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  • Chief justice warns judges of bills’ impact to state

    NORMAN — Dozens of bills introduced in the state Legislature this year would have had a “lethal and devastating” effect on Oklahoma’s judiciary if enacted into law, the state’s chief justice warned judges Wednesday....

    July 17, 2014

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court allows Common Core repeal

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Legislature had the authority to repeal Common Core education standards for English and math in the state’s public schools....

    July 16, 2014

  • Student: Expelled from college after gay marriage

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A woman said Monday that she was expelled from a private, Christian college in suburban Oklahoma City because she married her same-sex partner....

    July 15, 2014

  • Dem. blasts shutdown of Okla. workers comp court

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Joe Dorman is criticizing Republican Gov. Mary Fallin for changes to Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation system that he says has blocked injured workers’ access to medical care....

    July 15, 2014

  • Governors_Webf.jpg Governors group discusses Common Core

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the ...

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Seven quakes shake central Okla.

    GUTHRIE — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of just about 14 hours. They ranged from magnitude 2.6 to 2.9 and were centered in the Guthrie, Jones and Langston areas, 15 ...

    July 14, 2014

  • Suit brought against magazine

    STILLWATER — A representative of the Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes has filed a lawsuit against Sports Illustrated, saying he didn’t pay benefits to players on the Oklahoma State football team as the magazine alleged he did. ...

    July 12, 2014

  • Legislators to explore death penalty alternatives

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Legislators plan to look at alternatives to lethal injection as Oklahoma’s method of execution during an interim study before lawmakers return for the 2015 session....

    July 12, 2014

  • Disease prevalent in Okla.

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Infectious diseases once unknown in Oklahoma are now a threat to the health of its residents as maladies such as the West Nile virus, chikungunya virus and Heartland virus spread across the globe, according to state health ...

    July 12, 2014

  • All clear given after two bomb threats to prisons

    TULSA — A lockdown has been lifted for two Oklahoma prison facilities after officials there searched the buildings for explosive material and then cleared the areas....

    July 12, 2014