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3 hrs ago | 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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8 hrs ago | 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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15 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, US Governors

17 hrs ago | 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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21 hrs ago | 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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Mon Apr 14, 2014

KSWO

Okla. lawmakers vote to ban sex offenders in parks

The Oklahoma House of Representatives has voted to prohibit habitual or aggravated sex offenders from entering a neighborhood, town, county or state park.

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KRMG-AM Tulsa

Half of Okla. House members draw no opponent

With the candidate fields set, campaigns for state House and Senate seats across Oklahoma are ramping up, but half of the state House and nearly one-third of the state Senate members can mothball their campaigns for another cycle.

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Fox 23

Meeting in Tulsa to learn residents' health needs

The Oklahoma Health Department will host a community meeting next week to learn what Tulsa residents believe are their most critical health needs.

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NewsOK.com

Snow blowing into Oklahoma City as wind advisory, hard freeze warning issued in Oklahoma

Snow falls on cedar trees in north Oklahoma City, OK, Monday, April 14, 2014, Photo by Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman 9:10 a.m. Snow is blowing into Oklahoma City Monday morning, reducing visibility for motorists.

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NewsOK.com

Former official kept money from American Legion post sale, authorities say

Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985.

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Washington Times

Oklahoma AG cautions about tax and rebate scams

Attorney General Scott Pruitt is warning Oklahomans about tax and rebate scams as the deadline nears to file personal income tax returns.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Washington Times

UCO baseball player doesn't mind taking hits

Last season, he got hit by a pitch 41 times, tying an NCAA Division II single-season record.

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KSWO

Legislation targeting Okla. judiciary stirs debate

Oklahoma lawmakers are considering tinkering with the way state Supreme Court justices and appellate court judges are selected for the first time since a bribery scandal rocked the state's highest court 50 years ago.

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Duncan Banner

Income tax deadline draws nigh

The IRS has received almost 100 million tax returns so far this year and expects to receive about 35 million more by the April 15 filing deadline, but about 12 million taxpayers will have requested extensions by the filing deadline, giving them an extra six months to file.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

NewsOK.com

Winners announced at 2014 Oklahoma Book Awards banquet

A comic adventure novel about the early days of the Peace Corps, with the edgy title "Che Guevara's Marijuana & Baseball Savings & Loan," written by California author Jack Shakely, took home the best fiction award at the 2014 Oklahoma Book Awards.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Drugs, Oklahoma City, OK, Libraries

Durant Daily Democrat

John Carey speaks for Hunger Coalition

Former Oklahoma House Representative John Carey and Sandra Levins of The Bryan County Coalition Against Hunger discuss the schedule of talks Carey wil... In this capacity, he will speak to county business and civic groups to explain the problem of hunger in the community and the coalition's role in the fight against it.

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KRMG-AM Tulsa

Food vendor agrees to pay Oklahoma for overcharges

A Houston-based food distributor has agreed to pay the state of Oklahoma more than $36,000 after an investigation found the company overcharged state entities.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, State Prisons, Joseph Harp Correctional Center, Prison

Jewish World Review

Wesley Pruden

This has been a big week in the death house in Texas. The state executioner was assigned to dispatch not one, but two, evil-doers.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, US News, US Supreme Court, Oklahoma, Death Penalty, Prison

Fri Apr 11, 2014

NewsOK.com

Richard Mize: Earthquake waves hit funny bone

The slightest quake sends wee wavelets through the house detectable only by a slight ripple in the cat's water dish, noticeable only if a cat actually witnesses it.

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Greenwich Citizen

Dozens of Okla. politicians won't be challenged

First term U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine is among dozens of Oklahoma politicians who won't have to worry too much about launching a political campaign this season.

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