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Climate, culture and state assessments

Lincoln Elementary School Principal Madison Williams brought a teacher and two students to the Alva Board of Education meeting Monday. Williams said she wanted to talk about climate and culture and... Full story

 

Big 12 events receive approval for sponsorship increase

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City event sponsorship committee is distributing more funds for Big 12 Conference events this year than in the past. The Convention and Visitors Bureau's event sponsorship committee on Feb. 1 approved an increase in...

 

Affidavit: Woman alleges MMA fighter killed pair in Texas

TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — A woman has told authorities she was there when an MMA fighter allegedly killed two people last month in a Texas house and when their bodies were buried in Oklahoma. An affidavit filed Tuesday in Texas' Bell County District...

 

Oklahoma man convicted of federal wire fraud, other charges

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal court jury has convicted a 42-year-old man of defrauding Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. of more than $4.3 million. Court records indicate that the jury returned guilty verdicts Tuesday against Justin...

 

Suicide prevention project aims to help distressed farmers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Financial struggles led Leon Statz to sell his 50 dairy cows, causing the third-generation farmer to become depressed. Then land next to his 200-acre farm near Loganville went up for sale — land his late father had said he...

 

Subsidy permits CCMC to offer dental care to the uninsured

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic hosted an open house recently to celebrate its newly updated oral hygiene program thanks to a $10,000 grant from Delta Dental and the Hot Springs Area Community Foundation. "This...

 

Oklahoma Democrats to join forces in state Legislature

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democrats in the Oklahoma House and Senate are joining forces to push an agenda that includes expanding Medicaid, putting more money into public school classrooms and restoring a tax break for low-income Oklahomans. House...

 

No injuries after Oklahoma City police detonate pipe bomb

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say no one was hurt when officers detonated a pipe bomb found in a home. Officer Megan Morgan says police were called to an apartment on the city's northwest side shortly before 10 p.m. Monday after...

 

Kansas spent at least $414,000 repairing prisons after riots

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas spent at least $414,000 repairing damage and replacing equipment after inmate riots at three prisons in 2017 and 2018, corrections officials reported, surprising some state lawmakers Tuesday with the amount of expenses. T...

 

Rate hike for Kansas Gas Service customers approved

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Corporation Commission has approved a rate increase that will cost Kansas Gas customers an average of $2.40 per month. The commission on Tuesday approved a settlement between its staff, the Citizens Utility Ratepayer...

 

Kansas Senate approves $115M payment to state pension system

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has approved a bill that would make a $115 million payment to the state pension system for teachers and government workers. The vote Tuesday was 40-0 even though Democrats in the GOP-dominated Senate argued...

 

Kansas woman pleads guilty to being part of meth ring

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 41-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, woman has pleaded guilty to being part of a methamphetamine ring that distributed the drug in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Federal prosecutors said Karen Ortega distributed...

 

KBI to investigate reports of Catholic clergy sex abuse

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says it is investigating reports of sexual abuse by clergy in the state's four Catholic dioceses. In a news release issued Tuesday, the KBI encouraged all victims of clergy abuse to contact...

 

Man arrested in attack that killed wife, hurt 84-year-old

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a southeast Kansas man has been arrested in an apparent stabbing attack that killed his wife and injured her 84-year-old grandmother. The Wichita Eagle reports that the grandmother called 911 around noon Monday...

 

Art exhibit shows Ivanka Trump lookalike vacuuming up crumbs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new art exhibit at a Washington museum shows an Ivanka Trump lookalike pushing a vacuum cleaner and invites spectators to toss crumbs for her to clean up. The art piece by Jennifer Rubell, titled "Ivanka Vacuuming," opened Feb....

 

College student finds man in closet wearing her clothes

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina college student says she found a man in her closet wearing her clothes. Greensboro police spokesman Ron Glenn told news outlets the unidentified student at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro came...

 

Hopes high for concrete results from 2nd Kim-Trump summit

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Governments across Asia on Wednesday expressed hope that a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam will produce concrete results that would lead to complete denuclearization...

 

Trump calls for bipartisanship, a hard line on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump called on Washington to cast aside "revenge, resistance and retribution" and end "ridiculous partisan investigations" in a State of the Union address delivered at a...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claims in his State of Union address

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump laced his State of the Union speech with puffed-up numbers and partial truths Tuesday as he hailed an "economic miracle," warned of human traffickers flooding across the border and appeared to place...

 

House Democrats getting down to the grunt work of governing

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee will hold its first hearing on gun violence in years. Two others will gavel in to address climate change. And three more will debate protecting pre-existing health conditions and the Affordable Care Act. That's...

 

In Democratic response, Abrams sharply rebukes Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams harnessed the frustration of Democrats on Tuesday with a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump for abandoning working Americans and fomenting partisan and cultural discord. Just months after narrowly losing her bid to...

 

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