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After racial justice protests, Oklahoma lawmakers push pro-police, anti-protest bills

Following the death of George Floyd, thousands of Oklahomans took to the streets last year to advocate for racial justice...

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Julius Jones commutation case moves forward, Pardon and Parole Board votes in favor of further review

The state Pardon and Parole Board on Monday voted to further review the commutation application of Julius Jones, a death row...

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Julius Jones' supporters in Oklahoma celebrate decision to move his commutation request forward

Applause and shouts of joy arose on Monday as people gathered at a prayer vigil learned that Julius Jones' commutation request...

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‘Unsexiest big-deal bill of the year’: Overhaul of state workers' HR system in the works

An overhaul of Oklahoma’s human resources system for state employees, a change critics say is years overdue, is in the works at...

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Dog the Bounty Hunter thought he'd seen it all until this Oklahoma politician got charged

In a CNN interview airing Sunday, reality TV star Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman talks about being fooled by his friend, Ralph...

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#ThrowbackThursday: Eleanor Roosevelt visits Norman in 1958

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

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Oklahoma man sent to prison for smuggling guns to Kurdish freedom fighters

An Oklahoma gun smuggler was sentenced Wednesday to federal prison for shipping Glock pistols hidden in tools to Kurdish...

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Biden order leads to surge in Oklahomans buying health insurance

Nearly 3,800 Oklahomans purchased health insurance on the federal exchange after the Biden administration opened enrollment in...

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House Republicans push to alter petition process after passage of SQ 802

Legislative Republicans are looking to change Oklahoma’s initiative petition process that allows citizens to push for a...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt praises Texas governor for lifting mask mandate, business restrictions

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday praised Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for lifting the state’s mask mandate, despite health officials...

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Why a cannibalism case led to an investigation of Oklahoma's parole board

State agents have begun an investigation into the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board and whether any wrongdoing there resulted in...

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6 Dr. Seuss books won’t be published for racist images

BOSTON — Six Dr. Seuss books — including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo” — will stop...

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Health official: Model predicts herd immunity likely with mask ordinance extension in Oklahoma City

A public health official said predictive modeling shows local herd immunity to COVID-19 could be achieved in June. The...

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Oklahoma elections threatened by U.S. House bill, state's top election official warns

A U.S. House bill to make voting easier would amount to a federal takeover of state elections and deprive Oklahoma of ways to...

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Former Oklahoma City Thunder worker charged in US Capitol breach

A former Oklahoma City Thunder worker has been accused in a criminal complaint of illegally entering the U.S. Capitol on Jan....

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 House speaker wants 'In God We Trust' displayed in state buildings

Oklahoma’s House speaker once again is pushing for the national motto, "In God We Trust" to be displayed prominently in state...

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Police reform: Candidates' views in Oklahoma City Council runoffs

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123 planned a forum Monday night carried on Facebook Live with the city council candidates in...

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Oklahoma lawmakers push to curb Gov. Kevin Stitt’s power amid coronavirus pandemic

Less than a year after state lawmakers temporarily granted Gov. Kevin Stitt unprecedented emergency powers, legislators are...

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OKC officials object to measure weakening local health department

Mayor's experience shows Having a mayor with state legislative experience has its advantages. Mayor David Holt, a former state...

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OKC police surprised by local unrest after George Floyd death

Police were caught off guard when a racial-justice demonstration escalated into an hours-long confrontation in front of police...

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Oklahoma lawmakers vote against relief package

Oklahoma's five U.S. House members joined all other Republicans early Saturday in voting against the $1.9 trillion spending...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt appoints new secretary of commerce and workforce development

Gov. Kevin Stitt has appointed a new secretary of commerce and workforce development. Scott Mueller will replace outgoing...

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Stitt administration defends federal coronavirus relief spending

Top state leaders on Thursday defended the Stitt administration’s spending of $1.26 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds...

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Why we don’t know (yet) what your future utility bills will be following winter storm

It will take weeks or maybe even months for customers of Oklahoma’s power providers to find out how their bills over the next...

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Power providers to seek billions from Oklahomans in wake of storm

More regulated utilities kicked off cases seeking to recover billions of dollars of storm-related costs from customers at the...

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Oklahoma House lawmakers vote to keep 'ghost students' at bay, expand school transfers

House lawmakers voted to expand transfers between public schools and to limit the “ghost students” that could appear as a...

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Oklahoma lawmakers to oppose $1.9 trillion bill, while Holt urges passage

As the House prepares to consider a $1.9 trillion spending package that includes more direct payments and unemployment...

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Oklahoma to pay at least $472,302 for coronavirus vaccine website

The Oklahoma Health Department will pay nearly half a million dollars to Microsoft for the company’s work to build the state’s...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt appoints two new cabinet secretaries

Gov. Kevin Stitt appointed two new cabinet secretaries this week. Stitt appointed Jennifer Grigsby to serve as secretary of...

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Oklahoma bill would undercut independence of OKC, Tulsa Health departments

A state lawmaker wants Oklahoma’s commissioner of health to be able to recommend firing the directors of the Oklahoma...

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Biden nominee for Interior Secretary faces tough questions on energy views

Rep. Debra Haaland, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be Interior Secretary, faced tough questions Tuesday from Republicans...

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Prosecutor warned OKC mayor, police chief about terrorism suspect amid summer unrest

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater warned Mayor David Holt against appearing at racial unity events last year with...

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Tiger Woods taken to hospital after California car crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Golf star Tiger Woods was injured Tuesday in a vehicle rollover in Los Angeles County, authorities...

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Oklahoma City works to stop water leaks, curb demand

Oklahoma City had crews running "every which way" Monday to stop leaks contributing to unrelenting water demand despite the...

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Oklahoma's GOP lawmakers aim to invalidate Joe Biden’s executive orders

Republican state legislators have signed onto legislation to challenge President Joe Biden’s authority to impose federal...

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Texas-size concern: Stitt, regulators work to keep Oklahoma utility bills from spiking

Oklahomans can expect to see bigger utility bills next month as they pay for additional energy used to get through February’s...

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EPA sides with ethanol industry in Wynnewood refinery's Renewable Fuel Standards case

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday emphasized it is taking the side of the ethanol industry in a case that pits...

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Recap: Gov. Stitt addresses Oklahoma winter storm utility bills Monday

Gov. Kevin Stitt and other Oklahoma officials addressed the effect of last week's severe winter storm on utility bills at 11...

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Is climate change to blame for Oklahoma’s severe winter storm? The answer is complicated

Oklahoma saw its worst winter storm in decades last week, but don’t go blaming climate change for the bitter cold and heavy...

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The potholes are coming to OKC. Here's what to do about it.

After last week's freezing weather, potholes are inevitable. The city relies on residents' reports to stay ahead of street and...

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Oklahoma regulators open flow on wells to help address natural gas shortage

Members of Oklahoma’s Corporation Commission on Monday voted to remove a cap on natural gas production from wells inside the...

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Oklahoma City issues voluntary boil order through weekend

The city of Oklahoma City has issued a voluntary boil advisory, following a statewide Oklahoma DEQ recommendation for municipal...

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5 things to know about Oklahoma City's weekend water advisory

A voluntary boil advisory is in effect through the weekend in Oklahoma City based on a recommendation, issued statewide, by the...

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Oklahoma House approves expanding nonresident medical marijuana licenses

The Oklahoma House on Thursday approved extending the length of medical marijuana licenses granted to out-of-state residents....

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Oklahoma City councilman apologizes for 'fried foods' remark

Ward 5 Councilman David Greenwell apologized Wednesday for a remark about "fried foods," made during a discussion of taxpayer...

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Takeout cocktails could be legalized in Oklahoma during COVID-19 pandemic

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, state lawmakers are looking at easing Oklahoma liquor laws to allow some restaurants and...

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President Joe Biden approves Oklahoma emergency declaration

President Joe Biden on Tuesday declared a state of emergency exists in Oklahoma as a result of severe winter weather that has...

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What to know about Oklahoma’s redistricting process as Census delays create complications

One of the most important issues Oklahoma lawmakers face this year is redrawing the state’s congressional and legislative...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt requests Oklahoma emergency declaration from federal government

Gov. Kevin Stitt has requested the federal government declare a state of emergency across Oklahoma due to severe winter...

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Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio titan, has died of lung cancer at age 70

Rush Limbaugh, the talk titan who made right-wing radio financially viable in American media and himself a Republican...

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State lawmakers will have $9.6 billion to spend next year, budget board says

State lawmakers will have roughly $9.6 billion to spend in the upcoming fiscal year. The figures certified by the State Board...

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If you are a Canadian County Democrat, precinct officer elections will be held virtually

Registered Democrats may participate in the Canadian County Democrats’ first-ever virtual precinct officer elections at 7 p.m....

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Gov. Kevin Stitt, family back in Oklahoma after New Mexico vacation during weather emergency

Gov. Kevin Stitt was on a family vacation in New Mexico after declaring on Friday a state of emergency in Oklahoma due to...

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Oklahomans participate in Gov. Kevin Stitt's virtual prayer event

"United in Prayer," Governor Kevin Stitt's virtual prayer event on Tuesday, was a video montage of Oklahomans in various cities...

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A conversation with Keith Reed, who is leading Oklahoma's coronavirus vaccine rollout

The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s deputy commissioner of health spent much of his public health career preparing for an...

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City rejects request for police body-worn camera recordings of Rodriguez killing

Police officers’ body-worn camera recordings of the Nov. 23 killing of 15-year-old Stavian Rodriguez won't be released “at this...

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13 state employees leave public health lab as facility relocates to Stillwater

After the Stitt administration decided to move the state’s public health lab from Oklahoma City to Stillwater, 13 employees...

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OKC sales tax revenue slumps

Amy Simpson was sworn in Friday as the city of Oklahoma City's new city clerk. Simpson is the 17th city clerk since 1890 and...

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5 takeaways from Tuesday's Oklahoma City Council primary elections

Runoffs for two city council seats representing Oklahoma City's far western border are set for April 6. A candidate needed 50%...

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Chaos, confusion and anger: What you couldn’t see on the Senate floor

WASHINGTON - Confusion overtook the Senate floor throughout Saturday afternoon as the chamber voted to allow the consideration...

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Donald Trump impeachment trial ends: Senate votes not guilty, acquits former president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate acquits former President Donald Trump of inciting riot at US Capitol, ending impeachment trial.

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Medical groups ask Oklahoma Supreme Court to halt plan to outsource Medicaid

A coalition of health care groups is asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to halt Gov. Kevin Stitt's plan to outsource care for...

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Court ruling confirms earlier decision — even big businesses have to stick with their electrical provider

Electrical service territories inside of Oklahoma matter, three judges on Oklahoma’s Court of Civil Appeals have ruled. In a...

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Oklahoma teachers, residents with comorbidities only days away from COVID vaccines

After being next in line for more than a month, Oklahoma teachers and school staff will have access to COVID-19 vaccines in...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt signs order to reduce waits for driver's license appointments

Gov. Kevin Stitt took action Wednesday to reduce wait times for Oklahomans seeking to obtain or renew a driver's license. As...

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Inhofe meets with Biden at White House about transportation package

Sen. Jim Inhofe met at the White House on Thursday with President Joe Biden and others about improving the nation’s roads and...

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4 takeaways from Tuesday's Oklahoma City Council primary elections

Prosecutors' review of a police shooting could become a campaign issue leading up to the April 6 runoff election.

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Oklahoma election results: Jake Merrick, Molly Ooten win state Senate primaries, advance to April general election

Two political newcomers will face off for the chance to represent an Edmond-area state Senate seat. Republican Jake Merrick, of...

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Stone re-elected in Ward 4, runoffs set in western OKC's Wards 1 and 3

Todd Stone won a second term Tuesday on the Oklahoma City Council, taking 64.3% of the vote in a three-way race to represent...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt signs fast-tracked virtual meetings legislation

Government boards, commissions, city councils and more can resume meeting virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Kevin...

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U.S. attorneys in Oklahoma resign as Biden moves to shape Justice Department

All three U.S. attorneys in Oklahoma plan to leave office at the end of February, as the Biden administration moves to put its...

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Oklahoma House Speaker wants legislative input on federal stimulus spending

Oklahoma’s House Speaker wants the state Legislature to have a say in how state government entities spend some federal stimulus...

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Live politics updates: Historic second Trump impeachment trial begins

WASHINGTON – The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump begins Tuesday with a debate...

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President Biden's executive order could hurt production and spike the price of natural gas used in advanced medical tools and birthday balloons

Helium — a byproduct of oil and natural gas production — plays an ever-increasing role in our lives. Sure, we all know it is...

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What exactly are 'ghost students'? There's more than one definition in Oklahoma.

Merriam-Webster doesn’t define “ghost student.” The dictionary would have a difficult time anyway. There are several competing...

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As Democrats take control, Sen. Jim Inhofe relinquishes gavel of Armed Services Committee

Sen. Jim Inhofe officially turned over the reins of the Armed Services Committee last week, and Sen. James Lankford...

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65 years after launching Montgomery's Bus Boycott, Black women still fight for a seat at the table

It was Dec. 1, 1955. Rosa Parks had been arrested for her defiance of Montgomery’s segregated bus seating law, and Jo Ann...

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Council member creates map of where pedestrians, cyclists have been killed on OKC streets

Ward 6 Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon has compiled police department data to produce a map detailing the deaths of 66 pedestrians...

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Fully funding police popular with OKC council candidates, mask mandate not so much

Oklahoma City's pandemic-fighting mask mandate generally was panned by candidates in Tuesday's city council primaries. One...

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Meet the candidates: Oklahoma City council

The Oklahoman asked candidates in Tuesday's city council primaries their views on issues that, if elected, they are likely to...

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Oklahomans in Congress oppose budget bill

Oklahoma lawmakers voted against a budget blueprint on Friday that included provisions they favored and even authored, as they...

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Report questions Stitt administration’s spending of $1.26B of CARES Act funds

A report from a legislative watchdog office raises questions about how the Stitt administration spent $1.26 billion in federal...

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OKC mayor counsels vigilance, says his father is recovering from COVID-19 after 11 days in ICU

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said Thursday that his father was recovering after spending 11 days in intensive care at the OU...

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Dem-led House kicks Rep. Marjorie Greene off committees; OK delegation opposes removal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fiercely divided House tossed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off both her committees Thursday, an...

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Oklahoma Senate panel rejects bill to classify abortion as homicide

An Oklahoma Senate panel unanimously rejected a bill that would classify abortion as homicide. However, the state Senate Health...

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Vaccine supply expected to increase in Oklahoma; pharmacies to begin vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccine supplies are expected to increase about 5% next week in Oklahoma. The 5% increase is in addition to an...

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Meet the candidates for Stephanie Bice's former Senate seat

Four candidates are vying for the Oklahoma City-area state Senate seat vacated by former Sen. Stephanie Bice, who was elected...

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Rep. Tom Cole argues against legislation to strip Greene of committees

Rep. Tom Cole said Wednesday that he was deeply offended by remarks made by Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene but that the...

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Lawsuit seeks OKC police body-cam footage in teenager's shooting death

An attorney for the mother of 15-year-old Stavian Rodriguez wrote in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the city is violating state...

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Rep. Stephanie Bice criticizes President Joe Biden's energy policies

Freshman Rep. Stephanie Bice traveled to Houston on Tuesday to blast the Biden administration’s energy policies, saying they...

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Oklahoma senators split on Buttigieg confirmation

Oklahoma’s senators split their votes on Tuesday on confirming Pete Buttigieg for transportation secretary, while both opposed...

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Dems: Trump aimed 'loaded cannon' of supporters at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump endangered the lives of all members of Congress when he aimed a mob of supporters “like a loaded...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt proposes $8.3B budget with $300M in savings

Gov. Kevin Stitt wants the state to live within its means in the state budget he has proposed for the fiscal year that begins...

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt pushes for open schools, wants change in education funding

Gov. Kevin Stitt maintained pressure Monday on Oklahoma schools to teach in person through the pandemic and proposed a...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt praises his COVID-19 response, outlines priorities in State of the State speech

In his third annual State of the State speech, Gov. Kevin Stitt praised his pro-business approach to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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Oklahoma deputies shoot, kill man after domestic incident

IDABEL, Okla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in far southeast Oklahoma shot and killed a man after he began fighting with officers...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt praises his COVID-19 response, outlines priorities in State of the State speech

The governor reflected on the COVID-19 pandemic and outlined his policy priorities for the year.

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Watch: Oklahoma Gov. Stitt delivers State of the State speech

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt will deliver his third State of the State speech to lawmakers Monday as the 2021 legislative session...

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What are the biggest issues facing the Oklahoma Legislature this year?

Oklahoma lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Monday with a sizeable to-do list and the uncertainty that comes with...

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Some OKC council members take COVID-19 vaccine; others defer

Nobody could fault Larry McAtee, despite his ardent opposition to a mask ordinance, for taking the COVID-19 vaccine. The...

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Oklahoma to outsource Medicaid care to four health insurance companies

Despite opposition from many of the state’s leading medical groups, Oklahoma will outsource care for most of the state’s...

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More than 1 million Oklahomans likely have COVID-19 antibodies, blood tests show

As Oklahoma nears 400,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the true number of people in the state whose immune systems have...

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Deaths underscore urgency of vaccination effort for Oklahoma City employees

Hundreds of firefighters and police officers have received the second of the two COVID-19 shots as the city of Oklahoma City...

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Oklahoma legislators not required to wear masks in Capitol during legislative session

Oklahoma legislators will be strongly encouraged, but not required, to wear masks in the state Capitol during the upcoming...

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Despite being virtual, "Rose Day" hopes to make a difference

'Rose Day," a series of activities aimed at promoting and supporting anti-abortion legislation in Oklahoma, will be virtual...

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Halfway through his term, Gov. Kevin Stitt outlines his priorities for the year

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s third year in office will serve as a fresh start for the Republican who closed out the last legislative...

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Oklahoma native Paul Ruscha returns to home state with provocative art installation dedicated to Donald Trump

NORMAN — In a prominent place in the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, a vast table seems set for fine dining with a crisp white...

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Governor’s prayer event moves to virtual format

Gov. Kevin Stitt's prayer effort set for February will be virtual instead of an in-person event. The effort was previously...

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Oklahoma seeking to return $2M worth of drug once touted as coronavirus treatment

The Oklahoma attorney general's office is attempting to return $2 million worth of a malaria drug once touted by former...

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Oklahoma City asks Supreme Court to review 2015 panhandling ordinance

A controversial Oklahoma City panhandling ordinance thrown out by a Denver court would have “withstood constitutional scrutiny”...

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Oklahoma County gets second chance to spend $5 million from CARES Act

Oklahoma County officials almost lapsed roughly $5 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding last year until an extension to...

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Just like Trump? Biden using executive orders to reposition nation's energy production, could face similar court challenges

President Joe Biden took a page from President Donald Trump’s playbook Wednesday by signing an executive order suspending...

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Oklahoma Senators James Lankford, Jim Inhofe oppose Trump impeachment trial

Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford on Tuesday slammed the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump as "political...

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Rep. Stephanie Bice lands seat on Armed Services Committee

Freshman Rep. Stephanie Bice scored a seat on the House Armed Services Committee, ensuring continuity for Oklahoma on the panel...

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In blow to Gov. Kevin Stitt, Oklahoma Supreme Court tosses two more Indian gaming compacts

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday tossed out two more tribal gaming compacts negotiated by Gov. Kevin Stitt, ruling again...

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House members deliver Trump impeachment charge to Senate for trial

Nine House members led by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., will serve as prosecutors, who are called managers, in the trial.

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Oklahoma experts concerned as Biden suspends oil and gas leases on federal land

"Just as we repeatedly warned." That was the message this week from an energy industry representative in Oklahoma who said he...

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Oklahoma’s absentee voting rules changed with the new year

Absentee voters in Oklahoma can no longer include a photocopy of a valid identification card to certify their mail-in ballot....

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How campaign cash is flowing in OKC council races

Who's up, who's down financially Several of the 18 candidates running for Oklahoma City Council in the Feb. 9 primaries entered...

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Who's up, who's down: How campaign cash is flowing in Oklahoma City Council races

More campaign finance reporting deadlines are coming up in the next week.

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Sales tax receipts show Oklahoma City's marijuana business is doing better than ever

Revenue collected by the city more than doubled in 2020.

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Fact-check: Is Biden 'destroying 11,000 jobs' by revoking Keystone pipeline?

Biden spent his first day in the White House signing a spate of executive orders aimed at undoing the policies of the Trump...

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The second Trump impeachment trial is set for February. What happens next?

The House swiftly impeached Trump Jan. 13 for inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol the week before. When it comes to...

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During the U.S. Capitol riot, this Oklahoma man grabbed a beer from a fridge, FBI says. Now he has been charged

MUSKOGEE — From inside the U.S. Capitol during the rioting Jan. 6, Andrew Craig Ericson used Snapchat to post photos of himself...

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Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt forms campaign committee for 2022 re-election bid

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt this week registered a campaign committee for his re-election bid. He filed a statement of...

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Biden's Keystone XL revocation is already alarming advocates for North America’s energy industry and exciting environmentalists

President Joe Biden’s revocation of a permit to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to cross the nation’s border with Canada is...

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Oklahoma legislators poised to fast-track virtual meetings legislation

When the Oklahoma Legislature convenes Feb. 1, state legislators could fast-track legislation allowing public bodies to resume...

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10 things to know about the Oklahoma Cultural Ambassador whose sculpture is in President Biden's Oval Office

The influential Native American artist Allan Capron Haozous, who was to become known as Allan Houser, was born on June 30,...

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The Conversation: St. Matthew's Cathedral, where Biden attended pre-inauguration Mass, has long been a place where politics and faith meet

Before being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States — and only the second Catholic to hold the post — Joe Biden...

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt seeks role in talks about jurisdiction on Indian reservations

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday urged leaders of the Five Tribes to “begin negotiations” on criminal and civil jurisdiction in...

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Former OU player Trent Smith picked for state education board

He once graced the cover of Sports Illustrated. Now, he’ll sit on the Oklahoma State Board of Education. Former University of...

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Schumer: Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial for Donald Trump on the charge of incitement of...

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'Celebrating America,' Oklahoma dancers, singers, landmarks featured in President Biden's inauguration day special

The primetime special featured a diverse group of everyday Oklahomans, while also showing off the skill and resourcefulness of...

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Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt forms campaign committee for 2022 re-election bid

The mayor's 2018 committee transferred leftover cash to the re-election effort.

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Oklahoma City 'March for Life' activities moved online

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City canceled its Oklahoma March for Life due to concerns about the safety of people attending the...

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Seminole Tribe clarifies position on taxing oil and gas production

The Seminole Nation on Wednesday clarified its position on taxing oil and gas production on reservation land, saying that it...

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In OKC, residents express hope, doubt after Biden inauguration

As Joe Biden promised in his Wednesday inauguration to be a president for all Americans and not just those who voted him into...

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#ThrowbackThursday: In with the new in 1961 ... President Kennedy's photo goes up at Oklahoma Capitol

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

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No pardon for "Tiger King" Joe Exotic

There was no celebratory limousine ride from prison for Joe Exotic after all. Instead, there was only bitterness. President...

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Oklahoma leaders from both parties hail peaceful inauguration, urge cooperation

Oklahoma members of Congress congratulated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday and hailed the...

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Skydance bridge in Oklahoma City glows red, white and blue, honoring inauguration

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt congratulated President Joseph Biden on his inauguration Wednesday and said on Twitter that...

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Watch Jennifer Lopez croon Woody Guthrie's 'This Land Is Your Land' at President Biden's inauguration

Along with J.Lo performing Guthrie's signature song, Oklahoma native Garth Brooks also crooned the hymn "Amazing Grace" at this...

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Watch Garth Brooks singing 'Amazing Grace' at President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony

The Country Music Hall of Famer, who was born in Tulsa and grew up in Yukon, performed just after Biden's first speech after...

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The Latest: Harris sworn in as 1st female vice president

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local):11:45 a.m.Kamala Harris has been sworn...

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Inauguration Day live stream: Watch as Joe Biden is sworn in as president

Follow along with today's USA Today Inauguration Day live stream, which kicks off at 9:30 a.m.!

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Democratic Party chief hopes Biden lays out plan to represent all Americans

Oklahoma Democratic Party chair Alicia Andrews said Tuesday that she’s hoping President-elect Joe Biden lays out a plan in his...

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An OKC artist planned to show her work in Washington, D.C., until the Capitol riot changed her plans. But she still has Sundance.

A statement piece that took three years and 36 artists to create, "Her Flag" commemorates the Aug. 26, 1920, adoption of the...

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As coronavirus surges in Oklahoma, Gov. Kevin Stitt mum on next steps

As COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue to surge in Oklahoma, Gov. Kevin Stitt won’t say if he plans to impose new...

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Shalynne Jackson named city of Oklahoma City's first diversity officer

Shalynne Jackson, a University of Oklahoma graduate, has been named the city of Oklahoma City's first Chief Diversity and...

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Oklahoma senator, preacher George Young ties scripture, text from Martin Luther King Jr. speech

"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim...

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Oklahoma tribal leaders urge confirmation of Interior nominee Deb Haaland

Leaders of 26 Oklahoma Indian tribes are urging confirmation of Rep. Deb Haaland as Secretary of Interior, saying...

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Downtown tract could be developed for MAPS 4 Diversion Hub

Philanthropist Sue Ann Arnall intends to donate a 1.6-acre tract downtown for the MAPS 4 Diversion Hub, a gift that could be...

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Where will Oklahoma's energy industry go from here? The likely answer could surprise you

Presidential administrations and Congresses throughout the past 40 years undoubtedly worked to nudge the nation’s energy and...

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Capitol riot delays display of OKC artist's 'Her Flag'

Oklahoma City artist Marilyn Artus was all set to see her cross-country collaborative "Her Flag" project make its Washington,...

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Rep. Stephanie Bice on US Capitol riot: 'There's a lot of blame to go around'

Last weekend, home in Oklahoma after her first week in Congress, Republican Rep. Stephanie Bice heard from one of her...

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US Capitol siege has echoes of the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building

To Mayor David Holt, the rioters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 are no different from the domestic terrorist who bombed the...

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The Conversation: Raphael Warnock becomes a member of a select club — pastor politician

Raphael Warnock, by winning Georgia's Senate election against U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, will join Republican Sen. James...

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Feds back away from claim of assassination plot at Capitol

PHOENIX — Federal prosecutors who initially said there was “strong evidence” the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol...

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Navy names ship for Muscogee (Creek) Nation

A new Navy vessel will be named for Oklahoma's Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Acting Under Secretary of the Navy Greg Slavonic, an...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt activates National Guard due to nationwide Capitol threats

Gov. Kevin Stitt has activated the Oklahoma National Guard to protect the state Capitol building as warnings swirl that all 50...

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Tribal leaders want to work with state on how to prosecute crime on reservations

Leaders of the Cherokee and Chickasaw Nations said Thursday that Congress should allow tribes to make agreements with the state...

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Mike Pence calls Kamala Harris to offer congratulations

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence has called his soon-to-be successor Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations,...

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