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  • Oklahoma Supreme Court declines to reopen telephone case tainted by corruption

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Former customers of Southwestern Bell wanted the Oklahoma Supreme Court to set aside an earlier decision that forbid review of a Corporation Commission case that involved the vote of a bribed commissioner. Justices voted Monday not to reopen the case from 1989.

  • Oklahoma, 16 other states urge U.S. Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage

    BY CHRIS CASTEEL, Washington Bureau | Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    State Attorney General Scott Pruitt and colleagues say large volume of cases in 31 states that ban same-sex marriage presents a compelling need for a definitive ruling. They say Oklahoma and Utah cases are ripe for review.

  • At least one Oklahoman will die today from prescription drug overdose

    BY WARREN VIETH, JACLYN COSGROVE, ANDREW KNITTLE and PHILLIP O'CONNOR | Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    In 2012, unintentional prescription drug overdoses claimed the lives of 534 Oklahomans. State health authorities say about half of them had taken drugs prescribed by their own doctors. And, had it not been for complaints from the public, their prescribing practices might never have been...

  • U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn targets tax breaks for the 'well-heeled'

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    It will be part of the retiring Republican senator’s legacy that he made a major effort to let the public know how the government subsidizes the wealthy. Rep. Tom Cole, an Oklahoma colleague, calls him a “conservative populist.”

  • Despite rain, Septemberfest is day of fun and family

    By Jaclyn Cosgrove, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Even with the rain, families and Oklahomans enjoyed a day full of activities at the 18th Septemberfest on Saturday on the grounds of the Governor’s Mansion and the Oklahoma History Center. Hosted by Gov. Mary Fallin and first gentleman Wade Christensen, Septemberfest is a free annual event.

  • Oklahoma Legislature is accused of illegally tapping aeronautics revolving fund

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    The vice chairman of the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has accused state lawmakers of illegally taking $3 million from the agency’s revolving fund to help balance the state budget.

  • Guthrie leaders discuss defeat of penny sales tax

    By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    The city sales tax measure failed in Guthrie, and the Chamber of Commerce president hopes the city council will try again next year.



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