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  • Edmond developers can build or put up money

    Diana Baldwin | Yesterday

    Members of the Central Edmond Urban Development Board recommended to the city council this week a plan to allow downtown developers to put up a fee with the city instead of constructing parking spaces.

  • Pentagon: Setbacks shouldn't delay new Air Force tanker's Oklahoma arrival

    Phillip OConnor | Updated: Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    Despite testing mishaps, parts failures and missed target dates, the Pentagon' top procurement official  still believes Boeing can deliver, on time, the next generation of aerial-refueling planes, some of which will be based at Altus Air Force Base and all of which will be serviced at...

  • Seven Oklahoma politicians who ran afoul of the law

    Phillip OConnor | Updated: Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    No doubt, the history of political shenanigans in Oklahoma is long and colorful. A 2014 study by researchers at Indiana University and the University of Hong Kong ranked Oklahoma the 11th most corrupt state in America. Even in pre-statehood days, corruption was evident in the...

  • Ted Cruz coming to OKC

    Phillip OConnor | Updated: Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    - Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will be stopping in Oklahoma City Thursday as part of his #CruzCountry Bus Tour. Cruz will be joined by Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Tulsa, for the "Boots and BBQ Lunch" which is scheduled for noon Thursday at the COHBA Events Center, 430...

  • Lankford: Getting contraceptives not a problem in America

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    WASHINGTON _ U.S. Sen. James Lankford sat down in his Capitol Hill office this week for an interview with The Oklahoman that covered abortion, the Iran nuclear deal, his reelection plans and his work on the Social Security Disability program. The full interview will appear Sunday in The...

  • Carbon rule gives states leeway to meet climate change goal, EPA chief says

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON _ The Obama administration's final rule for reducing carbon emissions at power plants across the nation will be released on Monday and will give states wide latitude to adopt an energy mix and efficiency measures, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday. All of...

  • Rep. Tom Cole: Trump can't win the White House

    Updated: Sat, Aug 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, sat down for an interview in his Capitol Hill office on Thursday and answered questions about the proposed nuclear deal with Iran, Planned Parenthood and whether Congress is in town enough to get its work done. Cole, who has decades of experience in...

  • Senate clears Inhofe's long-term highway bill

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    WASHINGTON _ The U.S. Senate easily passed a six-year highway bill on Thursday that promises a huge boost in road and bridge funding for Oklahoma. The bill, co-authored by Sen. Jim Inhofe, passed 65-34 , but it faces an uncertain future. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other House GOP...

  • GOP presidential candidates slam Trump comments on McCain

    Updated: Sat, Jul 18, 2015

    Republican presidential candidates on Saturday quickly denounced comments made in Iowa by GOP hopeful Donald Trump about Sen. John McCain. Trump, who has been feuding with McCain, R-Arizona, over immigration, said at an event that McCain is "not a war hero." “He was a war hero because he was...

  • Rep. Tom Cole: Confederate flag wavers disrespectful, embarrassing

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Thu, Jul 16, 2015

    U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, released this statement on Thursday in regard to the people who waved Confederate flags at President Barack Obama in Durant and Oklahoma City during the president's visit to those cities. “I was shocked and disappointed by those who showed up to wave Confederate...

  • Oklahoma Sen. Inhofe makes (mostly negative) statement on president's visit

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, released a statement on Wednesday a few hours ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to the state. Inhofe, a frequent critic of the president, said, "I hope President Obama enjoys his time in Oklahoma, a great state where we understand what it takes to create...

  • President to discuss new internet access program in Durant

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    WASHINGTON _ President Barack Obama plans to announce in Durant on Wednesday that the Choctaw Nation has been chosen to participate in a pilot program aimed at linking more low-income people to high-speed internet service. The president, who will spend parts of the next two days in Oklahoma,...


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