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Formal recognition of four other tribal reservations could come by year's end

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in July that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s reservation had never been terminated, it was...

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NY Times: Trump paid $750 in US income taxes in 2016, 2017

President Donald Trump paid no federal income taxes in 10 of the past 15 years, according to a report Sunday in The New York...

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Pete Buttigieg: Oklahoma House candidate Mauree Turner 'certainly stands out’

Former presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is highlighting the importance of state legislative races this fall, including one...

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Street by convention center to be named for Cornett

A street adjacent to the new Oklahoma City Convention Center is to be named Mick Cornett Drive after the former mayor. The city...

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FBI director draws more heat for voting remarks

WASHINGTON — FBI Director Christopher Wray was the target of White House criticism for the second time in a week Friday as...

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After law change, legislator's wife gets tag agent job

A state representative's wife became a tag agent last year after he successfully pushed through legislation allowing it, The...

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Probe into ‘discarded’ ballots becomes campaign outrage fuel

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The news release from a U.S. attorney in Pennsylvania was provocative: Nine mailed-in military ballots had...

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Ginsburg is first woman to lie in state at Capitol

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made history one final time Friday as she became the first woman and...

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Poll: Trump, Inhofe hold double-digit leads among likely Oklahoma voters

President Donald Trump has an approval rating of 58% among likely voters in Oklahoma, unchanged from June, according to a new...

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State board of education requests $3.18 billion budget

A $3.18 billion budget request for Oklahoma’s public schools would restore funding but still falls short of education needs,...

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Sheriff: 'Broader principle' at stake in public records case

A western Oklahoma sheriff says agreeing to email public records to citizens could set a precedent that could negatively affect...

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Oklahoma health officials preparing COVID-19 vaccination plan

Oklahoma health officials are preparing a three-phased approach to distribute COVID-19 vaccines once a viable candidate is...

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Cherokee and Chickasaw Nations awarded federal transit grants

Two Oklahoma tribes are among nine U.S. tribes that have been awarded a combined $2.3 million in federal grants to support...

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Lankford defends Trump comments on transfer of power

U.S. Sen. James Lankford on Thursday defended President Donald Trump’s comments about the potential transfer of power next...

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Oklahoma wants to get $300 extra in the hands of unemployed using a new online form

State officials have processed about half a million payments under the federal Lost Wages Assistance program this week, but...

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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Scarlett Johansson voices support for Oklahoma state question on sentencing reform

"Avengers" actress Scarlett Johansson announced her support for State Question 805.

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Voter-approved police-fire training center moves ahead in Oklahoma City

The complex will be the new headquarters for police and fire academies.

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Poll: One in five likely Oklahoma voters say they'll cast ballot by mail

One in five likely voters in Oklahoma plans to vote by mail in the general election, according to a poll that shows independent...

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#ThrowbackThursday: 1948 presidential party line

We are running a #ThrowbackThursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter...

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Group opposes State Question 805, says changes will increase crime

A group opposing State Question 805 officially launched a campaign Wednesday to discourage voters from supporting the measure...

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White House report: Oklahoma's new coronavirus cases, test positivity remain high

Oklahoma continues to struggle with the spread of the coronavirus, according to the latest report from the White House...

Crime

Grand jury indicts 1 police officer in Breonna Taylor death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally...

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Watch live: Grand jury to present its report on the Breonna Taylor case

Watch live as the grand jury presents its report on the Breonna Taylor case.

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Redistricting petition withdrawn as legislative leaders pledge transparent process

Citing legislative efforts to create a transparent redistricting process, supporters of independent redistricting withdrew...

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Register to vote in Oklahoma, here's how

Tuesday marked National Voter Registration Day, and civic engagement groups were out in full force registering people to vote...

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Lankford says Democrats would fill high court vacancy under similar circumstances

Sen. James Lankford predicted on Tuesday the Senate would likely vote on a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth...

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Citizens not entitled to receive public records by email, judge rules

A Custer County judge says Oklahoma's Open Records Act needs a legislative fix to account for modern communication styles, i.e....

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Potential jail improvement projects discussed at Oklahoma County Jail Trust meeting

Details are slowly emerging on the Oklahoma County Jail Trust’s plans for spending the millions of dollars it received from the...

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Oklahoma family drove 36 hours to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington, D.C.

Grief makes people do funny things. A Tahlequah family dealt with their grief over the death Friday of Supreme Court Justice...

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New Oklahoma Geological Survey director to help state investigate and promote the wise use of the state's natural resources

The Oklahoma Geological Survey is best known these days for keeping its finger on the pulse of the state’s shaky ground. But...

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Trump to make court pick by Saturday, before Ginsburg burial

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court by week’s end, before...

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Norman council members upset with selection of Ward 2 replacement

NORMAN — Some council members and residents are voicing their displeasure with the process for selecting an interim replacement...

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Lankford, Inhofe say they favor replacing Ginsburg this year

Oklahoma Sens. Jim Inhofe and James Lankford on Monday came out in favor of replacing late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader...

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House passes bills to stem violence against Native American women

The House on Monday sent President Donald Trump two bills to address violence against Native American women. “The silent crisis...

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Oklahoma House hires former speaker T.W. Shannon to aid in redistricting

The Oklahoma House has hired a former Republican speaker to help with the upcoming redistricting process. House Speaker Charles...

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Family, work and opera filled Ginsburg’s final summer

WASHINGTON — She was seeing family. She was exercising. She was listening to opera. She was doing the work of the court. She...

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Voting registration activists are pushing for all voices to be heard Nov. 3

As the voter registration deadline approaches on Oct. 9, three Oklahoma City women are making it their personal mission to...

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Biden to GOP senators: Don’t jam through Ginsburg nominee

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump and leading Senate Republicans for trying to jam through a...

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Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok operating in US

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump said Saturday he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see the popular...

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Biden to focus on health care in Supreme Court debate

PHILADELPHIA — Joe Biden on Sunday used the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election...

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Sen. Graham’s challenge: Fill a court seat and save his own

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Few members of the Republican Party have taken a political journey as long as Lindsey Graham’s, from...

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Marijuana sales tax revenues grow greener in OKC

Marijuana sales tax revenues multiply Marijuana sales tax revenues more than doubled in July from the same month a year earlier...

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State breaks commitment to Class of 2021 in order to save $1.9 million

Oklahoma broke a promise to the Class of 2021 so it could save $1.9 million. The cost to those students — in academic...

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Horn, Bice stake out opposition positions on health insurance

In the state with the 2nd highest rate of uninsured people, U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn and her Republican challenger, state Sen....

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Voter registration letter causes confusion

A mass mailing intended to boost voter registration has instead confused many of the form letter's recipients, state election...

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Oklahoma senators note Ginsburg passing, mum on voting for replacement

Oklahoma Sens. Jim Inhofe and James Lankford issued statements on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on...

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'RBG': How 'Notorious' Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a pop-culture icon

The most looked-up-to person in Washington stood at just 5-foot-1. 

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'When daughters are beloved as much as sons': 11 powerful quotes from Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87, following complications with cancer. 

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AP source: Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a law...

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Then and now: What McConnell and others said about Merrick Garland in 2016 vs. after Ginsburg's death

When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in February 2016, Senate Republicans came out of the gate insisting that his...

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6 questions answered about the energy industry's record-setting streak of contraction

State tax revenues continue to get pummeled and the economic effects will be felt across the state as the Oklahoma Energy Index...

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Judge upholds Oklahoma's absentee voting laws

An Oklahoma judge has rejected a lawsuit from Democratic groups seeking to ease the state’s absentee voting laws in light of...

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Oklahoma County district judge removed from bench

For the first time in 18 years, the Oklahoma Court on the Judiciary has removed a judge from office for misconduct. The special...

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Census director: 92% of Oklahomans counted with deadline approaching

With the Sept. 30 deadline to complete the U.S. Census rapidly approaching, more than 92% of Oklahomans have been counted. The...

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Who might succeed Justice Ginsburg? Trump's short list begins with these four women (and one man)

The line to succeed Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court likely starts with these federal appeals court...

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McConnell says a Trump Supreme Court nominee will receive vote by full Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader McConnell says a Trump Supreme Court nominee will receive vote by full Senate.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at her home in Washington, the court says. She was...

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Accused judge says she did job with integrity

Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman admitted at her ouster trial that her personality may not be "warm and fuzzy and...

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Stitt downplays latest White House coronavirus report

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday downplayed a White House report showing Oklahoma is the fifth-highest state for new COVID-19 cases...

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Pete Buttigieg endorses OKC Democrat Mauree Turner

Pete Buttigieg has endorsed a progressive legislative candidate vying for a House seat in the heart of Oklahoma City. The...

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Oklahoma lawmakers back bill to protect pregnant women in workplace

Four of Oklahoma’s five members of the U.S. House backed legislation approved on Thursday aimed at preventing employers from...

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White House report places Oklahoma in top 5 for positive test rate and daily COVID-19 cases

Oklahoma continues to one of the states hit hardest by COVID-19, according to a new report from the White House Coronavirus...

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Could Oklahoma’s Legislature address police reform next year?

The leader of Oklahoma’s Senate on Wednesday set the stage for legislative discussions on police reform. Senate Pro Tem Greg...

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House advances Lucas bill to improve STEM education in rural areas

The House passed legislation by Rep. Frank Lucas on Wednesday that would enlist various federal agencies in the effort to...

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Oklahoma City Council seeks policing reforms consultant

A consultant will be hired to assist two groups tasked with recommending policing reforms to the Oklahoma City Council....

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Alternative meat maker fights back against Oklahoma labeling requirements

A Chicago maker of meatless, meat-like products is presenting a federal judge with a beef it has against an Oklahoma law...

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Oklahoma City Council seeks policing reforms consultant

Mayor's task force and city manager's working group are working on having reports together by spring.

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House approves bill to rename OKC post office for civil rights pioneer Clara Luper

The U.S. House approved legislation Monday to rename the downtown post office in Oklahoma City after civil rights pioneer Clara...

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Oklahoma maintains second-highest rate of residents without health insurance

Oklahoma’s rate of residents with no health insurance remained the second-highest in the nation in 2019, according to U.S....

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Ponca ambassador calls for tribes to unite and oppose Oklahoma's environmental oversight request

A tribal leader is calling for Oklahoma’s Native Americans to unite as the federal government ponders the future of key...

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Absentee ballots going out in Oklahoma County

The Oklahoma County Election Board on Friday began mailing absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election. A few thousand absentee...

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Horn pushes compromise relief package

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn helped launch a bipartisan proposal Tuesday to provide more direct assistance, unemployment aid and other...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects governor's request for rehearing in tribal gaming case

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has denied Gov. Kevin Stitt's request for a rehearing in a case where the court ruled the governor's...

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Video of Senate candidate’s daughter confronting veteran goes viral

EDMOND — A video of a state Senate candidate’s daughter yelling at a local veteran has gone viral. Democrat Andrea Stone, of...

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Oklahoma City reports city manager has tested positive for COVID-19

City Manager Craig Freeman tested positive for COVID-19 and was in quarantine Monday, the city of Oklahoma City said. "The...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City mask giveaways a success, more planned this weekend

Public health officials gave away almost 50,000 masks over the weekend at events sponsored by the city of Oklahoma City. More...

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Environmental Protection Agency takes steps to support ethanol industry as election nears

President Donald Trump’s administration is getting "corny." On Monday, the EPA announced it won’t renew controversial...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Sept. 14, 2020

Calendar: Voter countdown • For voters who sign up, absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election will be mailed out the first week...

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Former OKC councilman finds new calling for life

The former Oklahoma City councilman who resigned in 2018 after being charged is now a Baptist preacher. "It took a major storm...

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Profit cap no longer a 'side deal' at EMSA

A whistleblower's assessment of past misdeeds could be worth more than $16 million to EMSA, Oklahoma City's public ambulance...

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Paramount Room closing inspires Horn to hold impromptu news conference to 'Save Our Stages'

Flanked by about a dozen artists, theater professionals and venue owners on Film Row on Thursday, Congresswoman Kendra Horn...

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President's downplay 'problematic' but local officials insist response was serious from day one

Despite President Donald Trump's comments that he wanted to "downplay" the danger of COVID-19 at the beginning of the global...

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Stitt chooses Walters as next education secretary

A public school teacher and organization director is Gov. Kevin Stitt’s pick for his next secretary of education. The governor...

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Horn, Bice set to debate ahead of congressional vote

Congresswoman Kendra Horn and State Senator Stephanie Bice are set to square off in a debate next month just weeks ahead of the...

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OKC ambulance service dispute spills over into court

Oklahoma City's ambulance service, EMSA, filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking more than $16 million it claims is owed by the...

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Spending in OKC stronger than expected, sales tax results show

A better-than-expected economic rebound led Oklahoma City's city manager to lift the city's hiring freeze Tuesday. While sales...

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Oklahoma County to spend $5 million on hazard pay bonuses for public safety employees

Oklahoma County’s public safety employees will receive roughly $5,000 in bonuses through the end of the year after officials...

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DHS shortens lengthy waiting list for people with developmental disabilities awaiting community-based services

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is using $1.9 million in earmarked funds from the Oklahoma Legislature to provide...

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Female leaders say sexism, threats come with the job

Local female leaders in Norman and Oklahoma City have been subject to threats, harassment and sexism in recent months. The...

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Hundreds go online to watch ouster trial

Over and over in the first week of her ouster trial, Oklahoma County District Judge Kendra Coleman was described as demeaning...

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'Mask Up OKC' giveaways planned

Look for city-sponsored drive-thru mask giveaways on two upcoming Saturday mornings, Sept. 12 and 19, to encourage COVID-19...

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Six months after first confirmed case, state nears 1 million specimens tested

As Oklahoma reached the six-month mark on Sunday since its first confirmed case of COVID-19, the state approached another...

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New federal eviction moratorium announced, will protect most renters through end of the year

The Trump administration announced a new federal eviction moratorium this week that is meant to keep renters housed through the...

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Kendra Horn opposes congressional term limits; Stephanie Bice backs constitutional amendment

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn said this week she opposes term limits for members of Congress, putting her at odds with Republican...

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Horse racing groups write letters opposing Kialegee gaming compact

Two Oklahoma horse racing associations have written letters to Gov. Kevin Stitt and the secretary of the U.S. Department of the...

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MAPS 4 board members: State Fair Arena's 'Big House' nickname is racist

MAPS 4 Citizens Advisory Board members said Thursday the nickname of State Fair Arena, the "Big House," is racist and should be...

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White House faces skepticism over prospects for a vaccine

Could the U.S. really see a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day?A letter from federal health officials instructing states...

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First Lady Sarah Stitt raising money to prevent child abuse

Oklahoma First Lady Sarah Stitt is helping to raise money for a nonprofit that helps victims of child abuse. Stitt launched a...

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Immigration detainers will now be honored in Oklahoma County jail

The Oklahoma County jail’s new administrative team plans to honor immigration detainer requests by holding some inmates up to...

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Incident report filed against Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey

A formal incident report has been filed against Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey for allegedly pushing a member of the...

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OKC mask ordinance extended to Oct. 20

The Oklahoma City Council voted 7-2 Tuesday to extend the city's mask ordinance, effective immediately, until Oct. 20. Public...

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt still opposes mask mandate

STILLWATER — Despite acknowledging evidence that face masks reduce transmission of COVID-19, Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorses Kendra Horn for re-election

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed Rep. Kendra Horn on Tuesday, giving the Oklahoma City Democrat a boost from a...

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As Oklahoma's deadliest month ends, congressional panel calls out state for lack of mask mandate

As Oklahoma concluded its deadliest month of the pandemic, a U.S. House subcommittee on Monday called out the state and others...

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Oklahoma may use saliva-based COVID tests for college students

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s administration may be exploring using saliva tests to determine whether Oklahoma students have contracted...

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DHS: Investigation fails to substantiate abuse complaints at Lawton Veterans Center

An investigation by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services advocate general's office into a multitude of complaints of abuse...

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All 101 state House members to help with redistricting

All Oklahoma House legislators will be involved in the chamber’s redistricting process through eight regional subcommittees,...

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Federal court overturns OKC's panhandling ordinance

A federal court says the record in the challenge to a 2015 Oklahoma City ordinance "reveals troubling evidence of animus...

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Oklahoma County's CARES Act funding decision could have lasting ramifications

In early May, Oklahoma County commissioners were debating how to spend their recently acquired $47 million in CARES Act...

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Millions of dollars in revenue lost in canceled events

Every Oklahoma City Thunder home basketball game at Chesapeake Energy Arena produces an estimated $1.4 million in direct...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Aug. 31, 2020

Q&A: Charter vote Oklahoma City voters will decide on nine charter amendments Nov. 3. Do I care? Yes, if you think it's...

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Oklahoma in bottom 10 for Census response with deadline approaching

With a month remaining to respond to the U.S. Census, Oklahoma ranks among the Bottom 10 nationally for its response rate....

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Waveriders of all ages can hit the water at Riversport's new Surf OKC

The Flowrider surfer was built with funds from MAPS 3, a 1-cent sales tax initiative to fund projects that enhance the quality...

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Petition to legalize recreational marijuana withdrawn

Proponents of an initiative petition to legalize recreational marijuana and implement sweeping criminal justice reforms say...

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Absentee voting rules set for November election

Oklahoma voters will not be required to get their absentee ballots notarized for the Nov. 3 election. Voters will be able to...

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'Decolonize your bookshelf': Little libraries, book boxes promote conversation about race in America

Take a look at your bookshelf. How many authors are Black? How many feature Black characters or talk about anti-racism?

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Oklahoma elections: Norman police officer Tommie Johnson upsets Oklahoma County sheriff in runoff

In an upset victory, Norman police officer Tommie Johnson beat out current Sheriff P.D. Taylor in Tuesday’s runoff election to...

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Norman council looks to fill second vacancy on interim basis

NORMAN — The Norman City Council is accepting applications through Sept. 7 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Ward 2...

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Lower park will complete downtown Oklahoma City's "core-to-shore" corridor

Construction bids will be due Oct. 7 for the lower section of Scissortail Park, the MAPS 3 project intended to complete the...

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Cole bill aims to improve mental health care for Native American vets

Native American and Alaska Native veterans would receive mental health care that’s appropriate to their cultures under...

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Oklahoma Democrats propose new coronavirus task force

Oklahoma House Democrats on Thursday questioned Gov. Kevin Stitt's leadership during the pandemic and called for the creation...

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State Chamber president protests potential endorsement of Horn by national group

The head of the State Chamber of Oklahoma pushed back this week against the potential endorsement of Rep. Kendra Horn by the...

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RNC 2020: Donald J. Trump accepts the Republican Nomination for a second term (LIVE)| USA TODAY

Along with the Trump, the fourth night of the convention includes remarks from the president's daughter, Ivanka, Senate...

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Oklahoma Republican convention vets miss live event

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole has been to every national Republican convention since 1976, attending in various roles in cities all over...

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White House report: Oklahoma in top 10 for coronavirus test positivity

Oklahoma is still in the "red zone" for new COVID-19 cases per capita and on the cusp of being in the worst category for...

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Oklahoma Corporation Commissioners decide electric territorial disputes, leaves natural gas cap on, for now

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Wednesday took up two cases of electrical service territorial disputes, taking the side...

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Construction set to begin soon on MAPS 3 senior health and wellness center expansion projects

Expansion projects at the first two MAPS 3 senior health and wellness centers are expected to be completed next year. Both...

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With Bice nomination, Republicans get their much-anticipated shot at Horn

Rep. Kendra Horn had been in office less than four months last year when Republicans started announcing their plans to run...

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Voters in Norman say no to all four bond propositions

NORMAN — Voters on Tuesday defeated four bond issues worth $120 million, including one that would have provided $86.5 million...

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Oklahoma elections: Legislative incumbents fall in GOP runoff primaries

All three of Oklahoma’s state senators that were on the ballot Tuesday lost their reelection bids to Republican challengers....

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RNC 2020: Night three features Mike Pence, Kellyanne Conway, Richard Grenell (LIVE) | USA TODAY

The third night of the RNC includes remarks from Vice President Mike Pence, Kellyanne Conway and more speakers.

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Election 2020: Runoff voters cast congressional vote with who 'can beat Kendra Horn' on their minds

Dressed in a bright orange Hawaiian shirt with his mask in hand, Mark Sneed took a moment to think when asked who he was...

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Bice wins Republican nod to challenge Horn in 5th District

State Sen. Stephanie Bice got the Republican nod on Tuesday to challenge Democratic Rep. Kendra Horn this fall in what is...

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Artist hopes Tulsa's Black Lives Matter mural survives

TULSA — A Black Lives Matter street mural outside the BOK Center was to have greeted President Donald J. Trump when he arrived...

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The 19th Amendment, which provided most women the right to vote, was officially added to the U.S. Constitution on Aug. 26, 1920

It's because of our forefathers — though mostly the work and sacrifice of our foremothers — that women will have the right to...

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National Women's Equality Day: Celebrating 100 years of women's right to vote

Today marks the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote. Take a look back one century ago to see how women and their...

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Oklahoma state parks: Officials defend new fees

State officials on Tuesday defended a newly implemented system to charge parking fees at 22 Oklahoma state parks. In a...

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Riversport Rapids puts off new zip line

As one new attraction opens at Riversport Rapids, another addition to the MAPS 3 whitewater park is on hold. Surf OKC...

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Former Oklahoma health commissioner Gary Cox to earn $205,000 at OU

A replaced Oklahoma health commissioner will earn $205,000 a year at the University of Oklahoma, where classes began this...

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Live: Neese concedes, urges GOP voters to unite behind Bice

Get live election coverage from our staff throughout the evening!

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Oklahoma election: Voters in 50 counties head to polls for runoffs and other elections

Voters in 50 counties head to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots in congressional, state and local races, and Oklahoma’s top...

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Public frustrated after Oklahoma County Jail Trust approves hazard pay

The Oklahoma County Jail Trust on Monday approved giving $3 million in “hero pay” to county jail employees who continue to go...

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Peek inside new Oklahoma City Convention Center shows site's advantages, agility

Barbara Beaton had a nervous customer on the phone. The customer, an event planner, was afraid the new Oklahoma City Convention...

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State publishes eight White House coronavirus reports

Oklahoma has been in the "red zone" for coronavirus cases for more than a month, according to White House reports published...

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House Democrats urge for statewide school COVID mandates

Democratic lawmakers have implored the Oklahoma State Board of Education to mandate COVID-19 precautions in schools. The House...

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Video: Oklahoma native Mary Millben sings National Anthem to open Republican National Convention

Now viewed by millions around the world, Millben earlier this month joined the celebration of this year’s 74th India...

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Republican National Convention: Night 1 (LIVE) | USA TODAY

The first night of the Republican National Convention begins after President Trump was formally nominated by his party for a...

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Oklahoma elections to watch Tuesday

Most of Oklahoma's counties will have runoff primary elections on the ballot Tuesday.

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Aug. 24, 2020

Belle Isle Library renovation begins The $5.5 million renovation of the Belle Isle Library, opened in 1963, is expected to be...

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Oklahoma school COVID-19 guidelines widely ignored in rural districts

The 800 residents of Dewar have been fairly split. Half of the eastern Oklahoma town’s parents told the local school district...

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Oklahoma’s mask mandates are working. Here’s the proof

Early indicators show the face mask mandates adopted by some Oklahoma localities to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are working....

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Tax vote looms in Republican campaign mostly devoid of issues

After voting two years ago for a $474 million tax package to fund a raise for Oklahoma teachers, state Sen. Stephanie Bice got...

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Oklahoma County sheriff faces Norman police officer in Republican runoff

Tuesday’s Republican runoff for Oklahoma County sheriff pits current Sheriff P.D. Taylor against Norman police officer Tommie...

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Stitt bows to pressure to release White House reports on coronavirus

Following complaints from local Oklahoma officials who say they have been kept out of the loop, Gov. Kevin Stitt said his...

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Runoff elections: Shawnee Senate race gets heated

SHAWNEE — A state senator who has been a vocal critic of Epic Charter Schools is fighting for his political life. Sen. Ron...

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Candidate plans to challenge commissioner after week of chaos in Oklahoma County government

After several protests and multiple days of chaos within Oklahoma County government politics, a local community member has...

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Horn endorses postal bill as White House issues veto threat

Democratic Rep. Kendra Horn said she expects to support a bill on Saturday rolling back recent operational changes at the U.S....

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Tribal courts toss Senate candidate's lawsuit

Judicial bodies for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation last week tossed a wrongful termination lawsuit a state Senate candidate...

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Incentives offered to aerospace innovator

The Economic Development Trust has agreed to $275,000 in job-creation incentives for an aerospace company planning to set up...

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DNC 2020: Joe Biden to accept nomination at convention (LIVE) | USA TODAY

Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to promote his experience in public office before accepting the Democratic nomination.

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How can The Oklahoman improve our diversity coverage? Tell us

We want to be sure we have a diverse representation among our sources and in the stories we cover. We want to hear from you --...

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission turns away Lake Region Electric Cooperative's challenge

Cooperative loses territory battle The Oklahoma Corporation Commission issued an order this week that dismissed a case Lake...

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Neese, Bice clash over taxes but praise Trump in 5th District debate

Terry Neese and state Sen. Stephanie Bice clashed Tuesday over education funding and taxes but praised President Donald Trump’s...

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Oklahoma County commissioners give jail $34 million despite protests

Oklahoma County commissioners pushed through final approval to provide $34 million in CARES Act funding to the county jail for...

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Extra $300 in jobless payments won't be issued for 4 to 5 weeks, officials say

The federal government has approved Oklahoma's request to offer an additional $300 a week in federal assistance to unemployed...

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Oklahoma County sheriff wants TV ads to stop

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor is asking a communications company to stop showing an outside group's TV attack ad. In a...

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From Greenwood, Democratic Party Chair Alicia Andrews calls for end to violence

TULSA — Standing at the site of possibly the worst race massacre in the nation’s history, Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair...

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DNC 2020: Kamala Harris, Barack Obama to speak at convention Day 3 (LIVE) | USA TODAY

The third night of the virtual Democratic National Convention will include speeches from Kamala Harris and Barack Obama.

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Vote early: What the USPS crisis means for Oklahomans during the election

USPS crisis and voting: How did it start?The recent controversy stemmed in part from letters sent by a top postal official to...

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USPS: What's going on with the post office? What we know

WASHINGTON – Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for the House members to return to the Capitol to vote on legislation...

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Obama to make case for Biden, rally young voters at DNC on Wednesday

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama, who burst into national politics with a memorable convention speech in 2004, will...

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Barack Obama, Kamala Harris headline Day 3 of DNC

Sen. Kamala Harris is scheduled to accept her nomination as former Vice President Joe Biden's running mate Wednesday at the...

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State briefs for Aug. 19, 2020

Motorcycle tour planned of historic Black towns “Black Towns Matter” is the theme of the second motorcycle tour of Oklahoma’s...

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Mask extension appears likely in Oklahoma City

The Oklahoma City Council will conduct a public hearing Sept. 1 on a proposed three-month extension of the city’s COVID-19 mask...

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USPS: Oklahoma Republicans, Democrats agree mail service crisis is ‘manufactured’

Republican Sen. James Lankford and Democratic Rep. Kendra Horn agree there is a manufactured "crisis" involving the U.S. Postal...

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State delivers $10 million in PPE to schools

Oklahoma schools will have stockpiles of personal protective equipment within their reach this week. Public, charter and...

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DNC 2020: Clinton, Abrams among speakers on Democratic convention's second day (LIVE) | USA TODAY

Seventeen Democratic "rising stars" will give a keynote address on night two of the virtual Democratic National Convention on...

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Town hall meetings planned for Norman's upcoming bond election

NORMAN — The city of Norman plans to hold two virtual town hall meetings, as well as two in-person meetings, leading up to the...

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Oklahoma withdraws block grant proposal following Medicaid expansion vote

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority has withdrawn plans to revamp part of the state’s Medicaid program under a block grant...

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Oklahoma seeks $300-a-week unemployment supplement

Out-of-work Oklahomans may see a $300 boost in their unemployment benefits. Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Monday the state has...

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Community Foundation aids nonprofits

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation says its annual autumn-season checks for nonprofits are going out early this year to...

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Protests force Oklahoma County Jail Trust to delay vote on COVID-19 relief funds

Protesters shut down an Oklahoma County Jail Trust meeting Monday so they could express concerns over the potential for nearly...

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DNC 2020: Michelle Obama among speakers on Democratic convention's first day (LIVE) | USA TODAY

Former first lady Michelle Obama will deliver the keynote address on the first night of the virtual Democratic National...

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Oklahoma to print green absentee envelops to help USPS

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma election officials will print new green absentee ballot return envelopes to help postal workers...

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'She was very complimentary of Oklahoma': Dr. Deborah Birx visits Tulsa

TULSA — A leading member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force met with Gov. Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma health and political...

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Oklahoma County sheriff upset over mailers

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor is denouncing the involvement of an outside group in his bid for reelection. The group,...

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GOP race to pick Horn opponent hits home stretch

The Republican contest to pick an opponent for U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn heads into the home stretch with the GOP candidates...

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Outside group blasting Bice has had mixed success in Oklahoma races

Club for Growth Action, a Washington, D.C., group spending heavily to influence the Republican congressional race in the...

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Fact check: Did Oklahoma legislators raise their own salaries?

It’s election season in Oklahoma, which can make it difficult to tell fact from fiction amid all the political rhetoric....

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Aug. 17, 2020

Masks: Three views The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday will consider whether the COVID-19 pandemic mask ordinance should be...

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Young people participate in Kendra Horn's virtual town hall

A youth-led virtual town hall was hosted last week by U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, who told young people that their voices were...

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Families allege abuse and neglect at Lawton/Fort Sill Veterans Center

LAWTON — State officials are scrambling to investigate disturbing reports of abuse and neglect at the Lawton/Fort Sill Veterans...

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Postal Service says Oklahoma deadlines pose risk for counting mail-in ballots

The U.S. Postal Service warned Oklahoma election officials last month that deadlines regarding mail-in ballots may not allow...

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Coronavirus crisis: These 19 groceries have driven up your bill the most during pandemic

Americans have been going to the grocery store not just because they want to stock up, but also likely because some have had to...

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OKC may extend mask ordinance

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday will consider extending the city's mask ordinance through Nov. 30. With key measures of...

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'Taking our town back': Norman recall group says it has enough signatures for mayor

NORMAN — Organizers of the group attempting to remove Mayor Breea Clark and three city council members for "defunding" police...

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OESC will move its only Oklahoma County field office Monday

The state's unemployment agency will open a new Oklahoma City field office near the state capitol building. It will replace...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt's education secretary resigns

Oklahoma Secretary of Education Michael Rogers resigned his position Wednesday. In a lengthy email to Gov. Kevin Stitt, Rogers...

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Oklahoma County commissioners strike controversial resolution after protests

Cheers and chants filled the Oklahoma County commissioners' meeting room Friday when, after more than an hour of public...

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Oklahoma County commissioners approve bonuses for county law enforcement, corrections officers

Oklahoma County commissioners approved roughly $8 million of CARES Act funding Friday to be used for maintenance problems at...

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Stitt supports SQ 814 to redirect tobacco settlement funds

Gov. Kevin Stitt supports a state question that would allow legislators to tap into a greater portion of funding for the...

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Norman recall group asks city to extend signature deadline

NORMAN — Unite Norman, citing "extraordinary circumstances present in the course of signature collection, including criminal...

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Oklahoma ranks in Top 10 for the condition of its bridges

Oklahoma has accomplished a dramatic turnaround and now ranks among the Top10 in the nation for the condition of its bridges,...

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt hires new chief of staff, policy adviser

Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Thursday the hiring of two top advisers to replace his chief of staff that resigned last month....

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Jimcy McGirt, subject of Creek reservation ruling, now in federal custody

The federal government on Wednesday took custody of Jimcy McGirt, whose successful appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court has begun...

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State Senate candidate Shane Jett sues tribal leader alleging wrongful termination

SHAWNEE — A Republican candidate for state Senate alleges he was fired from his job with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation for...

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Bice defends tax vote as way to help teachers, schools

Under fire in her congressional race for voting to raise taxes, state Sen. Stephanie Bice launched a new ad on Wednesday...

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Protesters argue against Oklahoma County resolution limiting free speech

Demonstrators occupied an Oklahoma County commissioners meeting Wednesday to protest a resolution that would regulate free...

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Court hearing could set procedures for criminal appeals resulting from Creek reservation case

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday ordered a new hearing in district court for a death row inmate whose case...

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Oklahoma voters to decide SQ 805 in November

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday assigned a criminal justice reform measure to come up for a vote on Nov. 3. Stitt directed the...

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Oklahoma County judge imposes $500,000 fine on Epic Charter Schools' nonprofit

An Oklahoma County district judge leveled a $500,000 fine against the nonprofit overseeing Epic Charter Schools on Wednesday....

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Watch: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris make debut as Democratic ticket

Watch live as Joe Biden and his VP pick Sen. Kamala Harris make their debut together at a Delaware rally.

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Violations, or not? Commissioners hear arguments on electric service cases

Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives continue to fight against various deals a larger, investor-owned utility made to serve...

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Governor seeks rehearing in state Supreme Court tribal gaming case

Attorneys for Gov. Kevin Stitt have filed a request for rehearing with the Oklahoma Supreme Court regarding the court's recent...

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State Dem chair 'thrilled' for Kamala; Horn calls pick 'historic'

Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair Alicia Andrews said Tuesday she was thrilled that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee...

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OK Justice Circle urges commutation of Julius Jones' death sentence

A metro coalition of faith leaders and social justice advocates is among the latest organizations and individuals advocating...

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Keep focus, Holt advises policing task force

Mayor David Holt on Tuesday urged members of his law enforcement task force to concentrate on the experiences, values and...

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Who are you voting for in the 2020 election? Tell us why

With less than 100 days until the Nov. 3 presidential election, reporters at The Oklahoman want to hear who you're voting for...

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Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as his 2020 vice presidential running mate

Joe Biden has announced California Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate for the 2020 election, making her...

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In wake of Trump orders, Oklahoma lawmakers say congressional aid package talks should resume

Rep. Tom Cole on Monday questioned the constitutionality and wisdom of President Donald Trump’s executive orders to provide...

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Black Lives Matter street mural supporters undeterred by recent vandalism

TULSA — Supporters of a Black Lives Matter street mural on Greenwood Avenue said they are working on a solution to keep it...

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Question of independent redistricting in Oklahoma could land on 2022 ballot

Supporters of independent redistricting tweaked and refiled Monday an initiative petition seeking to take redistricting power...

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Trump abruptly taken out of briefing as White House goes into lockdown following a shooting

President Donald Trump was abruptly removed from the Briefing Room on Monday during a daily session with reporters because of a...

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Neese loans campaign another $250,000

Republican Terry Neese loaned her congressional campaign another $250,000 last week as she faces state Sen. Stephanie Bice in a...

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Watch: Trump officials deliver COVID-19 update

Watch live as President Trump resumes press briefings on the coronavirus pandemic. The event is expected to start at 4:30 p.m.

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Senate candidate Abby Broyles OK after hit-and-run in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Abby Broyles was described as resting Monday morning after her campaign...

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Lessons learned in Oklahoma’s interrupted semester will be critical to delivering instruction this fall

Kari Phillips is nervous for herself and her fellow teachers. “The anxiety levels are through the roof,” she said. The eighth...

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Masks work for OKC Fire Department

Masks work for OKCFD After nearing a crisis as positive COVID-19 tests and quarantines escalated, Oklahoma City firefighters...

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Latinxlandia working as guide to showcase the full spectrum of community

You can’t be what you can’t see. That was a core principle for Lincka Elizondo-Sanchez when dreaming up how to make change...

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Trump orders more unemployment pay, a payroll tax deferral

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, President Donald Trump on Saturday moved to bypass the...

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Four Oklahoma tribes ask federal court in Washington D.C. to void two gaming compacts

Four Oklahoma tribes filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Kevin Stitt and the U.S Department of the Interior Friday seeking to...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt's attorneys defend gaming compacts with two tribes

Gov. Kevin Stitt's attorneys contend his gaming compacts with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and Kialegee Tribal...

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Stitt says he got COVID-19 from Tulsa friends

Gov. Kevin Stitt contracted COVID-19 after hugging some friends from Tulsa who were visiting him, the governor said Thursday....

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Board reviews plans for center to honor local civil rights icon

MAPS 4's Clara Luper Civil Rights Center is envisioned as a campus dedicated to the legacy of the Oklahoma City civil rights...

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Stitt announces new surge plan, opposes more stimulus funds

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Thursday that he is opposed to an additional federal stimulus package at the current time....

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Outside group plans new attack on Sen. Stephanie Bice

A Washington, D.C group that spent heavily against state Sen. Stephanie Bice in the 5th Congressional District Republican...

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$77 per person: Oklahoma cities, counties to get federal relief funds based on population.

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s office announced on Wednesday a change to the distribution process for CARES Act funding going to cities and...

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OGE: ‘Excelling through challenging times’

OGE Energy and its electric utility, Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co., innovated their ways through a second quarter that ended...

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4 people arrested at Tulsa Trump rally plead not guilty

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Four people arrested at a Tulsa campaign rally for President Donald Trump, including a Tulsa teacher and a...

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Watch: Gov. Stitt, OSDH Commissioner Lance Frye to update hospital surge plan

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and OSDH Commissioner Lance Frye will provide an update on the state's hospital surge plan during the...

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Delayed state income tax payments obscure continued economic weakness

The tax revenue outlook for Oklahoma's state and local governments remained grim in July despite a sharp income tax revenue...

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State gives Stitt’s former campaign manager, adviser COVID-19 contracts

Gov. Kevin Stitt's former campaign manager and staff adviser is earning up to $130,000 in CARES Act funds on a state contract....

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Stitt's grants to private school students could reach more than impoverished families

Federal aid funds Gov. Kevin Stitt said would support low-income private school students could become available to families...

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Grand jury hears testimony on Boren

A criminal investigation of David Boren entered a new phase Wednesday when the state's multicounty grand jury got involved....

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Bice campaign offers help with mail-in ballots

State Sen. Stephanie Bice has offered to help Republican voters use the mail-in ballot option in her congressional runoff...

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Trump: Birx to visit Oklahoma with targeted guidance

Dr. Deborah Birx, a leading member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, will visit Oklahoma next week to provide...

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Hunter argues state, feds can have jurisdiction in some crimes involving Indians

Laying out an approach to counter hundreds of anticipated criminal appeals stemming from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision,...

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Justice reform ballot measure to be Zoom meeting topic

YUKON — Nicole McAfee, from the ACLU, will be the guest speaker for the justice reform ballot measure State Question 805 at the...

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C-PACE financing boosts projects’ sustainability, backers say

Many Oklahoma developers are about to gain a new tool for financing construction. It's a time-tested program already used to...

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Deal could deepen Tinker-OKC ties

Aging water and sewer systems at Tinker Air Force Base would be modernized under an agreement Oklahoma City officials believe...

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Original activists from city's 1958 sit-ins to talk at Black Women Voices third panel

Black Women Voices will host its third virtual panel next week to discuss the legacy of local Black women in the fight against...

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From The Newsroom: Listen to The Oklahoman's daily podcast

Welcome to the home of The Oklahoman's daily podcast dedicated to informing readers about the latest headlines, including the...

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FOP lawsuit without merit, attorneys for city of Norman say

City of Norman attorneys have asked a court to dismiss claims by Norman's police union that the city council illegally reduced...

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New coal ash disposal rule targeted by environmentalists

Environmentalists are pledging to challenge a just-announced finalized rule issued by the Trump administration that formalizes...

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Yukon mayor says state representative is harassing her over town's mask mandate

Yukon Mayor Shelli Selby filed a police report last week against a state representative for allegedly harassing and bullying...

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Your trip to Dallas is getting shorter: Speed limit to increase to 75 mph on rural sections of I-35 and I-40

Road trips to Dallas will soon take a little less time. The Oklahoma Transportation Commission voted Monday to raise the speed...

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Hunter vows to fight inmate challenges stemming from Creek reservation case

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter vowed Monday to fight attempts by “a flood” of prison inmates to win their release...

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Watch: Gov. Stitt, first lady discuss Community HOPE Center funding

Watch live as Gov. Kevin Stitt and First Lady Sarah Stitt discuss federal funding for Community HOPE Centers in Oklahoma. The...

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Lawmaker says Trump 'is Mussolini' and won't leave White House

WASHINGTON – House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., compared President Donald Trump to Italian...

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Ahead of Trump rally, Tulsa officials were sounding alarms, emails show

TULSA — President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa engendered concern among some local public officials that it would be...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, Aug. 3, 2020

Rafting park bids exceed estimate The low bid to finish the second floor of the MAPS 3 whitewater rafting park's main building...

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Coronavirus surging in Oklahoma City’s Hispanic community

Jess Olivo survived cancer twice. But it still didn’t prepare her for her family’s struggle with COVID-19. Olivo, 34, and...

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Day care operators react to release of $9.6 million in COVID-19 relief funds

Gov. Kevin Stitt and the head of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services have announced plans to release $9.6 million in...

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Nearly $300,000 available to Black-led organizations in the metro to advance racial equity

The OKC Black Justice Fund announced Friday it has raised $290,000 and is ready to process grant applications from Black-led...

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Pastor continues call for Tulsa Race Massacre reparations; says historic church symbolizes a way forward

TULSA — When the Rev. Robert Turner walks onto the sidewalk outside Tulsa City Hall, he thinks of the members of his historic...

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Successful Medicaid expansion campaign cost nearly $5.5 million

The campaign to expand Medicaid through a statewide ballot question spent nearly $5.5 million on the successful effort, dating...

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Deadline is Aug. 13 for OKC nonprofits to apply for grants

Reviews begin Aug. 13 of applications for federally funded COVID-19 relief for nonprofits that serve low- to moderate-income...

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Local hospitals stressed by rising coronavirus cases, medical experts say

Hospitals and health care workers are under increasing stress as coronavirus cases rise in Oklahoma, underscoring the need for...

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Health commissioner seeks to scrap vaccination education rule

Oklahoma Health Commissioner Lance Frye seeks to roll back a recently approved agency rule that would add another step before...

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Inhofe cancels hearing for nominee that called Obama a terrorist leader

Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe on Thursday called off a hearing on the nomination of retired Army general and Fox News commentator...

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Stitt: Criticism of coronavirus response a ‘political statement'

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday dismissed as politically motivated a letter that says Oklahoma is not in compliance with federal...

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Oklahoma lawmakers still mulling coronavirus relief needs, including unemployment

As congressional leaders struggle to find common ground on the next coronavirus aid package, Oklahoma lawmakers also seem...

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Officials investigating claims of mistreatment at Oklahoma veterans center

The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs is investigating allegations that veterans at the Lawton-Fort Sill Veterans Center...

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission to begin in-person hearings, on limited basis

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission will begin to allow in-person hearings next week — on a limited, case-by-case basis....

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Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies at 74

ATLANTA (AP) — Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has died after battling the coronavirus, according to his Twitter...

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No-cost broadband expansion offered to schools, libraries and health care facilities, Oil & Gas Expo canceled

State fund picks up tab to extend bandwidth The administrator of Oklahoma’s Universal Service Fund announced this week that a...

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10 reasons Oklahomans aren't wearing masks during the coronavirus pandemic

We asked readers if they wear a mask or not while out and about during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of the...

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OU Medicine chief COVID-19 doctor says infection rate will be sign of mask mandate effectiveness

OU Medicine Enterprise Chief Quality Officer Dale Bratzler answered questions Wednesday regarding the ongoing COVID-19...

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Bice ad knocks Neese on gun rights

State Sen. Stephanie Bice launched a television ad Wednesday for her congressional campaign accusing Republican runoff rival...

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State Question 805 qualifies for 2020 ballot

State Question 805 has qualified for placement on a 2020 ballot, the Yes on 805 campaign announced Wednesday. State Question...

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U.S. House panel says Stitt ignored White House guidance to stop coronavirus spread

The leader of a U.S. House subcommittee said Wednesday that Gov. Kevin Stitt ignored recommendations from the White House...