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  1. New Ten Commandments monument set up at Oklahoma statehouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Jerusalem Post

    A new Ten Commandments monument was installed on Oklahoma state capitol grounds on Thursday to replace a previous one that was destroyed when a man drove his car into it. The new 6-foot-tall stone monument, paid for with private money and supported by lawmakers in the socially conservative state, replaced the one installed in 2012, which was knocked down about three months ago.

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  2. GOP leaders warn of tough budget yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Durant Daily Democrat

    Oklahoma faces a tough budget year ahead that will include cuts to public services, the state's newly elected Republican legislative leaders warned their colleagues on Tuesday after they were formally elected to their posts. Both the House and Senate convened at noon for a constitutionally mandated organizational day, certified the members as elected and picked their leaders.

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  3. Should convicted drunk drivers be banned from buying alcohol?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, left, looks on as Garry Thomas, right, director of the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, gestures during a news conference one a new initiative to reduce the number of people who drive while impaired by alcohol or drugs in Oklahoma, in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. This at least seems to be the reasoning behind a new bill, laid out by Oklahoma state Sen. Patrick Anderson , which proposes that people arrested for driving under the influence be banned from buying alcohol for a probationary period.

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  4. GE qualifies for millions in job creation incentives from OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | NewsOK.com

    General Electric Co. has qualified for up to $13.9 million in state job creation incentives for creating as many as 230 jobs over the next 10 years at its Oklahoma City research facility.

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  5. Oklahoma Pulls the Trigger on an Unaffordable Tax CutRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | TaxVox

    Increasingly, states are tying tax cuts to revenue targets. It sounds reasonable enough: If a state collects more tax than it needs to fund government in a future year, rates automatically go down.

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  6. Schools May See Boycott Of Tests Aligned With Common CoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | NWAonline

    A group opposing the Common Core State Standards is telling parents it's their right to boycott standardized tests aligned with Common Core -- but officials in at least one Arkansas school district say refusing to take the tests could have severe consequences. This spring, Arkansas schools for the first time will administer tests aligned with the Common Core standards, which the state has gradually implemented over the past three school years.

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  7. Push on for banning texting while drivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | Durant Daily Democrat

    Supporters of a ban on texting while driving in Oklahoma are renewing their push for more restrictions ahead of the legislative session, and several bills already have been filed to make it illegal. Highway safety officials, insurance companies and grass-roots groups of teenagers have pushed in recent years to further restrict the use of mobile phones while driving, but the Republican-controlled Legislature has resisted those efforts.

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  8. Fallin to celebrate election with inaugural eventsRead the original story

    Jan 3, 2015 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Gov. Mary Fallin will celebrate the start of another four years in office with a series of inaugural events, including concerts and galas, beginning this week in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Fallin is expected to raise and spend more than $1 million on events that will culminate with a $150-per-person inaugural ball at the Cox Convention Center on Jan. 12, the day of a public swearing-in ceremony at the state Capitol.

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  9. Common Core Repeal, The Day AfterRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | WGBH

    Of the 45 states that first adopted the academic standards, many spent 2014 talking about repeal. In Oklahoma , it wasn't just talk.

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  10. Coburn announcement tops 2014 political storiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | Durant Daily Democrat

    U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn's announcement in January that he would step down with two years left on his term sent a shock wave through what was expected to be a relatively quiet election cycle, led several rising-star Republican candidates to seek higher office and was Oklahoma's top political story of 2014. The announcement from the 66-year-old physician from Muskogee triggered a series of political dominoes as some of the state's most powerful GOP politicians mulled jumping into the race ultimately won by two-term U.S. Rep. James Lankford of Edmond in November.

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  11. Morton clinics to not accept uninsured patientsRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2014 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    The CEO of Morton Comprehensive Health Services Inc. said his clinics will not accept uninsured patients next year, citing cuts to a state fund that pays for uncompensated medical care. CEO John Silva told the Tulsa World that the decision is probably the most difficult one he's made in 30 years.

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  12. Death Penalty States Unmoved by Botched ExecutionRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2014 | Pharmaceutical Processing

    Oklahoma's last execution went so badly that the state tried to cancel it before it was over. With the inmate writhing while the lethal drugs seeped into his body, his executioners drew the viewing gallery curtains, concealing what the warden later described as "a bloody mess."

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  13. 2014: Biggest political stories in OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2014 | KOCO-TV Oklahoma City

    U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn's announcement in January that he would step down with two years left on his term sent a shock wave through what was expected to be a relatively quiet election cycle, led several rising-star Republican candidates to seek higher office and was Oklahoma's top political story of 2014. The announcement from the 66-year-old physician from Muskogee triggered a series of political dominoes as some of the state's most powerful GOP politicians mulled jumping into the race ultimately won by two-term U.S. Rep. James Lankford of Edmond in November.

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  14. Botched execution fails to sway death penalty statesRead the original story

    Dec 28, 2014 | Journal Gazette

    McALESTER, Okla. Oklahoma's last execution went so badly that the state tried to cancel it before it was over.

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  15. Have messy executions in 2014 moved the death penalty debate in any way?Read the original story

    Dec 28, 2014 | Sentencing Law and Policy

    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this new AP article headlined "Death penalty backers stand firm despite botched executions." Here are excerpts: Oklahoma's last execution went so badly that the state tried to cancel it before the end came.

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  16. Oil plunge, evolving Oklahoma City skyline top business stories in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2014 | NewsOK.com

    Oil's price plunge since the summer, the changing Oklahoma City skyline and earthquakes top the list of the biggest business stories of the year. A pump jack is silhouetted against the setting sun in Oklahoma City.

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  17. States explore ways to ensure death penalty's survivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2014 | CTV

    The gurney in the the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Okla., is pictured, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. MCALESTER, Okla.

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  18. Outgoing Oklahoma state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi reflects ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 27, 2014 | NewsOK.com

    Outgoing state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi discusses her years in office in Oklahoma City Dec. 19. Photo by David McDaniel, The Oklahoman Steve Gooch - The Oklahoman Janet Barresi is proud of the work she's done to improve public school education in Oklahoma. She only wishes she had four more years to build on reforms she implemented as the state's superintendent of public instruction.

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  19. Oklahoma Turnpike Kum & GoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2014 | CSP

    On December 22, Kum & Go LC opened two new convenience stores in Vinita, Okla. These stores are located on the Will Rogers Turnpike and are part of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority Oasis at the Vinita interchange--part of a $14.6 million renovation of the Will Rogers Archway.

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  20. On Native GroundBLEEDING the Poor to Feed the RichRead the original story

    Dec 25, 2014 | American Reporter

    MOORE, Okla., May 20, 2013 9pm ET -- A devastating tornado said to be two and a quarter miles wide struck the city of Moore, Okla., just south of Oklahoma City, and destroyed thousands of homes and killed at least 24 people, including nine children, mostly third-graders, seven of whom drowned in an elementaery school where they huddled for safety. Early reports said 51 were killed, but that turned out to be due to a "double count" on the ground and at funeral homes, the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office said.

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