Oklahoma City woman foresees celebration of native dance, language

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Sarah Adams-Cornell is leading an effort to gain official recognition in Oklahoma City for Indigenous Peoples Day.

Oklahoma Watch: Some states use sales tax to fund education

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Oklahoma Watch: Iowa, Arizona, Idaho, Florida and Georgia are among the states that implemented sales tax increases similar to the one proposed by University of Oklahoma President David Boren.

Refugees are finding 'a better life' in Oklahoma

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Violence and strife prompted many families to seek refugee status and embark on a journey that eventually led them to the United States and Oklahoma.

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  • Oklahoma attorney general asks court to put executions on hold

    By Graham Lee Brewer and Silas Allen Staff Writers | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    In the filing submitted Thursday, Scott Pruitt said officials need more time to investigate how the Oklahoma Corrections Department received the drug potassium acetate rather than potassium chloride for the execution of condemned inmate Richard Glossip. The court has not yet responded to Pruitt's...

  • Oklahoma City school board members questions cost of student bus passes

    By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    School board members said Thursday they will seek free city bus service for economically disadvantaged students in the Oklahoma City district, calling a plan to charge $10 a month "prohibitive."

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin sets 2M meal goal for annual food drive

    By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin announced her annual food drive on Thursday. This year's goal is two million meals.

  • Virus eyed in death of Malee, zoo’s 4-year-old elephant

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    Officials say Malee, the Oklahoma City Zoo's 4-year-old Asian elephant, died early Thursday. The elephant herpes virus is the suspected cause.

  • Oklahoma state briefs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    Oklahoma state briefs


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