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  • Inhofe responds to Pope's call to protect the planet

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and an outspoken skeptic of man-made climate change, issued the following statement Thursday after Pope Francis called on Congress to protect the planet. The pope has previously warned that carbon...

  • Oklahoma Muslim group to protest presidential candidate's comments

    Silas Allen | Updated: Tue, Sep 22, 2015

    An Oklahoma Muslim organization is condemning what the group calls anti-Muslim rhetoric by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Oklahoma City chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will hold the conference at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Oklahoma State Capitol's...

  • Stage lineup for tonight's prime-time GOP debate

    Phillip OConnor | Updated: Wed, Sep 16, 2015

    During tonight's prime-time debate among Republican presidential contenders, real estate mogul Donald Trump once again will be center stage, this time flanked by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, the only woman in the GOP...

  • Animal rights group says it will bill Inhofe for downed drone

    Updated: Mon, Sep 14, 2015

    An animal rights group said in a press release Monday that it plans to bill U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe for a drone that was shot down Friday while being flown over the Tulsa Republican's annual pigeon-shooting fundraiser. The Illinois-based group, SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness, or SHARK, was...

  • White House to honor two young Oklahoma women

    Chris Casteel | Updated: Mon, Sep 14, 2015

    WASHINGTON _ Two young Oklahomans will be honored at the White House on Tuesday for their "courage and contributions" to their communities. Among the "champions of change" recognized by the White House 15-year-old Katie Prior, of Oklahoma City, who organized a program in multiple states to...

  • Edmond planners say yes to duplexes

    Diana Baldwin | Updated: Fri, Sep 11, 2015

    EDMOND -- Planning commissioners this week recommended the city's zoning plan be amended and property on the east side of Santa Fe Avenue and south of Crest Grocery be rezoned from D-1 restricted retail commercial to residential planned unit development. Chairman Barry Moore voted...

  • Animal-protection group asks law enforcement to stop Inhofe's planned pigeon shoot

    Darla Slipke | Updated: Tue, Sep 8, 2015

    An animal rights group is asking Oklahoma state law enforcement officials to shut down a pigeon shoot fundraiser that reportedly is planned later this week by U.S. Sen. James Inhofe. The group, Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK), claims the event violates Oklahoma humane laws. The...

  • Marco Rubio coming to OKC Wednesday

    Phillip OConnor | Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will be in Oklahoma City Wednesday to speak to energy industry executives, his campaign announced. Rubio will speak at the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association at 500 NE 4 Street. The latest survey of Republican primary voters...

  • Edmond developers can build or put up money

    Diana Baldwin | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    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...


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