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  • Okla. lawmaker promotes Foster Care Day at Capitol 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 3:13 am
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - A state lawmaker is encouraging Oklahomans to participate in Foster Care Day at the Capitol.

  • Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:28 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as early as next week.

  • Bill to dedicate $600M for Oklahoma schools passes 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:23 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - A plan to eventually boost public school funding in Oklahoma by $600 million each year cleared the Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday, although the final details still need to be negotiated.

  • Senate approves Oklahoma school shelter plan 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:38 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - A proposal supported by Gov. Mary Fallin to help more school districts pay for safety upgrades like storm shelters and safe rooms has cleared the Oklahoma Senate.

  • Okla. Senate kills bill for aging prisoner release 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:16 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - A bill to allow some aging prisoners to be released from prison early has been shot down in the Oklahoma Senate.

  • Fallin signs bill for Okla. trooper raises 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 10:04 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill that would give Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers their first pay raise in seven years, although the pay hike won't come unless money is included in a separate budget proposal.

  • Oklahoma Senate passes domestic violence measure 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 8:01 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Senate has approved legislation designed to address Oklahoma's escalating domestic violence issues.

  • Oklahoma gov. inks bill restricting abortion drugs 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:01 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma, despite objections from opponents who say it will force more women to have surgical abortions.

  • More cracks found in closed bridge in Oklahoma 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:50 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Additional cracks have been found on a bridge in central Oklahoma that connects two towns, the state Department of Transportation announced Tuesday, noting the new problems are similar to those that led to a major bridge collapse in Minnesota in 2007.

  • Stay cancels Oklahoma death row inmate's execution 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:43 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day earlier, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.

  • Fallin issues stay, says Okla. court went too far 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 5:23 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin has granted an Oklahoma death-row inmate a one-week stay of execution, saying the Oklahoma Supreme Court overstepped its authority when it issued a separate stay of execution on Monday.

  • Guthrie Republican challenges Okla. House Speaker 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:37 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - A four-term Republican state representative from Guthrie is challenging House Speaker Jeff Hickman in the race to become the next speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

  • Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:22 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's oil patch is booming, its capital city is thriving and the unemployment rate is falling, testifying to the state's roaring recovery from the recession.

  • Oklahoma Senate passes bill to cut income taxes 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 1:43 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - A House-backed plan to cut both the state's individual and corporate income tax rates has passed the Oklahoma Senate, although a final agreement on a tax cut has yet to be reached.

  • Oklahoma high court reinstates tax panel's ruling 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 11:55 am
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court has reinstated a state Tax Commission ruling that rejected an out-of-state company's attempt to claim a tax break on capital gains for Oklahoma-based businesses.

  • Roundup of Oklahoma editorials 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:05 am
  • Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers:

  • Okla. governor signs energy measure, other bills 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:38 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed legislation that encourages the development of traditional fuels as well as alternative forms of energy.

  • Oklahoma shelter group to launch another petition 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:36 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - The attorney for an organization that wants to place storm shelters in Oklahoma's public schools said Monday it is abandoning the effort and will launch a second petition following the Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision not to reconsider an earlier ruling in the case.

  • Man dies after pickup truck struck by train 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:19 pm
  • RAVIA, Oklahoma - A south Oklahoma man has died of injuries he suffered when his pickup truck was hit by a train in Johnston County.

  • 3 killed, 1 hurt in southern Oklahoma car crash 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:02 am
  • GRANT, Oklahoma - Authorities say three people were killed and another was injured in a two-car crash in southern Oklahoma near the Texas border.

  • Norman man dies in crash during stock car race 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 12:11 pm
  • ADA, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Norman man was killed when the stock car he was driving crashed during a race near Ada.

  • Oklahoma dental groups oppose oral surgery measure 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:13 pm
  • TULSA, Oklahoma - Some Oklahoma dental groups are opposing a bill in the state Legislature, proposed as a reaction to the case of an oral surgeon accused of maintaining filthy office conditions, that deals with training requirements for oral surgery dental assistants.

  • Okla. budget talks center on cuts, revenue streams 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:35 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - With six weeks left in the 2014 session, behind-the-scenes negotiations among the House, Senate and governor's office are ramping up on how to plug a $188 million hole in the budget and fund education, public safety and child welfare.

  • Oklahoma Court denies request to stop executions 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:55 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals denied a stay on Friday for two death row inmates set to be executed this month, saying it didn't have jurisdiction - even though the state Supreme Court says it's the only court that does.

  • Oklahoma's US Senate candidates speak on panel 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:57 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Former state Sen. Randy Brogdon criticized two of his top Republican opponents on Wednesday in the race for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat, and he vowed if elected in November not to support current U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.