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Oklahoma WIC benefits to continue into March despite shutdown

Director of state Women, Infants and Children program tries to correct erroneous messages on social media. ,

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Legislature dipping into self-driving vehicle regulation

For the first time since the technology became a reality, the Legislature is poised to begin regulating self-driving cars and...

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Governor wants to work closely with superintendent

New governor says he won't have a separate education secretary in his cabinet, a signal that he would rather rely on expertise...

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Ex-wife wants child support from powerful state lawmaker

Rep. Kevin Wallace has been ordered to appear on the second day of the upcoming legislative session for his arraignment in...

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Oklahoma farmers will be able to access more USDA services through Farm Service Agency offices, starting Thursday.

As Congress and President Trump continue to debate funding for a border wall, the federal government is reopening Farm Service...

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Baptists provide meals for unpaid federal workers

Baptist Relief volunteers provide meals for federal workers affected by partial government shutdown.

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Oklahoma bills aim to punish, limit future protests

Oklahoma lawmakers have filed a host of bills that seek to crack down on the methods educators employed to stage a statewide...

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Recap: OKC district meets to discuss school closures

View a live feed of Tuesday's Oklahoma Cit School Board meeting, where officials addressed school closures as part of the...

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Journalist fired after wishing death on Covington Catholic HS students, parents: report

A freelance Vulture journalist was fired from his main job at digital company INE Entertainment after wishing death for...

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Bill to save Talihina Veterans Center may not be considered

TALIHINA, Okla. (AP) — The chair of Oklahoma's House Veterans and Military Affairs Committee says the panel probably won't hear...

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Lawton Community Theatre to produce Oklahoma premiere of 'serious comedy' 'Church & State'

LAWTON — Lawton Community Theatre will produce the Oklahoma premiere of “Church & State” Feb. 1-3 and 7-10 at the theater,...

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Capital City: Limited fixes offered after state agency audit

A commission appointed by state leaders to ferret out wasteful spending and ineffective practices by state agencies has gotten...

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Oklahoma Regional Food Bank helps furloughed federal workers

Oklahoma Regional Food Bank volunteers set up at state fairgrounds to distribute staples to federal workers missing paychecks...

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Covington Catholic, school at center of D.C. march video, facing threats and protesters

When students return to Covington Catholic High School on Tuesday, they will be greeted by police and protesters. The...

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Zimbabwe leader abandons trip amid unrest

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has broken off a trip to Europe after violent protests in his home country. Mr...

Late raises given by some agency heads added over $800,000 to state payroll

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A study of nine departments by The Oklahoman found a slew of raises approved in last six months of administrations.

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Civic leaders respond to State of the City address

Watch the speech and an interview with the mayor, who reviewed Oklahoma City's economic renaissance and said the city's newest...

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Two students leave OU after blackface video

In a news conference, James Gallogly said the students withdrew voluntarily and issued an apology for viral video.

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Tech writer suggests '10 Year Challenge' may be collecting data for facial recognition algorithm

As innocuous as it may seem, the viral “10 Year Challenge” flooding social media feeds everywhere may have been created to...

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U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn rejects Trump proposal, calls for 'permanent solution' to DACA

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn on Sunday rejected President Donald Trump's new offer for border wall funding, saying three years of...

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Growing black caucus expands its voice

The Oklahoma Legislature will begin its session next month with seven members of the Black Caucus, the most in history.

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'The bill's not going to go anywhere.' Effort to stop a $100 million state project is unlikely to succeed

Legislative effort to save veterans center in Talihina likely doomed from the start.

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Return to the Capitol: Third annual Women's March

Marchers were at the Oklahoma Capitol on Sunday for the third annual Women's March Oklahoma City. To see more photos from the...

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Covington Catholic: Longer video shows start of the incident at Indigenous Peoples March

After short clips of an incident between students from Covington Catholic High School and a man at the Indigenous Peoples...

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Capital City: Legislative Black Caucus grows

On the evening of April 4, 1968, Sen. George Young was an eighth-grade student playing basketball in front of his home in...

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Viral video draws disapproval from Oklahoma religious leaders

Two Oklahoma religious leaders condemned youths' mockery of an American Indian elder as seen in a now viral video.

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Stitt sets sights on budget, balancing spending versus saving

Gov. Kevin Stitt, who must present his first budget to the Legislature in early February, spent his first week in office diving...

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Oklahoma lawmakers comment on Trump's proposals

What they're saying • “After meeting with members from both parties and hearing the major elements needed to end the shutdown,...

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Oklahoma Methodists participate in Indigenous People's March

A group of American Indians representing the United Methodist Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference participated in the first...

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Legislation filed to address handling of rape kits in Oklahoma

Sen. Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, filed three pieces of legislation aimed at improving the state's response to sexual assault...

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State briefs for Jan. 19

Food handout set for federal workers The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has organized a mobile food distribution for federal...

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Capital City: Gov gathers cabinet, mayor offers new ideas

Gov. Kevin Stitt held his first cabinet meeting yesterday. Those in attendance said it was fast-paced and run much like an...

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636 furloughed workers here have filed for unemployment since the shutdown

That figure offers the starkest evidence to date that the shutdown has jeopardized the financial well-being of Oklahoma’s...

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Stitt puts hold on public safety pick

Attorney General Mike Hunter puts his top agent on investigation of corruption allegations at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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Holt proposes MAPS 4 endowment

Mayor David Holt on Thursday proposed using money from MAPS 4 to create an endowment to tackle social issues like homelessness,...

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Freshman lawmakers were reminded of what makes rural Oklahoma go at an event held for them at the Capitol.

Organizations involving Oklahoma's agricultural and energy industries strive hard to represent their constituents. This week,...

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Lawmakers seek to make State Question 780 retroactive

Two Oklahoma City lawmakers from separate parties filed legislation Thursday that would make State Question 780 retroactive.

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University excludes white comedian because of his dreadlocks

A new controversy over cultural appropriation has arisen in Montreal, resulting this time in a white comedian being barred from...

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Stitt meets with cabinet, names new tourism secretary

Stitt meets with cabinet for first time and says he wants strategies and measurements for success at agencies.

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Bill would roll back sentences for hundreds of inmates

One of the Oklahoma House's highest-ranking Republicans and a Democratic colleague have introduced legislation that could roll...

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Capital City: Mayor to deliver his first State of the City

Oklahoma City Mayor Holt will deliver his first State of the City speech. The event, which is hosted by the Greater Oklahoma...

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Senate leader files bills to grant governor authority to appoint five agency heads

Senate leader seeks to give Gov. Kevin Stitt one of his top campaign priorities: the authority to pick leaders of some large...

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Fallin leaves unfulfilled record requests

Gov. Kevin Stitt plans to change process for responding to Open Records Act requests.

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Jailed model who claimed she has dirt on Russian oligarch speaks out

An imprisoned model from Belarus who claimed last year she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect...

OKC district to close 12 elementary schools

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Oklahoma City Public Schools would close 12 elementary schools as part of a plan to provide students with more teachers, course offerings and support, documents obtained by The Oklahoman show. Six others will be converted into middle schools and...

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Medical marijuana sales reached nearly $1M in December

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Numbers from the Oklahoma Tax Commission show medical marijuana sales reached nearly $1 million in...

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Capital City: Stitt hires policy director, gets settled in office

At a Tuesday morning prayer service, Stitt said he wanted to work with non profits and churches to help tackle some of the...

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Sen. Inhofe criticizes military size reductions in floor speech

The U.S. is close to lagging behind China and Russia when it comes to combat aircraft, artillery, Inhofe says.

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OKC adopts 'home-share' rules for Airbnb rentals

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday agreed to require licenses for residential property converted for overnight rentals,...

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Stitt settles into office on first full day

Gov. Kevin Stitt is working on his budget and plans to have a cabinet meeting and tour state agencies to meet employees.

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Study: Thousands in Oklahoma could lose Medicaid coverage

The study found anywhere from 4,000 to 13,000 adults could lose Medicaid coverage. Whether losses are on the high or low end,...

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Food assistance benefits to arrive by Sunday despite shutdown

People who receive federal food assistance in Oklahoma could get their February funds by Sunday, but the Oklahoma Department of...

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El Chapo Trial: Former Mexican President Peña Nieto Took $100 Million Bribe, Witness Says

The former president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, took a $100 million bribe from Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the infamous crime...

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State voter registration topped 2.1 million, most ever, for 2018 general election

"Our state saw a big increase in voter engagement in 2018, and I am hopeful that this trend will continue through 2019 and into...

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Oklahoma joins states issuing February food benefits early

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services will distribute February's food assistance benefits early due to the partial...

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Furloughed FAA employees picket outside Oklahoma City airport

"On the very day that a new governor is taking the oath of office, wanting to move Oklahoma forward into a new economic era,...

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Capital City: Gov. Kevin Stitt takes office

Stitt was inaugurated as Oklahoma’s 28th governor, promising to bring Oklahomans a new sense of pride in their state following...

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Analysis: New governor pledges to tackle old problems

Gov. Kevin Stitt's speech may have worded things differently, but the problems are the same.

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Mexico president declares gains in fight against fuel theft

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stopped short Monday of declaring victory over Mexico's fuel theft scourge, but said...

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Stitt asks banks to help federal employments

Gov. Kevin Stitt instructed the state's banking agency to encourage financial institutions to accommodate federal employees not...

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Oklahoma's inaugurations have had memorable moments

Impeached partly for putting Tulsa under martial law to crack down on the Ku Klux Klan, John Calloway Walton served the...

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Stitt takes office, promises new state pride

J. Kevin Stitt was inaugurated as Oklahoma’s 28th governor on Monday, promising to bring Oklahomans a new sense of pride in...

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Remarks as prepared: Oklahoma Gov. Stitt's inaugural address

Thank you, Corbin. Thank you Pro Temp Greg Treat, Speaker Charles McCall, and members of the legislature. Thank you Lt....

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Capital City: Inauguration Day

It's inauguration day at the state Capitol for Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt, Lt. Gov.-elect Matt Pinnell and seven other statewide...

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

Election rules diverge A footnote in the Oct. 9 resolution calling the 2019 Oklahoma City Council elections raises a question...

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The Archivist: Oklahoman became house speaker amid turmoil, too

Oklahoma's own Rep. Carl Albert was elected speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives 48 years ago in 1971.

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Governor and other statewide officials to take office

New leaders take control of Oklahoma government Monday during a midday ceremony to swear in the new governor and six other...

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Lawsuit accuses drug distributors of failing to control flow of opioids into Edmond through illicit channels.

The city of Edmond is accusing opioid manufacturers and distributors of participating in a "civil conspiracy" in the marketing...

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Cattle prices rise on demand, trade fear

Rising domestic demand and potential trade disruptions have pushed cattle prices higher, leading off this week's edition of...

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Governor hosts commutation recipients at Capitol

As one of her final acts in office, Gov. Mary Fallin hosted a reception last week for a group of individuals whose sentences...

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Correcting Grady County salary overpayments would be complicated

Untangling the mess created by overpayments to Grady County officials could involve the IRS, state prosecutors and state...

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Drawing on his business experience, Stitt promises to reshape state government

When Kevin Stitt is sworn in as Oklahoma’s 28th governor, the swift pace he has oriented his life around will clash with the...

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Kendra Horn says she won't vote in 'lockstep' with Pelosi, calls on the Senate to reopen the government

"The Senate has bills in front of it they could take up, or propose an alternative to, and I hope we see that very soon."

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Union representing hundreds in Oklahoma City sues Trump over record-long government shutdown

Some furloughed employees have begun driving for Uber and working other jobs to pay bills during the shutdown.

City of Prague sues to get back control of its hospital

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City says unpaid bills and lack of supplies forced it to file a lawsuit to regain control of hospital.

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Former LeFlore County lawmaker Jim Hamilton dies at age 83.

Jim Hamilton, who served in the state House and Senate, was a fiscal conservative who helped create the state's Rainy Day Fund.

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Bison Bash in Lawton offers southwest Oklahomans a chance to meet the Stitts

Incoming governor Kevin Stitt and his wife, Sarah, host a preinaugural ball in Lawton to celebrate with southwest Oklahomans.

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission bans leadership PACs

The ban may never go into effect because legislators can reject it.

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Capital City: Stitt swings through southwest Oklahoma

Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt was in Lawton last night for a preinaugural party called the Bison Bash. The event was a inaugural ball...

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House votes to end furloughs at Monroney Center, but Senate action unlikely

“This is both an economic and domestic national security issue, and I am very concerned that the government shutdown may affect...

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State's IT department could become its own agency

Senate Bill 227 would move Oklahoma's information technology department from the Office of Management and Enterprise Services...

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Stitt ousts longtime Fallin aide from key state office

Denise Northrup, who had served as Gov. Mary Fallin's campaign manager and chief of staff, will be replaced at the Office of...

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Watchdog agency sues 14 former candidates for public office in Oklahoma

Lawsuits filed in Oklahoma County District Court.

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Stitt begins inauguration journey in rural southwest Oklahoma

Stitt’s Democratic challenger campaigned on finding solutions for health care and education, and while Stitt didn’t concede...

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Oklahoma's U.S. House delegation splits on Affordable Care Act vote

House Democratic leaders hold vote on joining a lawsuit to defend the Affordable Care Act.

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Broken Arrow mayor writes letter to President Trump backing border wall

BROKEN ARROW — To affirm his stance that a proposed border wall is the right move for public safety, one area mayor wrote a...

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Capital City: Stitt heads to Lawton ahead of inauguration

Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt is hosting an inauguration bash tonight in Lawton, complete with a barbecue dinner and country music...

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Strong December pushes state's 2018 gross revenues to near $13 billion

Tax hikes and a stronger economy boosted state revenues in the 2018 calendar year to a record, nearly $13 billion.

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Another Fallin appointee finds work.

Michael Teague, the outgoing Secretary of Energy and Environment for Gov. Mary Fallin, has a new job. Teague will be working...

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Oklahoma senators back Trump after border address, but to differing degrees

Oklahoma’s senators took to Twitter on Tuesday night, responding to President Donald Trump’s remarks on border security with...

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State board approves bank charter for Stitt's company

The state Banking Board, which includes members appointed by the governor, has approved a bank charter application for the...

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Trump stalks out of shutdown session with Dems -- 'Bye-bye'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stalked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — "I said...

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Capital City: Ongoing shutdown sends students scrambling

Lawmakers were back at the Capitol yesterday for an organizational day ahead of the start to the official legislative session,...

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Oklahoma families can get February food assistance despite shutdown

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that states can request their share of the Supplemental Nutrition...

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Apartment complex lets furloughed FAA Academy students live rent-free in Oklahoma City

"Everyone who is in the academy, like myself, has left a job, they left home, they left something in order to come here."

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Todd Lamb to join TriCorps in OKC

Outgoing Oklahoma Lt. Gov. and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Todd Lamb is joining Oklahoma City-based technology firm TriCorps....

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Natural gas customers to see reduced bills thanks to the federal tax cut.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission approved an order Tuesday that will send $22.7 million to Oklahoma Natural Gas customers as...

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Stitt's staff from business world won't have to file disclosures

Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt’s staff, which includes several individuals with close business ties, will be the first to not be...

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Ward 5 city council contest a two-person race after court decision

Steve Hunt was one of two candidates who filed to challenge Ward 5 Councilman David Greenwell.

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Speaker, with new powers, sets table for session

House Speaker Charles McCall takes reins again, while Oklahoma City Republican Greg Treat voted in as top state Senate leader.

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Joe Exotic's murder-for-hire trial delayed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The attempted murder-for-hire trial of an ex-Oklahoma zookeeper and one-time Libertarian candidate for...

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SCOTUS declines to consider Osage Wind case, child sex convictions of Edmond missionary

U.S. Supreme Court declines to review several Oklahoma-related cases.

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Capital City: Lawmakers return to the Capitol

Today is organizational day at the state Capitol. Lawmakers will officially elect leadership positions, adopt rules, settle...

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Audit: Grady County overpaid elected officials by $727,343

State audit traces overpayments to Grady County officials back to 2008.

School districts open to federal workers on furlough

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"We're just trying to help out anybody experiencing a furlough or working and not receiving a paycheck," said Yukon Public Schools Superintendent Jason Simeroth. "Maybe they have a day or two when they can come in and work."

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Geographic divide shapes caucus priorities at Capitol

Lawmakers will gather Tuesday at the state Capitol for an organizational day ahead of a new session, which will feature a...

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Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 8, 2019

Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 8, 2019

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State delays $137 million in new highway projects

About 45 new Oklahoma highway projects worth $137 million will be delayed because of the ongoing partial federal government...

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Should the mayor get paid more?

Technically, the city's mayor is a part time position. But there are obviously a lot of duties that come with the position that...

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Capital City: New year, new newsletter

Good Monday morning and welcome to the first edition of the Capital City newsletter, a daily (Monday through Friday) email on...

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

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

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Stitt will tour state in lead up to inauguration

Inauguration festivities begin this week across the state as Kevin Stitt prepares to be sworn in as Oklahoma's 28th governor.

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Kendra Horn's re-election race began before she was sworn-in to office

The 2020 race for Oklahoma’s 5th congressional district began before U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn took office Thursday.

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Venezuela Supreme Court judge Christian Zerpa flees to US

Venezuela Supreme Court judge Christian Zerpa has fled to the US to protest over President Nicolás Maduro's second term in...

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Stitt picks Sonic executive for COO position

John Budd, the chief development and strategy officer at the Oklahoma City-based fast food company, has accepted a position...

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Judge finds evidence supports allegation Chinese national stole trade secrets from former employer, Phillips 66

Defense attorney refutes claims client took battery technology trade secrets to benefit someone else

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Osborn prepares for move from Legislature to labor commissioner

Leslie Osborn, a former state representative from Mustang, said she plans to continue efforts for occupational licensing reform...

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Examining salaries of state, local public officials

When Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt takes office in mid-January, he will be the state's chief executive, but many other public...

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Research is providing seismologists with valuable information that might someday be useful in identifying potential risks for damaging earthquakes, one says.

Oklahoma State Seismologist Jake Walter says scientists are not yet able to forecast when a potentially damaging earthquake...

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Saudi women to get divorce notice by text

A new regulation in Saudi Arabia is set to stop Saudi women from not knowing about their own divorce. Starting from Sunday,...

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Preacher moves back to his native Puerto Rico to fulfill God's calling

The Rev. Felix Cabrera, 39, has returned to his native Puerto Rico for the foreseeable future as the new executive director of...

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Streetcars to be free through Feb. 1

Oklahoma City Streetcars will be free to ride through Feb. 1, Embark transit said Friday. Plans had been to collect the $1 fare...

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Oklahoma's largest tribes weather the federal government shutdown, for now

Shutdown means federal government isn't honoring treaty obligations to tribes, says Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John...

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Churches, others partner to offer services to immigrants

Two church organizations, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University have partnered together to offer free...

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More than 1,100 Oklahomans to receive student loan debt relief

National settlement will mean $2.2 million in debt relief for Oklahoma students.

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Oklahoma congressman donates salary during shutdown

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Newly elected Oklahoma Congressman Kevin Hern says while the government is partially shut-down he's...

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Tulsa bank chairman picked by Stitt for secretary of commerce

Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt has named a Tulsa bank CEO — who will retain his private sector job — as Secretary of Commerce and...

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Kendra Horn is sworn-in as Oklahoma City congresswoman and votes for Pelosi

For the first time in 44 years, the vast majority of Oklahoma City is represented by a Democrat in the U.S. House of...

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No charges will be sought in Walgreens shooting; clerk no longer employed

A Tulsa police homicide detective said the former clerk's actions were "pretty justifiable" and that the clerk was "in fear for...

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OU meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier approved to be Trump's science adviser

Kelvin Droegemeier, who has served in Gov. Fallin's cabinet and on the National Science Board, received Senate confirmation to...

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Coliseum bids for place in OKC's MAPS 4

Approval Wednesday of $2.2 million in drainage and utility work at State Fair Park is the latest indication a new coliseum...

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Couch eyes retirement

People say Jim Couch is smiling more since announcing his retirement. Couch says there is something to that. "I'm sleeping...

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Brazil's new president takes office

Brazil's far-right President, Jair Bolsonaro, has used his inaugural speech to promise to build a "society without...

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With no bathrooms open, Yosemite visitors have created a health hazard by pooping on roads

Yosemite has closed several popular areas due to a rather disgusting public-health reason: There's human feces and urine on the...

Fired Norman sewer worker accepts $250,000 settlement

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Property owners in Norman will pay more in ad valorem taxes to cover the settlement in the federal age discrimination case.

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Stitt joins weekly #OklaEd chat on Twitter

On the campaign trail Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt promised a top 10 education system, a goal he asked educators to help define...

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Concerns over long-term shutdown effects at Oklahoma City FAA center

"We spend thousands of employee hours stopping work, then they’re furloughed, then they come back and all of those projects...

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Elizabeth Warren touches on her Oklahoma past as she announces possible presidential run

Grainy video clips of a "Welcome to Oklahoma" sign and family memories were featured in a four-minute video the Massachusetts...

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State of Oklahoma, Creeks disagree on criminal jurisdiction at Supreme Court

Lawyers on both sides of a reservation dispute at the U.S. Supreme Court largely agreed Friday that a Native American...

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#OKC Civic Life: Streetcar holiday hours

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Political State: Top political stories of 2018

Dale, Justin and Ben discuss the top three federal and state political stories of the year in Oklahoma.

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Oklahoma legislator accepts settlement in lawsuit against "Dr. Dirt"

Rep. Mark McBride on Dec. 12 dismissed his federal lawsuit against a Texas political consultant.

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Top NewsOK stories of 2018 reflect reader interest in OU football, crime and pot

The most viewed stories on NewsOK in 2018 were ones about OU football, the vote on medical marijuana and shootings.

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Healthy ridership energizes Sunday streetcar discussion

Mayor David Holt says he expects "some healthy debate" in the weeks ahead on whether to expand streetcar service to Sundays....

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Air traffic control academy closes in Oklahoma City as partial government shutdown drags on

“We don’t care who’s in office and who’s running the administration, we just want this to be done.”

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Oklahoma to receive $2.64 million as its share of Wells Fargo settlement

Oklahoma will receive $2.64 million as its share of a multi-state settlement with Wells Fargo over the corporation's improper...

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Furloughs and uncertainty for federal employees around Oklahoma City as partial government shutdown reaches seventh day

The sixth day of a partial government shutdown came and went, bringing more furloughs and unpaid work for federal employees in...

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Randy McDaniel to get early jump on state treasurer's duties

Randy McDaniel will get an early start on his duties as state treasurer. Gov. Mary Fallin announced Thursday that she has...

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More than 41,000 public service workers sought federal student loan forgiveness. The government approved just 206.

When Daniel Cuciak went online this month to check his student loan balance, his first reaction was disbelief. His loan balance...

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Hospitals will have to post prices online starting January 1

A new rule going into effect January 1, 2019, will require hospitals to post a list of their standard prices online...

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The bumpy history of Oklahoma City's congresspeople and its streetcar, and what it means for the future

For decades, Oklahoma City has been represented in Congress by fiscally conservative Republicans, some of whom were skeptical...

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Publisher discusses 'painful decision' with readers

Citing "painful" economic realities, The Oklahoman's new publisher said the newspaper will be reducing its circulation area...

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Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt announces inaugural events schedule

Parties and receptions in Lawton, Tulsa and Jenks are among the events announced for the days surrounding the Jan. 14...

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Donald and Melania Trump visit US troops in Iraq on Christmas trip

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have made an unannounced Christmas visit to US troops in Iraq. They...

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Advertising company sues ODOT over denial of Hefner Parkway billboard

Oklahoma City is prepared to argue that the Oklahoma Department of Transportation acted properly in revoking a permit for an...

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Affordable Care Act enrollment reaches record in Oklahoma

Growth in Obamacare sign-ups may be uneven as rural areas lacked "navigators" to help people enroll.

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Edmond's vacant Ward 2 council member position to be filled by Jan. 14

The Edmond City Council is accepting letters of interest and resumes to fill the Ward 2 council seat vacancy.

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Congress votes to end blood quantum requirement for Five Tribes

Oklahoma tribal leaders and congressmen applauded the swift passage this week of legislation ending blood quantum requirements...

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Markwayne Mullin the lone Oklahoma holdout on Congress' criminal justice bill

Six of Oklahoma’s seven members of Congress voted this week to reform the federal criminal justice system.

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Mexican governor, senator killed in helicopter crash

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican governor and her senator husband were killed in a helicopter crash in the center of the...

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Lawsuit seeks reinstatement of billboard permit for site along Lake Hefner Parkway

This is the second lawsuit over plans for a highway sign in a largely advertising-free zone on the busy northwest Oklahoma City...

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Senior centers' success has board in a quandary

The surprising success of Oklahoma City's new senior centers has the voluntary MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board grappling with...

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Nice views her role as a bridge builder for Ward 7

Nikki Nice, a broadcast journalist who grew up in northeast Oklahoma City, now represents the ward that has received more...

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Streetcar announces holiday schedule

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Lawmaker targets virtual schools, which continue to grow

State Sen. Ron Sharp, a longtime critic of virtual charter schools, is continuing his effort to rein in this growing sector of...

Best online degree programs reported

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Oklahoma State University’s online programs in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology are ranked in the top 20 nationwide in the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

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Oklahoma federal court nominees will have to be renominated by Trump

Several vacancies in Oklahoma remain open, with one nominee bogged down by ethical concerns.

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Oklahoma senators say job not finished in Afghanistan

“If we can get a reconciliation of government, that should end the war in Afghanistan but we’re going to need to keep some...

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Speaker sees opportunity to redirect Legislature's focus in 2019

House Speaker Charles McCall hopes the political and financial environment next year allows for more focus on practical policy.

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Chinese citizen charged with trade secrets theft in Oklahoma

Documents found in Hongjin Tan’s possession after he resigned from an unnamed company “would have a tremendous impact” to that...

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Stitt searches private sector for new COO position

Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt wants a successful business leader to fill a new position in his administration that he said will focus...

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In northwest Oklahoma City, a church with politically powerful parishioners

The Rev. Joseph Alsay watched and prayed this year as David Holt was elected mayor and Kendra Horn was elected the city’s...

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Oklahoma City Memorial to remain open during shutdown

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say the memorial to Oklahoma City bombing victims will continue to operate during the U.S....

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Congress authorizes $29.5 million to restart work at Oklahoma City VA after construction boondoggle

The projects have been on hold since they were bungled by a contractor years ago.

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Oklahoma City Boulevard opened between Hudson and Walker Avenues

A new one-block section of Oklahoma City Boulevard between Hudson and Walker avenues is now open to traffic, state...

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'Way over black market': Medical marijuana prices cause some sticker shock as question of taxes still looms

Uncertainty over dispensaries’ tax obligations, amid a lawsuit over whether it's legal to collect both a state sales tax and an...

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Threat of layoffs hits 137th Special Operations Wing unit around the holidays

Some employees of the 137th Special Operations Wing, based at Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, have...

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At least 76,000 Oklahoma Native Americans 'adversely affected' by opposition to Medicaid expansion

A federal report released Thursday found Oklahoma’s Native American population has been “adversely affected” by the state...

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Making the case for a $100 million increase

Chancellor Glen Johnson kicked off a statewide tour Wednesday to explain the $100 million budget increase higher education has...

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Beto O'Rourke, freekah and other words you've been saying wrong all year

Every year, we learn new terms and names. And 2018 was no different.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture moves to tighten restrictions on food stamps

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is proposing a rule that would restrict the ability of states to exempt work-eligible adults...

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Gun owners not interested in turning bump stocks over to government

Bump stock owners aren't rushing to surrender their guns and the president of a pro-gun group says the ban is cause for "civil...

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Governor grants nine more sentence reductions

Gov. Mary Fallin commuted sentences of more inmates being assisted by a criminal justice reform group.

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Stitt selects former state senator for secretary of budget

Former state senator Mike Mazzei is Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt's nomination for secretary of budget, one of three new cabinet...

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Legislature to have $612 million more to spend

Lawmakers will have about $612 million more to spend next year, but Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt and legislative leaders caution that...

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OKC panhandling ordinance upheld

An Oklahoma City panhandling ordinance, as recast to assure pedestrians' safety along busy streets, is constitutional, a...

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Teachers' union seeks bulk of new revenue for schools

Oklahoma's largest teachers union is seeking $400 million in new annual spending for educator salaries and classroom funding,...

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Opening weekend streetcar ridership totals released

Embark transit said it counted 20,104 trips taken on the downtown streetcar on the opening weekend. The $136 million streetcar...

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The Latest: New Oklahoma governor urges caution amid surplus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a state panel certifying more than $600 million in additional funding for Oklahoma's budget...

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The Oklahoman's new publisher invites community involvement

Readers of The Oklahoman talked about their daily newspaper's vital role in shaping Oklahoma and passionate hopes for the...

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Kingfisher County lost another round before Oklahoma's Supreme Court in its temporary lines fight.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court agreed to reconsider a ruling it made earlier this month that reaffirmed state law gives the...

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Oklahoma voter registration rises after settlement

The number of Oklahomans registering to vote at public service agencies has tripled over the last three years with voting...

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Scooters official, as OKC council adopts regulations

Scooters are here to stay. The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday adopted regulations for the popular "dockless" electric...

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Councilwoman named Edmond mayor

Edmond City Council appoints Elizabeth Waner as city's mayor.

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Kendra Horn still silent on Pelosi vote

U.S. Rep.-elect Kendra Horn remains mum on whether she will vote for Nancy Pelosi to be the speaker of the House in two weeks.

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Locally famous Haunted House restaurant restored as home for boys at a 'hard place in their lives'

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Off the beaten path in northeast Oklahoma City, the former Haunted House restaurant has been redesigned as an extension of the Speck Home for Boys.

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Once friends, Boren and Gallogly are now at odds

Former OU president David Boren and current president James Gallogly haven't spoken in months. At least to outsiders, they...

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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2018

In a year filled with heightened political vitriol, two deaths brought the nation together to remember men who represented a...

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

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State commission takes aim at housing tax breaks, incentive for inventors

Affordable housing credit among state tax incentives proposed for elimination.

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Criminal justice reform 'a very bipartisan issue'

Republicans and Democrats see criminal justice reform as an area for cooperation next legislative session.

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Dems will push Medicaid expansion — at Capitol or ballot box

House Democrats plan to push for Medicaid expansion in 2019, inviting Republicans to help craft their own plan or risk a...

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DC notes: Tom Cole talks shutdown possibilities, senators oppose Yemen resolution, Steve Russell says so long

"I think this is much more a matter of personalities and political posturing by leadership on both sides and by the president...

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Oklahoma County settles age and race discrimination lawsuit for $175,000

An employee fired by Oklahoma County Clerk David Hooten has settled her age and race discrimination case against the county.

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Teachers union hires new executive director

Oklahoma's largest teachers union has hired a new executive director who believes the organization can build momentum following...

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Comanche Nation falls short in effort to block Chickasaw casino near Terral

The Chickasaw Nation's Riverstar Casino near Terral can continue to operate, thanks to a federal appellate court ruling issued...

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OKC Streetcar draws a crowd

Decades after being edged out by the automobile, trolleys are back. Oklahoma City began service Friday morning on downtown's...

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Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

A federal judge in Texas has ruled President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.

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Senator wants to strip prenatal health care for low-income women

A state senator wants to strip prenatal health care from undocumented mothers, even though the unborn child will become a U.S....

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Gov.-elect Stitt reappoints 2 Fallin picks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt's latest cabinet-level appointments are the first holdovers from the...

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Former OU football player gets 5 years for fraud scheme

Former OU Sooners wide receiver T.J. Hamilton gets five years for financial scams.

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Streetcar fits into wider OKC transit goals

Mayor David Holt says inaugurating the Oklahoma City Streetcar is "a big item checked off the list" of initiatives intended to...

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Commutation requests will head to governor's desk

The governor will decide whether to reduce the prison sentences of the final nine individuals being assisted through a...

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Hitting the rails

After a rigorous safety review, two years of construction and six months of testing and training, the Oklahoma City Streetcar...

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Arthur would be state's first female secretary of agriculture

Blayne Arthur, a cattle rancher from Stillwater and the executive director of the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation, has been nominated...

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Trump to Stitt: 'That was a great victory'

Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt received congratulations from President Donald Trump on his November election victory during a Thursday...

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Inhofe purchased Raytheon stock after pushing for increase in defense spending

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe purchased — and quickly sold — tens of thousands of dollars worth of stock in defense contractor Raytheon...

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Oklahoma senators vote against Yemen bill

Oklahoma’s senators voted in opposition Wednesday to a resolution that would end America’s involvement in Yemen’s civil war.

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Oklahoma an outlier with straight-party ballots

An Oklahoma Senator wants to eliminate straight-party voting in Oklahoma, which is just one of nine states to allow the practice.

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Report: Oklahoma lagging in per-student spending

Oklahoma is trailing behind neighboring states in per-student spending, even when factoring in this year's teacher pay raises,...

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Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press

EXCLUSIVE – President Trump has canceled the White House holiday party for the media, making the decades-old tradition a...

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MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski apologizes for using homophobic slur to describe Mike Pompeo

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski apologized on Wednesday for using a homophobic slur when describing Secretary of...

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Executive director of Oklahoma Real Estate Commission resigns after audit discussion

The executive director of the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission abruptly resigned Wednesday following a closed-door meeting...

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Judge tosses challenge to Oklahoma's abortion waiting period

An Oklahoma County judge tossed out a challenge to a law extending the time women must wait before an abortion, but the law’s...

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Congo fire destroys thousands of voting machines for presidential election

KINSHASA (Reuters) - A fire overnight at a warehouse in Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, destroyed thousands of voting machines and...

Domestic violence claims fewer homicide victims in 2017, report shows

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Number of people killed in domestic violence incidents was down in Oklahoma in 2017 but there's no clear reason.

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Pardon and Parole Board recommends sentence reductions for nine more inmates being assisted by commutation campaign

The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted Wednesday to recommend a sentence reduction for nine more inmates being assisted by...

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Gov.-elect focused on disaster management

Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt focuses on public safety appointments as he prepares to take over a state known for weather disasters.

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Board recommends 9 more inmates for commutations from Fallin

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board is recommending that sentences be commuted for nine more prison...

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Text messages might be next to face California tax, reports say

California state regulators have been working on a plan to charge mobile phone users a text messaging fee intended to fund...

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County jails collecting DNA samples from felony arrestees

Some county jails in Oklahoma have begun collecting DNA samples from people arrested on felony charges, reigniting a debate...

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Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive

Donald Trump says he could intervene in the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou if it helps to avoid a further decline in US...

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Council candidate bumped from ballot, 12 remain for February primary

Steve Hunt, a candidate in Ward 5, has not been registered to vote in the ward long enough to qualify for the ballot, election...

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Court declines to block additional waiting period for abortions

House Bill 1409, which has been in effect since Nov. 1, 2015, increased the waiting period from 24 hours.

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Health board sends marijuana edibles rules to governor

Some advocates welcomed the vote, saying it would bring clarity to the market for cannabis-infused food.

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Oklahoma agriculture board punts poultry rules to lawmakers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Agriculture wants state lawmakers to develop rules for poultry operations. The board...

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With service set to begin Friday, observations regarding the downtown streetcar

Streetcars will run seven days per week the first three weeks; check the info pylons at any of the 22 boarding platforms for...

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'A safe haven': 'Green Book' movie, preservation efforts fuel renaissance for former Threatt Filling Station in Luther

The Threatt Filling Station in Luther is already on the National Register of Historic Places, but recent preservation efforts...

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Press secretary shares anti-media tweet

The press secretary for Oklahoma's Speaker of the House of Representatives shared a tweet on Sunday claiming the media should...

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Rollin' 90s gang case from Oklahoma City won't be heard by U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will not consider the case of a convicted Oklahoma City drug trafficker who claimed a...

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State Department of Education delays release of new school grade cards

The Oklahoma State Department of Education notified school districts across the state on Monday evening that the release of...

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Five Tribes await, and prepare for, U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Creek reservation case

The other four of the Five Tribes have researched and prepared themselves for a ruling that could ultimately determine whether...

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Ex-lawmaker critically injured, wife killed in crash

Former state representative Mike Mass critically injured, wife killed in Atoka County collision

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OKC City Council candidate's residency challenged

The Oklahoma County Election Board will decide whether a candidate for city council in southwest Oklahoma City's Ward 5 meets...

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Rogers returns to Capitol to sell Stitt's agenda

Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt’s chief salesman at the state Capitol will be Michael Rogers, a 39-year-old former representative from...

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EU foreign ministers hope British parliament approves Brexit deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union’s foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday said they hoped the UK parliament would...

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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to avoid Osage wind farm case

The administration of President Donald Trump is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to not consider the case of a wind farm in...

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Pay raise and funding changes part of Stitt's education platform

Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt wants to make Oklahoma a top 10 state in education.and has appointed a policy committee that includes...

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Veterans Commission scored cities incorrectly when choosing next center site

Some veterans commission members ignored the scoring system when choosing a site for a new veterans center in Oklahoma.

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Pinnell on board with Stitt's agenda

For Matt Pinnell, who begins his first term as lieutenant governor in January, his transition to office has been mostly focused...

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Fallin's legacy in the hands of history

When Mary Fallin leaves public office on Jan. 14, the eyes of history will turn to her legacy.

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Blumert joins small club of female county commissioners

Carrie Blumert showed up to the first day of training for newly elected county commissioners this week wearing a suit and...

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Steve Russell has nearly $300,000 in campaign coffers after loss to Kendra Horn

U.S. Rep. Steve Russell had nearly $300,000 in his campaign coffers when he surprisingly lost re-election last month by a few...

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Political State: Gov. Fallin's legacy

As Gov. Mary Fallin leaves office, Justin, Darla and Ben discuss her legacy and her recent work on criminal justice reform.

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Trump taps H.W. Bush AG to lead Justice Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says he will nominate William Barr, attorney general under President George HW Bush, as his next...

Mother of jail inmate who died questions why daughter wasn't in mental health ward

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The mother of a woman who died in the Oklahoma County jail this month says jail officials should have known her daughter was a suicide risk.

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Some lawmakers work to make SQ 780 retroactive

Gov. Mary Fallin's commutations of 21 inmates this week still leaves more than 1,000 who would not have been imprisoned if...

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State House Democrats lose a seat in party switch.

The number of state House Democrats got even smaller Thursday as Idabel state Rep. Johnny Tadlock announced he was switching to...

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Huawei CFO to appear in Canada court as Chinese media slam arrest

VANCOUVER/TORONTO (Reuters) - A top executive of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd who is under arrest in Canada is set to...

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Ex-EPA head reports single, $50,000 gift to defense fund

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says a Republican donor gave $50,000 for Scott Pruitt's defense fund...

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Southeast Oklahoma lawmaker defects to Republican Party

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker from southeast Oklahoma says he's switching parties, a move that continues...

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Stitt hires Norman lawyer as general counsel

Mark Burget, a Norman lawyer and director of a nondenominational Christian ministry, will serve as chief general counsel for...

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13 file for Oklahoma City Council seats

Thirteen candidates filed this week for Oklahoma City Council seats in the Feb. 12 primary election. Ward 2 in inner-northwest...

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Oklahoma tax revenues hit 12-month high

Oklahoma tax collections hit 12-month record, with contributions from strong economy and higher taxes.

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Updated rules regarding future wind projects are on their way to Gov. Mary Fallin.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission sent emergency rules it adopted governing notification requirements for wind farm projects...

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Supreme Court seeks more answers in reservation case

Supreme Court justices have submitted written questions as they consider their ruling in the Oklahoma case about the (Muscogee)...

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Fallin commutes sentences for 21 Oklahoma prisoners

Governor grants commutation requests for drug possession offenders

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City council races attract 13 candidates in Oklahoma City

The 2019 city council primary for Wards 2, 5, 6 and 8 is Feb. 12.

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What should the Oklahoma state steak be? One lawmaker has already filed a bill

OKLAHOMA CITY – A state senator has introduced a measure that would make the ribeye the state steak. Sen. Casey Murdock,...

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Options for getting around OKC set to grow

Elected leaders are determined that options for getting around Oklahoma City include more than cars. Among the city council's...

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Keating praises Bush as 'quintessential gentleman'

Former Oklahoma governor Frank Keating heads to Washington, D.C., for memorial service of former President George H.W. Bush.

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Video: Bob Dole salutes former president Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole has saluted President George H.W. Bush at the casket of the late...

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Oklahoma governor cites Friday's tornado and storm damage in emergency declaration.

Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for 12 counties Monday, citing damage caused Friday by severe storms, tornadoes...

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Some Oklahoma medical marijuana dispensaries are now selling products

Oklahomans with medical marijuana cards can buy pot from some dispensaries.

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Eight file for city council

Eight candidates filed Monday for Oklahoma City Council seats in the Feb. 12 primary election. Ward 2 in inner-northwest...

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Largest ODOT contract in history approved for I-235/I-44 work

Transportation Commission approves largest contract in agency's history to reconfigure the interchange between I-235 and I-44.

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Sully, George H.W. Bush's service dog, stays by his casket

Jim McGrath, spokesman for the Bush family, tweeted out a photo on Sunday night, captioning it "mission complete."

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Politics Monday: Stitt's top staffer and Trump trade war payments

Politics Monday: Stitt's top staffer and Trump trade war payments

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Stitt's top staffer embraces 'utility player' role

As Stitt's chief of staff, Michael Junk plans to fill in where needed.

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Thousands of Oklahoma farmers and ranchers receive Trump trade war payments

More than 2,000 Oklahoma farmers and ranchers received payments totaling nearly $2 million in September and October.

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New lawmakers turn to lobbyists, agencies to learn about government

More than a third of lawmakers next year will serve their first term, and they'll have to look somewhere for information about...

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#OKC Civic Life for Monday, Dec. 3, 2018

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German police shut down concert over 'Sieg Heil' chants

German police this weekend shut down a far-right rock concert in a small eastern town after members in the crowd started...

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Streetcar emergency drill finds faults

Emergency medical response earned the worst marks in a disaster drill conducted in advance of the start of streetcar service...

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State accuses drug companies of hiding documents.

NORMAN — Oklahoma's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers has become increasingly bitter, with attorneys for the state accusing...

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Oklahoma has new plan to bring down high rates of child abuse, neglect

The number of child abuse and neglect cases in Oklahoma doubled from 2010 to 2017, but advocates hope a new prevention plan...

A different kind of MAPS

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For the next penny sales tax, the Oklahoma City mayor is stressing priorities outside of downtown construction projects.

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Creek reservation arguments make clear where some Supreme Court justices stand, but others are a mystery

Arguments made clear where some justices stand, placed major question marks next to others and left some yearning for the...

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State's voting system praised, but new poll workers needed

While some states experienced controversial recounts, squabbles between county election boards and other election-day...

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Oklahomans react to death of former President George H.W. Bush

Current and former officeholders across Oklahoma mourned the death of former President George H.W. Bush on Saturday, with some...

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Study shows felony filings decline in wake of criminal justice reforms

Prison population drops below 28,000, while reformers cheer decrease in felony drug charges.

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Frank Lucas nabs Science Committee post, but Tom Cole is passed over for Appropriations promotion

Oklahoma’s longest-serving U.S. House members had mixed success this week as they vied for the top Republican posts on...

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Former President George H.W. Bush visited Oklahoma many times

It was a September morning when George H.W. Bush took off his suit coat and tie and strolled about three blocks to his speaking...

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Former President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in...

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Hawaii politician stops voting, claiming islands are 'occupied sovereign country'

A Hawaii politician has refused to attend months of meetings because she believes Hawaii may not actually be a part...

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Abortion made felony crime in proposed Oklahoma bill

One of the bills would classify abortion as a felony homicide, and then prevent Oklahoma from defending itself when challenged...

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Michael Cohen, former Trump lawyer, pleads guilty to lying to Congress

Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress about Trump real estate project in Russia.

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First black federal judge in Oklahoma has heard final case

U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange took senior status in November and gave up her caseload.

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Despite letter, ed committee chair says schools will be supported

Rhonda Baker, a former teacher and current chair of the House common education committee, said she wholly supports the state’s...

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Pruitt partner tapped for state secretary of energy and environment

Kenneth Wagner, a senior official at the Environmental Protection Agency with close ties to former state attorney general Scott...

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Footage shows 'prison-like units' built for Rohingya on Bangladesh island

Exclusive footage obtained by the Guardian has revealed the stark concrete camps being built for the Rohingya on...