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Okla. Senate OKs pay raises for state workers

Posted: 05/22/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - More than 12,000 state employees at 25 state agencies would receive a pay raise in July under a bill that has been approved in the Oklahoma Senate.

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School board members met privately on Bible class

Posted: 05/22/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Emails to school board members and school administrators in a district that approved a Bible-based curriculum show that they broke into small groups for meetings with the program's chief backer to circumvent a law requiring government bodies to meet in public.

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Okla. House, Senate override reading bill veto

Updated: 05/21/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma House has voted to override Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of a bill making it easier for school districts to promote third graders who may not be reading at grade level.

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Bill would stop pay raises for Okla. officials

Posted: 05/21/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Judges on Oklahoma's appellate courts and statewide elected officials like the governor and attorney general won't be getting pay raises next year under a measure approved by a House budget panel.

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Okla. governor vetoes 3rd grade reading bill

Posted: 05/20/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have made it easier for school districts to promote third graders who may not be reading at grade level.

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Okla. House passes worker pension overhaul bill

Posted: 05/20/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma House has approved legislation that eliminates traditional pension benefits for newly hired state workers and replaces it with a 401(k)-style retirement plan.

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Hospital groundbreaking scheduled Tuesday in Moore

Posted: 05/20/2014 - MOORE, Okla. (AP) - The city of Moore is holding a remembrance ceremony in honor of the one-year anniversary of a deadly EF5 twister that killed 24 people and injured hundreds more.

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9 Oklahoma streams off impaired streams list

Posted: 05/20/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Conservation Commission says nine streams in Oklahoma have been removed from the state's list of impaired streams.

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Cherokee Nation hosting Trail of Tears event

Posted: 05/19/2014 - TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) - The Cherokee Nation is hosting an event Monday to reflect on two significant dates in the tribe's history that led to the forced removal of Cherokee people to present-day Oklahoma.

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Man, woman accused of enabling child abuse

Updated: 05/19/2014 - KONAWA, Okla. (AP) - A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of enabling child abuse after a video was posted on a social media site showing a teenager taking a running start and repeatedly kicking an 8-year-old boy in the head.

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Inhofe, Mullin support water resources bill

Posted: 05/16/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe and Congressman Markwayne Mullin are announcing their support of a new water resources bill that includes an option to expand the Port of Catoosa in northeast Oklahoma.

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Oklahoma Memorial Day travel expected to rise

Posted: 05/16/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - AAA Oklahoma says about 621,000 Oklahomans are expected to travel over Memorial Day, which amounts to a 1.7 percent increase over last year.

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Tentative deal reached on Okla. state budget

Posted: 05/16/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin's chief budget negotiator says a tentative deal has been reached with the House and Senate on a roughly $7 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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Plan to complete Okla. Indian museum languishing

Posted: 05/16/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin's chief budget negotiator says a plan to spend $40 million to complete an unfinished Indian museum near downtown Oklahoma City is apparently dead for this session.

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Fish fry reels in Republicans to Stephens County

Posted: 05/15/2014 - DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - In a state that popularized fishing with bare hands, one of the largest Republican gatherings in Oklahoma involves battered fried fish.

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Emma, Mason most popular Oklahoma baby names

Posted: 05/15/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - New state-level data from the Social Security Administration shows that Mason and Emma were the most popular baby names last year in Oklahoma.

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Lobbyist, former Oklahoma GOP chairman arrested

Posted: 05/15/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Police say a high-profile lobbyist and former chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party has been arrested on suspicion of drug possession.

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Oklahoma's Red Cross offering storm shelter grants

Posted: 05/15/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Red Cross of Oklahoma is scheduled to announce millions of dollars in storm shelter grants to several communities affected by the 2013 tornadoes.

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Okla. governor signs supplemental bill for prisons

Posted: 05/14/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A $13 million supplemental appropriations bill to help the state prison system pay its bills has been signed into law by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.

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Death penalty opponents rally to stop executions

Posted: 05/14/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will host a rally in opposition to executions and to support a moratorium on the death penalty in Oklahoma.

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Lawyer: Manning wants treatment at Leavenworth

Posted: 05/14/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer for convicted government secrets leaker Chelsea Manning says the Army private wants to get treatment for her gender disorder at the Fort Leavenworth military prison, not at a civilian federal lockup.

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