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  • Oklahoma prison boss clearing county jails

    OKLAHOMA CITY — After just a few months on the job, the new director of Oklahoma’s prison system is pushing more inmates into vacant beds at work centers and halfway houses and has nearly tripled the intake rate of prisoners into state ...

    April 6, 2014

  • Prosecutor wants drug source secret

    OKLAHOMA CITY — With two executions pending this month, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Thursday his office is willing to provide details about the drugs being used in lethal injections, including dosage protocols and ...

    April 4, 2014

  • Hail, wind gusts pound northeast Okla.

    TULSA — The National Weather Service in Tulsa says it has received reports of hail ranging from nickel-sized to ping pong ball-sized as well as strong wind gusts. The weather service says nickel-sized hail was reported in Wagoner County ...

    April 4, 2014

  • Negotiations to begin on state budget, policy

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s governor and Republican legislative leaders agree in principle on cutting taxes, a multi-million dollar overhaul of the Capitol and revamping the pension system for state workers, but each side has different ...

    March 30, 2014

  • Iowa governor visits Oklahoma City bombing memorial

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has visited a grove of trees donated by Iowans to the victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing....

    March 30, 2014

  • Oklahoma judge strikes execution law over privacy

    OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma judge voided the state’s execution law Wednesday, agreeing with inmates that a “veil of secrecy” preventing them from seeking information about the drugs used in lethal injections violated their rights under the ...

    March 27, 2014

  • Congressional candidates field questions

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Three of the Republican candidates vying for Oklahoma’s open 5th Congressional District seat in Oklahoma City touted their conservative credentials Wednesday and fielded questions from members of a conservative group....

    March 27, 2014

  • Oklahoma officials express support for Hobby Lobby

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma officials expressed support Tuesday for Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. as attorneys argued before the U.S. Supreme Court over the federal health care law’s mandate that employers offer emergency contraceptives like the ...

    March 26, 2014

  • Birth control rule seems to divide court

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama’s health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees’ preventive care ...

    March 26, 2014

  • Pharmacists urged not to assist U.S. executions

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Several human rights and anti-death penalty groups have asked the American Pharmacists Association to prohibit members from participating in executions, a request that comes as states increasingly turn to pharmacists for ...

    March 26, 2014