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1 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Mary Fallin, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mary Fallin, US Governors, Oklahoma

8 hrs ago | 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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12 hrs ago | WTAG-AM Paxton

Oklahoma Bans Its Cities From Hiking Minimum Wage

An initiative to raise the minimum wage in Oklahoma City has been thwarted by a new law banning cities in the state from setting their own minimum wages or requirements for vacation days.

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12 hrs ago | WHYN-AM Springfield

Oklahoma Bans Its Cities From Hiking Minim...

An initiative to raise the minimum wage in Oklahoma City has been thwarted by a new law banning cities in the state from setting their own minimum wages or requirements for vacation days.

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13 hrs ago | WCBM-AM Pikesville

CAIR: Sharia Law Is Compatible With Democracy

At this moment of thinking about the parallels between Islamic ideals and western democratic ideals, let me insert a couple of thoughts about Al-Qaeda and their ideological allies.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, US News, Patriot Act, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Oklahoma

17 hrs ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

Health summit seeks to improve Okla. health status

The Oklahoma Health Equity Campaign plans to host the 2nd Health Literacy Summit in an effort to increase awareness and action about health literacy in the state.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

NewsOK.com

Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper pay raise bill headed to Gov. Mary Fallin

A bill that clears the way for state trooper pay raises was approved, 94-0, Tuesday by the state House of Representatives and is headed to the governor.

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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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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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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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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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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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