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56 min ago | NBC29

Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much... In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short ... (more)

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

5 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

DeGeneres making design series for HGTV

The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades... The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 ... (more)

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9 hrs ago | KSWO

Guthrie Republican challenges Okla. House Speaker

A four-term Republican state representative from Guthrie is challenging House Speaker Jeff Hickman in the race to become the next speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Stay cancels Oklahoma death row inmate's execution

This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Charles Warner.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State Penitentiary, State Prisons, McAlester, OK

KTEN-TV Denison

Okla. House defeats bond issue to repair Capitol

The Oklahoma House has defeated legislation that would authorize up to $160 million in bonds to repair the state's nearly 100-year-old Capitol.

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

KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Petition to put shelters in Oklahoma schools fails; Organizers vow to start over

The petition aimed to let Oklahomans vote to secure $500 million for the construction of those shelters.

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The Raw Story

Rachel Maddow: Oklahoma's 'sun tax' law means...

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on Monday that Oklahoma's new law essentially fining homeowners who install solar energy panels, while disappointing, represented an advance of sorts for champions of renewable energy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

WOI-TV West Des Moines

Ukraine orders new 'anti-terror' operation

An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day earlier, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma, Wyoming Government, Wyoming, Landslide, Science / Technology, Space

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day earlier, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma, Wyoming Government, Wyoming, Landslide, Science / Technology, Space

KRNV-TV Reno

Calif inmate death in Oklahoma under investigation

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the death of 33-year-old Todd Bush was ruled a homicide following an autopsy by the Oklahoma medical examiner's office this week.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma, California, California Government, State Prisons

GreenBuildingAdvisor

Oklahoma Approves Surcharge for Rooftop Solar

State lawmakers pass a bill allowing extra charges to homeowners with PV systems, but the rate has not been determined A new surcharge is on the way.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, US Governors, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

KTEN-TV Denison

Software glitch stops standardized testing in Oklahoma schools

Monday, the Chief of the Choctaw Nation announced he is retiring.According to an email from the Nation's public relations office, Choctaw Chief Gregory Pyle will be formally announcing his retirement during a festive celebration April 24 in honor of his 65th birthday.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Standardized Testing, Education, Durant, OK, Ardmore, OK

Mon Apr 21, 2014

KSWO

Oklahomans could soon be charged monthly fee for solar panels, wind turbines

A new bill passed by the Oklahoma House and Senate proposes charging a monthly fee for those who install solar panels and wind turbines.

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KRMG-AM Tulsa

Okla. governor signs energy measure, other bills

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed legislation that encourages the development of traditional fuels as well as alternative forms of energy.

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NewsOK.com

Oklahoma Supreme Court stays two executions

The executions of two Oklahoma death row inmates have been stayed by the state Supreme Court.

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KTEN-TV Denison

3 killed, 1 hurt in southern Oklahoma car crash

The Autozone on Texoma Parkway may need a new wall after an early morning accident on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Violent Crime, Ada, OK

NewsOK.com

Records reveal details of Oklahoma soldiers' deaths in Afghanistan

A memorial unveiled last month in Norman at the Armed Forces Reserve Center honors the 15 members of the Oklahoma National Guard who have been killed in action during the war on terrorism.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, US National Guard, US Military, Checotah, OK, Ochelata, OK

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Right Wing News

T.W. Shannon - Rising Black Republican Star

He became the first black speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. And, at the age of 34, he became Oklahoma's youngest House speaker in history.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Representative Tim Scott, US House of Representatives, Oklahoma, Tom Coburn, Senator Ted Cruz

Fox 23

Okla. House passes three human trafficking bills

Law enforcement across the state fears that human trafficking is on the rise. In fact, FOX23 has covered two cases involving four suspects in just the past couple of weeks.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Oklahoma

Outside the Beltway

Oklahoma To Charge Homeowners Who Install Solar Panels

If you live in Oklahoma and you put solar panels on your house, you're going to have to pay a surcharge to your electric company thanks to a new law signed by Governor Mary Fallin last week: Oklahoma residents who produce their own energy through solar panels or small wind turbines on their property will now be charged an additional fee, the result ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Mary Fallin, Oklahoma, US Governors, Mary Fallin, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Alternative Energy, Norman, OK

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