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1 hr ago | My Mother Lode

Pork producer subsidiary to use compressed gas

A subsidiary of Oklahoma pork producer Seaboard Foods has begun using trucks fueled by compressed natural gas to deliver biodiesel.

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5 hrs ago | KTEN-TV Denison

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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11 hrs ago | KIXQ-FM Joplin

OK Unemployment At 5 Year Low

Oklahoma's unemployment rate has fallen to a five-year low, dropping below 5 percent for the first time since 2008.

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15 hrs ago | KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

Hope Chest a traveling lesson for generations born after the bombing

The Hope Chest has traveled to 31 states and even the United Kingdom, it contains artifacts about the bombing and is used to teach others.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

SavannahNow

Star Parker: Black conservatives are stepping up

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: Oklahoma, Tom Coburn, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Okie Funk

Higher Wages, Better Health Care? Not in Oklahoma

Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican who is expected to win reelection in a landslide this November, recently signed a bill into law that would ban cities from raising the minimum wage and requiring specific vacation and sick leave time.

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

MotherJones

Newly Released Clinton Doc: White House Aide Blasts Bill Clinton and...

Among the trove of Clinton-era documents released Friday afternoon by the former president's library is an email from an angry White House aide who blasts President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore for not attending the funeral of Oklahoma Democrat Carl Albert.

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Related Topix: Bill Clinton, History in the News, US Politics, US News, Al Gore, Oklahoma

Sys-Con Media

Commissioner Doak Attends White House Meeting on Health Care Reform

"Today we were collectively able to drive home the importance of state-based regulation," said Doak.

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SFGate

Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

Plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma's gay marriage ban Sharon Baldwin, left, and her partner Mary Bishop leave court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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

NewsOK.com

Owner, manager of Chandler hospice charged with Medicare fraud in Oklahoma

An owner and a general manager of a Chandler hospice agency have been indicted by a federal grand jury in a Medicare fraud case.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Oklahoma, Prison

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KXII-TV Sherman

Okla. Senate OKs 3rd grade reading law changes

The Oklahoma Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill easing some of the requirements of a law that requires third graders who aren't reading at grade level be held back.

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KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Local food bank seeks volunteers to help sort food for hungry Oklahomans

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma seeks hundreds of volunteers to help sort canned food donations from the Letter Carriers' Food Drive on Saturday, May 10 at metro-area post office sites.

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KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Oklahoma soldier in prison for Wikileaks scandal to be grand marshal of gay pride parade

Posted on: 2:41 pm, April 17, 2014, by KFOR-TV and A. Edwards , updated on: 05:50pm, April 17, 2014 An Oklahoman serving time in federal prison for exposing classified government information has been chosen as the honorary grand marshal of this year's gay pride parade in San Francisco.

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Utility Products

Oklahoma House approves solar power surcharge

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this week that may add extra charges to utility customers who want to install rooftop solar panels or small wind turbines.

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TMZ.com

Oklahoma Football Star -- I Didn't Rape Sorority Girl ... Despite Allegations

Oklahoma University football superstar Frank Shannon has told police he DID NOT rape a sorority girl at his apartment back in January ... despite allegations from the woman.

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NewsOK.com

Oklahoma Fashion Week features established and up-and-coming designers

Oklahoma's second annual Fashion Week wrapped up in grand style and positioned itself as an up-and-coming fashion event that's catching attention in and out of the state.

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Mass Transit

OK: Meeting Will Explore Public Transit Options in Oklahoma

April 16--Oklahoma City area residents can find out more about public transportation resources in the community at a meeting to be held Thursday.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

NewsOK.com

Round 2: Court takes up Oklahoma gay-marriage case

Lawyers for a couple challenging Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage and the clerk who refused to grant them a license head to a federal appeals court Thursday with the rare opportunity to build on arguments the judges heard in a similar case just a week earlier.

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

KTUL-TV Tulsa

Okla. governor vetoes Open Records bill, signs 21

Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed legislation that would create a new exception to the Oklahoma's Open Records Act for the state's colleges and universities.

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KSWO

Okla. House Democrats call for education funding

Some Oklahoma public school teachers and school administrators have joined a group of House Democrats in calling for an increase in tax dollars spent on public education.

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