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  • Local reactions vary wildly to Ten Commandments monument ruling

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 4 hr ago

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

  • Are Oklahoma state legislators meddling in local issues?

    By Rick M. Green and William Crum Staff Writers | Yesterday

    While Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and other state leaders complain that the federal government tramples on the rights of state government, they frequently reduce the ability of municipal officials to determine what goes on in their cities, Oklahoma City Councilman Pete White said.

  • Just how American are OKC and Tulsa?

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Independence Day is coming, which means Americans across the world will celebrate our nation's sovereignty. But just how American is Oklahoma City and Tulsa? According to WalletHub.com, pretty American! They compiled a bunch of data about both city's ethnic makeup, household...

  • State Senator: Diluting strength of certain police arbitration rulings merits consideration

    BY RHETT MORGAN, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    The purported actions of an Owasso police officer suspended on excessive force allegations speak to the value of a bill a state senator proposed regarding arbitration, the legislator said. Owasso Police Lt. Mike Denton was placed on paid administrative leave this week pending an internal...

  • Turmoil continues in Oklahoma Republican Party over Brogdon hire

    BY BARBARA HOBEROCK, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Turmoil continues within the Oklahoma Republican Party over a controversial hire by new party Chairman Randy Brogdon. Brogdon’s decision to place T.C. Ryan on the staff as political director caused controversy in some quarters of the GOP because of a domestic violence incident. Ryan pleaded...

  • Embezzlement allegations tarnish stellar reputation of state Sen. Rick Brinkley

    BY BARBARA HOBEROCK, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    On social media, state Sen. Rick Brinkley pokes fun at himself. He posts conversations with God and pictures of his family. He comments on sporting events and talks about performing weddings and funerals. In an April 10 Facebook post, he took a picture of Krispy Kreme doughnuts with the...

  • New Oklahoma texting and driving law: See what's legal and what isn't

    BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Put your phones down and get used to it. On Nov. 1, texting and most related forms of communications while driving becomes illegal. House Bill 1965 , by Rep. Terry O’Donnell, R-Catoosa, makes it illegal to “operate a motor vehicle … while using a hand-held electronic communication device to...

  • Mental health transport crises: Back of police car may not be best solution, experts say

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove Staff Writer jcosgrove@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Under Oklahoma law, law enforcement are the designated means of transportation for taking residents to and from mental health facilities when it's determined that those residents are a danger to themselves or others.


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