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Superintendent Barresi resists calls to resign

Posted: 09/25/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma state schools Superintendent Janet Barresi says she has no plans to step down, despite calls for her resignation from a member of the state Board of Education and a state legislator.

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Senators: Widen Medicaid program for frail seniors

Posted: 09/25/2014 - WASHINGTON -- More than a dozen U.S. senators from both parties are calling on the Obama administration to broaden a Medicaid program for the nation's frailest seniors, calling it a proven alternative to pricier nursing home care as states seek to limit long-term medical costs.

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Senator's live pigeon shoot draws criticism

Posted: 09/24/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY -- U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. is facing criticism from animal rights groups over a fundraiser he held earlier this month in which live pigeons were thrown into the air for participants to shoot out of the sky.

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Oklahoma school shelter advocates support petition

Posted: 09/23/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY -- Supporters of an initiative petition to place storm shelters in every public school in Oklahoma say they have four more weeks to gather enough signatures to put the measure on a statewide ballot.

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Inmate appeals murder conviction

Posted: 09/22/2014 - Oklahoma attorney Scott Pruitt released more than 200 pages of opinion on the Karl Fontenot murder case on Monday.

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Company to add 65 jobs at Oklahoma mill

Posted: 09/22/2014 - VALLIANT, Okla. -- Gov. Mary Fallin says a southeastern Oklahoma containerboard mill will create 65 jobs as it increases its capacity next summer.

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Oklahoma attorneys seek rehab center records

Posted: 09/22/2014 - McALESTER, Okla. -- Attorneys in Oklahoma are preparing to argue that the state should release a report about a drug rehabilitation facility where three patients died.

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Fort Sill released from immigrant children mission

Posted: 09/18/2014 - FORT SILL, Okla. -- Officials at Fort Sill in southwestern Oklahoma say the fort has been officially released from its mission to provide temporary housing to unaccompanied immigrant children

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Judge doubts Oklahoma ready for Nov. 13 execution

Posted: 09/18/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY -- A federal judge says he's concerned Oklahoma won't be able to give its execution team more training before three inmates are scheduled to be executed this fall.

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Oklahoma's Bridenstine opposes plan for Syrian rebel aid

Posted: 09/18/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY -- Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine was the only member of Oklahoma's U.S. House delegation to vote against President Barack Obama's request to train and arm rebels fighting Islamic State militants in Syria.

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Okla. lawmakers consider different method to execute death row inmates

Updated: 09/18/2014 - Oklahoma became the first state to allow lethal injection as a method of execution for death row inmates back in 1977, but after the botched execution of Clayton Lockett in April, some state lawmakers are considering using a different method to execute death row inmates. They're even turning to a local university to research one option.

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Oklahoma releases A-F report cards for schools

Posted: 09/17/2014 - OKLAHOMA CITY -- More than one quarter of Oklahoma's public schools received a grade of F or D on annual report cards released by the state Department of Education.

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