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Boren's attorney describes university probe as 'persecution'

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for former University of Oklahoma President David Boren said Thursday Boren denies any inappropriate behavior during his more than 20 years at OU and described a university probe as a "character assassination." The...

 

Permitless carry gun bill sails through Oklahoma committee

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill vetoed last year by then-Gov. Mary Fallin that would allow Oklahoma residents to carry a gun without any training or a background check appears to be sailing toward the new Republican governor, who has said he'll sign...

 

Oklahoma ramps up Capitol security after teacher walkout

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders in the Oklahoma House ramped up security by erecting guard stations in hallways, banning public access to stairwells and hiring an ex-police officer licensed to carry a gun less than one year after thousands of...

 

Oklahoma governor, GOP leaders open to Medicaid expansion

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new Republican governor and GOP leaders in the House and Senate expressed willingness on Wednesday to consider some version of a Medicaid expansion that would extend health insurance to tens of thousands of...

 

Women make huge gains in Oklahoma, rise to leadership posts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has traditionally ranked among the states with the fewest women in elected office, but the state made huge gains in the Legislature in November and several of top leadership posts are now held by female lawmakers....

 

Decision to withhold Florida bank victim names tests new law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Florida police chief's decision not to release the names of some of the five women killed in a bank shooting this week represents the first high-profile test of a law being enacted in several states that pits victim privacy...

 

Ex-University of Okla. students apologize for racist video

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — University of Oklahoma students demanded more from their campus administrators Tuesday, hours after the school released public apologies from two former students who were involved in a video in which one of the women wore...

 

Political newcomer Kevin Stitt sworn in as Oklahoma governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new Republican governor took office Monday and renewed his campaign pledge to make it a "top ten state," saying he will apply lessons he learned traveling the country while running the business he founded to try to...

 

Federal shutdown delays some state road, bridge contracts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Uncertainty over federal funding for transportation projects amid a partial government shutdown is forcing some states to delay contracts for new road and bridge work while others are preparing for that possibility....

 

Oklahoma lawmaker settles lawsuit over tracking device

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma legislator settled his lawsuit against a Texas political consultant over a tracking device the lawmaker found on his pickup truck. Federal court records show Republican state Rep. Mark McBride settled his lawsuit...

 

Oklahoma quickly becoming medical marijuana hotbed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The rollout of statewide medical and recreational marijuana programs typically is a grindingly slow process that can take years. Not so in Oklahoma, which moved with lightning speed once voters approved medical cannabis in...

 

Walgreens employee fatally shoots man after photos dispute

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An employee at a Tulsa Walgreens with a concealed-carry license fatally shot an armed man after an argument that began at the photo counter, police said Thursday. The man who died after the shooting Wednesday evening was...

 

Budget surplus to trigger scramble for spending in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A rebounding economy and a boom in the state's oil patch is leading to record revenue collections in Oklahoma, but the state's newly elected governor cautioned lawmakers and agency leaders on Wednesday that a $612 million surpl...

 

Fallin commutes sentences of 21 Oklahoma prisoners

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin on Tuesday commuted the sentences of 21 prison inmates convicted of various nonviolent offenses in an unusual move that underscores the Republican leader's push to reduce Oklahoma's prison population. Fallin...

 

Study: Oklahoma felony filings fall after voter-backed law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of felony cases filed by Oklahoma prosecutors dropped nearly 30 percent in the year after a voter-backed plan to ease criminal penalties took effect, according to a new study released on Wednesday. The study, which a...

 

Oklahoma's new CEO governor must pivot from campaign

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's CEO-turned-governor Kevin Stitt rocketed from virtually unknown in politics a year ago to the state's highest office, largely on his reputation as an outsider with no experience in elected office or state government....

 

Democrat Edmondson threatens GOP dominance in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Republicans seized control of every statewide elected office in the 2010 midterm election, and they've maintained their dominance ever since. But in a state Republicans like to boast is the "reddest of the red,"...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Ads attack Stitt's mortgage business record

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican nominee for Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt has been criticized by his Democrat opponent for his record as the head of a mortgage company. Stitt, running as a businessman and outsider, is locked in a tight race...

 

Oklahoma prosecutors resist push for prison alternatives

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Since the days of frontier justice, lawmakers in conservative Oklahoma have viewed harsh prison sentences as the politically expedient solution to crime, including nonviolent offenses. That approach has imposed a high price,...

 

Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The DNA test that Sen. Elizabeth Warren used to try to rebut the ridicule of President Donald Trump angered some Native Americans, who complained that the genetic analysis cheapens the identities of tribal members with deeper...

 

Ruling brings parole chance for those who killed as children

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dozens of prisoners serving no-parole sentences for killings they committed as juveniles are expected to get a chance for release, including the Oklahoma teenager convicted of shooting a college baseball player from Australia...

 

Candidates for governor in red Oklahoma face off at forum

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Democrat trying to capture the governor's seat in Oklahoma said Monday his government experience is a benefit, but he also quickly pointed out that it's been eight years since he's held office in the red state where a...

 

Pro-education movement ousts 6 more Oklahoma GOP legislators

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Six Republican members of the Oklahoma House who opposed hiking taxes to improve teacher salaries lost their jobs in primary runoffs, adding momentum to a pro-education movement that previously ousted two other GOP legislators...

 

Tulsa businessman wins GOP nod in race for Oklahoma governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa mortgage company owner won the GOP nomination in the race to become Oklahoma's next governor, setting up a November contest in which education will undoubtedly be a top issue. Kevin Stitt, a 45-year-old political newcom...

 

Mayor, businessman face off in Oklahoma governor GOP runoff

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The race for the GOP nomination in Oklahoma's race for governor could hinge less on experience and ideology, and more on the state's geography and the candidates' allegiance to President Donald Trump. In a race that has grown...

 

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