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Oklahoma panel says candidate can't be called 'The Patriot'

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican lawmaker who wanted to refer to himself as "The Patriot" on the ballot can't use that nickname, the Oklahoma Election Board has ruled. The board decided Monday that term-limited state Rep. Sean Roberts can still...

 

Oklahoma governor signs bill for massive corporate subsidy

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed a bill to authorize up to $700 million in state subsidies to lure an unidentified major manufacturer to the state, his staff said Monday. Stitt and lawmakers who crafted the Large-scale...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    April 27, 2022

Lawmaker doesn't want to share restroom with trans colleague

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas state lawmaker has complained publicly about having to share women's restrooms with a "huge" transgender colleague whom she describes as a potential threat to young children who visit the Statehouse. Republican state...

 

Activist's self-immolation stirs questions on faith, protest

Wynn Bruce, a 50-year-old climate activist and Buddhist, set himself on fire in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last week, prompting a national conversation about his motivation and whether he may have been inspired by Buddhist monks who...

 

Russia pounds eastern Ukraine as West promises Kyiv new arms

TORETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pounded eastern and southern Ukraine on Tuesday as the U.S. promised to "keep moving heaven and earth" to get Kyiv the weapons it needs to repel the new offensive, despite Moscow's warnings that such support could...

 

Court wrestles with Trump asylum policy Biden wants to end

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned lower-court orders that have blocked the Biden administration from ending a controversial Trump-era immigration program for asylum-seekers. Questions from conservative and liberal justices...

 

Why was death row inmate Melissa Lucio's execution delayed?

HOUSTON (AP) — The execution of Melissa Lucio is off. At least for now. Lucio, 52, had been set to be executed by lethal injection Wednesday for the death of her 2-year-old daughter Mariah in Harlingen, a city of about 75,000 in Texas' southern...

 

What do we know about the new omicron mutant?

What do we know about the new omicron mutant? It's a descendent of the earlier super-contagious "stealth omicron" and has quickly gained ground in the United States. BA.2.12.1 was responsible for 29% of new COVID-19 infections nationally last week,...

 

US consumers still confident in April, but slightly less so

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence dampened slightly in April but remains high even as inflation continues to cloud their optimism about the rest of the year. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index — which ta...

 

Musk's 'free speech' push for Twitter: Repeating history?

Elon Musk, the world's richest man, is spending $44 billion to acquire Twitter with the stated aim of turning it into a haven for "free speech." There's just one problem: The social platform has been down this road before, and it didn't end well. A...

 

Can Musk deliver on his vision for Twitter? Questions remain

Tesla CEO Elon Musk stands to be the next owner of Twitter, having pledged roughly $44 billion to buy the social platform and take it private. Assuming that happens, next up on his agenda will be planning how to fulfill his promises to develop new...

 

Administration expands availability of COVID antiviral pill

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration is taking steps to expand availability of the life-saving COVID-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid, as it seeks to reassure doctors that there is ample supply for people at high risk of severe...

 

France's victorious Macron boosts weapons, stakes in Ukraine

PARIS (AP) — When Vladimir Putin congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his re-election as France's president and wished him "success in your activities," the Russian leader probably was being more polite than sincere. As he embarks on a second term,...

 

N. Korea's Kim vows to bolster nuke capability during parade

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to bolster his nuclear forces at "maximum speed" and threatened to use them if provoked in a speech he delivered during a military parade that featured powerful weapons systems targeti...

 

Alfalfa County court filings

According to the affidavits and petitions on file, the following individuals have been charged. An individual is innocent of any charges listed below until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is a matter of public record and may be...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfer Book 879 page 698: Bradley L. Ragains conveyss unto Brad Ragains Farm LLC. Lots 22, 23 and 24 in block 16, in the Town of Burlington. Quit claim deed. Book 879 page 841: Sherry A. Fullbright conveys unto Sherry A. Fullbright as...

 

Alfalfa County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfer Book 879 page 698: Bradley L. Ragains conveyss unto Brad Ragains Farm LLC. Lots 22, 23 and 24 in block 16, in the Town of Burlington. Quit claim deed. Book 879 page 841: Sherry A. Fullbright conveys unto Sherry A. Fullbright as...

 

Barber County court filings

Limited Filings Synchrony Bank vs. Roberta Martin: debt collection. Traffic Citations Debra Sue Keeling has been cited for maximum speed limits. ($183) Katelynn Schuyler has been cited for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. ($208)...

 

Barber County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 147 page 231: Jean Ann Nusser conveys unto Bret A. Mott and Jana Mott. Lot 3 and 4 and the north half of the northwest quarter of section 16, township 35 south, range west of the 6th PM, Barber County, Kansas. Joint tenancy...

 

Former Alvan wins Memorial 5K

The 22nd Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon was off and running with a 5K Saturday morning, and an Edmond man and a 14-year-old young woman came out on top. The 5K run began at 7:30 a.m., and...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 27, 2022

Man injured in Grant County wreck

A man from Duncan was injured and pinned in his vehicle following a wreck in Grant County Wednesday, April 20. Christopher Wayne Wilkinson, 46, of Duncan, was transported by Miller EMS to OU Medical i...

 

Senate Review

Many of you may have received a piece of mail this past week misrepresenting my voting record here at the Capitol. These types of media campaigns are filled with half-truths and meant to inflame constituents, so I wanted to take a moment to set the...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 27, 2022

Thanks to readers who pointed out error

If you want some attention, make an error in a 13,000 circulation publication. Last week in the Newsgram, I stated that one of the candidates who filed for Alfalfa County treasurer was the incumbent....

 

Carl's Capitol Comments

I want to thank the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Railroad Department for fixing the railroad crossing at Highway 8 near Carmen. I'm glad to see that repaired. It is now in much better condition. I appreciate the work of both...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    April 27, 2022

Woods County Commissioners approve June, July events

Three visitors attended the Woods County Board of Commissioners meeting Monday morning. Mandi Schoenhals appeared on behalf of the Alva Public Library. As part of the summer reading program, the...

 

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