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Fallin proposes hikes in tobacco, fuel and sales taxes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin proposed a major overhaul of the state’s tax code on Monday, encouraging lawmakers to increase taxes on fuel, tobacco and sales as part of … more to start collecting state sales tax in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma will soon join a growing list of states that collect sales taxes on purchases made through online retail giant Amazon, Gov. Mary Fallin announced Thursday, touting … more

Task force: Lower sentences for some nonviolent crimes

TULSA (AP) — Shortening criminal penalties for nonviolent drug offenders, offering parole to older inmates and allowing some prisoners a chance to expunge their records would help whittle … more

Panel seeks to expel lawmaker accused of harassment

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker who admitted asking his legislative assistant to send him topless photos and accompany him to a strip club should be expelled from office, a special … more

GOP pushes 2 top Cabinet picks through to full Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans jammed two of President Donald Trump’s top Cabinet picks through the Senate Finance Committee with no Democrats in the room Wednesday after suspending a rule … more

Oklahoma circuses eye opportunity

HUGO, Okla. (AP) — Sending home the nation’s most famous clowns presents an opportunity for three Oklahoma-based family-owned businesses.Hugo-based circuses can step in to fill the vacuum … more

Legacy of old trading post lives on in Pawnee

PAWNEE (AP) — Pawnee Bill’s Old Town Indian Trading Post was an idea that catered to the modern world of the 1920s and the growing use of automobiles, with a nod to the past — … more

Rape trial to continue Monday

The retrial of a man convicted of sexually assaulting a woman continued all week and will resume Monday.A jury previously convicted thirty-eight-year-old Gerald Ray Johnson Jr. of forcible sodomy, … more

Firefighters respond to shed and log fires

A shed burned Tuesday, according to the Durant Fire Department.Firefighters responded to 3594 N. 49th Ave. and upon arrival, a small shed was fully engulfed in flames and a small amount of grass was … more

AP source: Border Patrol chief says he’s been forced out

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man charged with protecting America’s borders was ousted Thursday, one day after President Donald Trump announced ambitious plans to build a massive wall at the … more

Official: Trump wants to slash EPA workforce, budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former head of President Donald Trump’s transition team at the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he expects the new administration to seek significant … more

Report: Oklahoma tribes paid state $1.123 billion since 2006

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A report on the financial impact of tribal gambling in Oklahoma says tribes have paid the state more than $1.123 billion in exclusivity fees since 2006.The Oklahoma Indian … more

Pioneering TV actress Mary Tyler Moore dies at 80

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV’s beloved “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, … more

What’s next for the Dakota Access, Keystone XL pipelines?

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s executive actions on the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines are aimed at turning the much-protested pipelines into reality. … more

Despite tornado threat, shelters rare for mobile home parks

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Ten of at least 20 people killed in a weekend tornado outbreak lived in Georgia mobile home parks, yet laws requiring storm shelters in those vulnerable communities are few … more

Lawmaker facing sexual harassment complaints won’t testify

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican legislator from Tulsa who’s been the subject of sexual harassment complaints said Monday he won’t testify before a special closed-door House … more

Hidden door, walled windows among Oklahoma Capitol mysteries

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Restoration specialists at the Oklahoma State Capitol are scratching their heads over unusual discoveries made inside the walls and in other hidden spaces of the … more
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