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1 hr ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Early Morning Earthquakes Rock Logan County

According to the Oklahoma Geological Survey , the first one, a 2.9 magnitude earthquake, was recorded at 3:04 a.m. Its epicenter was located three miles south of Langston and eight miles east of Guthrie.

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Related Topix: Logan County, OK, Geology, Science, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Langston, OK, Guthrie, OK

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Raw Story

Rachel Maddow: Oklahoma's 'sun tax' law means...

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on Monday that Oklahoma's new law essentially fining homeowners who install solar energy panels, while disappointing, represented an advance of sorts for champions of renewable energy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma Government, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

KSWO

Okla. House defeats bond issue to repair Capitol

The Oklahoma House has defeated legislation that would authorize up to $160 million in bonds to repair the state's nearly 100-year-old Capitol.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma Government, Ron Paul, Mary Fallin, US Governors

KTVN Reno

Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom

Oklahoma's oil patch is booming, its capital city is thriving and the unemployment rate is falling through the floor, testifying to the state's roaring recovery from the recession.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tax, Mike Pence, Mary Fallin, US Governors

The Huffington Post

Oklahoma Faces Budget Crisis Despite Economic Boom

Oklahoma's oil patch is booming, its capital city is thriving and the unemployment rate is falling through the floor, testifying to the state's roaring recovery from the recession.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tax, Mike Pence, Mary Fallin, US Governors

KAUZ

Stay cancels Oklahoma death row inmate's execution

An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day earlier, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.

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Related Topix: Prison, Landslide, Science / Technology, Space, Oklahoma State Penitentiary, State Prisons

WCAX-TV Burlington

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day earlier, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma Government, Wyoming Government, Wyoming, Landslide, Science / Technology, Space

The Miami Herald

Stay cancels Oklahoma death row inmate's execution

Myles Chefetz does a tasting in the kitchen at Prime Fish with chef Todd Zimmer, April 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Prison, Restaurant Management, Oklahoma State Penitentiary, State Prisons

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Wagoner School Superintendent Responds To Former Bus Driver's Arrest For Sex Abuse

WAGONER, Oklahoma -- Wagoner students returned to school Tuesday as an investigation continues into alleged child sexual abuse by a former bus driver.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Wagoner, OK, Wagoner County, OK

KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Crime victim, family upset over stay of execution for Oklahoma murderers

The lives of two death row inmates have been spared for now after the Oklahoma supreme court issued an emergency stay of execution, just a day before one of them was scheduled to die.

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KTEN-TV Denison

3 killed, 1 hurt in southern Oklahoma car crash

The Autozone on Texoma Parkway may need a new wall after an early morning accident on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Violent Crime, Ada, OK

KSWO

Oklahomans could soon be charged monthly fee for solar panels, wind turbines

A new bill passed by the Oklahoma House and Senate proposes charging a monthly fee for those who install solar panels and wind turbines.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government

Mon Apr 21, 2014

News9 Oklahoma City

Oklahoma Election Board Tosses Governor Candidate

An independent candidate for Oklahoma governor has been removed from the ballot after the state's election board determined a guilty plea to a felony crime more than a decade ago disqualified him from running.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Barack Obama

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Oklahoma Officials To Protest Plan To Remove State Inmates

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office wants all of its state inmates to be removed from the jail; they call them a burden on their resources.

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Related Topix: Tulsa County, OK, State Prisons, Prison, Nowata County, OK, Washington County, OK

News9 Oklahoma City

Oklahoma Inmates Again Request Execution Stays

Lawyers for two death row inmates who are scheduled to die in the next week have again asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to halt their executions.

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NewsOK.com

Records reveal details of Oklahoma soldiers' deaths in Afghanistan

A memorial unveiled last month in Norman at the Armed Forces Reserve Center honors the 15 members of the Oklahoma National Guard who have been killed in action during the war on terrorism.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, US National Guard, US Military, Checotah, OK, Ochelata, OK

NewsOK.com

Four people dead on Oklahoma roadways

Nickerson was driving a car south on a county road about 2:05 p.m. Sunday in Rogers County about 2 miles east of Claremore at a high rate of speed when he lost control and hit a utility pole.

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Related Topix: Claremore, OK, Rogers County, OK

Hot Air

Oklahoma will charge homeowners who generate their own power

A disturbing story out of the Sooner State this week, noted by Doug Mataconis at Outside the Beltway .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma Government, Mary Fallin, US Governors

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Fox 23

Okla. House passes three human trafficking bills

Law enforcement across the state fears that human trafficking is on the rise. In fact, FOX23 has covered two cases involving four suspects in just the past couple of weeks.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Oklahoma Government

News9 Oklahoma City

3.5 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded Near Edmond

An earthquake rattled near Edmond, Oklahoma, Sunday afternoon. According to the Oklahoma Geological Survey, a 3.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 2:07 p.m. Its epicenter was located eight miles north of Edmond, eight miles south, southwest of Guthrie, 17 miles north, northeast of Warr Acres, and 20 miles north of Oklahoma City, according to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Edmond, OK, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science, Guthrie, OK, Warr Acres, OK

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