Oklahoma state briefs for July 3, 2015

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Oklahoma state briefs for July 3, 2015

Central Oklahoma Habitat builds its 800th home

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The effort took part in conjunction with National Women Build Week, a weeklong event created by Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program that challenges women to devote at least...

Oklahoma campaign (ENDUI) aims to end driving under the influence

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ENDUI is a result of the Governor’s Impaired Driving Prevention Advisory Council. It was formed in 2012 to look at ways to address impaired driving in Oklahoma because of drug...

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  • After boatloads of fun, LibertyFest in Edmond focuses on festive finale

    BY DIANA BALDWIN Staff Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    The 43rd LibertyFest celebration in Edmond will end with the grand finale fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. This year's theme is "A Route 66 Fourth of July." Saturday's LibertyFest Cardboard Boat Regatta at Arcadia Lake was one of the multiday celebration's events.

  • Religious leaders in Oklahoma, Satanist spokesman weigh in

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editorchinton@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Religious leaders in Oklahoma and a Satanist group from New York gave their reaction to the state Supreme Court ruling that the Ten Commandments monument should not be displayed on the state Capitol grounds in Oklahoma City.

  • Local reactions vary wildly to Ten Commandments monument ruling

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Some support the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling, others heartily oppose it.

  • Heat doesn't stop Edmond fire recruits

    BY DIANA BALDWIN Staff Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    The 29th Edmond Fire Department Academy had been underway since June 1, and the recruits had now left the classroom to find out what a firefighter does on the job.

  • Many employers in Oklahoma not ready for 'Cadillac Tax'

    BY PAULA BURKES | Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    The Cadillac Tax is a permanent, nontax deductible, annual excise tax that’s set to begin in 2018 for employers that provide high-cost benefits through an employer-sponsored group health plan. Many employers in Oklahoma are not ready for the tax.



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