• James Beaty | CNHI News Oklahoma

McAlester Public Schools Superintendent Randy Hughes has asked the McAlester City Council to help in the school district’s quest to build a new Early Childhood Center by agreeing to a proposed city sales tax extension to help pay for it. Now, he’s waiting for an answer.

  • Cathy Spaulding | CNHI News Oklahoma

Blind students pitted their orientation skills against each other Thursday during the Regional Cane Quest competition.

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Thursday, with Republicans promising more jobs, bigger paychecks and fairer taxes. But many experts are skeptical, especially when it comes to the middle class.

  • Sean Rowley | CNHI News Oklahoma

Hopes are perhaps higher than ever that the Oklahoma Legislature can end its special session — meeting intermittently since Sept. 25 — with the budget bill passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

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"I want this to be a ministry that helps people do what God has called them to do." — Rodney Fowler, transitional housing director for Hope Outreach Ministries and founder of Calvary Crosses

  • By Sean Rowley | CNHI News Oklahoma

After several weeks of paralyzation, there was movement by the Oklahoma Legislature this week during its special session, including passage of a budget by the House of Representatives that accounts for the loss of $215 million after a cigarette tax was ruled unconstitutional.

  • By Mike Elswick | CNHI Oklahoma

It’s holiday movie blockbuster season and Felix Waller thinks Muskogee now has a blockbuster quality venue to view the latest flicks Hollywood has to offer.

  • By Joy Hampton | CNHI News Oklahoma
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Norman’s dependence on sales tax to fund everything from operating expenses and capital projects to public safety, libraries, swimming pools and parks could have repercussions in the near future. 

  • By Fred Katz | CNHI Sports Oklahoma
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OKLAHOMA CITY — If you’re into loud buzzers, you would have loved the first half of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s match against the Chicago Bulls. 

  • By Marjorie Buchanan | CNHI Oklahoma

This column will be the last one until after Thanksgiving so my wish to you: Happy Thanksgiving!

  • By Jacob McGuire | CNHI News Oklahoma
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NORMAN — A Cleveland County judge ruled that several major pharmaceutical companies will have to start producing documents and answering written questions from the state in connection with a class action lawsuit Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter filed in June.

  • By Grant D. Crawford | CNHI Oklahoma
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Fields, a mural and studio artist, let a group at the Northeastern State University Center into his world during a presentation for the Indigenous Arts Education Series on Tuesday. 

  • By Grant D. Crawford | CNHI Oklahoma
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Tahlequah residents who can't function without their morning caffeine can find a few places to get their daily dose - and soon, that will include a new shop on the Northeastern State University campus.

  • By Max Terrell | CNHI News Okahoma
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State auditor Gary Jones released an operational audit of the Stephens County Fairgrounds Tuesday, reporting fairgrounds director Mike Anderson was engaged in payroll fraud and gave unauthorized discounts that cost the fairgrounds tens of thousands of dollars.

  • By Jacob McGuire | CNHI News Oklahoma
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The man that led law enforcement on a three-hour-long, multi-county chase Nov. 10, faces more than eight charges, including three felonies.

  • By Grant D. Crawford | CNHI News Oklahoma
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TAHLEQUAH RESIDENTS showed their support for the military Saturday, with a number of celebrations and events slated on Veterans Day to thank them for their service and remember their sacrifices.

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Cherokee County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a man Nov. 10 after his pistol allegedly fired and left a bullet hole in his neighbors' home.