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John Grisham-supported candidate loses Oklahoma DA race

Oklahoma district attorney said he was flabbergasted that best-selling author John Grisham supported his challenger in the Nov....

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New councilwoman sworn in

Interviews for city manager are Monday.

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High turnout in Ward 7 special election makes case for change in voting calendar

Observers say winner Nikki Nice got more votes than any council candidate.

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CNN sues President Trump and top White House aides for barring Jim Acosta

New York (CNN)CNN has filed a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration of...

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House Democrats to select new leader

Rep. Emily Virgin, D-Norman, and Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City, told The Oklahoman they are seeking the position of...

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Trudeau says Canada received Turkish tape of Khashoggi murder

Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has become the first western leader to confirm Turkish claims that an audio...

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Politics Monday: Voters send more women to state Capitol

Female lawmakers will still make up less than one-fifth of House and Senate members when the state Legislature convenes in...

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Former Democratic lawmaker from Tahlequah dies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Democratic former state legislator who was a Vietnam veteran has died. A family friend of former state...

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Shifting Congress changes Oklahoma representatives' committee plans

Earlier this year, veteran congressmen from Oklahoma began jockeying for position in hopes of chairing key congressional...

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Commutation requests headed to governor's desk

The decision of whether to grant clemency for 22 individuals being assisted by a commutation campaign who received favorable...

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Surgeon shortage prompts change at Oklahoma City VA, but help is on its way

During a half-dozen days this month, the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center has not had a general surgeon on-call or available for...

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Muscogee (Creek) Nation puts media under executive branch

A new Muscogee (Creek) Nation law repealing press freedom protections for the tribe’s in-house media has prompted a resignation...

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Rural vote helped Stitt win governor's race

Kevin Stitt not only won the election for Oklahoma governor, he did so by 12 percentage points, a wide margin of victory that...

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Legislature adds more women, teachers to its roster

Tuesday's election boosted the number of women and educators who will serve in the Oklahoma House and Senate.

Gubernatorial candidates pledge more money for schools

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Each candidate has offered additional education policy ideas, but the bulk of their education platforms relate to core funding.

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Kendra Horn undecided on Pelosi vote

"I don’t know who all’s thrown their hat in the ring so I can’t say who I’m going to vote for but I do think the Democratic...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she can't afford D.C. apartment

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman elected to Congress in the midterm elections, is struggling to pay rent, according...

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Political State: Horn flips the 5th

U.S. Representative-elect Kendra Horn joined Justin and Ben to discuss her election to congress and the flipping of the 5th...

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Suspended Oklahoma police chief has been fired by mayor

HARTSHORNE, Okla. (AP) — An eastern Oklahoma police chief who was suspended with pay more than a month ago has now been fired....

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Legislation needed to implement rape kit task force recommendations

Funding and legislation are needed to move forward with some of the recommendations developed by a task force that has been...

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Republicans in Oklahoma congressional delegation say they'll welcome Kendra Horn, a Democrat

When the 116th session of Congress begins in January, it will include something the previous three sessions did not: a Democrat...

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Raises, restored funding budget priorities

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education voted Thursday to request $878.2 million in state funding for 2019-20, an...

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Councilwoman-elect loses job a day after winning election

A day after winning a seat on the Oklahoma City council, on-air personality Nikki Nice lost her job in radio.

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Losing Tulsa judge now faces grand jury investigation

The state's new multicounty grand jury meets to hear testimony for the first time on Tuesday.

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Political State: Stitt's big win

In the first of two episodes this week, Justin and Ben discuss the Oklahoma governor’s race, the election of Kevin Stitt and...

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Supreme Court: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized

Supreme Court: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized

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'You could lose this thing' Russell's campaign manager told him a dozen days before loss

An internal poll conducted by Russell's campaign last weekend showed Horn had caught up to Russell.

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Pardon and Parole Board recommends commutation for 22 people being assisted through campaign

The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted Wednesday to recommend sentence modifications for 22 inmates who are being assisted...

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#ThrowbackThursday: 'United America' stickers a postelection campaign

Following the November 1940 elections, U.S. political leaders were calling for national unity and cooperation. The Daily...

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Governor-elect begins transition, seeks mix of experience on his team

Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt said Oklahomans should expect substantial change in the way state government operates, how the budget is...

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Democratic leader beat by Republican who didn't spend a dollar campaigning

Logan Phillips, an associate professor at Tulsa Community College, didn't spend any money on his way to defeating state Rep....

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Governor-elect Kevin Stitt begins transition phase

Hours after his election, the governor-elect visited The Oklahoman's video studio to discuss his plans for the future.

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5 things to know about Oklahoma's election

Five considerations after Election Day in Oklahoma.

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Parties swap urban, rural seats; GOP comes out ahead

Republicans took rural Democratic seats, and Democrats picked up urban GOP districts.

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Republican Pinnell wins lieutenant governor race

Republican Matt Pinnell easily beat Democratic state Sen. Anastasia Pittman and independent Ivan Holmes to win the race for...

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Despite heavy turnout, no major polling problems reported Tuesday

Elections officials and observers reported no major problems at polling places Tuesday despite heavy voter turnout.

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OKC Sex shops rules relaxed

The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to relax zoning regulations on stores carrying adult products, heading off a...

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SQ 793 narrowly defeated; victims' rights question only one approved by voters

State Question 793 didn't pass the eye test in the minds of voters Tuesday. State Question 794, commonly known as Marsy's Law,...

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Bob Anthony will get six more years as a corporation commissioner, voters decided on Tuesday.

Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Bob Anthony cruised to victory Tuesday. Anthony will be serving a final term because of...

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Oklahoma attorney general, state schools superintendent and other statewide GOP candidates win easily

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter won election Tuesday to the position he was appointed to last year after Scott Pruitt...

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Oklahoma County race goes down to the wire

Oklahoma County voters were split almost evenly in their choice for county assessor Tuesday, but in the end Republican Larry...

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Accused Tulsa County judge loses re-election

District Judge James Caputo came under investigation after a witness in a racketeering case identified him as a patron of an...

Reflections on Stan Lee, who marveled a generation

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In the 1960s, Marvel Comics writer and editor Stan Lee was the first to give super-heroes personable flaws, to make their secret identities more relatable to the average reader. It worked phenomenally, and characters such as Spider-Man, Thor, the...

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Nikki Nice wins Ward 7 council seat

Radio personality Nikki Nice was elected Oklahoma City's Ward 7 councilwoman Tuesday, inheriting the seat formerly held by...

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Voices from the precincts

Reporters from The Oklahoman visited precincts in several parts of Oklahoma County on Tuesday to talk to voters about the...

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Dems flip a string of GOP seats in early House returns

WASHINGTON — The Democrats picked up at least a dozen Republican-held House seats across almost all regions of the country as...

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Kendra Horn upsets Steve Russell in an Oklahoma City stunner

In a political upset for the history books, Kendra Horn has broken a 44-year Republican hold on Oklahoma’s 5th congressional...

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Republican Kevin Stitt wins governor's race

Kevin Stitt, a self-made millionaire from Tulsa who vowed to bring a CEO’s playbook to the state Capitol, will become...

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City council lifts zoning restrictions on shops that agree to limit display space of 'adult novelties'

Businesses affected by the regulations indicated they would sue on constitutional grounds.

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Emmanuel Macron calls for creation of a ‘true European army’ to defend against Russia and the US

Emmanuel Macron has called for the creation of a “true European army” to allow the EU defend itself from threats...

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Attorney criticizes OKC Catholic archdiocese for comments about priest

The attorney for a Catholic priest suspended from ministry by the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City says he is considering filing a...

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Transportation commissioners award contract to replace bridge over Lake Texoma

Transportation commissioners award contract to replace bridge over Lake Texoma

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Nearly two dozen cases involved in 'commutation campaign' set to have second stage hearing

Nearly two dozen inmates involved in commutation campaign led by Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform are set to have a...

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High turnout expected across state for elections

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, polls across the state are open to registered voters with races for governor, state...

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State questions: What to know

Oklahoma voters will see five state questions on Tuesday's ballot. Here's what to know about each measure before casting your...

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China's Xi again talks up commitment to 'free trade'

SHANGHAI, China — For the third time since U.S. President Donald Trump was elected, Chinese President Xi Jinping took...

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Three seek lieutenant governor seat in Oklahoma

Three candidates are vying for Oklahoma's second highest office, with the winner potentially the last to run independent of the...

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Maimed Oklahoma legislator downplays heroism

Assailant who bit off top of legislator's ear sentenced to 25 years in prison.

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Parenting: How to raise a voter

Tuesday, voters will elect a slate of leaders who will decide how best to address a variety of issues that will profoundly...

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Powell running as an 'alternative' in gubernatorial race

Chris Powell's campaign represents a milestone as the first Libertarian gubernatorial nominee in state history after he won a...

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Will Oklahoma politics see a blue wave on Tuesday?

Oklahoma Democrats could chip away at Republican's strong legislative majority in Tuesday's general election.

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Five state questions to go before Oklahoma voters Tuesday

Oklahoma voters will see five state questions on Tuesday's ballot.

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Russell-Horn congressional race ends Tuesday, 16 months after it began

The general election race for the congressional seat in the Oklahoma City area is the closest in recent memory. Voters in the...

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Candidate for Oklahoma County treasurer owes back taxes

Daniel Chae faces longtime incumbent Butch Freeman in Tuesday's general election for Oklahoma County treasurer.

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Oklahoma House candidate apologizes for false endorsement in campaign mailer

LaVelle Compton is an Oklahoma City Democrat. He is running against Rep. Jon Echols, the House floor majority leader.

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Edmond commuters to get post-Halloween treat

The $88 million project to widen Interstate 235 to six through lanes and two auxiliary lanes from NW 36 Street to just north of...

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Teacher and state employee pension 'reforms' issue in state treasurer's race

Republican candidates for state treasurer and auditor have amassed huge campaign funding advantages as they seek to hold off...

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More than 200 new laws became active Thursday in Oklahoma

A variety of new laws became active on Nov. 1, but many seemed to try to address the state's recent fiscal issues.

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SHAPING UP: Oklahoma City's new convention center is about to erect steel

The four-level MAPS 3 convention center should begin rising from the ground this month. The Oklahoma City city council will...

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Candidates appeal to voters' desire for change

Both Democrat Drew Edmondson and Republican Kevin Stitt have run on platforms of change, but each disagree on taxes, expanding...

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Newcomers vie for labor commissioner seat

Oklahoma is set to elect a new Commissioner of Labor on Tuesday, settling a three-way race. The race features Republican State...

Former state park manager calls for investigation following lease to private company

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Earlier this year, the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation turned over operations at Red Rock Canyon State Park to a company owned by Rick Thiel, a Hinton businessman. Thiel says he wants to make sure the park remains open for years to...

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Insurance Commissioner candidates differ on experience

Voters on Tuesday will be given a choice between two Tulsans for Insurance Commissioner in the race to replace incumbent John...

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Bloomberg-backed PAC will spend $400K on ads to help Kendra Horn

Democratic congressional challenger Kendra Horn received significant outside assistance for the first time this week when...

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Court denies workers' comp benefits to videographer

A former cameraman for an Oklahoma City television station is not entitled to workers' compensation benefits for post traumatic...

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Facing criticisms over pre-existing conditions, Steve Russell walks a fine line on Obamacare

Russell has found himself pinned politically between his long-standing opposition to the Affordable Care Act and its most...

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Oklahoma AG race turns lackluster

Attorney General Mike Hunter was appointed governor after Scott Pruitt left for the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Mullin says he wasn't calling the Trail of Tears a 'volunteer walk' on Fox News

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, the only Cherokee Nation citizen in Congress, defended himself Thursday night against claims he had...

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Political State: Election Day is near

Ben, Dale and Justin discuss next week’s big Election Day in Oklahoma.

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Tens of thousands cast ballots on first day of early voting

With a closely-watched gubernatorial race at the top of the ballot, tens of thousands of early voters cast ballots Thursday,...

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Energy theme briefs for Nov. 2, 2018

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Candidate wives plan to be active in administration

Linda Edmondson and Sarah Stitt, the wives of the top two candidates for governor, both plan to be engaged in their husband's...

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OKC city manager search moves into next phase

The council tentatively will meet Nov. 19 to discuss and possibly interview candidates.

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Finnish soldiers raid a mysterious island and found what people are calling 'secret Russian bases'

Retired to a tiny island in an archipelago between Finland and Sweden, Leo Gastgivar awoke early one morning to...

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Google employees stage global walkout over treatment of sexual harassment

Google employees around the world have staged a series of walkouts to protest a workplace culture that they say promotes and...

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More than four dozen seek OKC city manager job

The council tentatively will meet Nov. 19 to discuss and possibly interview candidates.

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Stitt supporters see positive similarities with Trump

In a year when Democrats nationwide are hoping President Donald Trump’s unpopularity with women will provide a midterm election...

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Edmondson casts ballot, Stitt and Powell will vote Tuesday

Democrat Drew Edmondson cast his ballot on the first day of early voting on Thursday, while Republican Kevin Stitt and...

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In northwestern Oklahoma City, Senate seat up for grabs

Several factors have put Democrats within swinging distance of taking a seat that Republicans have held for more than 30 years.

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Sen. Inhofe announces bill to 'fully fund' border wall

Sen. Jim Inhofe said Thursday he will introduce legislation to make illegal immigrants pay for a border wall with Mexico.

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New migrant caravan departs El Salvador for U.S.

SAN FRANCISCO MENENDEZ, El Salvador (Reuters) - About 2,000 migrants set off on foot from El Salvador’s capital on Wednesday,...

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Russell ad warns of 'pipe bombs, shootings, migrant caravans' in final week

News clips of 2014 riots in Ferguson, Mo., and a mass shooting last weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa., flash across the screen.

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USDA secretary acknowledges Oklahoma farmers want trade, not aid, during Stockyards City stop

“I’ve said, ‘Mr. President, believe me, they’re real patriots about that but they can’t pay the bills with patriotism, so they...

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Candidates differ on teacher pay in first year

Republican Kevin Stitt wants a teacher pay increase included in the next state education budget, while Democrat Drew Edmondson...

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Early voting begins Thursday

Oklahomans can vote in person starting Thursday at their county election boards and some secondary sites.

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US attacks UK plan for digital services tax on tech giants

The US has hit back against a UK plan to impose a new tax on sales by technology giants. US political leaders and business...

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Ben & Jerry's launches Donald Trump-inspired ice cream flavor, Pecan Resist

On Tuesday, Ben & Jerry’s launched a new ice cream flavor, Pecan Resist, to promote activism in the U.S.

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More than 420 Rotherham grooming gang suspects being investigated in 'unprecedented' operation

Investigators are working to trace a total of 426 grooming gang members who abused an estimated 1,500 victims...

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The first MAPS 3 senior health and wellness center is such a roaring success that it needs more room.

The first MAPS 3 senior health and wellness center is such a roaring success that it needs more room.

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Speaking in Oklahoma City, Bridenstine outlines vision for commercialized space

Speaking in Oklahoma City, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says commercialized travel will give the agency the resources to...

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Oklahoma prison board asks lawmakers to triple agency's budget

The Oklahoma Board of Corrections voted unanimously Tuesday to ask the state Legislature to triple its funding next fiscal year...

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Denmark recalls ambassador to Iran over alleged foiled 'attack'

Denmark has recalled its ambassador to Iran after it accused Tehran of plotting a foiled "attack" against three...

Bethany terminates city manager

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Edmondson and Stitt raise millions in final weeks of campaign

In their latest reports, gubernatorial candidates Drew Edmondson and Kevin Stitt show contributions from donors at about the...

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Mueller refers plot to make false claims about him to FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's office has referred to the FBI allegations that women were "offered money to make false...

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Exclusive: Trump to terminate birthright citizenship

President Trump plans to sign an executive order that would remove the right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens and...

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Candidates to focus on cities with one week left

Early voting is set to begin on Thursday but Election Day is Nov. 6, giving Democrat Drew Edmondson and Republican Kevin Stitt...

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Medicaid expansion a topic, but not everywhere

Medicaid expansion, a hot topic in the race for governor, isn't mentioned much to legislative candidates.

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'Firearms safeguard freedom': Brazil's new president vows to relax gun laws

Brazil’s far-right, pro-gun president-elect has signalled he will seek to relax his country’s firearms laws in a bid to combat...

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Suburbs could swing governor's race

This year's intense spotlight on education funding and Drew Edmondson's promise to raise taxes to pump more money into schools...

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Photo of a Starving Girl in Yemen Prompts Facebook to Remove Posts of Article

For a few hours after The New York Times published an article about conflict and hunger in Yemen, Facebook temporarily removed...

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Between rap performances, Edmondson seeks youth vote

The Beats and Ballots pre-election rally featured performances by Jabee and Talib Kweli, but also included speeches from...

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Legislature's inexperience a challenge

Higher education officials will face an especially large task this year to educate new lawmakers about what do following a...

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Diversity lacking on major state boards

Mary Fallin made history as the state's first female governor, but her appointments leave a legacy of white male control the...

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Oklahoma senators still support Saudi arms deal after Khashoggi killing

Members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation are taking a wait-and-see approach to Saudi Arabia.

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Four Oklahoma Supreme Court justices to appear on November retention ballot

From anti-abortion bills to legislation implementing tax hikes and tax cuts, Oklahoma Supreme Court justices often are asked to...

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Political moderates woo voters in Oklahoma Senate seat

A seat last held by a moderate Republican is now vacant, and Democrats think they've got a shot to flip it.

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State Question 798 would create joint ticket for governor, running mate

State Question 798, which is on the Nov. 6 ballot, would change Oklahoma's system in which the candidates for governor and...

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Oklahoma City boards composed mostly of white men

In a city that is becoming increasingly diverse, the boards, commissions and trusts that shape almost all municipal policy in...

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Stitt and supporters say 'government experience doesn’t mean much'

All signs point to an engaged and frustrated electorate as incumbents have fallen in record numbers and teachers held a...

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Former state senator faces trial in sexual battery case

Republican senator resigned six days after being charged last year.

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Guthrie School Board fills vacant Ward 2 seat

The Guthrie Board of Education has appointed Ron Plagg to fill a vacancy in Ward 2.

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Retailers, optometrists don't see eye-to-eye on 793

State Question 793 could loosen restrictions on optometric practices in retail stores, but many Oklahoma optometrists worry...

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Sallisaw chosen as location for next state veterans center, beating out Muskogee and Poteau

After 13 hours of closed-door meetings over the past month, the Oklahoma Veterans Commission on Friday chose the next location...

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Political State: Is the governor’s race a toss up?

Bailey Perkins, Legislative director for Oklahoma Policy Institute, joins Ben and Dale to discuss the gubernatorial election...

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Students enrolling in free-tuition programs

A growing number of high school students are earning college credit tuition-free through concurrent enrollment and the...

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Edmondson promotes his experience in southeast swing

While his opponent has attempted to paint him as a “career politician,” Drew Edmondson toured southeast Oklahoma on Thursday...

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NRA ad attacks Edmondson

The National Rifle Association reported spending more than $500,000 on an ad attacking Democratic gubernatorial candidate Drew...

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Five takeaways from the Steve Russell-Kendra Horn debate

The forum featured passionate exchanges and a hyperactive crowd that inserted itself into the evening’s events.

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Kavanaugh confirmation: Sen. Chuck Grassley asks Justice to investigate Michael Avenatti and Julie Swetnick

WASHINGTON – A key Senate chairman asked the Justice Department on Thursday to investigate Julie Swetnick and her lawyer,...

On the road: Filling Tummies nonprofit makes its first road trip to combat hunger

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Filling Tummies, a nonprofit started by a group of local moms, recently made its first road trip with its mobile food pantry.

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Megyn Kelly out at NBC after defending blackface

Megyn Kelly is without a job following controversial comments she made about blackface this week. It took just 48 hours...

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Lankford: Middle Eastern infiltration of past caravans 'factually proven to be true'

As President Donald Trump partially backed away from claims this week that unknown Middle Easterners have infiltrated a migrant...

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Candidates debate taxes, stand by attack ads

In a debate hosted by KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City, both Democrat Drew Edmondson and Republican Kevin Stitt agreed the state's...

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Cheers and jeers make for rambunctious Steve Russell and Kendra Horn debate

Thirteen days before voters go to the polls and decide between them, U.S. Rep. Steve Russell and Democratic challenger Kendra...

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Explosive Devices Found in Mail Sent to Hillary Clinton and Obama

An explosive device was found on Wednesday morning by a technician who screens mail for the office of Hillary Clinton, a law...

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Health Department appoints first chief medical officer

The Health Department created the chief medical officer position as part of a corrective plan after it requested a $30 million...

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Steve Russell on possible Democratic wave: Voters 'don’t want people to trash our country'

"The American public sees that we don’t want people to trash our country and our government and they’re a little leery about...

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OKC Council OKs millions in whitewater park improvements

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday approved $7.9 million for enhancements to the MAPS 3 whitewater rafting and kayaking park,...

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Split party power possible at top of state gov

A close gubernatorial race could result in split party representation at the top of state government for the first time in 12...

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White nationalist Richard Spencer accused of physical abuse by wife

The wife of the white nationalist Richard Spencer has accused him of emotional and physical abuse, including choking her,...

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Sky sources: Jamal Khashoggi's body parts found

Body parts belonging to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been found, according to Sky sources. Sources have told Sky...

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Supreme Court risks 'letting hundreds of violent criminals walk free' if it sides with the Creeks, the state says

"There is no need to upend the status quo and rewrite history by splitting Oklahoma in two."

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After sending a Republican to the Capitol for 12 years, this majority Democratic district will pick between two newcomers

Most voters in Muskogee are Democrats, but for more than a decade they elected a Republican who was eventually beaten in this...

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Outsider, public servant and 'regular guy' share the stage

Candidates for governor ended a Sunday forum criticizing their opponents with the same attack lines that have filled Oklahoma...

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Report assesses Boathouse District challenges

A report on the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation's management shortcomings concludes former businessman and philanthropist...

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Restructuring agreement for Boathouse Foundation progresses with $750,000 payment

The city council will discuss $7.9 million in whitewater park enhancements; aim is to save money on utilities, add features to...

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Paid protesters? They're real — and a Beverly Hills firm that hires them stands accused of extortion in a lawsuit - Los Angeles Times

Paid protesters are a real thing. Crowds on Demand, a Beverly Hills firm that’s an outspoken player in the business of hiring...

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Kendra Horn is likely losing to Steve Russell. Can she catch up?

This much is clear: Horn is the strongest 5th District Democratic challenger in decades. What's unclear is whether that will be...

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Edmondson, Stitt plan statewide campaign stops to woo undecided voters in last two weeks

As the gubernatorial race heads into its last two weeks, Republican Kevin Stitt and Democrat Drew Edmondson appear locked in a...

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Women nationwide have local heroine Terry Neese to thank, in part, for credit freedoms

Before Oct. 25, 1988, when Ronald Reagan signed the Women's Business Ownership Act, women couldn't get credit cards or business...

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Oklahoma County commissioner candidates discuss solutions for problem-plagued county jail

A shakeup on Oklahoma County's three-member Board of County Commissioners could lead to new ideas for how to address issues...

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"I don't take orders from Governor Fallin," state schools superintendent says in battle over classroom spending

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and state Schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister locked in struggle of wills over classroom spending.

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Norman House race a learning experience

While on the campaign trail in House District 46, the two candidates explore issues outside their expertise.

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Evangelicals are Steve Russell's base. Can Kendra Horn win them over?

On a cool Wednesday night, Kendra Horn stood in a parking lot just south of the Oklahoma River and read aloud, to a crowd of 50...

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Steve Russell, facing criticism over oil ties, says industry's bad reputation 'totally undeserved'

"Don’t duck your head or feel bad as critics and naysayers are poking you in the chest and telling you what you do is bad....

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Accused Tulsa County judge denies ever paying for sex

District Judge James Caputo came under investigation after a witness in a racketeering case identified him as a patron of an...

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Pence says Trump administration a 'foreshadowing' of Stitt governorship

"Think of the progress we've made over the last two years with President Trump in the White House," Pence said. "I really think...

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Hillary?

In recent months, some reporters who cover the Trump White House have received phone calls from the last person they would...

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Stitt and Edmondson talk transportation at Oklahoma City forum

Gubernatorial candidates Kevin Stitt and Drew Edmondson largely agreed on the need for infrastructure spending in Oklahoma...

Wind farm abandons tax avoidance tactic that threatened school funding

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BLACKWELL — Operators of a northern Oklahoma wind farm are abandoning a creative tax avoidance scheme that was drawing statewide scrutiny because of its potentially damaging impact on Oklahoma school funding. Representatives of Rock Falls Wind...

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Opioid prescribing laws to change Nov. 1

Opioid prescribing laws to change Nov. 1 Q: This spring, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill that changes the laws...

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Ideas begin to emerge for Indian Cultural Center development

The old oil field east of downtown appears poised to become a showcase of Native American culture. Early ideas for development...

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VP Mike Pence campaigns for Kevin Stitt in Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence headlined a campaign rally for Republican Kevin Stitt as they worked to keep the...

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OKC airport finalizes expansion designs

Cities seldom have a second chance to make a good first impression. So the $89.8 million terminal expansion project set to...

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Stitt presses supporters to get out the vote in 'tight race'

At a fundraiser in Oklahoma City, Republican gubernatorial nominee Kevin Stitt talked education and said he was totally...

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Kendra Horn tries tying Steve Russell to Fallin and state woes in attack ad

“Steve Russell promised to address the rising cost of health care and funding for our schools,” a narrator says, as a photo of...

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Saudi Arabia transfers $100 million to U.S. amid crisis over Khashoggi

The United States received a payment of $100 million from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the same day Secretary of State...

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Accusations against Tulsa County judge surface in massage parlor investigation

Tulsa County District Judge James Caputo called accusations totally unfounded.

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Treasury employee busted for allegedly leaking suspicious financial transactions related to Manafort

A U.S. Treasury employee has been arrested and charged with leaking to a BuzzFeed News reporter multiple reports about...

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Oklahoma employees union to sue Health Department over layoffs

State agencies can lay off staff if they follow a defined procedure, but in the Health Department’s case, the rationale for...

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Edmondson rallies Democrats three weeks out from Election Day

At a restaurant rally in Shawnee, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Drew Edmondson said he's going full tilt until Nov. 6...

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For Cherokees, the Elizabeth Warren dispute goes to the heart of their identity

With a single email, the Cherokee Nation squarely placed itself somewhere it has spent years avoiding: at the center of a...

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First legal weed sold in Canada at Newfoundland shops

The first legal recreational cannabis has officially been sold in Canada. In Newfoundland and parts of Labrador, which has a...

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Oklahoma congressman challenges Democratic lawyer to an MMA fight

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin challenged Michael Avenatti, the high-profile lawyer of Stormy Daniels, to a fight Tuesday morning.

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Congressional challenger Horn raises four times as much money as incumbent

Kendra Horn raised more than four times as much money as U.S. Rep. Steve Russell over a three-month span from July to...

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Beto O'Rourke will not share $38 million he raised with other Dem Senate candidates

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) said Monday that he won't share the $38 million his campaign raised in the third quarter of...

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Google latest to withdraw from Saudi conference

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday became the latest company to drop out of a business conference in Saudi Arabia....

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University specialty license plates: OU leads, but OSU is gaining

University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University special license plates continued to be among the hottest sellers offered...

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Former Trump adviser sues Democratic National Committee

Carter Page is suing in Oklahoma City federal court because he is managing partner of an Oklahoma City-based company, Global...

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Amazon's Bezos: US needs to be defended

Amazon will work enthusiastically with the US military, its founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos has said. His unequivocal...

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Assange ordered to curb speech … and clean his bathroom if he wants internet

Ecuador has ordered Julian Assange to stick to a new set of house rules, including avoiding contentious political issues,...

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Oklahoma AG pushing for federal rule to block scam robocalls

Attorney General Mike Hunter joined other states Monday in urging the Federal Communications Commission to block scam robocalls...

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Kendra Horn calls for an end to private prison industry: 'It is immoral, it is unethical and it is a waste of taxpayer dollars'

At a congressional forum meant for two but attended by one, Democrat Kendra Horn called for an end to private prisons, vowed to...

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'Inappropriate and wrong' of Warren to use DNA test, Cherokee Nation says

On the same day that U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, an Oklahoma native, released DNA results that she says prove her Native...

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Oklahoma's State Question 800 polarizes supporters, detractors

The State Chamber is for it. The Oklahoma State School Boards Association is against it. Oklahomans will decide the issue Nov....

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Medicaid mandate? Edmondson might have one

If elected governor, Drew Edmondson wants to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma, embracing a part of the Affordable Care Act that...

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Saudi Arabia to hit back in case of sanctions over Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia has said it will retaliate against any sanctions imposed over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, as JP...

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This year's race for Corporation Commission might generate some interest.

This year's race for a seat on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission gives voters some options. Candidates include a long-term...

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State Question 794 seeks to bolster rights of crime victims

State Question 794, commonly known as Marsy's Law, would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to expand rights of crime victims....

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Marijuana could hit shelves before mandated testing

Marijuana will likely be available before state requires testing.

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Silver Haired Legislature wants eye doctors in Walmart stores

The Oklahoma Silver Haired Legislature has unanimously endorsed a state question that would allow eye doctors to practice...

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On the road again: Drew and Linda Edmondson make more political history

Drew and Linda Edmondson married eastern and western Oklahoma politics and have spent much of their lives on campaigns.

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Thousands of voters registered in the past two weeks

Election officials processed about 12,000 voter registration forms over the past two weeks.

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UCO supports DACA students with Dream Without Limits Gala on Oct. 27

The Dream Without Limits Gala will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at El Fandango Event Center, 2823 S Agnew Ave.

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Oklahoma gubernatorial candidate went to Masters golf tournament, island resort town on 2009 campaign trip

Records provided to The Oklahoman show details on expenses in Georgia and South Carolina.

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Vice President heading to Tulsa for Stitt rally

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to attend a rally on Thursday in Tulsa for Republican gubernatorial nominee Kevin Stitt.

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Imagining the future

Oklahoma City's mayor asked for a conversation among residents on the shape of MAPS 4 and, judging from the response on social...

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State agency to deploy 10 new agents to investigate opioid diversions

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control has hired 10 new agents who are being deployed throughout the...

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Political State: Chasing (and running from) endorsements

The Political State crew discusses endorsements in the gubernatorial race and a congressman’s broken promise over term limits.

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Oklahoma City seeks comments, ideas for MAPS 4

Oklahoma City's mayor asked for a conversation among residents on the shape of MAPS 4 and, judging from the response on social...

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Mental Health Professionals Denounce CNN and Don Lemon’s Show for Mocking and Stigmatizing Kanye West’s Hospitalization

ON MONDAY NIGHT, CNN host Don Lemon led a panel discussion with three CNN commentators as they gleefully heaped...

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Students ask the questions at candidate debate

Candidates for governor attended a debate hosted entirely by teenagers, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation.

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OKC sees payoff from online sales taxes

City Manager Jim Couch calls them "crazy numbers." Use tax receipts were up sharply in September and October from the same time...

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Markwayne Mullin broke his term limit pledge last year. Do voters care?

Political observers have been left to wonder whether Mullin’s broken term limits pledge has done anything — or will do anything...

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Mayor starts the conversation on MAPS 4

Oklahoma City residents are being invited to submit ideas for the next chapter of MAPS, the initiative that has built...

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Stitt welcomes Cornett's endorsement but not Fallin's

More than six weeks after losing the runoff election to become his party's nominee for governor, former Oklahoma City mayor...

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Federal law on marijuana has banks hesitant

Federal law still has a say in whether marijuana is legal, leaving banks to judge whether they should offer services to...

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Time running out to register for November election

The deadline to register for Oklahoma's November election is Friday.

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In Ardmore, a new state veterans center will replace the current one

The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs announced Wednesday it will build a new veterans center in Ardmore to replace an...

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Anti-tobacco groups see opportunity in new lawmakers

TSET representatives laid out a plan for policy initiatives over the next few years, including raising the age to purchase...

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Governor touts expected cost savings at ground breaking for juvenile center improvements.

TECUMSEH — Gov. Mary Fallin joined officials with the Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs on Wednesday in breaking ground on...

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Leaked Transcript of Private Meeting Contradicts Google’s Official Story on China

Publicly, Google executive Ben Gomes has called the censored search engine “an exploration.” Privately, he wanted it completed...

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U.S. Supreme Court won't consider the case of a man who threatened Betty Shelby, Tulsa police

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to consider the case of a Connecticut man who threatened Tulsa police following the...

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Treasurer candidate: Opponent hurt state employee pensions

Independent Charles de Coune criticized his opponent, Republican Randy McDaniel, for McDaniel's policy work in the Legislature...

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City manager opening attracts attention

About 30 applications already have been submitted by candidates seeking to succeed Jim Couch as Oklahoma City's city manager....

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Beto O'Rourke's unlikely allies: White evangelical women

O’Rourke is providing a stark moral contrast to Trump, whose policies and behavior they see as fundamentally anti-Christian,

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'U.S. mail is not for sale' say anti-privatization protesters in downtown OKC

“Today is an education, a notification to the public. I don’t think people know that the Trump administration is trying to...

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Busy Philipps claims James Franco assaulted her while filming ‘Freaks and Geeks’

Busy Philipps writes in her new book, “This Will Only Hurt a Little,” that James Franco was a “f--king bully” on...

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Higher taxes? Gov candidates differ in their views

Democrat Drew Edmondson has made tax increases on energy companies and high-income Oklahomans a center of his platform, while...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit: report

Despite a history of brutality and severe punishments toward Christians, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to...

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Former Trump aide Hope Hicks to join Fox as communications chief

The Murdoch family, in the throes of reshaping its media empire, is bringing on a lieutenant with experience in chaotic...

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Absentee ballot applications mailed to 59,000 Oklahomans

A nonprofit social welfare organization recently mailed out absentee ballot applications to 59,000 Oklahomans with the goal of...

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FAA bill protects some Oklahoma City employees during government shutdown

Buried deep within a 1,200-page bill funding the Federal Aviation Administration is a 48-word provision that could mean a lot...

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Meng Hongwei: China confirms detention of Interpol chief

China has confirmed it is holding the missing head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei. Beijing said he was under investigation by the...

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Oklahoma's political mood still has incumbents fighting for their jobs

The remaining legislative incumbents in Oklahoma, particularly those with the Republican Party, still feel pressure from an...

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Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.

Dale Denwalt: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.

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Students will ask the questions at gubernatorial debate

Ten high school seniors from across Oklahoma are hosting a gubernatorial debate between Democrat Drew Edmondson and Republican...

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Divided Senate pushes Kavanaugh past procedural hurdle, final weekend vote likely

Divided Senate pushes Kavanaugh past procedural hurdle, final weekend vote likely

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Interpol chief vanishes on Chinese trip

France has opened an investigation into the disappearance of Meng Hongwei, the Chinese head of the international police agency...

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Judiciary Committee releases executive summary of supplemental FBI report on Kavanaugh

Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans released an executive summary of the FBI's confidential supplemental background...

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State treasurer: Oklahoma collected $1.2 billion in revenue last month

Oklahoma's total revenue collections grew by double digits for the 10th month in a row.

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What Oklahoma senators are saying about Brett Kavanaugh

Oklahoma’s two U.S. senators were briefed Thursday on the FBI’s latest conclusions regarding controversial Supreme Court...

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Ads try to link opponents to unpopular figures

A series of commercials by national partisan groups are attempting to link their Oklahoma opponent with unpopular political...

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Nobel Peace Prize for anti-rape activists Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to campaigners against rape in warfare Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege. Ms Murad is a...

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Swing senators praise FBI's Kavanaugh probe, indicating possible support

Republican swing senators on the Brett Kavanaugh nomination indicated Thursday they were satisfied with the FBI’s...

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Search for new OKC city manager begins

Oklahoma City has produced a 10-page prospectus announcing its hunt for a new city manager. Jim Couch, the city's...

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UTA Student Wants Statue Removed From Campus, Citing Racism

A student leader at the University of Texas at Arlington is organizing a petition drive to take down a statue of the school's...

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City manager search has begun in Oklahoma City

Applications to succeed Jim Couch as city manager in Oklahoma City are due by Nov. 1. The city council will hire the new city...

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State funding child abuse prevention services again

The Department of Health authorized more than $2 million for child abuse prevention services a year after defunding the grant...

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Trump mocks Christine Blasey Ford testimony at Mississippi rally

President Trump at a rally on Tuesday night mocked testimony from Christine Blasey Ford, one of the women accusing...

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Candidates address state's mental health challenges

Candidates for governor pointed to policies on taxes and management of state agencies in addressing Oklahoma's shortcomings in...

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Oklahoma tribes generate nearly $4.4 billion in gaming revenues

Oklahoma Indian gaming revenues have risen 15 straight years — reaching nearly $4.4 billion in 2016, according to a new report...

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DA: Investigation into state superintendent is 'dead'

Any investigation into State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister for campaign finance violations is "completely over," said Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma preacher's comments on Kavanaugh cause stir

The Rev. Bob Long said he's sure that his recent message on the need for more civility will probably be "the-most-listened-to...

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Judge throws out lawsuit against Sports Illustrated over 2013 report on OSU football

The plaintiff is John Talley, a Stillwater Republican who ran for state representative this year and won.

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Poll: Half of young Americans see better financial future

About half of young Americans expect to be financially better off than their parents, according to a new poll, a sign that the...

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Gubernatorial candidates push ads on education

The two leading candidates for governor are airing commercials across the state, each pledging to improve Oklahoma schools and...

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Ada facility could be fined up to $140,000.

State health officials have rejected a plan to reinstate the chief executive of an Ada residential care facility who was...

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Oklahoma death row inmate's appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider the appeal of Emmanuel Littlejohn, who was sentenced to death for the...

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DHS could have sent medical information to wrong addresses

Some DHS clients' information may have been sent to the wrong addresses, the agency said.

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Gubernatorial, superintendent candidates attend VOICE forum

In a state with the highest incarceration rate in the world and some of the nation’s largest cuts to education, candidates for...

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Muscogee Nation and county drug courts among grant recipients

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that it has awarded nearly $6 million to Oklahoma groups to help combat the...

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Mitchell says she would not bring criminal charges against Kavanaugh in memo

Rachel Mitchell, the sex-crimes prosecutor who questioned Dr. Christine Blasey Ford last week, wrote in a memo...

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Federal government, Creeks ask to argue in Supreme Court reservation case

When an attorney for the state of Oklahoma stands before the U.S. Supreme Court and tells justices that the Muscogee (Creek)...

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OJA contracts with White Fields group home

The Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs will partner with a Piedmont facility to offer a “home-like setting” for youth in the...

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Judicial nominee John O'Connor has two bar complaints, was sued by a client

Tulsa attorney John O’Connor was twice investigated by the Oklahoma Bar Association, was sued for allegedly engaging in shady...

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Raising a glass: Oklahoma begins new era of alcohol availability as changes are enacted across the state

Cheers to you, Oklahoma. Beginning today, grocery stores and convenience stores across the state are selling their first...

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Democrat faces uphill fight in Oklahoma AG race

Democrat Mark Myles faces the Republican incumbent, Attorney General Mike Hunter, in the Nov. 6 general election.

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Alcohol politicking: Mixing business with measures

Democracy, capitalism and an entire state's history's worth of resistance to the alcohol industry collided in 2016 at voting...

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Should Oklahoma have fewer school districts?

School consolidation pushed by some, but remains tough political sell

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Former lawmaker beat rival to take seat back, but not before switching parties

Ken Luttrell lost his seat in 2010 to a Republican, but recently switched parties and came back to defeat his former challenger.

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Guthrie's First Capital Trolley among entities to receive grants

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has been awarded $4.28 million in federal grants to help upgrade rural public...

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"Serious kid" sets sights on serving as chief executive of Oklahoma

Tulsa businessman Kevin Stitt has set goals and achieved them since he was a kid. He's now hoping to win the race for governor...

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Unique underwater sculpture in the Maldives destroyed after deemed un-Islamic

A unique underwater sculpture exhibit at a Maldives resort was destroyed on order of the country's president after it was...

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Mayor sets Indigenous Peoples Day observance

The mayor's endorsement this week of an Indigenous Peoples Day observance is a reminder, as David Holt wrote in his...

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How a billion-dollar industry blossomed from the black market

Monday marks major changes to Oklahoma's liquor laws. The history of alcohol's acceptance into Oklahoma society is one born in...

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Oklahoma City VA Medical Center receives positive review

Six months after a series of federal reviews found deep flaws dating back years at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center, the...

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Oklahoma's REAL ID deadline pushed back

As the latest deadline neared to implement REAL ID, the federal government gave Oklahoma another one-year extension.

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Political State: Debate recap

Chris, Dale and Ben discuss the first debate between Edmondson and Stitt and the ongoing race for governor.

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Bond rating service upgrades Oklahoma's status from negative to 'stable'

The bond rating service Moody's has upgraded Oklahoma's outlook from negative after the state weathered a fiscal storm.

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Democrats air ad linking Stitt to Fallin

A new ad financed by the Democratic Governors Association likens Republican gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt to Gov. Mary...

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Oklahoma zookeeper Joe Exotic pleads not guilty to murder-for-hire indictment

Detention hearing set for next Thursday in Oklahoma City federal court.

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Whitewater park amenities approved

Spring 2019 could bring with it a fresh look to Oklahoma City's Boathouse District. The city council will consider spending...

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Oklahoma lawmakers study ways to reduce youth vaping

Lawmakers on Thursday were told about the benefits and harms of vaping.

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Indigenous Peoples Day to be observed Oct. 8 in Oklahoma City

David Holt acknowledged his Osage heritage in remarks after taking office and in choices to emphasize the vibrancy Oklahoma's...

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High drama as Kavanaugh, Ford hearing underway

In a clash along a polarized nation's political and cultural fault lines, the Senate Judiciary Committee began its historic...

OSU football: Tyron Johnson's playmaking ability shining more regularly

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Oklahoma tribes and prominent politicians side with Creeks in reservation case at the Supreme Court

Four Oklahoma tribes, along with current and former politicians, told the Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that found the Creek...

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Two Men Told Senate Staffers They Had “The Encounter” With Christine Blasey Ford, Not Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — Senate Judiciary Committee staff interviewed two men who said they believed that they, and not US Supreme Court...

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New Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick details parties where girls allegedly were drugged and raped

A third accuser of Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday publicly identified herself and alleged that Kavanaugh and...

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Distracted Boyfriend meme is sexist, rules Swedish ad watchdog

The popular Distracted Boyfriend meme, based on a photo of a man turning away from his outraged girlfriend to stare admiringly...

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Three cities remain in contention for Oklahoma veterans center after marathon meeting

After meeting for nine hours behind closed doors Tuesday, the Oklahoma Veterans Commission narrowed from six to three the...

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Oklahoma Ethics Commission hit with federal lawsuit over gift rules

The Institute for Justice complains it cannot give a $15 book to legislators and other state officials because of ethics limits...

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DOC advances maintenance bond plans

As the agency prepares to ask for bonds to build new prisons, the Department of Corrections seeks to borrow money for maintenance.

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The revised policies provide for a review period of at least 18 days from the first public notice of an issue to a council vote.

The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday in favor of transparency policies aimed at giving the public additional time to comment...

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There’s a baby at the U.N. General Assembly

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became the first world leader to bring her newborn to the U.N. General Assembly.

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Alyssa Milano pens essay supporting #WhyIDidntReport

"It took me years after my assault to voice the experience to my closest friends. It took me three decades to tell my parents...

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Ford's lawyer: Hearing doesn't appear to be designed for 'fair', 'respectful' treatment

A lawyer for Christina Blasey Ford—the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault—raised concerns...

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Kavanaugh: I was a virgin through high school and college

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday defended himself against the sexual assault allegations roiling his...

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A wind developer is encountering some stiff headwinds as it works on expanding a western Oklahoma project.

A war against NextEra's expansion plans for a western Oklahoma wind farm is being fought on several fronts. There's been two...

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Governor candidates showcase ideals, differences at Oklahoman forum

Drew Edmondson and Kevin Stitt outlined their differences, and some agreements, when it comes to how they would run state...