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1 hr ago | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Former bookkeeper for Okla. electrical contractor faces prison time

A former bookkeeper for an Oklahoma electrical firm is facing 30 months in prison for allegedly embezzling from her employer.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Tax

5 hrs ago |

Okla. Education Board creates standards committee

The Oklahoma Board of Education created a steering committee Wednesday to develop the process for replacing Common Core education standards for English and math instruction in the state's public schools.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, US Governors

9 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Oklahoma Joea s takes a Kansas City name

Before the end of the year, the nationally known barbecue restaurant will officially change its name to Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Kansas City, KS, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Leawood, KS, Olathe, KS

11 hrs ago | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Oklahomans file lawsuit over health concerns, property values against wind energy company

The group says they believe the wind turbines that are planned to be built in their community will have adverse effects on their health and property values.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

16 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service

Oklahoma Sued for Censoring Execution

Oklahoma prison officials illegally censored access to the botched execution of Clayton Lockett when they drew the blinds to the execution chamber before his death, The Oklahoma Observer claims in court.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Prison, Journalism, Oklahoma State Penitentiary, State Prisons, Criminal Defense Law, Law

20 hrs ago | The Hill

Soldier who helped capture Saddam Hussein wins Okla. GOP runoff

Former Oklahoma state Sen. Steve Russell , a member of the military team that captured Saddam Hussein in Iraq in 2003, has nearly punched his ticket to Congress this fall.


Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, Oklahoma

Yesterday | The Heartland Institute

Oklahoma Lawsuit Muddles Tax Hikes, Tax Cuts

That was the point. That is what a plain reading of the law says. That is what voters approved at the ballot box 22 years ago.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tax, Mary Fallin, US Governors

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Runoff election race results, updates

Voters will decide primary runoff races for Congress, the Oklahoma Legislature and state schools superintendent tonight.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative James Lankford, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK

Journalists, ACLU sue Oklahoma over botched death penalty, The Oklahoman reports

John Walters, Jana Lewis-Harkins, Fannie Bates and Aaron Baker, from left, hold a banner during a protest at the Governor's Mansion in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, over the planned execution of two inmates.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Death Penalty, ACLU, US Politics, US News, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives


Vicki Explains What Gay "Looks Like" on Real Housewives of OC Reunion

Vicki Gunvalson has had a fairly mellow Housewives season, maintaining relative calm and largely avoiding conflict.


Related Topix: Oklahoma

Survey: Oklahomans say they save 13 percent of earnings

Oklahomans were the best savers in a three-state survey that gauged debt, savings and big purchases, according to final information released Tuesday from the Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University

ABC News

The Primary Primer: 12 Races to Watch in Arizona, Florida, Vermont, and Oklahoma

WHO'S ON THE BALLOT? We are getting closer to the end of primary season and today we have four more states voting with ballots being cast in Arizona, Florida, Vermont, and run-offs in Oklahoma.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Ron Barber, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, Florida, Florida Government, Oklahoma

Mon Aug 25, 2014

"Oklahoma!" settles in Escondido via Welk Theatre San Diego

When " Oklahoma !" opened out of town, scouts sent it back to New York with the succinct message: "No Girls, No Gags, No Chance."


Related Topix: Oklahoma, San Diego, CA

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

California earthquake could have ripple effect in Oklahoma

Like many Oklahomans, David Johndrow has lived through hundreds of earthquakes. But he says none was more destructive than the quake in Napa Valley, California.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Drink, Wine

Okie Funk

Paula Sophia For HD 88; Constance Johnson For U.S. Senate; Freda Deskin For Schools Superintendent

First, runoff elections are notorious for their lack of voter participation . It's vitally important for Democrats to get out the vote in this particular runoff election if only to show they are still viable as a political force in conservative, Republican-dominated Oklahoma.


Related Topix: US News, Tom Coburn, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Oklahoma

News groups sue over Oklahoma execution procedures

Two news organizations have filed a federal lawsuit accusing Oklahoma prison officials of violating the First Amendment by preventing reporters from viewing portions of a botched execution.

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The Washington Post

The Guardian, ACLU sue for greater media access to executions

Two news organizations filed a lawsuit Monday asking for greater media access to executions in Oklahoma following a highly publicized botched execution that was largely hidden from the view of the reporters selected to bear witness.


Related Topix: Oklahoma, ACLU, Prison, Activism, Death Penalty

Oklahoma football: Was Joe Mixon a victim of a hate crime?

Was Joe Mixon the victim of a hate crime? How's that for a twist in the saga of Mixon, the OU tailback who was charged with one misdemeanor count of an act resulting in gross injury, after allegedly punching fellow OU student Amelia Molitor.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Oklahoma

OETA navigates shrinking state funds

For now, Oklahomans can still get to Sesame Street, but cuts to state appropriations for OETA have meant scaled-back local programming.


Related Topix: Oklahoma

Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Archivist: What happened 50 years ago is history for some, memories for others in Oklahoma

Anyone 50 years old or older in Oklahoma is now in the minority, according to the latest U.S. Census data.


Related Topix: The Archivist, Oklahoma