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1 hr ago | Daily Journal

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ohio Government, Prison

1 hr ago | Cybercast News Service

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

Arizona Republic justice reporter Michael Kiefer describes what he saw as a witness to the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took more than an hour and a half at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ohio Government, State Prisons, Prison

1 hr ago | News Times

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry

Arizona Republic justice reporter Michael Kiefer describes what he saw as a witness to the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, which took more than an hour and a half at the state prison on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Florence, Ariz.

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Ohio, Ohio Government, Oklahoma, State Prisons, Prison

Wed Jul 23, 2014

NewsOK.com

Oklahoma History Center program brings history to life on Oklahoma River

On a hot July afternoon, a woman who called herself Mary Elizabeth Walker boarded a ferry that cruises the Oklahoma River, setting out on a voyage through time.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Ponca City, OK

KSWO

Okla. board votes again to delay standards plan

The State Board of Education has again voted to delay a formal plan for adopting new education standards in math and English amid opposition to the proposal by three education groups that represent public school boards and administrators from across Oklahoma.

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KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Geologist: worldwide seismic uptick responsible for Oklahoma earthquake swarm

A geologist representing the oil and gas industry says his business is not to blame for the uptick in Oklahoma quakes.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Geology, Science, Scientific Instruments, Electronics, Continental Resources, Oklahoma City, OK

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Oklahoma governor race tightens up considerably

The race for governor in Oklahoma has tightened up considerably, and challenger Joe Dorman says he thinks the chaotic state of the educational system has a lot to do with his campaign's momentum.

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

NewsOK.com

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect in eastern Oklahoma

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for several counties in eastern Oklahoma Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Weather, Hailstorm, Natural Disasters

The Wichita Eagle

AG office: Winfield woman's Medicaid scam involved Okla. inmate

A Winfield woman's Medicaid scam fell apart when officials learned that the person she was getting government money to care for was actually in jail in Oklahoma, the Kansas attorney general's office reported Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Oklahoma, Kansas, Health

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Okla. AG says health care ruling bolsters case

Oklahoma's attorney general says a decision by a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., against a provision of the federal health care law bolsters the state's lawsuit that challenges a similar provision of the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Healthcare Law, Law, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Oil company geologist to talk Okla. earthquakes

A geologist with one of the country's largest independent oil producers will talk about the recent uptick in earthquake activity in Oklahoma.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science, Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Oklahoma

Tue Jul 22, 2014

NewsOK.com

Old Southwestern Bell rate case is back before Oklahoma Supreme Court

A decades-old case over rates for the former Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. is back - again - after a group of Oklahomans filed a class-action lawsuit to review the proceedings.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Nichols Hills, OK, US Military, US Air Force, Tinker Air Force Base, Federal Prisons, Prison

News9 Oklahoma City

Report: Oklahoma Falls In Ranking In Well-Being Of Its Children

A report from the Institute for Child Advocacy shows nearly one in four Oklahoma children are now living in poverty.

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NewsOK.com

Just how many brewers do we have in Oklahoma?

I posted a snippet of Oklahoma beer trivia on my Facebook page yesterday, and it started something of a mini-conversation on the interwebs.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma, Beer, Drink, Oklahoma City, OK

The Gazette

Man charged in Oklahoma with child abuse in Kenya

An Oklahoma man has been charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an organization in Kenya that assists neglected children.

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NewsOK.com

BELL program for blind children seeks Oklahoma campers

Campers at last year's BELL camp visit the Oklahoma Science Museum. From left are Elbin, Teague, Annie and Gianna.

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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

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