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  • Oklahoma voters to decide sales tax plan, school bond issue

    BY SILAS ALLEN Staff Writer sallen@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 9, 2015

    Voters in Lawton will consider a proposed extension of an existing 1.25 percent sales tax that would go to fund improvements to the city’s water infrastructure, sewer rehabilitation, street repair and other projects. It also would fund efforts to find alternate sources of drinking water.

  • Gov. Mary Fallin's hands tied on scheduled execution, aide says

    Graham Lee Brewer | Updated: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    A spokesman for Governor Mary Fallin, Alex Weintz, took to Twitter Thursday to address the upcoming execution of Richard Glossip. Glossip is scheduled for lethal injection on September 16, and his execution will be the second this year and the second since the problematic execution of...

  • Oklahomans react to Jon Stewart ending run on 'The Daily Show'

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    Oklahomans stopped on the street discuss what Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show" have meant to them

  • WATCH: Local comedians react to Jon Stewart's final show

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Adam Kemp interviews local comedians Kayla Lyles and Aaron Wilder about Jon Stewart's farewell show on Thursday night.

  • 7 times Oklahoma was featured on 'The Daily Show'

    Richard Hall | Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    Jon Stewart has always had a way of sharing his thoughts on current affairs, and he did it for 16 years as host of "The Daily Show." Thursday's episode is Stewart's last, and he'll definitely be missed. He, in many ways, is the voice of a generation, and his ability to put ridiculousness on...

  • Court puts brakes on license plate lawsuit

    BY RANDY ELLIS Staff Writer rellis@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver rejected a Bethany pastor's arguments Tuesday, upholding a lower court ruling by U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton, of Oklahoma City.

  • Strategic Reserve: Just how much oil is that?

    Matt Patterson, Randy Ellis, Todd Pendleton | Updated: Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a six-year highway bill for building roads and bridges that would be paid for, in part, by selling oil from nation's strategic reserve. So just how big is that reserve?



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