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  • Oklahoma elections: Mary Fallin cruises to second term as Oklahoma governor

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin easily defeats Joe Dorman in the governor’s race. “Serving as Oklahoma’s governor has been the greatest honor of my life,” Fallin said. “I am incredibly humbled and thankful to be given the opportunity for a second term.”

  • Hofmeister takes state schools superintendent post over Cox

    By Tim Willert, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Joy Hofmeister, the Tulsa Republican who took down rival Janet Barresi to reach the general election, beat rural educator John Cox on Tuesday night to become Oklahoma’s next superintendent of public instruction.

  • Republican Steve Russell elected to represent Oklahoma City in Congress

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    The U.S. Army veteran and author will replace Rep. James Lankford in the district that includes most of Oklahoma County; Cole, Lucas and Mullin win new terms in the U.S. House.

  • AP calls House races for Mullin, Lucas and Cole

    ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Reps. Markwayne Mullin, Frank Lucas and Tom Cole have all been re-elected. Mullin defeated independent candidate Jon Douthitt in Tuesday's election. Democrat Earl Everett died Sunday after sustaining injuries in a traffic accident last week, during the...

  • Updates: Oklahoma midterm elections

    FROM STAFF AND LOCAL REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Check out our coverage of the Oklahoma midterm elections below.

  • POLLS: Just how much into politics are you?

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    It’s Nov. 4, which means a good number of you guys will be headed to the polls to vote for this and that. Some of you are, no doubt, passionate about the political process and you want to make your voice heard. Some of you, however, aren’t too interested in it for whatever reason. Here […]

  • Brittany Maynard's path to death is one not available to Oklahomans

    By DYLAN GOFORTH - Tulsa World | Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Marguerite Chapman has watched as two of her friends, a former teacher and a former classmate, withered and died from ALS disease. Chapman, a University of Tulsa emeritus professor of law, said one of her friends chose hospice care and died relatively quickly after calling her friends together...

  • Everything you need to know about the Oklahoma midterm elections

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Incumbent Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican and the first female governor of Oklahoma, is being challenged by state Rep. Joe Dorman, a Democrat from Rush Springs. The two have sparred mostly over public education and health care. Education reporter Tim Willert compares and contrasts the...

  • Oklahoma elections: Republicans likely to hang on to super majority in state Legislature

    By Graham Lee Brewer, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    While a small number of Democrats have created close races against incumbent Republicans, political commentators say they stand to gain only a few seats in each chamber in the Oklahoma Legislature.

  • Oklahoma elections: Five judicial seats to be decided in Oklahoma County

    By Matt Dinger, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    Oklahoma voters will have a slew of judicial candidates on the ballot, including five district judge races in Oklahoma County.

  • Oklahoma elections: Costello, Workman square off in labor commissioner race

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    Incumbent Republican Mark Costello, of Edmond, faces Democratic challenger Mike Workman, of Tulsa, in Tuesday’s general election for Oklahoma’s labor commissioner.

  • Oklahoma Judicial Elections Commission reprimands candidate in race for Cleveland County judgeship

    By Jane Glenn Cannon, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    The state Judicial Elections Commission, an arm of the Oklahoma Bar Association, has ordered district judge candidate Jeff Virgin in Cleveland County to publish admissions of campaign violations.

  • Attorney General Scott Pruitt tells Tulsa group that religious freedom at risk in U.S.

    BY BILL SHERMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Religious freedom in the United States is under attack, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Wednesday. “I’m very concerned. I cut my teeth on religious liberty issues,” Pruitt said during the Oilfield Christian Fellowship’s 10th anniversary celebration at First Baptist Church in...

  • Tulsa County hires IT director who told employees to destroy public document

    BY KEVIN CANFIELD, Tulsa Wrold | Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Less than two weeks after instructing county employees that a public document should be "shredded, destroyed and deleted," Dan Pease on Wednesday was named Tulsa County's information technology director. Pease begins his new job Nov. 1. He is currently employed by a private company, Nomerel,...



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