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Car crashes into building

Matt Swearengin | Durant DemocratA car crashed into Lulu’s Bargain Barn on Kay Avenue at approximately 8:08 p.m. Friday. According to the Durant Fire Department, the vehicle was traveling at a … more

Bond issue for streets, sales tax on June ballot

(An earlier story incorrectly said the city of Durant was calling for a special election on June 26. The election on June 26 is a regular primary election.)This June, Durant voters will decide if the … more

Teacher protest in its second week

Oklahoma lawmakers returned to the state Capitol on Monday as teachers in the state’s largest school districts entered a second week of massive demonstrations to demand more education funding, … more

Taylor announces his candidacy for state representative

From Staff ReportsDurant-based attorney Steve Taylor has announced his candidacy for Oklahoma State Representative for District 21 as a Republican.“I thank Rep. Dustin Roberts, who is not … more

Durant to consider special election

The Durant City Council will consider calling a special election for a $20 million bond issue and to continue an existing sales tax at its regular meeting tonight.The council will decide whether to … more

Council rejects DIA director plan

The Durant Industrial Authority (DIA) will be without an executive director a little longer after the Durant City Council rejected a plan presented by City Manager Tim Rundel.Under the plan, the … more

Having a blast

Members of the First U.S. Artillery reenactors fire off “Aunt Jane” during the 27th Annual Rendezvous at Fort Washita, Thursday. Nick Wallace of Fort Towson is a member of the group and … more

Confederate monument removed from school

THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTULSA — A public school district in Oklahoma has removed a monument at an elementary school that was dedicated to Confederate General Robert E. Lee.Tulsa Public Schools said … more

Oklahoma teachers group plans April 2 walkout without raise

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The president of Oklahoma’s largest teacher’s organization said Thursday that teachers will walk out of their classrooms if lawmakers don’t approve a … more

Fallin proposes teacher pay raise

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin urged Oklahoma legislators Monday to approve a broad swath of tax increases endorsed by business and industry leaders to pay for a $5,000 pay raise for … more

Six face indictments for conspiracy

MUSKOGEE – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Nicole Marie Harring, age 42, of Mead, Ksenia Ura Gubareva, age 38, of McLoud, Nathan … more

What’s ahead in 2018 for Oklahoma from retail to the polls

OKLAHOMA CITY — A new year brings new challenges for and opportunities for Oklahoma voters who will pick a new governor and decide whether to legalize medical marijuana.Here’s a look at … more

Ex-Oklahoma lawmaker pleads guilty to child sex trafficking

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma state senator accused of engaging in child prostitution and pornography pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal charge of child sex trafficking.Former … more

Oklahoma lawmakers could consider tax approval-related issue

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As lawmakers continue to struggle to find enough consensus to raise new revenue, a growing number of legislators say it might be time to ask voters to consider overhauling … more

House leader working on ‘tweaks’ to failed tax plan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Work already has begun on potential “tweaks” to a broad tax-increase plan to shore up the state’s budget and generate funding for a teacher pay raise, a … more

Another budget special session is ahead

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin is deciding when she will ask the Oklahoma Legislature to return to the state Capitol for a special session to address the state’s ongoing budget … more
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