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  • Ten Commandments Ruling: Attorney General Scott Pruitt says court 'got it wrong'

    BY RANDY ELLIS Staff Writer   | Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    An Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling that the Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the state Capitol grounds touched off a storm of protests Tuesday with several lawmakers calling for the impeachment of the seven justices who supported the decision. Attorney General Scott Pruitt said he...

  • Oklahoma gay rights supporter hits brakes on license plate fight

    BY JENNIFER PALMER Staff writer jpalmer@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    Despite once declaring he would take his fight to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, John P. Keefe II has dropped legal action against the Oklahoma Tax Commission for denying him a plate that reads "LGBTALY," an abbreviation for lesbian gay bisexual and transgender ally.

  • Breakdown of Supreme Court lethal injection decision

    FROM NATIONAL REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    The 5-4 decision means Oklahoma could resume executions soon. Here's a breakdown of the court's decision.

  • Oklahoma Watch: What does Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act ruling mean for Oklahoma?

    By Warren Vieth Oklahoma Watch  | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Oklahoma Watch: Oklahomans can continue to receive federal subsidies to help them pay for health insurance. It will be days, possibly weeks, before the full impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act is assessed.

  • Contested Edmond storage plans are approved

    BY DIANA BALDWIN Staff Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    A site plan for Coltrane Self Storage, at the northwest corner of Danforth and Coltrane roads in Edmond, was approved this week by the city council despite opposition from property owners who do not want the project in their neighborhood. The 3-2 vote came after seven people protested with...

  • Edmond sued for negligence

    BY DIANA BALDWIN Staff Writer dbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Owners of Apple Village of Edmond have filed a lawsuit against the city of Edmond, claiming the city failed to properly maintain the stormwater system, which caused flooding and erosion and caused raw sewage to flow on their property.

  • Plan to meet Americans with Disabilities Act regulations could cost Edmond $27.6M

    BY DIANA BALDWIN Staff Writerdbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    The Edmond City Council learned an estimated $27.6 million is needed to meet federal Americans with Disabilities Act regulations so the city is accessible to everyone.

  • Edmond increases recycling rates

    BY DIANA BALDWIN Staff Writerdbaldwin@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    The participation rate in Edmond's recycling program has risen to 83 percent, causing a need for a monthly rate increase from $2.80 to $3.

  • Tribal lawsuit claims U.S. government mismanaged assets

    By Randy Ellis Staff Writer REllis@Oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Citing a history of corruption and swindles that dates back more than 100 years, the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations are asking a judge to order federal agencies to provide a full accounting for how they have managed tribal trust assets. The tribes also want compensation to make them "whole."...

  • Oklahoma Democrats may allow independents to vote in their primary elections

    By Rick M. Green Capitol Bureau | Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Some Oklahoma Democrats feel they can begin to turn around their party's fortunes if they can tap the growing number of independents.

  • Edmond Exchange for Saturday, June 20, 2015

    BY DIANA BALDWIN | Updated: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    Edmond Exchange is a weekly look at Edmond civic affairs by The Oklahoman's Staff Writer Diana Baldwin.

  • D.C. Notes: Inhofe's 'tenacity' kills proposal on military commissaries

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com   | Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    For U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Tulsa, a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, protecting commissaries from privatization was a top priority in the legislation that sets policy for the Defense Department.

  • Edmond planning panel, neighbors oppose removal of bridge from housing project

    BY DIANA BALDWIN Staff Writerdbaldwin@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    A request to eliminate a bridge over the floodplain in a proposed east Edmond housing addition has nearby neighbors upset for a second time.

  • DHS to cut 200 positions, while adding 300 others

    BY RANDY  ELLIS Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    The Oklahoma Department of Human Services plans to eliminate about 200 positions while adding about 300 child welfare workers, DHS Director Ed Lake announced Tuesday.

  • Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore

    By Rick M. Green Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Rick M. Green: Oklahoma Capitol Boxscore is a weekly look at the happenings in the Oklahoma Legislature.

  • Some Oklahoma Republican of‌ficials defend health care program they once opposed

    By Chris Casteel Washington Bureau ccasteel@oklahoman.com casteel@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    The program is Insure Oklahoma, and some state Republican of‌ficials — particularly Gov. Mary Fallin — have embraced it in the past few years and pushed the Obama administration to keep it alive.

  • Oklahoma lawmaker will push again for policy-only session every other year

    By Rick M. Green Capitol Bureau rmgreen@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 14, 2015

    Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman favors limiting consideration of policy bills to every other year, while continuing to focus on the state budget yearly.

  • Childhood vaccines prove costly for physicians to provide


    Staff Writer


    Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    ENID -- A refrigerator sits in the corner of Dr. Eve Switzer's office, with signs on it indicating it's no place to keep leftovers. "Do not unplug -- Vaccines inside," one sign reads in all capital letters. "Do not disconnect," another bright yellow sign reads. A third sign that says...

  • More Oklahoma parents are 'opting out' of vaccinating children, raising concerns


    Staf‌f Writer


    Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    State is one of about 18 that make immunizations voluntary for school attendance


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