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3 hrs ago | Duncan Banner

Oklahoma watches empty-handed as health money doled out

Three years after turning down a $54 million federal grant to set up an Affordable Care Act demonstration project, the state of Oklahoma has declined to participate in another big "Obamacare" grant program.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Tulsa, OK, Mary Fallin, US Governors

7 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Oklahomans Gear Up For Back-To-School Shopping On Tax-Free Holiday

Oklahoma's sales tax weekend starts at midnight on Thursday and lasts through the weekend.

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Related Topix: Watches

Thu Jul 31, 2014

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Victim's Family Relieved After Oklahoma Man Admits Guilt To Murders

Sweat admitted killing 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker, and his fiancee, Ashley Taylor.

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Related Topix: Okfuskee County, OK, Weleetka, OK

KTEN-TV Denison

Tax Free Weekend Kicks Off Friday for Oklahoma

The weekend every shopper looks forward to is here for Oklahoma. Tax Free weekend kicks off Friday and shoppers aren't the only ones gearing up.

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Related Topix: Weather, Madill, OK, Marshall County, OK

The Olympian

Institute: Oklahoma tax holiday is little relief

But a nonprofit research group claims that while shoppers will get a break from paying sales taxes on some purchases during the three-day event, the overall tax benefits of the temporary sales tax exemption are minimal.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Education Etc.

KTUL-TV Tulsa

Man sought in Oklahoma death arrested in Arkansas

Oklahoma officials say a man who was sought in connection with his father-in-law's death is in jail.

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NewsOK.com

Hearing delayed in Duncan baseball player slaying

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel

News9 Oklahoma City

Little Progress Made To Put Storm Shelters In Oklahoma Schools

If there was a silver lining in the deaths of seven children at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore last year, it could only have been the resulting commitment to make sure such a tragedy could never happen again.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Moore, OK, Weather, Oklahoma City, OK

NewsOn6 Tulsa

6 Investigates FBI Files Of Famous Oklahomans

From Pretty Boy Floyd to Mickey Mantle, many of the files offer a glimpse into the real life struggles of famous Oklahomans.

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Related Topix: Tulsa, OK

Wed Jul 30, 2014

News9 Oklahoma City

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Central, SE Oklahoma

A Flash Flood Warning was issued for Seminole, Hughes and Pottawatomie counties until 2 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Norman.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Norman, OK, Shawnee, OK

News9 Oklahoma City

Loaded Guns Discovered At Oklahoma Airports

TSA agents discovered loaded guns at Oklahoma airports twice this week at checkpoints, but it is not the first time that has happened this year.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma City, OK, Tulsa, OK

KSWO

Okla. voters have until Friday to register to vote

Oklahoma voters who wish to cast ballots in the Aug. 26 primary runoff election have until Friday to register to vote.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government

KTUL-TV Tulsa

Inmate receives life sentence for fatal stabbing

An Oklahoma inmate who was convicted of fatally stabbing another inmate was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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News9 Oklahoma City

US Fish And Wildlife Investigating Owl Deaths In Oklahoma

A spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the agency is investigating the death of two owls found coated in oil in northwestern Oklahoma.

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Related Topix: Garfield County, OK

NewsOK.com

Tulsa school, the first gay-friendly school in Oklahoma, celebrates diversity

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Related Topix: Oklahoma Government, Transgender

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Rain And Cooler Temps Forecast For Eastern Oklahoma

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch from 1 p.m. Wednesday until Thursday afternoon for several Oklahoma counties.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Flood, Okmulgee, OK, Tulsa, OK

Sunherald.com

Black voters waste their loyalty on liberals

While reading the first chapter of Jason Riley's new book, "Please Stop Helping Us," I thought about Will Rogers' Prohibition-era observation that "Oklahomans vote dry as long as they can stagger to the polls."

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Related Topix: Vanderbilt University, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Jul 29, 2014

NewsOK.com

Jill Simpson to step down as Oklahoma's film and music office director

Jill Simpson has announced she is stepping down as director of the Oklahoma Film & Music Office after 10 years.

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Related Topix: Tulsa, OK, Osage County, OK

NewsOK.com

Lawsuit challenges bill changing Oklahoma's production tax

Both sides in a hearing before a state Supreme Court referee agreed Tuesday that the Oklahoma Constitution sets a certain procedure for how the Legislature must handle revenue bills.

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

KSWO

Okla. corrections audit recommends more oversight

A recent audit of Oklahoma's prison system recommends more financial oversight from the governing board and a closer look at the increasing cost of health care.

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

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