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Critics: $6.8B Oklahoma budget bill may be unconstitutional

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican and Democratic members complained Wednesday that a $6.8 billion spending plan that cuts most state agencies’ spending by about 5 percent has not been … more

Crisis offers opportunity for hapless Democrats

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma state budget has been cut so deeply that two elementary schools in state Rep. Jason Dunnington’s district can no longer afford to pay for art teachers. A … more

Tulsa police officer acquitted in death to return to duty

TULSA (AP) — A white Oklahoma police officer acquitted in the killing of an unarmed black man last year will be allowed to return to the force — although she won’t be allowed on … more

Residents take stock after night of tornadoes

ELK CITY (AP) — Residents of an Oklahoma subdivision and a Wisconsin trailer park that were leveled by deadly tornadoes sifted through what remained of their homes and possessions Wednesday, … more

Convicted soldier Chelsea Manning will stay on active duty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the soldier convicted in 2013 of illegally disclosing classified government information, will remain on active duty in a special status after her … more

Bipartisan opposition sinks proposed Oklahoma cigarette tax

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A proposed tax increase on cigarettes that was a key piece of a budget deal between House Republicans and Democrats has been rejected with bipartisan opposition, a vote … more

Southeastern president appointed to Board of Juvenile Affairs

Southeastern Oklahoma State University president Sean Burrage is one of three new appointees to the Oklahoma Board of Juvenile Affairs. The seven-member board is appointed by Gov. Mary Fallin and … more

Witnesses: Black man posed no threat before officer shot him

TULSA (AP) — An unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white Oklahoma police officer didn’t say or do anything to suggest he posed a threat to the officers at the scene, six … more

Lawmaker: Vet citizenship of non-English-speaking schoolkids

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican member in the Oklahoma House is suggesting that tens of thousands of non-English speaking students in public schools be turned over to U.S. immigration … more

AP releases in-depth review of its coverage of Nazi Germany

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as “forthrightly and independently as … more

House Democrats choose Steve Kouplen as next leader

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democrats in the Oklahoma House have selected Rep. Steve Kouplen of Beggs as the leader of the chamber’s minority party when Democratic Leader Scott Inman completes … more

Oklahoma Legislature stumbles in search for new revenues

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature faces political gridlock as lawmakers balk at legislation to raise hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue and close an $878 million hole in … more

Oklahoma Auditor Gary Jones to run for governor in 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican Gary Jones, the state auditor and inspector who has been a thorn in the side of leaders from both parties over Oklahoma’s tax and budget policies, … more

Tribal gaming expansion plan stalls Oklahoma budget talks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A major expansion of tribal gambling in Oklahoma — to include roulette and dice games — that House Democrats wanted in exchange for votes on a cigarette tax … more

Oklahoma’s once busy death chamber to stay quiet much longer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has had one of the busiest death chambers in the country for decades, executing more people per capita than any other state since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in … more

Former Oklahoma AG Edmondson announces bid for governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Drew Edmondson, a former prosecutor and four-term Oklahoma attorney general from one of the state’s most well-established political families, announced Monday he will … more

Oklahoma AG says state moving forward with execution plans

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is moving forward with new protocols for executing death row inmates, despite a unanimous recommendation from a bipartisan study group that a moratorium on the … more
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