DA sues grand jury petition sponsors
District Attorney Janice Steidley and two top assistants Wednesday filed a wide-ranging defamation lawsuit against the sponsors of a citizens petition to impanel a grand jury investigation of the prosecutors.
Panel shoots down pay hike for legislators
Oklahoma’s lawmakers won’t be getting a raise any time soon, a state panel decided on Tuesday.
Increasing numbers of Americans are catching on to Congress
A new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll says 60 percent of Americans would like to fire everyone in Congress. When I read this, my thought was: What’s wrong with the other 40 percent?
PETITION DISMISSED: Judge Sellers rules signature collection form unauthorized
A judge Tuesday tossed out the citizens petition to impanel a grand jury to investigate District Attorney Janice Steidley, her top assistants and two county commissioners, ruling the sponsors collected nearly 7,000 voter names on an unauthorized signature form.
Business owner expounds on popularity of smoking alternative
At the turn of the 19th Century, “having a case of the vapors” was considered a bad thing; but in 2013, the phrase has taken on a different meaning altogether.
‘Flat budgets’ possible for state agencies next year
Oklahoma’s top finance official warned state agency directors Monday to prepare for the possibility of flat budgets next fiscal year after a report showing collections this quarter to the state’s general fund trail those from the same time last year.
Judge dismisses lawsuit against Tulsa oral surgeon
An Oklahoma judge has tossed out a lawsuit against an oral surgeon accused of keeping filthy office conditions at his two Tulsa-area clinics.
Head of Okla. Teachers Retirement System fired
The executive director of the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System was fired after trustees found out he granted severance packages to a dozen employees without obtaining the required approval.
2 in custody for shooting of 5 at Tulsa event
Gunfire that left five people injured at a traditional Hmong New Year’s festival rattled a peaceful, tight-knit east Tulsa community, where some feared Sunday the rampage could deter others from attending upcoming cultural celebrations.
Legislator looks to broaden Open Records Act
A state legislator on Tuesday quizzed two court clerks over why public court records aren’t readily available online during a hearing examining broadening Oklahoma’s Open Records Act.
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