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Governor's attorney: Oklahoma Supreme Court lacks authority to invalidate gaming compacts

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has no authority to void state gaming compacts that were approved under federal law, an attorney for...

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Lankford proposes to replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth

Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford is cosponsoring an amendment that would replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth, though the sponsors...

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Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion at the ballot box

Oklahoma is poised to become the 37th state to expand Medicaid to cover more low-income residents after voters narrowly...

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Neese, Bice head to Republican runoff; Broyles to face Inhofe

State Sen. Stephanie Bice and longtime Oklahoma City businesswoman Terry Neese headed for a runoff Tuesday in the race for the...

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US adds 4.8 million jobs as unemployment falls to 11.1%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a substantial 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%, as the...

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Oklahomans wait in line for unemployment claim help

MIDWEST CITY — One hour. That’s how long Korey Clark, 31, stood in line before noon Wednesday at the Reed Conference Center as...

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Oklahoma County commissioners discuss possible Black Lives Matter mural

Oklahoma County commissioners are mulling over a request to paint a Black Lives Matter mural outside of the county jail. During...

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OKC reinstating some restrictions in response to spike

Mayor David Holt is issuing emergency orders, purposely ahead of the July Fourth holiday, in an attempt to short-circuit a...

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Oklahoma legislators warn of 'spread of anarchy' due to lacking support for law enforcement

Amid widespread calls for police reform, 12 Oklahoma legislators offered their support for law enforcement Wednesday, warning...

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Horn launches first ad; Broyles seeks debates

Rep. Kendra Horn launched her first campaign ad on Wednesday, a day after easily winning the Democratic nomination in the 5th...

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Senate District 15 primary: Scott will face Standridge in general election

NORMAN — Absentee and early voters helped propel Norman City Council member Alex Scott to an easy win over Matt Hecox in the...

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Fraudulent unemployment claims battle continues

Authorities continue battling fraudulent unemployment insurance claims filed against state programs across the nation. The...

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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance requests represent large part of pending claims

Tempers among people seeking pandemic unemployment assistance at times have been running as hot as Oklahoma’s summer sun....

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City of Norman accepting applications for 2020-21 Norman Youth Council Class

NORMAN — The city of Norman is seeking high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are active in their school and community...

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Voters say Black Lives Matter, healthcare are important

People began lining up to vote at Wildewood Baptist Church before the doors opened at 7 a.m. on Tuesday. The line wrapped...

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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Inhofe echoes White House message on Russian bounties

Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe took the side of President Donald Trump on Tuesday and said he was convinced the president had not...

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High court ruling protects Oklahoma scholarship program aiding religious schools

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in a Montana case on Tuesday effectively protected a scholarship program in Oklahoma that...

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Oklahoma City lays off eight employees

The city of Oklahoma City laid off eight employees as measures took effect to counter the COVID-19 pandemic's effects on city...

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Gov. Kevin Stitt urges Oklahomans to wear masks in public

Gov. Kevin Stitt's mask matched his message Tuesday. For the first time, Stitt publicly encouraged Oklahomans to wear a face...

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"True change": Oklahoma County Jail Trust officially takes over county jail

The last 13 months resembled a marathon to Tricia Everest. But instead of running, the miles were filled with legal contracts,...

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Oklahoma legislator catches COVID, halts campaigning amid primary challenge

Update: This story has been updated to reflect Rep. Cynthia Roe won her reelection bid. A state representative facing a...

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Newcomer Jose Cruz cruises to victory in House District 89

Political newcomer Jose Cruz easily won his election bid for House District 89 tonight, defeating two challengers. Cruz faced...

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Hiett bests challenger in Corporation Commission primary

Incumbent Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Todd Hiett on Tuesday cleared a primary challenge to set him up to face a...

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Ajay Pittman narrowly wins reelection in House District 99

State Rep. Ajay Pittman won her reelection bid for House District 99 by narrow margins tonight, pulling off a close victory...

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US Rep Horn easily captures Democratic nod in 5th District

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn easily dispatched her lone opponent Tuesday to capture the Democratic nomination in...

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Gov. Stitt addresses coronavirus in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt held a press conference this afternoon to discuss the state's response to the surging numbers of...

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Black Lives Matter OKC leader criticizes DA for protest charges

The executive director of Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City on Monday called the filing of criminal charges against protesters...

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Oklahoma County Jail Trust talks contracts, COVID-19 before July 1 takeover

Two days before officially taking over management of the county jail on July 1, the Oklahoma County Jail Trust shored up...

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Oklahomans urged to wear a mask to vote Tuesday

Oklahoma election officials strongly recommend voters wear a face mask when they head to the polls Tuesday. Election workers,...

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Two new gaming compacts take effect, but for how long?

Gov. Kevin Stitt's new gaming compacts with the Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe officially took effect Monday, but...

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OSBI takes over Norman sexual assault investigation

NORMAN —The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, at the request of the Norman Police Department, is taking over the...

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Dozens of new Oklahoma laws to take effect July 1

Roughly two dozen new state laws will take effect in Oklahoma on Wednesday. Here’s a look at some of the new laws....

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Record number of mail-in votes for Tuesday primary

A repurposed trash can, locked down tight by opposing party members, carried the first votes of the upcoming primary election...

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Two Stitt Cabinet secretaries leading pandemic response resign

Two members of Gov. Kevin Stitt's Cabinet who have played a key role in the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic announced...

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Oklahoma lawmakers seek information about reported Russian bounties on US troops

Oklahoma lawmakers on Monday expressed deep concern about reports that Russia placed bounties on U.S. service members and...

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Former state health commissioner Gary Cox returning to OU

A recently replaced commissioner of the Oklahoma Health Department is expected to become an associate dean at the University of...

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What to know before getting a Real ID

Where can I get a Real ID? The Department of Public Safety will begin issuing Real IDs on Monday at the agency's Oklahoma City...

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Not just Confederate statues: Indigenous activists want conquistadors, missionaries removed

As Confederate statues and symbols are removednationwide, activists are calling for monuments to those who contributed to the...

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Dark money groups spend thousands ahead of June 30

The local arm of a national “dark money” group is linking state lawmakers to movie producer and convicted rapist Harvey...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, June 29, 2020

'Level Red' effects worsen at Fire Department Some Oklahoma City fire rigs are being idled due to staffing shortages as...

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Oklahoma County commissioner raises more than $120,000 in less than four months

In the months a criminal investigation was hanging over his head, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan put off raising...

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Ads in Oklahoma City congressional district feature more rural than urban scenes

They are running to represent the nation’s 25th largest city, but three of the Republicans vying in the 5th Congressional...

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June 30 primary election: What's on the ballot

This listing includes races and issues that will be on the ballots in central Oklahoma. However, this does not include...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma update: 302 new cases; one new death

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 302 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Sunday, bringing the total since the...

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Trump slammed for sharing video where supporter yells 'white power' at protesters

President Donald Trump came under fire Sunday after sharing a video in which a supporter twice shouts "white power."

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Amid pandemic, Oklahomans to vote on Medicaid expansion

Amid a public health emergency unlike anything in recent history, Oklahomans will decide whether to expand Medicaid to cover...

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Oklahoma County voters to narrow candidates in two key races June 30

Oklahoma County voters will narrow down candidates in two key races Tuesday during the primary election. Five men filed for...

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Segregated at birth: Oklahoma was raised on racism

While Oklahoma combats death and economic destruction brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, it also wrestles with an old...

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Oklahoma to begin issuing Real IDs Monday

Oklahoma will begin issuing Real ID driver’s licenses Monday, making it one of the last states to seek compliance with federal...

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House District 96: Four Republicans to face off in primary

Four candidates are seeking the GOP nomination in House District 96 on Tuesday. The candidates are angling to succeed Rep....

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Bice defends herself against Fiorina ad

State Sen. Stephanie Bice defended herself on Saturday against a new attack by a Washington-based group, this one casting doubt...

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Meacham: Research shows diverse boardrooms are more profitable

Companies that are more diverse produce better financial results — much better, according to the most recent report in the...

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Oklahoma members split on police reform, D.C. statehood bills

U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn joined other Democrats in approving legislation this week to ban chokeholds and no-knock warrants by...

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Medicaid expansion advocates accuse Stitt of political ploy

Supporters of State Question 802 accused Gov. Kevin Stitt of playing politics on Thursday when he and other state officials...

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Oklahoma's system continues to deal with a high number of unemployment claims, latest data shows

Oklahoma continues to carry a high number of people that are receiving compensation on unemployment insurance as the clock...

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Horn handily captures Democratic nod in closely watched race

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn easily dispatched her lone opponent Tuesday to capture the Democratic nomination in...

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Stitt dismisses idea of closing down economy as cases continue to surge

Despite a relentless surge in COVID-19 cases and rising hospitalizations, Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday dismissed the...

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Oklahoma lawmaker wants to preserve downed statues in state

Sen. Casey Murdock is offering a home in his northwest Oklahoma district for displaced statues. Murdock, a Republican who...

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House Democrats pass sweeping police overhaul, Senate stalls

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved a far-reaching police overhaul Thursday, a vote heavy with emotion and symbolism as...

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Think that extra $600 in unemployment benefits will last until the end of July? Think again.

Many out-of-work Americans counting on receiving an extra $600 a week through the end of July may be surprised to discover that...

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Watch: Gov. Stitt, state auditor discuss results of Medicaid enrollment audit

Watch live as Gov. Kevin Stitt and State Auditor & Inspector Cindy Byrd discuss the results of a Medicaid enrollment audit the...

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Bice continues air wars with conservative group

State Sen. Stephanie Bice and a conservative group opposing her bid for Congress have launched new ads attacking each other...

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Early in-person voting to occur Thursday through Saturday

Early voting for Oklahoma's primary election begins Thursday. Registered voters who want to vote early may do so at their...

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State denies request to limit oil production

The three-member Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Wednesday denied a request to limit the amount of oil that can be produced...

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In Oklahoma City, new street murals support Black Lives Matter

With several new paintings finished this week, Oklahoma City has joined the national trend of street murals honoring minority...

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'Very frustrating': Oklahomans tired of waiting for unemployment money

The small crowd gathered outside the Workforce Oklahoma Career Connection Center on Wednesday applauded as an employee led a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Cases surge; hospitalizations on the rise

Oklahoma's spike of COVID-19 cases continued Wednesday as the state reported a record increase of 482 new coronavirus cases...

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South Dakota governor on taking down Mount Rushmore: ‘Not on my watch’

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, has a simple response to those that question whether it will be taken down: “Not...

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First lady scolds Food Network host for 'insensitive' tweet about son Barron

First lady Melania Trump, miffed that a Food Network host questioned her son Barron’s parentage on Father’s Day, issued a...

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Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against President Donald...

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20 must-see photos from Tulsa this past weekend

All eyes were on Tulsa this past weekend as President Donald Trump held his first political rally since COVID-19 disrupted...

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Oklahoma cannabis businesses sue over residency, location requirements

Several medical marijuana businesses in Oklahoma are asking a judge to block the state from enforcing laws they say could...

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State Supreme Court tosses permitless carry repeal, greenlights recreational pot petition

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked an initiative petition seeking to repeal the state's permitless carry law....

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Louisville cop Brett Hankison fired for his role in Breonna Taylor fatal shooting

Officer Brett Hankison has been terminated, effective Tuesday, for his role in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, Louisville...

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Recap: Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt holds press conference

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt held a press conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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Bice says ad linking her to Harvey Weinstein an insult to Oklahoma women

State Sen. Stephanie Bice, a Republican candidate for Congress, said Monday she was offended by an attack ad from a national...

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Norman councilwoman defends Tulsa arrest

NORMAN — A councilwoman and candidate for state Senate arrested over the weekend in Tulsa on a complaint of obstructing police...

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Tuesday is deadline to request absentee ballot

Oklahoma voters have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to request an absentee ballot for the June 30 primary election. Any registered...

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Stitt mum on rally attendance, while White House says Trump pleased with event

Gov. Kevin Stitt declined Monday to comment on the lower than expected turnout at the rally in Tulsa for President Donald Trump...

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United Keetoowah Band wins high court victory

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling allowing the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians to establish tribal...

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Love's donates $450,000 to fight racial inequality

Love’s Travel Stops will donate $150,000 to an organization for each of the next three years to help in the fight against...

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OK Health Department urging testing for rally-goers

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is urging Oklahomans to be tested for COVID-19 if they have recently attended...

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BOK Center addresses social media rumors tying staff to Trump rally turnout

Management at the event venue on Monday flat-out denied social media rumors circulating that suggested their employees had kept...

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Trump administration extends visa ban to non-immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is extending a ban on green cards issued outside the United States until the end of...

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'Nonsense': Election experts reject Trump's claim that foreign countries could counterfeit millions of mail-in ballots

Voting experts and election officials swiftly disputed the claim, characterizing the warning as a bogus conspiracy and pointing...

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Bye $600 jobless benefit, eviction reprieve, cash for small firms. COVID-19 relief ending.

The extraordinary safety net that has buoyed financially stressed Americans during the coronavirus pandemic is starting to fray.

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Noose found in garage stall of Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway

A noose was found in the garage stall of Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. and the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports team Sunday at...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, June 22, 2020

OKCFD at 'Level Red' The Oklahoma City Fire Department has instituted "Level Red" measures as pressure on manpower escalates...

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Key takeaways from Trump's Tulsa rally

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump held his first campaign rally since March in Tulsa on Saturday after days of speculation...

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Norman councilwoman arrested in Tulsa on Saturday night

Norman City Councilwoman Alex Scott, a candidate for state Senate, was arrested Saturday night in Tulsa, jail records show. The...

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Trump slammed for using offensive, 'racist' remarks at Tulsa rally

President Donald Trump drew fire from critics Saturday for sprinkling racially divisive stereotypes throughout his remarks at a...

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Protester arrested hours before Trump rally

About six hours before President Donald Trump's much-anticipated rally in downtown Tulsa, more supporters trickled into line...

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Young supporter: 'I almost skipped graduation to come to this'

TULSA — For President Donald Trump’s young supporters, not many events were cooler than Saturday’s rally in Tulsa. Not even...

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President Donald Trump takes aim at Joe Biden, 'unhinged left' at Tulsa rally

TULSA — President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the “radical left” would take over the country if Democrat Joe Biden wins...

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Tulsa Black Lives Matter gathering focuses on unity away

TULSA — Members of a local group of activists were joined by allies from around the country for a justice rally Saturday in the...

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Vice President Mike Pence: Tulsa can provide backdrop for healing nation

TULSA — Vice President Mike Pence met with Black faith leaders here Saturday about race and the needs of their communities and...

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Greenwood District feels far removed from Trump rally

TULSA — Regina Woods spent her Saturday pointing out historic landmarks in Tulsa’s Black Wall Street and selling Black Lives...

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Armed protesters peacefully march on Oklahoma Governor's Mansion

Between 150 and 200 protesters peacefully marched from the Ralph Ellison Library to the Governor's Mansion on Saturday to...

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Trump faithful gather close outside the rally

TULSA — Fire and brimstone preachers, flags featuring the president holding large machine guns and a woman holding a 9-foot boa...

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Law enforcement in Tulsa used pepper balls to disperse a crowd after President Trump's rally in Tulsa

Law enforcement used pepper balls to disperse a crowd of protesters Saturday night in Tulsa.

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Watch President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa

Watch our live stream of President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa tonight. You can view it in the embed below:

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Trump campaign: Protests, 'relentless' media attempted to frighten off supporters

President Donald Trump's campaign canceled its planned outdoor speeches before his rally at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma....

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OAN reporter Chanel Rion showed up to Trump rally in OSU shirt

Just days after OSU football coach Mike Gundy called the OAN Network disgusting, one of their reporters showed up in Tulsa in...

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Protester with ticket to Trump rally arrested inside 'secure zone'

Sheila Buck, a protester with a ticket to Saturday's rally in Tulsa, was arrested for not complying with officers inside a...

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Six Trump staffers in Tulsa test positive for COVID-19

President Donald Trump's campaign spokesman said six staffers that tested positive for COVID-19 will not attend Saturday's rally.

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Live coverage: President Donald Trump's Tulsa rally

Follow our live coverage of President Trump's rally in Tulsa this evening!

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5th District GOP hopefuls say more money needed for police

Three Republicans running for the congressional seat held by Democratic Rep. Kendra Horn said Thursday that police need more...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: OKC testing, tracing plan advances

Oklahoma City is about to embark on an aggressive coronavirus testing and tracing program devised to keep COVID-19 in check...

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Trump heads to Tulsa for campaign rally amid pandemic, racial reckoning

President Donald Trump is heading to Tulsa on Saturday to relaunch his reelection campaign amid a pandemic and a national...

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Rental assistance, small business relief programs announced

Two new grant programs will provide millions for both rental assistance and relief for small businesses across Oklahoma using...

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Bank of America committing $1 billion to drive inclusive opportunities

This week, Bank of America announced it will commit $1 billion to help drive economic opportunity, health care initiatives and...

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Stitt says state is ready for pivotal campaign rally in Tulsa

WASHINGTON — Gov. Kevin Stitt told President Donald Trump on Thursday that his state is ready to host a pivotal campaign rally...

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Trump campaign bringing in musical acts, camera crews for Tulsa rally

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign is going all-in on its preparation for the campaign rally in Tulsa on Saturday,...

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New COVID-19 cases blow past previous record, hospitalizations rise

Oklahoma cases of COVID-19 rose by 450 on Thursday, blowing past the record 259 daily cases reported on Wednesday, as the surge...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court to rule on Trump rally lawsuit

The Oklahoma Supreme Court is expected to rule Friday whether those who attend a campaign rally for President Trump on Saturday...

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No small affair: Tulsa's Juneteenth celebration has attracted eyes of the nation

TULSA — What initially was planned as a relatively small Juneteenth celebration has evolved into the exact opposite here in the...

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Greenwood takes center stage in Tulsa

Businesses on Greenwood Avenue were bustling Thursday and leaders of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce said they would like to...

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Ahead of June 30 and amid COVID-19, candidates must campaign creatively

Patty Cohenour was frustrated when she opened her front door and saw Jessica Garvin, a candidate for the Oklahoma Senate....

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Black gun owners plan pro-Second Amendment walk

They will be arriving in peace, and hoping to carry a message. Omar Chatman, 41, is one of the organizers for 1,000 brothers...

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Beneficiarios de DACA celebran la decisión de la Corte Suprema, dicen que todavía hay trabajo

Cuando Angelica Villalobos se despertó y miró a las noticias el jueves, ella saltó de la cama y corrió al cuarto de sus niños....

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Watch: Gov. Stitt hosts second roundtable on race

Watch live as Gov. Kevin Stitt and community leaders discuss race, recent protests against police brutality in America and more...

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What we learned from John Bolton’s book on the Trump administration

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, writes in a forthcoming memoir that his former boss...

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'It’s going to be safe': Stitt says state is ready for pivotal Tulsa campaign rally

"We're so excited to have you," Stitt told the president during a White House event focused on reopening the economy....

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How 'Watchmen' reminds us of the Tulsa Race Massacre before Trump's Oklahoma rally

The ambitious miniseries, an adaptation of a revered 1980s comic-book series that explores racism and the criminal justice...

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Trump Tulsa rally: Lankford says people with health issues shouldn't attend

Sen. James Lankford offered some advice for people attending President Donald Trump's upcoming rally in Tulsa: "if you have...

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Video: Political parody group Founders Sing releases 'Stay Home Oklahoma' clip ahead of President Trump's Tulsa rally

The video features the singing likenesses of famous Oklahoma natives Brad Pitt (actor and filmmaker), Garth Brooks (country...

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Watch: Stitt joins Trump at White House for roundtable discussion

Governor Kevin Stitt and Oklahoma business owners will join President Donald Trump at the White House this afternoon for a...

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Trump campaign bringing in musical acts, camera crews for Tulsa rally

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign is going all-in on its preparation for its campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on...

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Oklahoma cities, counties request $7.5 million in COVID-19 reimbursements

Over $2 million from Oklahoma's portion of the the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act have been distributed to...

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Early bird Trump supporters want to be among first at rally

TULSA — Robin Stites wasn't the first person in line for President Donald Trump's rally, but she was proud that she secured the...

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Stitt now recommends Trump not visit Greenwood District

Gov. Kevin Stitt said Wednesday he has now recommended President Donald Trump not tour the historic Greenwood District in Tulsa...

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OSU to change name of Murray Hall

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State University could remove the name of Murray Hall and North Murray Hall in light of the “extreme”...

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Anti-abortion group claims mail pieces misleading in 5th District primary

The head of Oklahomans for Life said Wednesday that the anti-abortion group had not endorsed a candidate in the 5th...

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Stitt: People concerned about COVID-19 at Trump rally should stay home

Gov. Kevin Stitt said Wednesday that people concerned about the spread of COVID-19 at the rally in Tulsa for President Donald...

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Fired Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe charged with felony murder in shooting death of Rayshard Brooks

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in the back after the fleeing man pointed a stun gun in his...

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Target raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, giving frontline workers $200 coronavirus bonus

Target said Wednesday that it is raising its minimum wage for U.S. hourly workers to $15 beginning July 5.

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Watch: Stitt shares update on CARES Act funding with city, county leaders

Governor Kevin Stitt plans to share an update on CARES Act funding with city and county leaders at 10:45 a.m. You can watch it...

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Candidates for Oklahoma County sheriff discuss protests, law enforcement reforms

Amid protests against police brutality and discussions about reforming local law enforcement agencies, candidates for Oklahoma...

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City budget approved by OKC council

The Oklahoma City Council approved a $1.66 billion budget for fiscal 2021 on Tuesday, ending an emotional chapter in city...

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Stitt to discuss economy at White House this week

Gov. Kevin Stitt is scheduled to visit with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, two days before the...

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State health commissioner issues advisory on Trump rally as cases continue to surge

Oklahoma’s top health official on Tuesday warned people planning to attend President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa that they...

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Trump Justice Department sues to block John Bolton from publishing book

Following through on a threat to take legal action to block another potentially critical tell-all book, the Trump...

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Trump signs executive order on police reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Following weeks of national protests since the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump signed an...

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President Trump to sign Safe Policing for Safe Communities executive order

President Trump to sign Safe Policing for Safe Communities executive order. You can watch it live here.

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Pence says another venue under consideration for Trump's Tulsa rally, including 'outdoor activities'

Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday planning for President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a “work in...

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Trump rally spills over into second Tulsa venue, and Pence announces he will also attend

President Donald Trump said Monday that his rally in Tulsa on Saturday will spill over into a second venue as his campaign...

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Oklahomans rethink Confederate monuments around state

Two Confederate monuments commemorating the Cherokee Nation’s role in the Civil War were removed from the Cherokee Nation’s...

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Federal judge rejects Gov. Stitt's request that he clarify governor's authority in tribal compact negotiations

An Oklahoma City federal judge on Monday rejected Gov. Kevin Stitt's request that he clarify the governor's authority to enter...

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Black Tulsa leader expresses concern about a Trump visit to Greenwood District

TULSA — The idea of President Donald Trump touring the historic Greenwood District during his upcoming visit to Oklahoma came...

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Conversation focuses on 'unmuting' Black women

Black women are often left out of the conversation when it comes to the topic of racism and police brutality, and that is a...

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House District 88: Democrat faces first primary challenge

A Democratic lawmaker from the heart of Oklahoma City is facing his first primary challenge since he was first elected in 2014....

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VP Mike Pence to join Trump at Tulsa rally

United States Vice President Mike Pence announced Monday he would be joining President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in...

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OKC Civic Life for June 15, 2020

Councilman seeks to study police violence Oklahoma City Councilman James Cooper will seek the city council's approval Tuesday...

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Tulsa Health Department director 'wishes' Trump rally would be postponed as local COVID cases surge

Expressing concerns about COVID-19’s increasing spread, the Tulsa City-County Health Department’s director said he...

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Abortion abolitionists vie for Oklahoma legislative seats

At least nine candidates for state legislative seats are seeking to criminalize abortion in Oklahoma. After years of...

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House District 99: Legacies face off for legislative seat

The daughter of Oklahoma’s first African American state senator is running for Oklahoma’s Legislature and challenging a...

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Legislators get high RIED report scores with pro-business bills

The Research Institute for Economic Development recently released its 2020 report. The group is a non-partisan organization and...

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GOP candidates tie fortunes to Trump in congressional primary

Republicans hoping to challenge Rep. Kendra Horn this fall have tied their fortunes to President Donald Trump in a...

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Trump heeds calls for sensitivity in changing Tulsa rally date

President Donald Trump heeded calls for sensitivity — including one from U.S. Sen. James Lankford — in changing the date for...

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Protesters, politicians speak out in downtown OKC

Hundreds of protesters gathered Saturday morning in front of City Hall and marched toward the Oklahoma City Police Department...

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Black legislators respond to president's decision to change rally date

President Donald Trump's decision to change the date of his campaign rally in Tulsa garnered mixed reactions from some members...

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Trump reschedules Tulsa rally amid controversy; Oklahoma Black caucus focuses holiday narrative

TULSA — On Friday afternoon, a group of Black state legislators said nothing will stop them from placing the focus of this...

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Judge rules in OKC's favor in lawsuit over Kiamichi Basin water

The city of Oklahoma City's claim on "generational water" to sustain economic growth was strengthened by a judge who...

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Inhofe, Horn split on military bases bearing names of Confederate generals

Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, who leads the Senate committee that oversees Defense Department policy, said this week that he wants...

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$16 million offered in school grants for COVID-19 relief

Oklahoma schools could tap into $16 million in federal stimulus funds for needs related to COVID-19. Gov. Kevin Stitt and state...

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Facing criticism, Trump reschedules Tulsa rally

Trump announced he will push his Tulsa rally back a day.

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Recap: Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus holds press conference about President Trump's upcoming rally in Tulsa

The Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus is holding a press conference at noon today. You can watch it here.

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"What are you willing to do:" Black Women Voices hosts conversation on race

A group of local, black female leaders hosted a public discussion on race Wednesday evening after being left out of Gov. Kevin...

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PAC forms to oppose Medicaid expansion question

A political action committee formed this week seeks to fight a state question to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma Democratic Party chair: Trump visit on Juneteenth a deliberate insult

President Donald Trump’s decision to visit Tulsa on a date celebrated in the black community feels like “a deliberate insult,”...

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Task force to study human rights commission

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said Thursday that Ward 7 Councilwoman Nikki Nice would co-chair a task force to develop a...

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Commissioners of the Land Office approves purchase of SandRidge building

The governing board of the Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office voted Thursday to approve the $35.5 million purchase of...

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Company leases land southeast of Lawton for construction of a solar energy facility

The governing board of the Commissioners of the Land Office voted Thursday to lease nearly 4,350 acres of property southeast of...

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Tribes urge federal judge to let Oklahoma Supreme Court decide limits on governor's authority

An Oklahoma City federal judge should let the Oklahoma Supreme Court decide whether there are limits on Gov. Kevin Stitt's...

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Trump stirs controversy with Juneteenth campaign rally in Tulsa

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s decision to hold his first rally in three months in Tulsa, the...

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President Donald Trump to hold campaign rally in Tulsa

President Donald Trump is planning to hold a rally in Tulsa on June 19, according to multiple sources. The president told...

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Medicaid savings would not have helped fund expansion, Stitt's office says

Medicaid programs in Oklahoma paid out $211 million less in May than in April, at least partly because people avoided the...

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Not Antifa: metro protester says image shouldn't take away from message

The image of his arrest during recent protests in Oklahoma City has been shared online, but tattooed and mohawked Cory...

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Oklahoma attorney general to decide if death row inmates can receive commutation hearings

The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board is looking to Attorney General Mike Hunter for advice on handling commutation requests...

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Tulsa Democrat says he will introduce police oversight legislation

A Democratic legislator from Tulsa said Wednesday he will spend the coming months trying to build bipartisan support for...

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City of Norman launches new, user-friendly website

NORMAN — The city of Norman has launched a new version of NormanOk.gov that aims to improve residents' access to public...

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Norman protesters rail against police tactics before, during council meeting

NORMAN — Protesters holding signs and chanting "No justice, no peace, no racist police" and "George Floyd" demanded funding for...

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Riversport promises outreach initiatives

Outgoing Riversport Foundation board Chairman Ronnie Irani has pledged $25,000 toward developing Riversport Adventures programs...

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Panel discussion on faith and race is set

Several organizations have joined together to host a virtual discussion on face and race. "A Community Conversation: Faith and...

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Councilman proposes police budget changes

A city councilman on Tuesday proposed policing changes to adjust officers' responsibilities in areas more suited to other...

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State GOP calls flyer misleading

The Oklahoma Republican Party on Tuesday asked a state House candidate in a cease-and-desist letter to stop misleading voters....

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In new poll, Oklahoma voters say racial discrimination a problem, protester anger justified

About 60% of likely voters in Oklahoma believe racial discrimination is a big problem in the United States, according to a new...

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Photo gallery: Community barbecue a chance to rest amid turbulent times in OKC

The movement will continue, but on Sunday, it was time to rest. View photos from the community barbecue.

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Photo gallery: Peaceful protest in Ponca City

Images from the Ponca City protest on Monday, June 8, 2020, in Ponca City, Okla.

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Peaceful protest in Ponca City sees hundreds march, and ride, to City Hall

PONCA CITY — It’s a rural, predominantly white community. But the people here are different, they say. On Monday, hundreds of...

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Some Oklahoma State Parks to charge fees starting June 15

Nearly two dozen Oklahoma State Parks will begin charging entrance fees next week. The fees, which will be charged per vehicle,...

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Poll shows partisan split in Oklahoma on COVID-19 vaccine, masks

Less than half of likely Republican voters in Oklahoma would get vaccinated against COVID-19, while more than 70% of likely...

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White House fence adorned with posters, art has familar feeling in OKC

Protesters in Washington, D.C., have turned the fence around the White House complex into a canvas used to display messages and...

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Black leaders say Stitt's panel on race lacked depth, perspective

Gov. Kevin Stitt's Sunday night panel discussion on race left a lot unsaid, two black legislators said Monday. State Reps....

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'Take a moment to truly listen': Stitts host discussion on race

As thousands of people across the country protest racial inequality and police violence, Gov. Kevin Stitt and his wife, Sarah,...

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Comanche Nation, Otoe-Missouria Tribe gaming compacts gain federal approval

Gov. Kevin Stitt's gaming compacts with the Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe were granted federal approval Monday,...

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Black business owners call for unity, understanding

As the first Black Lives Matter rally came to an end Saturday, Jerome Taylor went back to work at Endo, a cannabis dispensary...

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Some desire to have councilwoman killed, her husband says

Ward 6 Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon's husband, Marty Peercy, said on Twitter Saturday that people want his wife "killed because...

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A breakdown of OKC's budget challenges

Budget reflects uncertainty The Oklahoma City Council reviewed major budgets dependent upon the general fund, the primary...

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'Nobody wants destruction': Downtown businesses reflect on protests and the vandalism that followed

Bill Wiley had just gotten home from closing his downtown cannabis dispensary when he saw TV reports that someone had smashed...

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State official pitches Oklahoma as site for Republican National Convention

Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell has lobbied for the Republican National Committee to consider holding the party’s national convention in...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Poll workers hesitant to work June 30 election

With Oklahoma’s primary election quickly approaching, some election workers say they have to choose between their civic duty...

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Oklahoma governor, first lady to host discussion on race

Gov. Kevin Stitt and First Lady Sarah Stitt will moderate a roundtable discussion on race Sunday with law enforcement and...

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Some banks offer free notary, copy services for absentee voters

Some Oklahoma banks and credit unions will offer free notary services or copy identification cards for absentee voters. The...

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Oklahoma medical professionals rally in support of black lives

Hundreds of local medical professionals rallied at the Oklahoma state Capitol on Friday in a show of solidarity for those...

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Chief rejects notion that police should 'dominate the streets'

Oklahoma City police Chief Wade Gourley says the notion of dominating the streets is a losing strategy for law enforcement. "If...

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Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising...

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Legislative leaders want Oklahoma Supreme Court to rule on limits to governor's authority

Leaders of the Oklahoma House and Senate on Thursday asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to step in and rule on whether Gov. Kevin...

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Family of Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones relies on growing advocacy as case develops

It was mid-May, and the family of Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones was crowded around a computer in their living room,...

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Photo gallery: Crowd gathers near Edmond police station for prayer event

A crowd of about 100 gathered near Edmond Police headquarters Thursday morning for a prayer event. Browse our photo gallery for...

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A divided Corporation Commission keeps order allowing voluntary well closures to prevent crude oil waste

A majority of elected members of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission decided Wednesday to continue allowing operators to...

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Trump fires back at Lankford criticism for photo op outside church

President Donald Trump Twitter-slapped U.S. Sen. James Lankford and other Republicans who questioned his photo op outside a...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Health officials get OK to release infection data again

Oklahoma health officials will resume making public more details about COVID-19 infections and deaths. Attorney General Mike...

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'Sharing the same soil': Hundreds protest in Stillwater

STILLWATER — Hundreds of people gathered outside the Stillwater police station Wednesday in 90-degree weather to protest George...

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Downtown OKC curfew lifted

Mayor David Holt lifted a downtown curfew Tuesday shortly before it was to take effect for a third consecutive night. In an...

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Things to know before voting in Oklahoma's June 30 primary election

Voting in the June 30 primary election will look different than previous elections due to the novel coronavirus. Here's what...

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Trump's former defense secretary Mattis blasts president as a threat to American democracy

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis denounced President Donald Trump Wednesday in an extraordinary statement that hammered...

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Photo gallery: Protesters hold peaceful demonstration in Stillwater

Oklahomans gathered in Stillwater to peacefully protest the recent death of George Floyd, police brutality and more during a...

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Jewish Federation statement supports peaceful protests

The Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City Wednesday released a statement expressing support for the peaceful protests in...

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Photo gallery: OKC police rally in support of Chief Wade Gourley

Oklahoma City police officers rallied at City Hall Tuesday, June, 2, to voice support for Chief Wade Gourley after Black Lives...

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Photo gallery: 16-year-old student leads peaceful protest in Norman

Led by 16-year-old Norman High School student Lirey Munoz, the rally began on Main Street and ended at police headquarters.

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Photo gallery: Crews clear damage after weekend OKC protests

View photos of Oklahomans clearing damage, cleaning graffiti and boarding up holes after weekend demonstrations around Oklahoma...

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Barack Obama holds town hall on reimagining policing in wake of violence

Former President Barack Obama is hosting a town hall to discuss racial tensions in America, police violence, systemic racism...

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#ThrowbackThursday: 'Make our nation whole' - President Johnson in 1964

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

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Stitt: Statewide nursing home testing nearly complete

More than 1,100 residents and employees at nursing homes and long-term care facilities tested positive for COVID-19 in May...

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New charges in George Floyd's death: Derek Chauvin faces second-degree murder; 3 other officers charged

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors are charging a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd’s...

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Photo gallery: Peaceful protest in OKC Sunday turns chaotic

Oklahoma City police clashed with protesters for a second night on Sunday, and Mayor David Holt imposed a curfew to disperse a...

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Photo gallery: Police, protesters clash during George Floyd protest in downtown OKC

View images from around Oklahoma City Saturday, May 30, where hundreds of demonstrators gathered to protest the death of George...

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'It means a lot to us': County jail unveils pod dedicated to veterans

Oklahoma County Jail officials on Tuesday unveiled a newly-repainted room dedicated to those who have served in the United...

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Organized by 16-year-old, Norman protest peaceful

NORMAN — Wearing a long-sleeve black shirt and black pants, Lirey Munoz was burning up walking down Main Street on Tuesday...

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Horn wants national debt addressed in next coronavirus relief bill

Oklahoma Congresswoman Kendra Horn is part of a bipartisan group of 60 U.S. Representatives who have sent a letter to House...

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OKC residents call for police change during hours-long hearing

Residents demanding "defunding" and "demilitarizing" of the Oklahoma City police dominated an hours-long teleconferenced public...

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Mayor Holt joins protesters in downtown OKC late Tuesday

View live developments from the Black Lives Matter demonstration in Oklahoma City Tuesday night.

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Your next stimulus check could be higher, if the HEROES Act gets signed as House Democrats want

The legislation would provide another round of economic impact payments – better known as stimulus checks – to individual...

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State Question 805 campaign turns in over 260,000 signatures

A state question campaign seeking criminal justice reforms in Oklahoma turned in more than 260,000 signatures Monday to try and...

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Following protests, Oklahoma National Guard activated in OKC, Tulsa

More than 200 members of the Oklahoma National Guard in Oklahoma City and Tulsa have been activated to help respond, if...

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Another record month for medical marijuana sales in Oklahoma

Oklahoma's medical marijuana industry continues to break sales records. Dispensaries remitted nearly $5.1 million via the...

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Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma's Brook Simmons is excited about the energy industry's future

Optimism and a stoic ability to plan for the future are key attributes of oil and gas executives. Brook A. Simmons, who became...

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OESC Interim director claims progress on unemployment claims, but won't clarify how much

The interim director of the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission said Monday the agency is making progress on clearing a...

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Curfew limits access to neighborhood around downtown OKC police headquarters

Mayor David Holt ordered a dark to dawn curfew in the neighborhood around downtown Oklahoma City's public safety campus after...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Former health commissioner kept on as special adviser

Forced out of the top job at the Oklahoma Health Department, former Commissioner Gary Cox remains on the state payroll as a...

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Rebuilding America: How will life in Oklahoma look after COVID-19?

As states across the U.S. begin to reopen, what will the "new normal" be like for Oklahoma? Here's a look.

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Oklahoma health department to no longer release detailed data

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health announced Monday it will no longer release specific information...

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Watch: Unemployment commission to host 3 p.m. press conference

Watch live as officials with the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission discuss unemployment benefits and more during a 3 p.m....

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Medical examiner and family-commissioned autopsy agree: George Floyd's death was a homicide

The attorney for George Floyd's family, Benjamin Crump, said Monday that an independent autopsy "determined that asphyxiation...

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Latino homes report serious COVID-19 symptoms nearly twice as often, survey of 1.6 million shows

Across the nation, Hispanic households said yes to symptoms of COVID-19 – the lung disease caused by the virus – nearly a third...

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First-year Norman mayor endures death threats

NORMAN — Breea Clark has always had thick skin. But it grew thicker during the 10 years she worked in the office of academic...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, June 1, 2020

Thunder getting new floor The Oklahoma City Council agreed to pay an estimated $143,700 for a new wooden basketball floor for...

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Stitt says state supports both right to protest, local law enforcement

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Sunday urged Oklahomans to protest peacefully about the killing of a black Minnesota man and said the state...

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'It is the national softball mecca': Women's College World Series' return to OKC will be bigger than ever

COVID-19 closed the road to Oklahoma City for the 2020 Women's College World Series but, with stadium improvements done, next...

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Catholic, Methodist leaders denounce racism

Two clerical leaders in Oklahoma City released statements Friday denouncing racism in the wake of the death of a Minneapolis...

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'Fighting for our lives': Hundreds protest in Oklahoma City against police killings

Tear gas billowed into the air, and crowds began to flee. People of all ages, but many of them younger adults, ran from a...

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Recap: Live coverage of the May 30-31 George Floyd protest in Oklahoma City

View a recap of live coverage from the George Floyd protest in Oklahoma City May 30-31.

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SpaceX rocket ship lifts off with 2 Americans

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two NASA astronauts climbed into their capsule Saturday for a second attempt at a history-making...

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Governor asks judge to suspend tribal gaming mediation efforts

Gov. Kevin Stitt has asked an Oklahoma City federal judge to suspend mediation negotiations between Stitt and Oklahoma gaming...

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Lankford: Republicans not discussing another major relief package

Senate Republicans are more focused on tweaking aid programs already approved than passing another “big, giant spending...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Red Cross has urgent need for blood donations

The American Red Cross is seeking blood donations to prevent another shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and...

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Oklahoma municipalities and counties offered grants to combat opioid addiction

Nearly $23 million in grant money is being offered to Oklahoma municipalities and counties to help combat opioid addiction,...

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End in sight for OKC's pandemic emergency orders

Oklahoma City is on a path to emerging from beneath the COVID-19 state of emergency in mid June, three months after it began....

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State and two largest cities moving to final reopening phase

Oklahoma businesses and other organizations can take the next steps toward resuming normal activity on Monday as the state...

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Airport expects sharp revenue dropoff

Federal pandemic-relief funds will offset airport revenue shortfalls in fiscal 2021 but aviation is expected to take time to...

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Watch: President Trump addresses protests, looting in response to Floyd death

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump added fuel to racial fires Friday as he threatened to take action to bring the city of...

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Saturday school days approved for next school year in Oklahoma

Previously banned under state law, school days on Saturday are now a viable option for Oklahoma school districts because of...

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OKC Municipal Court to start phased reopening

Beginning June 1, the Oklahoma City Municipal Court will start a phased reopening unless public health conditions...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Initiative petition on redistricting clears one hurdle, but faces unclear future

The wording of an initiative petition calling for a public vote on the creation of a Citizens' Independent Redistricting...

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Health department: State quadruples testing in May, positive results drop below 4%

The Oklahoma State Department of Health more than quadrupled its COVID-19 testing in May, delivering results on over 90,000...

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Bill settles insurance woes threatening the Oklahoma County Jail Trust

Finding insurance coverage for the Oklahoma County Jail Trust has proven near impossible, but a bill recently signed by Gov....

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: CVS to open new testing sites

CVS Health will open 11 new COVID-19 test sites Friday at select pharmacy drive-thru locations in Oklahoma, including Edmond,...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Tribes awarded federal grants to combat COVID-19

Four Oklahoma tribes have been awarded federal grants totaling nearly $1.2 million to help combat COVID-19 in rural tribal...

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OKC Foundation to fund nonprofits that help youth

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation announced Thursday that it is awarding $127,500 to eight central Oklahoma nonprofits...

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What’s the future for Disney, Universal and other theme parks around the US?

Just about any theme park visit will prove to be a different experience for those who visit.

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Rebuilding America: 'Life-changing event' of COVID-19 could alter how we work, spend and retire

Many Americans are grappling with a future that may mean fewer jobs at stores and restaurants and more technology positions.

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'Rebuilding America' chronicles the reopening of the US after coronavirus pandemic closures

The reopening of America is a story of businesses adapting to a new normal, one where customers are at least 6 feet apart, and...

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COVID-19 will change the way we buy cars forever. Here's how

The exhausting and enigmatic car-buying process at bricks-and-mortar stores will be a relic of the past in the aftermath of the...

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Shopping reinvented: America's stores, malls reopen with masks, curbside pickup and closed fitting rooms

As malls across the nation get back to business, here's how the retail landscape has changed and how people will shop.

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Play the long game: Fans better off not predicting when they can return to sports

Sports for the most part have gone ghost. For those hoping to will them back into existence as they were with raucous crowds,...

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Rebuilding America: What will health care look like after COVID-19?

What will the future of medicine look like as the U.S. adapts to the new pandemic landscape? Expect more remote doctor visits,...

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What schools will look like when they reopen: Scheduled days home, more online learning, lots of hand-washing

Bringing kids back to school presents major worries about health, not so much for children – who seem to be less at risk for...

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Medicaid expansion campaign kicks off with ads, tour

The drive to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma kicked off this week with a major television advertising campaign and a tour of...

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Oklahoma AG paid D.C. firm $200,000 for help on Creek case

Attorney General Mike Hunter’s office spent just over $200,000 for outside legal help this year on a high-stakes case before...

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Shining Cities 2020 shows Oklahoma City solar deployment grew in 2019

Count Oklahoma City as a “solar builder.” Shining Cities 2020, an annual report released by Environment America and the...

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Supreme Court: State Question 805 signatures must be accepted

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of an appeal from the State Question 805 campaign, requiring the Secretary of...

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Inhofe says Justice Department has cleared him in stock sale inquiry

The U.S. Justice Department has cleared U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe of wrongdoing in the sale of stocks in five companies after a...

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Pandemic behind proposed city budget cuts

Oklahoma City will try to minimize layoffs while cutting jobs in the upcoming fiscal year to make up for the COVID-19...

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States are reopening. But many still require travelers to self-quarantine. Here’s where

See which states have lifted quarantine orders and which still require or recommend them.

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Has your polling place changed? What to know

Some in-person voters in Oklahoma's June 30 election may discover their usual polling place has changed because of the COVID-19...

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Masks spark public judgment, ridicule among customers as businesses reopen

It’s not just the mask avoiders facing public scrutiny. People who wear masks in locales where businesses are reopening say...

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Oklahoma City Council considers police, fire cuts

Larry McAtee says budget-cutting comes down to needs and wants. Prioritize needs, says the Ward 3 councilman and public safety...

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OKC Civic Life for Monday, May 25, 2020

Quote of the week "Since the south side has historically had so little representation, I was interested in recommending...

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Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Individual, small-business relief proposed

City Manager Craig Freeman will propose Tuesday that the city council add $5 million to the small-business COVID-19 relief...

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Coronavirus, budget woes impede Stitt's priorities

Gov. Kevin Stitt accomplished few of the goals he set for himself at the start of this year’s legislative session. Unlike his...