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3 hrs ago | KXII-TV Sherman

Okla. Senate OKs 3rd grade reading law changes

The Oklahoma Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill easing some of the requirements of a law that requires third graders who aren't reading at grade level be held back.

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7 hrs ago | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Local food bank seeks volunteers to help sort food for hungry Oklahomans

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma seeks hundreds of volunteers to help sort canned food donations from the Letter Carriers' Food Drive on Saturday, May 10 at metro-area post office sites.

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7 hrs ago | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Oklahoma soldier in prison for Wikileaks scandal to be grand marshal of gay pride parade

Posted on: 2:41 pm, April 17, 2014, by KFOR-TV and A. Edwards , updated on: 05:50pm, April 17, 2014 An Oklahoman serving time in federal prison for exposing classified government information has been chosen as the honorary grand marshal of this year's gay pride parade in San Francisco.

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12 hrs ago | Utility Products

Oklahoma House approves solar power surcharge

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this week that may add extra charges to utility customers who want to install rooftop solar panels or small wind turbines.

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16 hrs ago | TMZ.com

Oklahoma Football Star -- I Didn't Rape Sorority Girl ... Despite Allegations

Oklahoma University football superstar Frank Shannon has told police he DID NOT rape a sorority girl at his apartment back in January ... despite allegations from the woman.

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19 hrs ago | NewsOK.com

Oklahoma Fashion Week features established and up-and-coming designers

Oklahoma's second annual Fashion Week wrapped up in grand style and positioned itself as an up-and-coming fashion event that's catching attention in and out of the state.

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23 hrs ago | Mass Transit

OK: Meeting Will Explore Public Transit Options in Oklahoma

April 16--Oklahoma City area residents can find out more about public transportation resources in the community at a meeting to be held Thursday.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

NewsOK.com

Round 2: Court takes up Oklahoma gay-marriage case

Lawyers for a couple challenging Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage and the clerk who refused to grant them a license head to a federal appeals court Thursday with the rare opportunity to build on arguments the judges heard in a similar case just a week earlier.

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KTUL-TV Tulsa

Okla. governor vetoes Open Records bill, signs 21

Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed legislation that would create a new exception to the Oklahoma's Open Records Act for the state's colleges and universities.

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KSWO

Okla. House Democrats call for education funding

Some Oklahoma public school teachers and school administrators have joined a group of House Democrats in calling for an increase in tax dollars spent on public education.

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WTAG-AM Paxton

Oklahoma Bans Its Cities From Hiking Minimum Wage

An initiative to raise the minimum wage in Oklahoma City has been thwarted by a new law banning cities in the state from setting their own minimum wages or requirements for vacation days.

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WHYN-AM Springfield

Oklahoma Bans Its Cities From Hiking Minim...

An initiative to raise the minimum wage in Oklahoma City has been thwarted by a new law banning cities in the state from setting their own minimum wages or requirements for vacation days.

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WCBM-AM Pikesville

CAIR: Sharia Law Is Compatible With Democracy

At this moment of thinking about the parallels between Islamic ideals and western democratic ideals, let me insert a couple of thoughts about Al-Qaeda and their ideological allies.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, US News, Patriot Act, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Oklahoma

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Health summit seeks to improve Okla. health status

The Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign plans to host the 2nd Health Literacy Summit in an effort to increase awareness and action about health literacy in the state.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

NewsOK.com

Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper pay raise bill headed to Gov. Mary Fallin

A bill that clears the way for state trooper pay raises was approved, 94-0, Tuesday by the state House of Representatives and is headed to the governor.

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KTUL-TV Tulsa

Okla. Senate leader re-elected to third term

Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman has been re-elected to a historic third term as the Senate leader.

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WHAS11

Candidacy of Okla. governor hopefuls challenged

A Democrat running for Oklahoma governor is challenging the candidacy of two independents in the race, including one he alleges failed to disclose a guilty plea to a felony crime more than a decade ago.

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Daily Kos

Oklahoma, where the minimum wage will never be raised

Connecticut and Maryland recently passed legislation to increase the minimum state-wide.

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NewsOK.com

Deadline day arrives for state, federal income tax returns

If friends or co-workers act a little short or more frustrated than normal Tuesday, it could have something to do with a certain deadline that arrives every April 15. "Right now we've got almost 1.4 million returns filed," said Paula Ross, communications director at the state Tax Commission.

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NewsOK.com

Azerbaijan's ambassador talks about energy security with Oklahoma leaders

Elin Suleymanov, Azerbaijan's ambassador to the United States, was in Oklahoma this week for a town hall meeting in Tulsa on Sunday and meetings with state leaders on Monday.

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