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42 min ago | Sunherald.com

Roundup of Oklahoma editorials

An Associated Press story Monday quoted Randy Browning, who witnessed the execution of Kimberly McCarthy, who died peacefully last year after a lethal injection at a Texas prison.

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42 min ago | USA Today

Eric Clapton honors JJ Cale with a cool 'Breeze'

Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and other devotees of JJ Cale pay tribute to the late musician on 'The Breeze,' out July 29. Eric Clapton honors JJ Cale with a cool 'Breeze' Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and other devotees of JJ Cale pay tribute to the late musician on 'The Breeze,' out July 29. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: ... (more)

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Related Topix: Blues, J.J. Cale, Eric Clapton, Oklahoma, Pop/Rock, The Yardbirds, Music, Entertainment

42 min ago | USA Today

Eric Clapton honors JJ Cale with a cool 'Breeze'

Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and other devotees of JJ Cale pay tribute to the late musician on 'The Breeze,' out July 29. Eric Clapton honors JJ Cale with a cool 'Breeze' Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and other devotees of JJ Cale pay tribute to the late musician on 'The Breeze,' out July 29. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: ... (more)

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1 hr ago | Business Journal

Oklahoma earthquake rattles southern Kansas

Some individuals in south-central Kansas counties, including Sedgwick, Butler and Harper, felt an earthquake Monday evening that was centered on Nash, Okla.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics talks about medical marijuana

SUPPORT FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA. THE BUREAU OF NARCOTICS ARE OKAY WITH CERTAIN TYPES OF THE DRUGS.

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NewsOK.com

Oklahoma football: Joe Mixon meets with police investigators;...

Kevin Finlay, the attorney representing OU freshman running back Joe Mixon, released the following statement to the media Monday afternoon regarding the assault allegations against his client: "This past Friday morning Joe Mixon found himself in a situation where he was subjected to both verbal and physical attacks from a very intoxicated and ... (more)

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5NEWSonline.com

Sales Tax Holiday Approaching For Arkansas And Oklahoma Residents

A somewhat tax-free weekend on certain items is just ahead for Arkansas and Oklahoma residents as many prepare to go back to school, according to affiliate station KTHV.

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NewsOK.com

Homeless people are susceptible to Oklahoma's extreme heat, advocates say

Oklahoma's hot, sweaty summers can make life miserable for anyone who has to be outside.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Virginia Keeps Drug For Lethal Injections That Had Problems Elsewhere

A drug that was used in botched executions in other states will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection mixture.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Fallin wants probe to include botched executions

Gov. Mary Fallin wants investigators looking into Oklahoma's flawed execution to consider problems that have popped up in other states, such as Ohio and Arizona, as they develop recommendations for improving how Oklahoma puts condemned inmates to death, the governor's spokesman said on Friday.

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NewsOK.com

City Hall Reporter Bill Crum Joins Me on Today's OKC Central Live Chat

Downtown remains a pretty busy place these days. Now we can add a bit of old fashioned MAPS uncertainty into the mix with bids coming in millions over budget for the White Water Center along the Oklahoma River.

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NewsOK.com

Oklahoma creates its own affordable housing tax credit program

"I have a walker and I need smooth sidewalks," she said. "That was one of the main reasons I moved here."

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Crimson And Cream Machine

Oklahoma Sooners Running Back Joe Mixon Could Be Facing Charges By Monday

The situation isn't looking very positive for Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Oklahoma NCAA

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

People find creative ways to beat the heat

MEAT AND FRESH BREAD HARDEST TO KEEP ON THE SHELVES. SCHOOLS ARE YET TO BE IN SESSION.

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Reuters

Troubled U.S. executions raise questions about doctors in death chamber

Troubled lethal injections in Oklahoma and Arizona have raised questions whether medical personnel are skilled enough to humanely put an inmate to death, and if things go wrong, expert enough to revive one if an order is given.

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NewsOK.com

Word Balloons: Oklahoma 'Knuckleheads' celebrate success at Comic-Con

Comic-Con International in San Diego is going on this week, and one Oklahoman is celebrating his comic-book success with a new hardcover release.

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WCAV

Va. Keeping Drug Used in Botched Executions

Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said Friday that officials aren't considering eliminating midazolam as one of three drugs that can be used as the first dose in Virginia's three-drug cocktail.

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NewsOK.com

Locally developed delicacy, Chicken in the Rough, once sold at restaurants nationwide

The interior of Beverly's Pancake House at Northwest Expressway and Independence.

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Journal Gazette

A reason for pause

Those who support the death penalty ought to feel a special revulsion at botched executions, the latest being the almost two-hour ordeal Wednesday in Arizona.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Indiana, Indiana Government, Arizona, Arizona Government, Oklahoma, Ohio, Ohio Government

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Durant Daily Democrat

Charges filed for Mead burglary suspect12:28 pm | 0

The suspect in multiple recent burglaries in the Mead area has been charged with three felonies in connection to the recent crimes, plus a felony drug charge.

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