP gubernatorial candidate wouldn't vote to repeal ones approved by Legislature

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Cornett's '100,000 jobs' citation in ad refers to seven-county area

In his first television ad, GOP gubernatorial candidate Mick Cornett cites a job growth number that applies to entire Oklahoma...

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Board of Juvenile Affairs approves $2.65 million in contracts as plans move forward to build next generation campus for juvenile offenders in Tecumseh.

The Oklahoma Board of Juvenile Affairs has approved $2.65 million in new contracts as it moves forward with plans to build a...

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How one debate in Edmond displayed differences among Democratic congressional candidates

Wednesday’s forum offered the clearest distillation to date of the differences between five Democrats seeking to challenge Rep....

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New Oklahoma law cuts cost of speeding tickets by more than half for 1 to 10 miles per hour over limit

New law is intended to spark Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers to write more basic speeding tickets.

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In gubernatorial campaign, Lamb shifts to emphasis on Capitol experience

After months of trying to distance himself from the state Capitol, Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb is emphasizing his state government...

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Lt. governor candidate to speak at meeting

Democrats are invited to hear state Sen. Anastasia Pittman speak to the Canadian County Democrats and friends on May 14.

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Fallin signs adoption bill allowing religious agencies to refuse working with clients who are against their beliefs.

A bill decried by the LGBT community and praised by churches has been signed into law.

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission votes to sue over budget

The Ethics Commission and the Legislature are at odds over how it will be funded next fiscal year.

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Public invited to candidate forum for House seats

The public is invited to two education forums featuring candidates for House Seat 43 and House Seat 47, previously held by John...

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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed Oklahomans to carry guns without a license.

Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill Friday that would have allowed Oklahomans to carry guns without a license. Fallin strongly...

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Councilman promoted northeastside economic development

John Pettis won his Oklahoma City Council seat by championing plans to bring jobs to predominantly African-American...

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Oklahoma City councilman charged

An Oklahoma City councilman, John Pettis, was charged in Oklahoma County District Court Friday with three counts of...

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Governor Mary Fallin vetoes bill to allow adults to carry handguns without a permit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Republican governor, a gun rights supporter, vetoes bill to allow adults to carry handguns...

Great expectations

LifeMay 12, 2018

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City has raised more than half the funds needed to build a 2000-seat church and Stanley Rother shrine in south Oklahoma City.

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Political State: Will she veto?

Ben, Dale and Justin discuss the likelihood of whether Gov. Mary Fallin will veto a few high-profile bills on her desk. Justin...

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California close to requiring solar panels on all new homes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California may start requiring solar panels on new homes and low-rise apartment buildings built after...

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Hofmeister to Oklahoma AG: Should teachers start getting raises amid effort to kill taxes needed to pay for them?

A Tulsa law firm recommends its school district clients hold off on paying the higher wages funded by HB 1010 because if...

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A federal loan program has irked Rep. Russell. Trump wants it eliminated

President Donald Trump moved this week to eliminate an obscure federal loan program that has irked Oklahoma City’s congressman...

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Democratic congressional candidates talk firearms at Edmond forum: 'It’s these assault weapons that are killing people.'

Forty-eight days before they compete in a primary election, five Democratic candidates for Congress competed in their first...

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Summit is set: Trump-Kim to meet June 12 in Singapore

President Donald Trump says he will meet with North Korea's Kim Jong in Singapore on June 12.

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Anheuser-Busch prepares for October changes in Oklahoma alcohol laws

With Oklahoma regulations loosening regarding alcohol content for beer as a result of the passage of State Question 792,...

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With the end near for streetcar construction, traffic complications will shift gears

With the end of streetcar construction in sight, downtown Oklahoma City motorists might think things are coming up roses. Not...

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For OKC sales tax revenue, 'Another good month'

Strength in consumer spending is translating to consistently strong sales tax results for Oklahoma City. Figures for the May...

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Fallin signs bill expanding gun rights in church

Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill that expands the rights people to defend themselves in a church.

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Did you know?: Things to know about Oklahoma's new liquor laws

Did you know?: Things to know about Oklahoma's new liquor laws

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Michelle Wolf Pokes Fun at White House Correspondents' Dinner Reactions

Michelle Wolf joined Seth Meyers on Late Night Wednesday to discuss her recent controversial hosting gig at the White House...

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Sturm Ruger Shareholders Adopt Measure Backed by Gun Safety Activists

Shareholders stood with a group of nuns challenging Sturm Ruger — one of the largest firearms makers in the country — in...

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Choctaw Nation chosen for federal drone pilot program

The Choctaw Nation is one of 10 governments that will take part in a federal pilot program for unmanned aircraft systems, or...

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Mormon church to sever its 105-year-old ties to the Boy Scouts at end of 2019

The Mormon church is ending its 105-year relationship with the Boy Scouts of America at the end of next year. The Church of...

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Trump: North Korea Releases Three U.S. Detainees

SEOUL—North Korea released three U.S. citizens imprisoned for more than a year and allowed them to fly home with Secretary of...

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Oklahoma State Department of Health pursues 'reset' after financial scandal

Interim commissioner Tom Bates said department leadership was reconsidering how it works with other agencies, including the...

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Commerce will remain its own agency

Lawmakers wanted to place the Oklahoma Department of Commerce under the lieutenant governor's office, but the governor said no.

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Court upholds constitutionality of requiring identification to vote

An Oklahoma voter identification law approved by state voters in 2010 meets constitutional requirements, the Oklahoma Supreme...

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Oklahoma City Council learns Amazon is eligible for job incentives

Amazon could qualify for a public payout as an incentive for jobs created at its still officially unannounced fulfillment...

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GOP candidates for governor support gun bill while broad coalition urges veto

A coalition that includes Oklahoma City, the Thunder and major universities urges Gov. Mary Fallin to veto constitutional...

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Resurfacing project slated for Memorial Road in northwest Oklahoma City.

Construction is expected to begin in six to eight weeks on a project to resurface about two miles of Memorial Road between...

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Governor must now decide final bills of 2018 session

Lawmakers adjourned last week, leaving 116 bills on Gov. Mary Fallin's desk.

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Melania Trump's popularity sees boost in new poll

The number of Americans who view the first lady favorably now rests at 57 percent.

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Medicaid work requirements signed into law

Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill that could require some Medicaid recipients to have employment or lose their benefits.

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GOP candidates for governor support gun bill on Fallin's desk

GOP candidates for governor urge Fallin to sign gun bill, while Edmondson prefers training

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Oklahoma tribes and Tom Cole say 'troubling' Medicaid policy weakens tribal sovereignty by labeling them a race

“HHS is demonstrating a breathtaking lack of understanding of this fundamental and bedrock concept in Indian law."

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Oklahoma legislators reject ethical rules restricting when they can become lobbyists

New ethical rules creating a cooling-off period would have gone into effect as soon as the Legislature adjourned if no action...

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#OKC Boxscore for Monday, May 7, 2018.

William Crum: #OKC Boxscore is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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'US Embassy' road signs appear in Jerusalem

'US Embassy' road signs went up in Jerusalem on Monday ahead of next week's opening of the mission in the city. The signs, in...

Alternative programs tailored for at-risk students

NewsMay 6, 2018

While more Oklahoma teenagers are dropping out of high school than at any time in the past decade, programs targeting at-risk students are making a difference, state and local education officials told The Oklahoman.

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Japanese congressman visits American home in Tulsa

Yoshiaki Harada, a member of the Japanese House of Representatives and former Japanese diplomat, is a 1963 graduate of Edison...

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White House gears up to push CIA nominee as concerns mount

Haspel is sitting in on preparation sessions and continuing visits with senators this week ahead of Wednesday's confirmation...

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Nikki Haley: 'I pick up the phone and call' Trump when he says something unsettling

If President Trump ever says anything that doesn't sit well with Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says...

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New state budget still leaves some state agencies far short of funding they received a decade ago.

Armed with a record $7.6 billion state budget and $474 million in new taxes and revenue hikes, Oklahoma lawmakers voted this...

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Attorney general race rhetoric heats up

Republican candidates for attorney general trade barbs, and gubernatorial candidate Gary Richardson catches heat for television ad

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Phone records link wind industry group to political consultant who had Oklahoma legislator tracked

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation continues to follow up leads to determine who wanted a legislator tracked and why....

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OKCPS Foundation President: Teachers, students matter

Public education matters. All students matter. Teachers matter and they do amazing work.

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'Bare minimum' regulations will keep lawmakers out of special session, floor leader says

On Oct. 1, Oklahoma's new alcohol laws will take effect. A bill introduced and adopted this week will prevent the need for a...

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Oklahoma gubernatorial candidates split on faith-based adoption bill

What some Republican candidates see as religious liberty for adoption services, Democrats see as discrimination.

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Dignitaries dedicate MAPS 3 senior health and wellness center in Capitol Hill

A health and wellness center designed for people 50 and older opened its doors Friday in the Capitol Hill neighborhood in south...

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'Governor Fallin really let us down on this issue.' Cherokees disappointed in veto of Native American Day bill

Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed legislation Thursday that would have established an Oklahoma Native American Day on the second Monday...

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Trump salutes NRA, says elect Republicans to save gun rights

DALLAS (AP) — Months after the horror of the Parkland school shootings in Florida, President Donald Trump stood before cheering...

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Political State: Will the real Republican voter please stand up?

Ben, Dale and Justin talk about the end of the legislative session and speculate on the mood of Republican voters headed into...

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Lawmakers head home for the year

After finishing their work for 2018, the House and Senate adjourned.

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Advisory committee reviews OKC convention center bids

Oklahoma City appears set to get all it needed in a convention center. It may even get some of things it wants, though details...

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Life without parole considered for youths

A proposed law would set guidelines for how a court could sentence murderers who killed before they were 18 to life in prison...

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Adoption bill now headed to governor's desk

Faith-based adoption agencies would still get state funds if they reject gay couples.

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'Constitutional carry' now on governor's desk

Gov. Mary Fallin will decide whether Oklahoma should allow the carrying of firearms without a license.

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Feds tapped Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's phones

Federal investigators have wiretapped the phone lines of Michael Cohen, the longtime personal lawyer for President Donald Trump...

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Table Tennis: Koreas form unified team at world championships

The two Koreas will field a combined women's team at the table tennis world championships after the nations decided not to...

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Venezuela's Maduro defies foreign censure, offers 'prize' to voters

President Nicolas Maduro scoffed at international criticism of Venezuela's upcoming May 20 vote in which he is seeking...

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US releases Saudi Guantanamo convict

A Saudi man held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay who pleaded guilty to war crimes has been transferred back to...

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Historic tax credits now deemed safe; threats put First National redevelopment at risk

Federal and state historic tax credits are seen as being safe following serious threats on the program last fall that could...

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New Oklahoma law closes loophole, makes secretly tracking someone with a GPS device a stalking crime

Secretly following someone with a GPS tracking device is now a stalking crime, punishable by a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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Oklahoma's teacher unions say lawmakers are seeking revenge for organizing the walkout in April.

Lawmakers have introduced legislation that would put restrictions on teacher unions, which could ultimately lower membership...

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Donald Trump Jr. talks politics, hunting at fundraiser for Lamb

Donald Trump Jr. attends a fundraiser in Oklahoma City on behalf of the GOP gubernatorial campaign of Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb.

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The Boy Scouts are dropping the word 'boy' from the name of their flagship program

NEW YORK – For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon...

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Macron thanks Australian leader's 'delicious wife'

French President Emmanuel Macron committed a rather delicious faux pas on Wednesday that left his Australian audience...

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Soon in OKC, you'll be able to ride the bus on Sundays.

OKC continues the trend of expanding bus service.

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Bond issue would provide $116 million for prison repairs, maintenance

More than $116 million would go for repairs and maintenance at Oklahoma's prisons if lawmakers approve bond issue.

Dozens of schools built safe rooms following Moore tornado

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At least 65 school districts across the state have constructed safe rooms since 2013, according to a survey conducted by The Oklahoman.

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Cornett leads first quarter fundraising from donors, as Lamb maintains cash advantage

Cornett had strongest fundraising quarter, excluding personal loans, but Lamb and Stitt maintained cash advantage in GOP...

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Five charter schools get boost from federal funds

Five current and future Oklahoma charter schools will receive a portion of $3 million in federal funding, part of a larger...

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US troops 'will stay in South Korea'

South Korea's government has said US troops will remain in the country, even if a deal is reached to formally end the Korean...

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Effort to impeach OEA leaders reveals divide among educators after walkout

A petition began to circulate on social media and at an OEA meeting in Norman on Friday as the rifts among educators spilled...

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Banned Tulsa banker Albert Kelly resigns from EPA Superfund role

Albert “Kell” Kelly, a former Tulsa banker, resigned Tuesday from the Environmental Protection Agency, where he had been hired...

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Lamb maintains cash advantage in GOP gubernatorial race

Cornett collects most from donors, not counting personal loans, but Lamb ended March with more money

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Oklahoma House votes to increase private prison rate

The Oklahoma House voted Monday to increase the daily rate the state of Oklahoma pays private prisons for housing inmates.

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Chairman of Oklahoma Ethics Commission accuses legislators of retaliation

Ethics Commission may sue over how it is being funded next fiscal year.

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Wind incentive will stay

A refundable tax credit for the wind industry will remain in place after lawmakers tried to eliminate it Monday.

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The sounds of a Hindu mantra flowed through the Senate chambers as an international Hindu leader gave the invocation on Monday at the State Capitol.

The sounds of a Hindu mantra flowed through the Senate Chambers as an international Hindu leader gave the invocation on Monday...

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State budget signed into law

Finalizing the budget puts one more hurdle behind lawmakers as they wrap up this session.

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Budget shortfalls stir talk of tax breaks

The cost of tax breaks has become a topic in the Oklahoma gubernatorial race

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#OKC Boxscore for Monday, April 30, 2018

William Crum: #OKC Boxscore is a weekly civic news summary for Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma child abuse prevention funding up in the air

Parent Promise made it through this year’s budget cuts without leaving the high-risk families it works with in the lurch....

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Oklahoma school finances have changed little despite walkout, officials say

Districts will receive about $50 million statewide — $33 million for textbooks and $17 million for operations.

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Washington in uproar over 'disgusting' White House Correspondents' dinner comedy routine

Conservatives Saturday night and Sunday criticized the tenor and character of the White House Correspondents’ dinner after...

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Oklahoma taxpayers are paying more than $70 million a year for a wind industry subsidy.

A high stakes battle is being waged in the state Capitol over a bill that would kill a wind industry subsidy that currently is...

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What do lawmakers absolutely have to do before session ends? Not much.

There aren't many major issues left for lawmakers to deal with in what they hope will be the final week of session.

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Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, April 29, 2018

Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore is a look at what's happening at the Oklahoma state Capitol.

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Candidates for governor set to report finances as survey shows expanded race and Trump son set for visit

After another busy week, GOP candidates for governor are set to file financial reports that will offer clues to their resources...

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Teacher walkout fallout: Impeachment effort underway against OEA leaders

Teachers began to circulate a petition through social media Friday to initiate impeachment proceedings against OEA President...

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Oklahoma House approves $7.6 billion budget

The Oklahoma House on Friday gave final approval to the Fiscal Year 2019 state budget.

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How Native American powwows evolved over years

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Gathering of Nations, one of the world's largest gatherings of indigenous people, started Friday...

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Ken Bone claims son was suspended over gun range photo

Ken Bone — aka the “red sweater guy” — claims his son was suspended from school on Thursday and is now being investigated by...

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Trump campaign used 'poor judgment' in dealing with the Russians, House Intel report says

WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee released a final report on its Russia investigation Friday that criticized the...

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Poll: Who would you vote for if the Oklahoma Republican gubernatorial primary were held today?

Poll: Who would you vote for if the Oklahoma Republican gubernatorial primary were held today?

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Korea leaders avoid specific measures to address nuke crisis

GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — The leaders of North and South Korea played it safe Friday, repeating a previous vow to rid the...

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Signed: Seven bills to reduce Oklahoma's prison growth

Gov. Mary Fallin signed seven bills aimed at slowing the state's prison population.

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Students plead for affordable tuition

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education were urged to keep rates affordable Thursday during the annual public hearing...

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800,000 people are about to flee New York and California because of taxes, say economists

Conservative economists Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore are predicting a new mass exodus of wealth from New York and California...

The U.S. Air Force is getting close to receiving its next generation aircraft tanker.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. brought more than a dozen reporters to various production and testing facilities here earlier this month to update progress it has made toward delivering its first group of KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the U.S. Air Force. The...

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Student sues school after being punished for wearing pro-gun shirt

NEVADA -- An eighth-grade student is suing the Washoe County School District after he was told to cover his pro-gun...

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Koreas make nuclear pledge after summit

The leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to work to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons after holding an historic...

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Pruitt tells Congress 'I have nothing to hide' as he faces ethics controversies

“Those who have attacked the EPA and attacked me are doing so because they want to attack and derail the president’s agenda....

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Iran's Khamenei urges Muslim nations to unite against U.S.: state TV

Iran's supreme leader called on Muslim nations to unite against the United States, saying Tehran would never yield to...

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A settlement that would propel the Wind Catcher project ahead has been revised and is likely headed to regulators for another hearing.

A revised settlement agreement proposed by Public Service Co. of Oklahoma to gain approval for its Wind Catcher project is...

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Convention center construction bids beat estimate

Bids to build Oklahoma City's new MAPS 3 convention center came in substantially below budget Wednesday, clearing the way for...

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Less one-time revenue built into Oklahoma's budget

While giving state agencies a boost in appropriations, the state budget proposed by lawmakers makes little use of one-time...

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Oklahoma House proposes 'constitutional carry'

House lawmakers amended and passed a bill that would let people carry handguns without a license.

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Budget bump to fund tuition waivers

Oklahoma higher education is set to get its first increase in state funding in four years. House Appropriations and Budget...

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House lawmakers advance elimination of wind incentive

Instead of a gross production tax on wind, the Oklahoma House of Representatives adopted the elimination of another wind...

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Kourtney Kardashian takes Washington to talk cosmetics reform on Capitol Hill

The Kardashians have long been a staple of TV and social media. Next up? Keeping up with politics. The oldest Kardashian...

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Lamb, Stitt and Cornett lead among GOP primary voters, new survey says

A new survey shows a tight three-way race for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, but Cornett's pollster challenges results.

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U.S. Supreme Court leans toward upholding Trump's travel ban

Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled they are likely to uphold President Donald Trump's travel ban...

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Florida school shooting survivor says school security questioned him for visiting gun range with his dad

Kyle Kashuv, a student at the Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a February mass shooting, has claimed that...

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Oklahoma State Chamber says medical marijuana would create employment issues

The state's largest business group criticizes "half-baked" language of State Question 788, but sponsor says claims are untrue.

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FOI-O sets gubernatorial debate, annual awards

Eight candidates for Oklahoma governor will debate the First Amendment and government transparency Saturday at an event...

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State spending bill is biggest ever

The state's next spending bill was released Tuesday, and it's quite different than what Oklahomans have seen in recent years.

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Oklahoma Senate votes to expand concealed carry in county courthouses

The Oklahoma Senate passed legislation Tuesday to expand the concealed carry of firearms in county courthouses.

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More minorities and women needed on city council?

Residents from several corners of Oklahoma City appealed Tuesday to add four seats to the city council, a move they said would...

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Criminal justice reform bills pass

Several bills that would reduce prison population growth received final approval by lawmakers on Tuesday and now head to the...

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Finland to end its universal basic income program by year's end

The Finnish government reportedly announced Tuesday that it will end the country’s universal basic income program by year's end...

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President Trump says US troops will be coming home, but wants to leave 'strong and lasting footprint' in Syria

President Trump says US troops will be coming home, but wants to leave 'strong and lasting footprint' in Syria

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The NRA just broke a 15-year fundraising record

As the student-led March for Our Lives movement captured the nation's attention in the weeks after the Parkland shooting, the...

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Former Councilman Pat Ryan dies

It was April 17, 2012, and the city council was off in the weeds on a parking study presentation, discussing pluses and minuses...

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GOP candidates for governor talk school funding, same-sex adoption and other issues at OKC forum

Six Republicans running for governor answered questions about school funding, Republican rule, abortion and other issues at...

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North Korean leader visits China embassy, hospital after fatal bus...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visited the Chinese embassy in Pyongyang on Monday to express "deep sympathy" over a bus...

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Female veterans fight for a new mission: Fixing Congress

At least 28 female veterans seeking House seats and four vying for the Senate in a record year for female candidates. Fixing...

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Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter beats candidacy challenge

Attorney General Mike Hunter beat back a challenge to his candidacy Monday, putting on evidence he always was an Oklahoman even...

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Shania Twain: I apologize for saying I would have voted for Trump

Country superstar Shania Twain issued an apology Sunday for saying she would have voted for President Trump in the 2016...

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Spokesman: George HW Bush hospitalized with blood infection

A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after...

Low enrollment may force OKC district to close schools

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Oklahoma City Public Schools will consider closing some schools, expanding others and redrafting boundaries before the end of the year to cut costs amid declining enrollments.

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The 7-percent GPT campaign pivots away from state question

The group who planned to seek a statewide vote on a 7-percent gross production tax rate for teacher pay won't collect...

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Pat Ryan, who served 10 years on the Oklahoma City Council, dies at 79

Pat Ryan played many roles in civic life in Oklahoma City.

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Political State: Previewing tonight's gubernatorial forum

On this week's episode of Political State, Ben, Dale and Justin preview Monday’s forum between Republican candidates for...

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Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to boy

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a boy. Her third child was born at 11.01am at St Mary’s hospital, Paddington. The...

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Man fined over 'Nazi pug' hate crime

A man who filmed a pet dog giving Nazi salutes before putting the footage on YouTube has been fined £800. Mark Meechan, 30,...

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#OKC Boxscore for Monday, April 23, 2018.

William Crum: #OKC Boxscore is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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Cousin says AG candidate advised her to lie in Oklahoma divorce case

Tulsa attorney Gentner Drummond is running for attorney general. A former client in a divorce case said he advised her to lie.

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6 things to watch for in Monday's GOP forum in OKC

The six GOP candidates set to appear at a forum Monday in Oklahoma City have honed their talking points in the past several...

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Oklahoma marine allegedly involved in planning deadly Charlottesville rally

Michael Joseph Chesny, 36, used the pseudonym "Tyrone" to assist organization of the rally in 2017, Al Jazeera alleges.

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Teachers union showed its power, limitations during walkout

During the walkout, the Oklahoma Education Association said its membership had grown for the first time in years, yet it...

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Is the Legislature feeling political fatigue?

As the 2018 session nears its final month, has the near constant Capitol politics cycle affected lawmakers?

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Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, April 22, 2018.

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A piece of baseball history was part of the Tar Creek corruption investigation

The white, wood frame house that once stood at 462 South Emily St. in the northeast Oklahoma ghost town of Picher looked much...

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Traffic tickets, and the revenue they bring in, are down in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Douglas Combs calls the decline in the number of traffic tickets issued "a significant...

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GOP candidates for governor to attend OKC forum

The six GOP gubernatorial candidates who have been campaigning for several months are scheduled to appear on Monday at a forum...

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In Edmond, SQ 788 debaters try to cut through the haze on medical marijuana

Several minutes into his opening remarks, August Rivera grabbed a dozen bags containing 72 ounces of gummy bears and dumped...

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Sanctuary cities standoff sidetracks OKC police grant

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' crusade against so-called sanctuary cities is jeopardizing crime-fighting funds that Oklahoma...

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Race for Oklahoma governor: Cornett laments city funding; Edmondson lays rural problems at Fallin's feet

At a gubernatorial forum geared to policy wonks, candidates talk tax policy and rural restoration.

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Trump says he will not accept high oil prices; crude dips

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized OPEC on Friday for output curbs that have helped raise global oil prices and said...

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Auditor says conflict of interest with Health Department audit is over

Oklahoma State Auditor Gary Jones said Thursday that he decided to reengage because he no longer had the appearance of a...

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Attorney General gives support for cameras in the courtroom for opioids trial.

NORMAN — The Oklahoman is requesting that media cameras be allowed into the courtroom for a trial over the accusation that...

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Oklahoma House strikes deal on wind power gross production tax

House lawmakers will consider a gross production tax on wind energy next week.

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Moody's: Sales tax bill to boost Oklahoma cities

Oklahoma cities received a boost to their creditworthiness following new sales tax legislation, credit ratings agency Moody's...

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An Oklahoma congressman will be the next administrator of NASA

The Tulsa Republican was narrowly confirmed by the Senate on Thursday in a 50-49 party line vote, finally overcoming the...

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Britain to ban sale of plastic straws in bid to fight waste

Britain plans to ban the sale of plastic straws and other single use products and is pressing Commonwealth allies to also take...

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Swaziland king changes the country's name

Swaziland's King Mswati III has announced he is renaming the country as the Kingdom of eSwatini. The monarch announced the...

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North Korea Removes Major Obstacle to U.S. Negotiations, South Says

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, has removed a key obstacle to negotiations with Washington by ceasing...

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Cuba’s New President: Loyal Servant of a Revolution He Didn’t Fight

HAVANA — As soon as Cuba and the Obama administration decided to restore diplomatic relations, decades of bitter stagnation...

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Kendra Horn raises $122K to lead Democrats in Oklahoma City congressional race

Horn raised more than $122,000 in the first three months of 2018 as she continues to lead the pack among challengers to U.S....

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Oklahoma Senate adopts Medicaid work requirements

The Senate advanced a bill Wednesday that would require a subset of the Medicaid population to work or perform community...

Oklahoma Baptists weigh in on beleaguered seminary leader

LifeMay 13, 2018

Oklahomans are among those weighing in for and against Southwest Baptist Theological President Paige Patterson, a prominent and influential Southern Baptist Convention leader who is currently embroiled in controversy surrounding past remarks he...

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Professor who called Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist' under investigation

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California state university is investigating comments made on Twitter by an English professor who...

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GOP chairman poised to subpoena DOJ for Comey memos

The head of the House Judiciary Committee is expected to subpoena the Department of Justice (DOJ) as soon as this week to...

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Close encounters: Jim Bridenstine's NASA nomination narrowly overcomes Senate hurdle

Rep. Jim Bridenstine, the Tulsa Republican whose nomination to lead NASA has hung in the balance for seven months, narrowly...

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Criminal justice reform advances in House, Senate

A slate of criminal justice reform bills are nearing a final vote in the Oklahoma Legislature after months of delays.

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Hunter's residency challenged by Republican rival for attorney general

A Republican candidate for attorney general claims Attorney General Mike Hunter doesn't meet residency requirement, but Hunter...

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Mike Pompeo: CIA chief 'made secret trip to North Korea'

CIA director Mike Pompeo travelled to Pyongyang for a secret meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, US media report. The...

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Castro's successor seen as unlikely to bring sweeping change to Cuba

The man likely to become Cuba's next president is from a younger generation of leaders and has advocated modernizing the island...

US officials say Pompeo has met with NKorea's Kim

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. officials say CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong...

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Barbara Bush's ties to Oklahoma

Barbara Bush has carried on a history of leadership and literacy advocacy long after her husband's presidency throughout the...

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Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92

Former first lady Barbara Bush has died. She was 92.

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Republican rival challenges Hunter's qualifications to be attorney general

An attorney who emerged last week as a primary challenger to incumbent Attorney General Mike Hunter contends Hunter doesn't...

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Jim Bridenstine's NASA nomination moves ahead toward a Senate vote

After months in political purgatory, Rep. Jim Bridenstine’s nomination to lead NASA is headed toward a vote in the Senate.

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A Chickasaw woman will become the first Native American to clerk for a Supreme Court justice

When she begins work this July, it’s believed Chickasaw citizen Tobi Young will be the first Native American tribal member to...

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North and South Korea reportedly set to announce an official end to war

North and South Korea are in talks to announce a permanent end to the ongoing military conflict between the two countries,...

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Oklahoma innovation, past, present and future

If you are a regular reader of these columns, and I hope you are, you can tell that I like history. There are the lessons, of...

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Five things to know about election filing

From open seat races to Cornett's no-show, here are five things to know about candidate filing.

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Missouri governor hit, groped and coerced woman into sexual contact, she tells lawmakers

The political crisis confronting Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (R) appeared to deepen significantly on Wednesday with the release...

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National Guard troops at Mexican border may be armed, top official says

WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. Border Patrol on Monday could not rule out the possibility that some National Guard troops...

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Capitol turnover: Lawmakers confirm departure

More than a dozen Oklahoma legislators didn't file for re-election last week.

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Red flags abounded at Oklahoma state Health Department

Three months before the Oklahoma State Department of Health acknowledged it was in a budget crisis, it had $15 in its main...

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Mexico election front-runner blames country's graft for Trump's...

Mexico's left-wing presidential front-runner said on Sunday that corrupt governments in the country were to blame for U.S....

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Sweden’s violent reality is undoing a peaceful self-image

STOCKHOLM — Sweden may be known for its popular music, IKEA and a generous welfare state. It is also increasingly associated...

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#OKC Boxscore is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

William Crum: #OKC Boxscore is a weekly summary of Oklahoma City civic news.

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New state law expected to boost Oklahoma City revenue.

Oklahoma sales tax growth shows consumer spending remains on the upswing.

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5 Things to Know About Oklahoma Candidate Filing

From a wave of legislative hopefuls to Mick Cornett's no-show, here are 5 things to know about the official beginning of the...

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David Boren expected to recover from stroke, OU says

University of Oklahoma President David Boren is expected to make a full recovery after having a minor stroke minutes before the...

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Consumer spending as measured by sales tax fell back in line with trends in April

Sales tax was up 10.9 percent overall including the increase that took effect on Jan. 1.

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Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, April 15, 2018.

Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, April 15, 2018.

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Was the teacher walkout effective?

For two weeks, thousands of Oklahoma teachers got a first-hand look at their state government, and lawmakers got a taste of...

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Candidates for offices in Oklahoma County and surrounding counties

CANADIAN COUNTYCounty assessor • (i) Matt Wehmuller, 44, Okarche (R) County treasurer • (i) Carolyn Leck, 62, El Reno (R) •...

The OK -- The Food Issue

LifeFeb 4, 2018

Peanut butter. If I have one go-to food, that's it. Crunchy or smooth? Doesn't matter. Jif, Skippy or Peter Pan? Don't care. Love them all. On toast, on a cracker. Plain or with a pickle, like my mom taught me. Even on a hamburger. If you...

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Forum set for Republican gubernatorial candidates

A public forum with the Republican candidates for governor, hosted by The Oklahoman, is scheduled for April 23, from 6:30 to 8...

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Where did the money go?

The Oklahoma State Department of Health overspent its budget by $30 million leaving the agency on the edge of financial...

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Teacher walkout was nonpartisan, but politics came into play

Republicans and Democrats brace for the November impact of the teacher walkout.

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What is a capital-gains tax deduction and what are the benefits and drawbacks of repealing it?

What started life as a vague sentence buried in a complex ballot question has grown into a huge tax break for some Oklahomans...

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Democrat runs again for Oklahoma County commissioner

Three candidates seek District 3 seat that is becoming open because Oklahoma County Commissioner Ray Vaughn is retiring.

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Surge of Oklahoma candidate filings surpasses expectations

Candidate filing ended Friday with nearly 800 political hopefuls heading toward the ballot. Most posts wound up with races when...

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Teachers return to Capitol as walkout ends

As most Oklahoma schools reopened following a two-week walkout, some teachers returned to the Capitol for a final show of force.

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Poll: Do you support OEA's decision to end the teacher walkout?

Do you support the decision? Take our poll and let us know.

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Edmondson, Stitt file for governor as Oklahoma legislative candidates dominate

State election officials expected about 600 candidates to file in the three-day period that ends Friday. Filing hit the 600...

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Q&A with Evan Way: Permitting for new liquor laws can take some time

Q&A with Evan Way: Permitting for new liquor laws can take some time

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Senate OK's Self-Defense Act for 'places of worship'

A proposal to expand the Self-Defense Act to places of worship received key approval from the Oklahoma Senate.

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Public conversation with Republican candidates for governor scheduled for April 23

A public forum with the Republican candidates for governor, hosted by The Oklahoman, is scheduled for April 23, from 6:30 to 8...

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Teachers union calls off walkout, claims 'victory' for schools

The Oklahoma Education Association, the state's largest teachers union, has called for an end to a statewide walkout, 11 days...

Candidate filings as of Thursday, April 12

Candidate filing for upcoming federal, state and county elections started at 8 a.m. Wednesday and will conclude at 5 p.m....

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The EPA continues to fill up with former Jim Inhofe aides and confidants

Andrew Wheeler, a former aide to U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, received first-round approval from the Senate on Thursday to be second...

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$4 million in new annual revenue expected by city under state law aimed at boosting school funding

State law aimed at collecting additional tax on online sales will produce more revenue for cities.

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Forum to explore state question to legalize medical marijuana

The Heartland Republican Women’s Club will host a forum on State Question 788 at 6:30 p.m. April 19 at the Edmond Community...

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Two veteran Oklahoma County commissioners and the longtime assessor are retiring.

Lots of new names will be on ballots because two veteran Oklahoma County commissioners and the longtime assessor are retiring....

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Candidates file for governor, Congress, Legislature and other offices

Record 458 candidates turned in their paperwork on the first day of filing at the Capitol for state and federal offices.

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Amid statewide walkout, some teachers push for elected office

As thousands of Oklahoma teachers returned to the state Capitol for day 10 of a statewide walkout, several teachers filed for...

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Lawmakers challenge the opioid epidemic as the Capitol clock ticks down

House and Senate committees advanced several bills that target Oklahoma's opioid epidemic.

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Empty OU regent's seat filled

Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed Natalie Shirley, her former secretary of education and workforce development to serve on the...

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Did judge who gave church camp rapist probation get an opponent?

Marshall County District Judge Wallace Coppedge was widely criticized for sentencing a church camp rapist in January to only...

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Day 11 Teacher walkout poll: Do you support the teacher walkout?

Day 11 Teacher walkout poll: Do you support the teacher walkout?

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Oklahoman plans forum with Republican gubernatorial candidates April 23

The Oklahoman is hosting a public forum with the Republican candidates for governor from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 23 at the...

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Republican candidates for governors, legislators and challengers file to get their names on ballot

Candidate filing kicks off for an election season that will bring many new faces to Capitol

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Source: Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election, people close to the Wisconsin lawmaker said...

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Teachers get bats to fight school shooters

A Pennsylvanian school district has given its teachers baseball bats in the fight against school shooters. All 500 teachers of...

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Oklahoma City's storyteller-in-chief bows out

Oklahoma City's storyteller-in-chief says the story of the city is change. Mick Cornett stepped down Tuesday after 14 years as...

Technology and efficiency gains have boosted the oil industry

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After a career in operations, Jason Pigott suddenly found himself in charge of information technology at Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. "At first I had no idea why I was leading IT, but putting operations and IT together has...

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We will have to wait and see if an increased gross production tax impacts oil and gas activity in Oklahoma.

Participants in Tuesday's Energy Chat at NewsOK asked how recently approved increases in gross production taxes might impact...

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Holt takes office as mayor, puts focus on the future

Holt sworn in as Oklahoma City's 36th mayor, presides over first council meeting.

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The group behind a lawsuit for the Tar Creek audit is suing again

A day after securing release of a state audit into the Tar Creek Superfund site, a national watchdog group celebrated Tuesday...

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Medical cost transparency bill dies with little support

An earlier version of the bill would have required most hospitals post their prices on a state website, but just two of eight...

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GOP gubernatorial candidates ripped for positions on teacher pay package

A national Democratic group says some of the GOP gubernatorial field would be worse than Gov. Mary Fallin on education.

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Teachers stay focused on Capitol as walkout continues

As lawmakers have failed to make the substantial investment in education that educators have demanded, teachers say it's easy...

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Fallin signs repeal of hotel/motel tax

In a rejection of demands made by teachers who have spent more than a week at the Capitol, Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill that...

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An Oklahoma Supreme Court justice was nominated by Trump for a federal judgeship

Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Patrick Wyrick, who is on President Donald Trump’s list of possible U.S. Supreme Court picks,...

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Holt sworn in as mayor, ceremony precedes council meeting

Holt succeeds Mick Cornett, who served as mayor for 14 years.

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Arizona Supreme Court: No in-state tuition for DACA college students

Young immigrants with DACA status who want to attend college in their home state of Arizona will have to pay out-of-state...

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Day after Bolton takes over, homeland security aide is out

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser is resigning in the latest White House departure.

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Pruitt's Oklahoma trips raise concerns he's 'using his public office for personal gain,' top ethics official warns

"Reports of the administrator making frequent official trips to his home state at government expense...do raise concerns about...

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Fentanyl added to Oklahoma trafficking law

The bill creates a new tool for prosecutors seeking to convict opioid traffickers.

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Former state senator brings re-tooled faith-themed movie to the big screen

A former state senator turned filmmaker is bringing a new faith-themed movie to the big screen on Thursday. "The Amendment," a...