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3 hrs ago | KTUL-TV Tulsa

Juvenile justice system topic of upcoming lecture

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services is opening up its fall lecture series next month with a discussion about mental health and the justice system.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Volunteer Dedicates Life To Preserving Oklahoma's Heritage Horse

Many Native American tribes ended up with the ponies, renowned for their endurance and gentle dispositions.

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NewsOK.com

Oklahoma's road to becoming a red state

MSNBC's Luke Russert discussed the state's political history and transformation in a segment on The Daily Rundown Monday.

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KTUL-TV Tulsa

EPA Awards over $11 Million to State of Oklahoma to Improve Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded over $11 million to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board .

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Oklahoma

Okie Funk

Dorman, Fallin In Close Race

A new poll shows gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman, a Democrat and a term-limited state representative, in a surprisingly tight election with incumbent Gov. Mary Fallin.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mary Fallin, US Governors, Oklahoma, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Brad Henry

Sun Jul 20, 2014

KSWO

Okla. lawmaker eyeing new legislation for children left in hot cars

TULSA, Okla._ Temperatures are expected to be back on the rise this week, and one Oklahoma lawmaker is urging parents to be on alert about leaving children in hot cars.

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KSL-TV

New arrivals worry some in the Oklahoma Panhandle

A family who says they were excommunicated from Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect has moved to a small city located in the Oklahoma Panhandle, raising concerns among some residents.

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Related Topix: FLDS, Religion, Oklahoma

Berkshire Eagle

Group hopes to build Oklahoma pop culture museum

Jamie Oldaker toured the world drumming for the likes of Eric Clapton, among others, but he never lost touch with Oklahoma, where he honed the skills that enabled him to spend his life making music.

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Examiner.com

Gay marriage news: Legal victories in Oklahoma and Florida fuel progress

Same-sex marriage continued its victorious momentum towards the end of last week.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Highway Patrol sees spike in number of applicants

Two bills that passed the Legislature this past spring have sparked an increase in the number of applicants to join the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, officials said.

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NewsOK.com

Bareback bronc rider doesn't let blindness stop him

Taylor Howell, an 18-year-old who moved to Oklahoma from California, has been blind since the age of 2, when cancer took his vision.

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5NEWSonline.com

Oklahomans Weigh In After Gay Marriage Ruled Constitutional

The topic of gay marriage is highly debated throughout the state of Oklahoma, with a ruling coming Friday that gays can legally marry in Oklahoma.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

NewsOK.com

A Closer Look at the Rock Island Plow Building

Renovations are well underway at the Rock Island Plow Building at Reno and Oklahoma Avenues in Bricktown.

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KTUL-TV Tulsa

Gov. Fallin Responds To Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Governor Mary Fallin has responded to the ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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WXOW-TV La Crosse

US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

A summer camp in the Maine woods is hosting counselors and campers from throughout the Middle East who say fighting back home is making for a summer of tearful calls from their families and unlikely friendships.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Gay/Lesbian, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Northern Michigan News

Court rules for gay marriage in Oklahoma case

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, marking the second time it has found the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex marriage.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Gay/Lesbian, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Supreme Court

NewsOK.com

Head of Oklahoma gay rights group applauds ruling

The head of an organization that supports same-sex marriage rights is praising a federal appeals court's decision that struck down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage.

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NewsOK.com

Oklahoma's one of the best states for recent grads since the recession, according to Forbes

Jeanna Wilson, an Elementary Education major, wears a cap that says, "Hire Me!" before a University of Central Oklahoma graduation ceremony in Edmond, Friday, May 4. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, For The Oklahoman Though CNBC recently found Oklahoma to be one of the country's very worst states to live in , it seems that the Sooner state has at least one ... (more)

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Fracking bans unlikely in Oklahoma, observers say

Workers tend to a well head in March 2013 during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Oil & Gas Inc. gas well in western Colorado.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Daily Camera

Amber Alert issued for Okla. baby who may be heading through Colorado

An Amber Alert has been issued for a five-month-old girl from Oklahoma who authorities believe may be traveling with her abductor through Colorado en route to Salt Lake City, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation said.

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