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Martinez-Brooks to seek council seat

Jessica Martinez-Brooks, who serves as a volunteer on several city boards and as interim diversity officer at Oklahoma City...

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Oklahoma members vote along partisan lines on impeachment managers

Oklahomans in the U.S. House voted along partisan lines Wednesday on the resolution appointing members to prosecute the...

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Capitol briefs: Legislators eye halting Oklahoma's death penalty

Legislators eye halting Oklahoma's death penalty State Rep. Jason Dunnington, D-Oklahoma City, filed House Bill 2876 to end use...

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Search warrant executed at Tinker housing office, Inhofe says

The Air Force and Environmental Protection Agency executed a search warrant at the offices of the private contractor...

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Pompeo breaks silence on alleged threats to envoy in Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday broke nearly 72 hours of silence over alleged surveillance and...

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Financial irregularities discovered in audit of Garfield County town

KREMLIN — A state audit of the small Garfield County town of Kremlin has revealed numerous financial irregularities, including...

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Raising the civic IQ: Elected municipal officers invited back to campus

Civics lessons for elected city officers and those thinking about running for office begin Saturday at Oklahoma City University...

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Martinez-Brooks to seek Ward 3 city council seat in Oklahoma City

Current Ward 3 Councilman Larry McAtee is retiring when his term ends in 2021.

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Inhofe away on family matter for Trump trial open

The Senate is one man short on the opening day of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Republican James Inhofe is back...

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Court papers detail claims in dustup between public relations firms

Social welfare organizations may keep their donors' identities a secret.

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Half of all Oklahomans registered to vote in 2020

The Oklahoma State Election Board shows that more than 2 million individuals are registered.

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Oklahoma could see 'Make America Great Again' license plates

The license plates would allow Oklahomans to show their support for President Donald Trump.

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Raising the civic IQ: Elected city leaders invited back to campus

A partnership of the Oklahoma Municipal League and Oklahoma City University offers a "Learn to Govern" certificate.

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Proposal would end Oklahoma death penalty

Proposal would end Oklahoma death penalty

By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

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SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Oklahoma lawmakers propose 'MAGA' license plate options

State Sens. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, and Marty Quinn, R-Claremore, have filed legislation to create "Make America Great...

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Video: Trump to sign 'Phase 1' of China trade deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday ahead of the signing of an initial trade deal between the...

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Video: House votes on sending impeachment charges against President Trump to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is set to vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the...

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Bill would require racial impact statements for future criminal justice legislation

To address racial disparities in Oklahoma’s justice system, future criminal justice legislation may have to go through an...

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Juvenile Affairs board OKs changes to construction project The Oklahoma Board of Juvenile Affairs on Tuesday approved about...

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Former OKC elementary to be converted to a film studio

A former elementary school in far east Oklahoma City may find itself at the center of a pivot in the film and television...

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Bill filed to allow firearms inside state Capitol

Some lawmakers hope 2020 will be the year firearms are finally allowed inside the state Capitol. A newly filed bill from Rep....

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Horn introduces bill to rename downtown post office for Clara Luper

Led by Rep. Kendra Horn, Oklahoma members of the U.S. House on Tuesday sponsored legislation to rename the downtown Oklahoma...

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Stitt signs 774 commutations during first year in office

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed 774 commutations, 290 pardons and 101 paroles during his first year in office, his office announced...

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Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter files lawsuit against opioid distributors

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter filed a state lawsuit against three major opioid distributors Monday, accusing them of...

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Public Service Co. of Oklahoma gets recommended approval of its plan to add wind power

Don’t call Public Service Co. of Oklahoma’s plan to add 675 megawatts of additional wind power to its portfolio "Wind Catcher...

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High court rejects Oklahoma City killer's final appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeal of Oklahoma death row inmate Carlos Cuesta-Rodriguez, who was convicted of...

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Pot petitions face pushback from medical marijuana advocates

Two initiative petitions to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma have divided the state’s burgeoning medical marijuana...

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OKC civic life for Monday, Jan. 13, 2020

They said it "I'll bet you never thought you'd see me humbled enough to cry." — Longtime Oklahoma City Councilwoman and...

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Statewide rape kit tracking system takes effect

Sexual assault survivors will now be able to monitor the location and status of their rape kit through a statewide electronic...

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Stitt wants state schools superintendent to be appointed, not elected

Gov. Kevin Stitt wants Oklahoma's state schools chief to be appointed, a move that would give the governor more control over...

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At town hall, Horn disputes claims that colleagues sympathized with dead Iranian general

BETHANY — U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn said Saturday that a Democratic resolution to check President Donald Trump’s military actions...

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How should we cover Oklahoma’s Legislature? Tell us

It’s a new year, and that means the start of Oklahoma’s 2020 legislative session is right around the corner. The four-month...

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Trump, Pelosi square off ahead of impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi faced off Sunday ahead of his impeachment trial, as she said...

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

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Record numbers sign up for health coverage

A record number of Oklahomans signed up for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s federal exchange for 2020 despite...

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House passes bill to curb chemicals found in some Oklahoma water

The U.S. House approved a bill Friday aimed at curbing exposure to chemicals that have contaminated water at military...

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Oklahoma criminal justice reform task force requests extension

A governor-created task force charged with making criminal justice reform recommendations has asked for a one-year extension to...

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Opioid manufacturer Endo Pharmaceuticals reaches $8.75 million settlement with Oklahoma

Drug manufacturer Endo Pharmaceuticals has agreed to pay Oklahoma $8.75 million to resolve potential litigation over the...

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Medicaid expansion qualifies for ballot; Stitt to set election date

Oklahoma voters will get to decide sometime this year whether the state should expand Medicaid. An initiative petition asking...

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White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries...

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Medicaid expansion qualifies for ballot; Stitt to set election date

Voters will get to decide State Question 802 this year.

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Trump ups Iran accusations, says 4 US embassies targeted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronted by persistent questions about his military action in the Middle East, President Donald Trump and...

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Area codes: The 405 becoming the 405/572

The 405 soon will be the 405/572. The North American Numbering Plan Administrator, which oversees much of the continent’s...

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Oklahoma lawmakers reject resolution to limit Trump's actions against Iran

All five Oklahoma members of the U.S. House voted Thursday against a resolution to limit President Donald Trump’s authority to...

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Stitt aims to slash state regulations by 25%

Impressed by the impact of President Donald Trump’s executive order to reduce federal regulations, Gov. Kevin Stitt plans to...

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Metro-area residents needed for Oklahoma City's housing market and affordability survey

Oklahoma City is asking metro residents to fill out a housing market and affordability survey to help city planners identify...

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House approves measure to restrain Trump’s actions on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reigniting a debate over who has the power to declare war, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday...

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission authorizes overlay area code to serve new numbers in central Oklahoma

Get ready to limber up those fingers. By this time next year, you will need them to dial the 10 digits to successfully phone...

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Oklahoma Corporation Commissioners on Wednesday expressed continued concerns with a fund that helps keep rural telecommunications services affordable

The Public Utility Division of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission is looking at the books of telecommunications service...

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Will there be a draft? How to answer your kids' questions about a military draft

The killing of top Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani in an airstrike  ordered by President Donald Trump last week sparked...

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Ex-CIA officer questions reason for killing Iranian general

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump's rationale for ordering the killing of a top Iranian general is reminiscent of...

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Cyberwar with Iran: How vulnerable is America?

The U.S. airstrike in Baghdad that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani on Friday will likely lead to retaliatory...

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Oklahoma GOP lawmakers back Trump after Iran launches retaliatory attacks

Members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation reacted Tuesday and Wednesday to Iran firing missiles into bases in Iraq where...

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Trump: Iran 'appears to be standing down' after strike at military base in Iraq

Trump: Iran 'appears to be standing down' after strike at military base in Iraq.

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Key takeaways from Democratic presidential debate in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some key takeaways from Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before...

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Canadian County Democrats to hear Medicaid expansion update Monday

YUKON — Canadian County Democrats will host a meeting about State Question 802 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Yukon Police...

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Councilman James Greiner won't seek re-election in 2021

James Greiner says he will not seek election to a third term on the Oklahoma City Council. Greiner, 38, has represented...

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American Petroleum Institute highlights energy benefits ahead of coming elections

The American Petroleum Institute is venturing headlong into the political arena as the presidential election approaches. On...

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Inhofe backs bill that would allow Senate to clear Trump without a trial

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe is cosponsoring Republican legislation that would allow the Senate to dismiss articles of impeachment...

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Council OKs zoning to fight 'food desert'

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday approved "food desert" zoning to combat poor health outcomes in northeast Oklahoma City....

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'We had to discuss those things and go deep': Play aims to help Oklahoma children of inmates

NORMAN — The story of a convict and his dog unfolded on a Norman stage Tuesday as playwright and producer Peter Zhmutski...

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Oklahoma lawmakers respond to Iran strikes

View responses from Oklahoma politicians following the Iran missile attack against an air base housing U.S. troops.

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Iran: missiles fired at Iraqi air base housing US troops

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran state TV says Tehran has launched “tens” of surface-to-surface missiles at Iraq’s Ain Assad air base...

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Trump retreats from threat to attack Iranian cultural sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed away from his threats to target Iranian cultural sites if Iran...

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Oklahoma uses funds derived from gaming to defend against lawsuit brought by tribes

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt is using funds generated by tribal fees to pay for a law firm to defend him in a lawsuit...

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US prepares for possible Iranian reprisal after drone strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials braced for Iran to respond to the killing of its most powerful general, noting heightened...

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Work on system to gather purged saltwater about complete, agency says

OMEGA — Work to build a system to collect saltwater coming from the ground as part of a purge is about done. Meanwhile,...

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Cole says Trump had legal authority to kill Iranian general

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, who has been a strong advocate for congressional input into U.S. military actions abroad, said Monday that...

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Criminal justice reform task force to recommend chief cultural officer for DOC

A criminal justice reform task force will recommend the Department of Corrections hire a chief cultural officer to help push...

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Oklahoma County jail to get extended commissary service, new staff meal plans

Starting in March, inmates at the Oklahoma County jail will see increased days of commissary service, and jail employees will...

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Pentagon rejects Trump threat to hit Iranian cultural sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Monday distanced itself from President Donald Trump’s assertions that he would bomb Iranian...

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Greiner to step down from Oklahoma City Council seat in 2021

James Greiner first won election in 2013 and is in his second four-year term.

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OKC civic life for Monday, Jan. 6, 2020

Council OKs wage hikes City employees represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees...

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November dip gives way to record December for marijuana industry

There’s a first time for everything, and in November Oklahoma saw its first month without record medical marijuana sales. But...

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Grandson aims to highlight Halliburtons' best works in future book

Gov. Kevin Stitt and a host of other dignitaries joined Halliburton Co. employees and CEO Jeff Miller to celebrate the...

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'The reality is it could happen anywhere': Faith leaders discuss safety in houses of worship

A metro area security professional said the odds are good that some Oklahomans are toting firearms along with their holy books...

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Oklahoma legislator files bill to pay college athletes

An Oklahoma legislator wants college athletes to be able to clinch endorsement deals and profit off their name, image and...

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Horn, Trump approval varies by gender, while Sanders has big edge with young voters, poll shows

Support for U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn and her vote to impeach President Donald Trump is much stronger among women, while attitudes...

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Rockets fired after day of mourning for slain Iranian leader

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands took to the streets of Baghdad for the funeral procession of Iran's top general Saturday after he was...

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More US troops deploy to Mideast amid tensions with Iran

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of U.S. soldiers deployed Saturday from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Kuwait to serve as...

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Winner of $400M border wall contract: 'a gung-ho, smart guy'

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tommy Fisher peered into a Fox News camera and talked up his North Dakota-based company's ability to...

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Oklahoma lawmakers back killing of general but caution against war with Iran

Oklahoma lawmakers said Friday that the Trump administration had eliminated a dangerous terrorist in killing a top Iranian...

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Governor selects out-of-state law firm to represent Oklahoma in tribal gaming dispute

Gov. Kevin Stitt has selected Seattle-based law firm Perkins Coie to represent the state in its ongoing dispute with Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma Muslims tell their own story with new guide book

Adam Soltani remembers the anti-Muslim rhetoric that seemed heightened during the 2016 presidential election. Soltani,...

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Iran general steps out of Soleimani's shadow to lead proxies

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A new Iranian general has stepped out of the shadows to lead the country's expeditionary Quds Force,...

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Gov. Stitt approves one-year extension of Seminole Nation's tobacco compact

Gov. Kevin Stitt has approved a one-year extension of the state's tobacco compact with the Seminole Nation. "The Tobacco Tax...

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Methodist leaders propose plan for amicable separation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — United Methodist Church leaders from around the world are proposing a new conservative denomination...

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Trump plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major...

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission turns away utility's request to dismiss or pause service dispute case

Elected Oklahoma Corporation Commissioners on Thursday turned away a request to either dismiss or pause a case where an...

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Oklahoma health advocates applaud raising tobacco sales age

Oklahoma health advocates are celebrating the prohibition on sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21, per a new...

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Rally at Oklahoma County jail protests conditions, policies

Demonstrators gathered outside of the Oklahoma County jail Wednesday evening to rally against conditions for inmates, treatment...

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State senate bill could block use of state funds for school advertising

An Oklahoma lawmaker seeks to ban school districts and charter schools from using state funds for advertising and marketing....

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Iran's Gen. Soleimani killed in airstrike at Baghdad airport

Baghdad (AP) — Gen. Qassim Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad’s...

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Oklahoma population inches toward 4 million

Oklahoma’s population continues to creep toward 4 million, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates that show the state...

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Tulsa clinic claims Oklahoma constitution protects abortion rights

The Oklahoma Constitution provides stronger protection for abortion rights than the U.S. Constitution, according to a Tulsa...

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President Trump calls LSU coach Ed Orgeron ahead of College Football Playoff title game

President Trump calls LSU coach Ed Orgeron ahead of College Football Playoff title game

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Top 10 most-read Oklahoman.com articles in 2019

Can you believe 2019 is over and done with? While taking a look at The Oklahoman's most-read articles of the year, it's clear...

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Tribes sue Gov. Kevin Stitt over renewal of gaming compacts

Oklahoma's three largest gaming tribes have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Kevin Stitt, asking a federal judge to rule that the...

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Hunting and fishing compacts extended for two Oklahoma tribes

The Choctaw and Cherokee Nations have reached agreements with the governor's office to extend their hunting and fishing...

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Tribal compacts have a long history (and future) in Oklahoma

What are state/tribal compacts? Compacts are special government-to-government working agreements on issues of mutual interest,...

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Recap: Why the Oklahoma County Jail Trust didn't take over the jail Jan. 1

For the last few months, Jan. 1 was a date that brought along feelings of stress for some Oklahoma County officials and...

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AG opinion clarifies alcohol law

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter issued an opinion Tuesday that could affect who can obtain licenses to sell alcohol in...

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Oklahoma governor, chiefs announce one-year extensions of hunting/fishing compacts

The State of Oklahoma and the Cherokee and Choctaw nations announce agreements to extend their hunting and fishing compacts...

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Racial bias in facial recognition software: What travelers should know as TSA, CBP expand programs

Federal government researchers found evidence of bias against minorities in facial recognition software as its use is set to...

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Lankford says Trump a conundrum, not a role model

Like most Republican lawmakers, U.S. Sen. James Lankford has been asked repeatedly to respond to specific comments made by...

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Tribe says no to state audit of gaming activity

The Chickasaw Nation has told the state it cannot conduct its own audit of the tribe's gaming operations. The state notified...

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10th Circuit orders hearing for man in Oklahoma killings

DENVER (AP) — A man sentenced to death for killing a Texas couple camping in Oklahoma nearly 20 years ago won a chance on...

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Judge dismisses impeachment suit from ex-White House aide

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit from a former White House official who had challenged a...

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After record cash infusion, $14M sought for governor's economic development fund

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce seeks additional money for an economic development fund dedicated to attracting businesses...

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OKC civic life for Monday, Dec. 30, 2019

Marijuana taxes show gains Sales taxes on products sold at medical marijuana dispensaries in Oklahoma City grew throughout...

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US strikes hit Iraqi militia blamed in contractor's death

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has carried out military strikes in Iraq and Syria targeting a militia blamed for a rocket attack...

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Trump in Palm Beach: Home Alone 2 scene cut riles president’s supporters

Donald Trump, Jr., and others took to Twitter Thursday to blast Canadian broadcasters for editing out a cameo by President...

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Blocked road-rail intersections were far worse, back in the day

If you think Oklahoma City drivers’ angst about blocked road-rail intersections is something new, think again. Your great...

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Navy considers shipbuilding cuts for upcoming budget

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Navy is proposing construction cutbacks and accelerated ship retirements that would delay, or sink,...

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Trump retweets, deletes, post naming alleged whistleblower

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump retweeted, then deleted, a post that included the alleged name of the...

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Plane crash kills 5, including LSU coach's daughter-in-law

ATLANTA (AP) — A small plane en route to a college football game crashed into the parking lot of a post office in Louisiana...

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Truck bomb in Somali capital kills at least 79 at rush hour

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital Saturday morning, killing at...

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Universal Service Fund administrator explains in testimony why another fee increase is needed

Discussions about a potential fee increase on phone bills are coming after the first of the year. Landline, wireless and Voice...

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Why did Trump ditch his church in Palm Beach on Christmas Eve for evangelical service?

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Six days after a scorching editorial in an evangelical Christian magazine called for his ouster, President...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court retains jurisdiction of appeals filed in state case against opioid manufacturer

The Oklahoma Supreme Court will retain jurisdiction of appeals filed in a case in which a $465 million verdict was rendered...

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Petition to legalize recreational marijuana withdrawn; measure to be rewritten and refiled

An initiative petition to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults ages 21 and up was withdrawn this week. But...

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Ohio digging out from contracting scandal that Kasich largely dismissed

Even as mounting evidence showed that problems were deep-rooted and widespread, then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich was largely...

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Stitt, legislators clash over state agency budgets

It’s early in Oklahoma’s state budget process, but some legislators already are at odds with Gov. Kevin Stitt over budget...

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Trumps wish Americans 'Merry Christmas' as they mark holiday

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are wishing Americans a Merry Christmas as they...

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Man killed, woman hurt in police shooting in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma City police officers opened fire on a gun wielding man, killing him, after a two-hour...

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After Oklahoma's historic commutation, former inmates prepare for Christmas outside prison

Michael Taylor doesn’t know how he will spend Christmas this year. But he knows that no matter what he does, this Christmas...

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Poll shows even split over Horn's votes to impeach Trump

Voters in U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn’s congressional district are evenly split on her votes last week to impeach President Donald...

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Oklahoma Secretary of Native American Affairs resigns from governor's cabinet, citing disagreement over gaming compacts

Gov. Kevin Stitt's cabinet Secretary of Native American Affairs abruptly resigned Monday, citing irreconcilable differences...

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt 'getting really, really close' on health plan

Gov. Kevin Stitt said Friday he is close to publicly releasing his health care plan that centers on some form of a Medicaid...

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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren makes first Oklahoma campaign stop

Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren returned to Oklahoma on Sunday for her first campaign stop in the state that played a...

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Use tax revenues could signal government finance shift

Recent efforts to enforce Oklahoma's use taxes — those once obscure levies on goods bought online or out-of-state for use here...

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OKC civic life for Monday, Dec. 23, 2019

City revenue outlook darkens Oklahoma City may be seeing the first indications that oil-field reductions are negatively...

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Joe Exotic faces Jan. 22 sentencing

CHICKASHA — From jail, former zookeeper Joe Exotic is predicting he will be vindicated one day on appeal. "It may take me a...

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Warren, back in Oklahoma, sees tribal leaders in private

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Returning to the state where she was born, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren met...

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First steps: A look back at Gov. Kevin Stitt's first year in office

The outsider is enjoying life on the inside. “People ask me: What’s the most surprising thing about being governor coming from...

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Stitts invite Oklahomans to unite in prayer

Gov. Kevin Stitt and First Lady Sarah Stitt are inviting Oklahomans to unite in prayer. In a recent interview, the couple...

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Oklahoma food stamp recipients won't be affected by SNAP change

State officials believe upcoming changes to the federal food stamp program, which have attracted national attention in recent...

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Oklahoma will continue to resettle refugees, Stitt tells Trump administration

Gov. Kevin Stitt agreed to continue allowing refugees to resettle in Oklahoma next year under a new presidential directive that...

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Census data shows economic disparities between Oklahoma's metro, rural areas

New data estimates from the Census Bureau continue to paint a picture that Oklahomans living in or near metro areas tend to be...

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DHS watchdog finds no wrongdoing in deaths of 2 migrant kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security's internal watchdog found no wrongdoing or misconduct by immigration...

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Mayor, cemetery at odds in search for Tulsa massacre victims

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Officials say a privately owned cemetery is blocking efforts to find the remains of black Tulsa residents...

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Buttigieg leads 2020 rivals in Wall Street contributions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The financial sector, blamed by progressives for spawning the 2008 economic collapse, is lining up behind...

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Exploring the data on Hollywood’s gender pay gap

A recent national comparison of average salaries indicates that women in the U.S. earn approximately 80% as much as men. In the...

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US heads to court to build Trump border wall in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Three years into Donald Trump's presidency, the U.S. government is ramping up its efforts to seize private land...

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Buttigieg backers defend 'wine cave' fundraiser

RUTHERFORD, Calif. (AP) — The California winemakers who hosted a dinner at a “wine cave” for Democratic presidential hopeful...

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Mailers, ads to praise Oklahoma legislators for 'historic' criminal justice reforms

Americans for Prosperity of Oklahoma will thank 16 Oklahoma legislators for their work on criminal justice reforms this year by...

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State mails out audit letters to Oklahoma gaming tribes as dispute escalates

The battle between Gov. Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma's gaming tribes heated up Friday. The Stitt administration upped the ante in a...

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Oklahoma state budget projected to be flat next year

Gov. Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma's Legislature will have a relatively flat state budget for the upcoming fiscal year, according to...

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Lankford to lead Ethics Committee

U.S. Sen. James Lankford was named chairman on Friday of the Senate Ethics Committee, taking a post that few lawmakers seek...

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Wisconsin governor rejects 'Making a Murderer' pardon bid

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Friday he will not consider a pardon request from a man convicted of rape...

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders apologizes to Joe Biden over debate tweet about stuttering

Biden quickly responded, saying that he has worked his whole life to overcome his own stutter.

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Tribes say 'no' to governor's proposal for a gaming compact extension

TULSA — In a strong show of unity, leaders of Oklahoma's gaming tribes called a joint news conference Thursday to announce...

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Warren to meet privately with tribal leaders

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., will meet privately with tribal leaders this weekend during her first trip to her home state of...

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Western district judges Dishman, Jones confirmed by U.S. Senate

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Jodi W. Dishman and Bernard M. Jones as federal judges for the western district of...

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92% of Americans think their basic rights are being threatened, new poll shows

Most Americans surveyed – 92% – think their rights are under siege, according to a poll released Monday.

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LIVE: Mitch McConnell speaks after impeachment of President Trump

Sen. Mitch McConnell will address the impeachment of President Donald Trump on the Senate floor beginning around 8:30 a.m.

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Oklahoma County district judge found in contempt

For the first time in its history, the Oklahoma Ethics Commission has found a candidate for office in contempt. Without naming...

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Continental Resources' Harold Hamm invites presidential contender Elizabeth Warren to learn more about Oklahoma's energy industry

One of Oklahoma’s top energy executives is inviting Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren to spend some time...

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Governor seeks 8-month extension to tribal gaming compacts

Gov. Kevin Stitt sent letters to each of Oklahoma's gaming tribes Wednesday proposing an eight-month extension to all tribal...

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Oklahoma City Council sets March 3 election on parks initiative

Oklahoma City voters will decide March 3 whether to increase the sales tax by one-eighth of a cent with proceeds dedicated to...

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Oklahoma delegation splits along partisan lines on impeachment

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Oklahoma City, was the only Oklahoman in the House to vote Wednesday for the impeachment articles...

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Trump impeached by US House on charge of abuse of power

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night, becoming only the...

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Court: Part of 'Obamacare' invalid, more review needed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down “Obamacare’s” now-toothless requirement that Americans...

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Oklahoma schools vying to keep 4-day weeks despite new limits

With more restrictions coming for four-day school weeks, some education advocates are fighting to keep their shortened...

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Watch live: House debates impeaching President Trump

The House will debate impeaching President Trump beginning around 8 a.m. You can watch it live, here, on Oklahoman.com.

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Senate sends president massive defense bill with pay raise, housing reforms

The U.S. Senate gave final passage Tuesday to a $738 billion defense bill that includes a 3.1% pay raise for military personnel...

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Records show employee loss exaggerated at Oklahoma County jail

The number of Oklahoma County jail employees who have left their jobs because of management uncertainty seems to have been...

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Horn says she'll vote to impeach Trump, while Cole says Democrats set up a 'preordained result'

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn announced Tuesday she would vote to impeach President Donald Trump, saying the president had abused his...

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Attorney General steps aside from Indian gaming negotiations

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced Tuesday that he has stepped aside as the state's lead negotiator on tribal...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt asks tribes to sign gaming compact extension

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt says all class III slot machines will be illegal on Jan. 1, 2020 in Oklahoma if an extension of the...

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Task force approves guidelines for collecting, testing sexual assault DNA evidence

A task force that has been working to improve Oklahoma’s response to sexual assaults voted Tuesday to approve guidelines and...

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Elizabeth Warren to hold OKC town hall Sunday

The Democratic presidential contender will return to her alma mater.

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State appeals opioid verdict claiming $465 million award is not enough

Contending that a $465 million verdict awarded against opioid manufacturer Johnson & Johnson will be insufficient to fully...

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No special election to be held to fill impending House vacancy

There will be no special election to fill an Oklahoma House seat that will soon be vacant. Rep. Shane Stone, who plans to...

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Petition filed to legalize recreational marijuana in Oklahoma

Oklahomans ages 21 and older would be able to partake in recreational marijuana.

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Census: Oklahoma poverty rates slightly declined in 2018

Poverty rates in Oklahoma saw a very slight decrease during 2018, though the state is still above the national average,...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court 'mistaken' to hear challenges to abortion restrictions, attorney general says

The Oklahoma Supreme Court should stop ruling on lawsuits about abortion restrictions because the state constitution doesn’t...

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Lankford, Inhofe say potential impeachment trial should be taken seriously

Though President Donald Trump would likely be acquitted by the Senate if the House approves impeachment articles, the...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Dec. 16, 2019

Initiative signatures verified Signatures have been verified on an initiative petition proposing an eighth-cent sales tax...

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'A long row to hoe': Oklahoma farmers grapple with challenging times

Several years ago, Joseph Tripp watched his money, but he wasn't short on funds. If he needed to buy feed or chemicals, he...

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Trump supporters more likely to avoid gluten, study from OSU researcher says

An Oklahoma State University professor recently examined the politics of gluten and found President Donald Trump’s supporters...

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MAPS rewind: A vote for neighborhoods

MAPS 4's focus on residents' daily lives was a winning strategy in last week's election. "MAPS 4 struck at the heart of what...

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U.S. Supreme Court accepts new Oklahoma case about Indian reservations

The U.S. Supreme Court, which failed this year to decide a case that could have a major impact in eastern Oklahoma, has chosen...

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Mary Fallin is enjoying life away from politics

After 28 years in office, eight as governor, Mary Fallin quietly left the heat of a very public spotlight. "Life has been...

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Facebook disinformation in the 2020 presidential election: What you can do to stop its spread

We all consider ourselves experts on separating fact from fiction. Sharing disinformation on social media is something that...

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State briefs for Dec. 14, 2019: $5.2 million coming to state to battle opioid epidemic

$5.2 million coming to state to battle opioid epidemic Oklahoma state, local and tribal entities will receive more than $5.2...

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Western Heights school district shorted $7.3 million in state aid over 11-year period

The Western Heights Public School District was shorted more than $7.3 million in state aid payments over an 11-year period...

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Justices to take up dispute over subpoenas for Trump records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial...

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Man suspected of abducting woman is fatally shot by police

CORDELL, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man suspected of abducting a woman and missing a court date on charges of assaulting two...

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Canadian County judge approves restitution for Tate Publishing victims

A Canadian County District Court judge issued an order Thursday that sets out how and when Tate Publishing & Enterprises...

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New name for cultural center: First Americans Museum

The repository for history, stories and traditions of Oklahoma's 39 tribal nations has a new name to match its aspirations....

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Delegation splits on Pelosi drug bill

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn voted for the Democratic bill to control prescription drug prices on Thursday, while the four Republicans...

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Oklahoma legislative leaders offer differing opinions on gaming compacts dispute

Leaders of Oklahoma’s House and Senate shared varying stances on Gov. Kevin Stitt’s dispute with the state’s Native American...

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Energize for Safey Coalition celebrates safety results along busy STACK highway

Tickets and warnings are up and accidents are down along a busy stretch of state highway running through Oklahoma’s STACK...

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Horn, Prater differ over death row inmate's clemency petition

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn said Wednesday that Gov. Kevin Stitt should consider clemency for death row inmate Julius D. Jones, but...

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ACLU files federal lawsuit challenging cash bail system in Canadian County

Seeking to overhaul what they say is an “unconstitutional cash bail system which discriminates against poor people,” the...

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MAPS 4 turnout low, but approval overwhelming

Not quite 32,000 Oklahoma City residents voted “Yes” for MAPS 4, but it was more than enough by the end of Tuesday night to...

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Coalition seeks signatures in support of death row inmate Julius Jones

More than 133,000 people have signed an online petition in support of Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones, whose claims of...

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Streets still lag, MAPS 4 voters say

Southwest Oklahoma City voters who favored MAPS 4 nevertheless had a message for city leadership — keep street repairs front...

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Oklahoma lawmakers praise progress on trade agreement

Oklahoma lawmakers said Tuesday they were glad a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico had moved a step closer to a vote...

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Agreement sets stage for Public Service Co. of Oklahoma to add wind energy to its portfolio if regulators agree

TULSA — Regulators and other interested parties have agreed to Public Service Co. of Oklahoma’s proposal to buy ownership into...

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Defense bill compromise includes pay raise, family housing reform

Senate and House negotiators have reached agreement on a defense bill that will provide a 3.1 percent raise for troops and take...

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OK County sheriff gives jail trust new deadline to take over county jail

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor announced Tuesday he will extend the deadline to April 15 for the Oklahoma County Jail...

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Dark money group buys more air time targeting Horn on impeachment

A Republican-aligned group that has financed weeks of anti-impeachment ads in Oklahoma City announced Tuesday that it will...

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Epic Charter Schools suing state senator alleging libel, slander

After months of a back-and-forth dispute, Epic Charter Schools is suing state Sen. Ron Sharp over his comments on attendance...

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Trump image found in OKC airport urinals

A traveler at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport on Tuesday raised a stink about an apparent political statement he saw...

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Democrats unveil 2 articles of impeachment against Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have announced two articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Dec. 10, 2019

MAPS 4: Polls open Tuesday Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for the MAPS 4 election. Voters are deciding whether to...

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State briefs for Dec. 10, 2019: Stitt to speak at OSU graduation ceremonies Saturday

STILLWATER Stitt to speak at OSU graduation ceremonies Gov. Kevin Stitt will return to his alma mater Saturday to speak at both...

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Pardon and Parole Board sees 118 percent increase in docketed cases

The Pardon and Parole Board had an increase of 118% in docketed cases this year. The board had 6,940 docketed cases this year,...

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Election day arrives: Voters to have their say on MAPS 4

Oklahoma City voters will decide Tuesday whether to extend the 1-cent MAPS sales tax to finance a decade of investments heavily...

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Stitt kicks off holiday season with tree lighting

Monday's holiday celebration marked Gov. Kevin Stitt's first Governor's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and the first time in...

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Oklahoma City nonprofit raises funds to serve human trafficking survivors

The Dragonfly Home, a metro-area nonprofit that helps human trafficking survivors, is holding its third annual “Drive for...

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Horn hears frustration from constituents over impeachment

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn faced frustrated constituents on Sunday at a town hall meeting, where people voiced anger over...

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Inhofe, Horn chide Tinker housing contractor

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn leveled harsh criticism last week at the contractor accused of negligence and...

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Stitt appoints corrections director

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday appointed a new director to oversee the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, following the previous...

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Bills in Oklahoma Legislature aim to tackle domestic violence

Lisa was trying to leave her abusive boyfriend, but before she could, he held her captive and beat and strangled her over a...

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From burger joints to city-wide internet service, read what Oklahoma City residents asked for in MAPS 4

When Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt last year told the public to “dream big” and submit ideas to the city for MAPS 4 projects,...

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State branding initiative won't include new license plates after all

Redesigned license plates are no longer part of the immediate plan to build an Oklahoma brand. Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell said this...

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Q&A: Mayor Holt fields MAPS 4 questions

Ahead of Tuesday's MAPS 4 election, The Oklahoman wondered what questions were on voters' minds. Here are questions collected...

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Lebanon’s journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and...

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Impeachment collides with funding deadline, testing Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still...

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Chicago chief's firing again rattles confidence in force

CHICAGO (AP) — The unceremonious firing of Chicago's police superintendent just weeks before his retirement has rattled a...

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MAPS 4: A breakdown of the 1-cent sales tax designed to invest in city services and infrastructure

Oklahoma City voters will soon decide the fate of MAPS 4, the fourth edition of a 1-cent sales tax designed to invest in city...

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OKC mayor promotes MAPS 4 before election day

Mayor David Holt joined The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer during this week's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve most...

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DA: Grady County officials overpayment case settled

CHICKASHA — After a special state investigative audit of salary overpayments to Grady County elected officials, a settlement...

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Public campaigns being conducted with donations kept private

Public campaigns being waged in Oklahoma City on local, state and federal issues are being financed by donors who, so far, have...

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Supreme Court keeps federal executions on hold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday blocked the Trump administration from restarting federal executions next week...

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Asylum-seekers who crossed in Arizona returned to Mexico

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. government said Friday it had sent nine Venezuelans — including two families — back to Mexico after...

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Stitt appoints corrections director

Former Department of Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh resigned in June.

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Criminal justice reform task force seeks extension

The governor's office is filing an extension for the RESTORE Task Force, a group that has been working to make criminal justice...

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Closing arguments, MAPS 4 voting begins

Oklahoma City police officers and firefighters are watching as closely as anyone for a win at the polls in Tuesday's MAPS 4...

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Tribes will be operating Class III games illegally on Jan. 1 if no compact deal is reached, Gov. Kevin Stitt says

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday said tribes that offer Class III gaming after Jan. 1 will be doing so illegally. The question for...

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Horn withholds judgement after Pelosi urges articles of impeachment, Cole says he'll vote against impeachment

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn said Thursday she would wait to see potential articles of impeachment before taking a position on the...

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Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump...

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Stitt: Tribes will be operating Class III games illegally on Jan. 1 if no compact deal is reached

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday said tribes that offer Class III gaming after Jan. 1 will be doing so illegally.

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Horn, Oklahoma Republicans urge agreement on NAFTA replacement

All seven members of Oklahoma’s congressional delegation urged action Wednesday on the new trade agreement with Canada and...

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Record number of candidates files for Oklahoma presidential primaries

Filing for Oklahoma’s presidential primaries on March 3 ended Wednesday with a record number of candidates. U.S. Sens. Cory...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt addresses several hundred at 40th-annual Governor's Water Conference & Research Symposium

MIDWEST CITY — “Water Means Business” is a most-appropriate title for the 40th Oklahoma Governor’s Water Conference &...

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OKC legislator to resign, special election to occur

An Oklahoma City-area legislator will resign at the end of the year, triggering a special election to fill the seat until...

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School board candidates mostly unopposed in 2020 elections

Most school board candidates in the Oklahoma City metro area will run unopposed in spring elections this year. School board...

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Profs make impeachment case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three leading legal scholars testified Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s attempts to have Ukraine...

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Trump, Biden among second-day filers for presidential primaries

President Donald Trump, who finished second in the 2016 Republican presidential primary in Oklahoma, filed as the clear...

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City council sets hearing on food desert ordinance

The city council plans a public hearing Dec. 17 on a "healthy neighborhoods” zoning ordinance to fight junk-food proliferation...

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Oklahoma County district judge disciplined, avoids removal

Embattled Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman will remain on the bench for now even though a secret investigation...

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Oklahoma County jail, ICE policies in the clear for sheriff

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor said he has no plans to change jail policies regarding U.S. Immigration and Customs...

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Stitt opposes criminal justice petition; has own plans

Gov. Kevin Stitt opposes an initiative petition seeking criminal justice reforms because the measure would amend Oklahoma's...

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$34 million OK'd for highway projects in Yukon, Woodward County

Approval of a $13 million Yukon bridge replacement project and a $21 million highway widening project in Woodward County...

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Kamala Harris ends Democratic presidential campaign

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination...

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New bank account to speed up work of Oklahoma County Jail Trust

After several months of slow progress, the Oklahoma County Jail Trust can finally create its own bank account and take more...

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Signatures to be counted for Shadid's parks initiative

A former councilman turned in petition signatures for his parks initiative Monday at the Oklahoma City Clerk’s office. Ed...

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Forum tonight to cover future impact of MAPS 4

The Oklahoman will host a conversation with several local experts and Mayor David Holt from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Sheraton...

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Lankford cites tents for migrants, sea lion research in latest waste report

U.S. Sen. James Lankford took aim at temporary tents for migrants, Russian sea lion research, privatized military housing and...

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Oklahoma state health department requests less funding, smaller budget

While Oklahoma ranks among the worst states for most health outcomes, the Oklahoma State Department of Health is aiming to...

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Sanders, Warren among candidates filing for Oklahoma primaries

Eight Democrats and one Republican filed Monday for Oklahoma’s presidential primaries. Among those to file on the first...

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Senate approves successor to Rick Perry as energy secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick to succeed Rick Perry as energy secretary has won easy Senate confirmation....

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Oklahoma County delays vote on liquor store hours

At their Monday meeting, Oklahoma County commissioners deferred a decision that would let voters choose if liquor stores in the...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Dec. 2, 2019

Linwood Place rezoning OK'd The Oklahoma City Council approved a controversial request to rezone property at NW 18 Street and...

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Senator seeks to cap insurance copay for insulin

A bill set to be considered next session would cap the amount that insurance companies can require patients to pay for...

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MAPS 4 discussion set on Tuesday

As Oklahoma City voters prepare to vote on Dec. 10 for the fourth iteration of MAPS, several local experts and Mayor David Holt...

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Oklahoma coordinator to investigate missing, murdered Native Americans

Oklahoma will receive federal funding to hire a murdered and missing indigenous persons coordinator as the Department of...

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MAPS 4 would include $30 million for beautification projects, staff

Visitors who fly into Oklahoma City and head downtown pass a chain-link fence that's falling down in places, stretches of...

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State continues to address skilled-worker shortage

Today, high-tech thermostats can tell which room someone is in and heat or cool accordingly. Sink faucets can take voice...

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Science warnings, US retreat add urgency to UN climate talks

MADRID (AP) — Mass protests, a last-minute venue change and talk of climate tipping points are adding some unplanned drama to...

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Sanders leads Democrats in fundraising in Oklahoma, while Bloomberg drops more than $300,000 on ads

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders holds a big lead over other Democratic presidential candidates in money raised in Oklahoma this year,...

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Belated bill to help solve indigenous cold cases gains steam

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A bill originally meant to help law enforcement investigate cold cases of murdered and missing indigenous...

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Farmers received billions of dollars to compensate for tariffs. Will that continue in 2020?

This is the time of year farmers plan for the upcoming season. With the trade impasse with China continuing, farmers are set to...

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Candidate filing period opens next week

Presidential candidate filing period approaching The three-day candidate filing period for Oklahoma’s presidential preference...

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Revealed after 26 years, judge was source of scoop for the ages

Oklahoma County District Judge John Amick was keeping a secret that was troubling him inside more and more each day. The judge...

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On the Thanksgiving menu: Turkey, with a side of impeachment

CINCINNATI (AP) — Some people heading to Thanksgiving gatherings predict it’s not just the turkey that will get roasted.Already...

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No cash? Salvation Army now accepting mobile donations

CHICAGO (AP) — Carolyn Harper made her pitch for donations to the Salvation Army with a smile on her face and a bell in her...

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Oklahoma Energy Resources Board pledges money to help contain purge

OMEGA — Improvements are planned for handling water from an ongoing purge of saltwater. The construction of a collection and...

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Trump creates task force on murdered and missing Native American women

President Donald Trump on Tuesday established a task force to develop a strategy across agencies for dealing with the high rate...

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Horn undecided on impeachment, says dark money ads misrepresent her record

As a House committee prepared to launch the next phase of the impeachment process, U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn said Tuesday that she...

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Citing polling support for vaccines, health officials urge 'education' on vaccinations

Oklahoma health officials are highlighting the importance of vaccines as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports...

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Cole says Trump's phone call wasn't "perfect" but not impeachable

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole said Monday that President Donald Trump’s phone call in July with the newly elected president of Ukraine was...

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Supreme Court shields Trump’s financial records for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is shielding President Donald Trump’s financial records from House Democrats for now.The...

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Federal judge: McGahn must comply with House subpoena

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered former White House counsel Donald McGahn to appear before Congress in a setback...

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Immigration court backlog has nearly doubled under Trump

The nation’s backlog of active  immigration court cases has surpassed the 1 million mark and has nearly  doubled...

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Vape juice can kill kids. A vaping law’s slow rollout left them at risk of nicotine poisoning.

Federal regulators this year stepped up efforts to protect young children from a deadly vaping threat: accidents involving...

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Crum: A pilgrim's journey ends, but not his work

Bob Waldrop had a way of making you laugh even as he twisted the knife. “The executive summary of my opinion is: ‘This is...

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Oklahoma County may let voters decide on expanding hours of operation for liquor stores

Sometime soon, liquor stores in Oklahoma County may be able to change their weekly days of operation from six to seven. After...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Nov. 25, 2019

Quotable: MAPS 3 whitewater park finances "As you all know, the long-term plan out there is that we're trying to have more...

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Tribes await offer on gaming compacts

TULSA — Whatever Gov. Kevin Stitt is selling, the leaders of Oklahoma's five largest Indian tribes aren't buying. "It felt...

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Pentagon chief fires Navy secretary over SEAL controversy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday fired the Navy’s top official for allegedly proposing a deal with the...

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Michael Bloomberg launches Democratic presidential bid

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally...

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If your 16-year-old is molested in Florida, no sex crime applies

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The girls had been lured with the promise of $200 for an hour’s work giving Epstein a massage only to...

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Report: 476 older Oklahomans died prematurely because of Medicaid non-expansion

Nearly 500 low-income, older Oklahomans died prematurely because the state did not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care...

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Oil, gas companies work to reduce emissions as political debate continues

Many Oklahoma-based oil and natural gas operators are testing the air as the nation’s climate change debate continues. Some...

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Certificates of compliance slowing down marijuana business renewals

Medical marijuana businesses have been working through a new certification process, and it’s taking some time. A new law...

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Impeachment crossroads: Keep going or time to vote?

WASHINGTON — They’ve heard enough. With stunning testimony largely complete, the House, the Senate and the president are...

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On Capitol Hill, officials line up to back Enes Kanter, NBA player and political dissident

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Enes Kanter's jersey from his time with the Oklahoma City Thunder hangs in the office of Sen. James...

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Expert panel to discuss MAPS 4 projects, downtown

The Oklahoman has assembled an expert panel to discuss downtown development as it relates to proposed MAPS 4 projects. As plans...

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State health officials hire Medicaid consultants, sign contract for nearly $1.5 million

State health officials have hired a national team of health care policy experts who specialize in helping states design and...