Speaker Shannon says he’s running for US Senate
Oklahoma’s Republican House Speaker T.W. Shannon told colleagues Tuesday that he will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated early by U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn but remain speaker “for the time being.”
Keating says he won’t seek Coburn’s US Senate seat
Former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating says he won’t run for the open U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Tom Coburn.
LIVE: 2014 State of the Union address
President Barack Obama delivers his fifth State of the Union address this evening to a joint session of Congress. He is expected to address issues of income inequality, immigration and pre-school education.
Okla. House members eye Shannon post if he resigns
At least two key members of the Oklahoma House are lining up votes to be the chamber’s next leader, anticipating that Speaker T.W. Shannon will launch a bid for the U.S. Senate and give up the House’s top post days before the 2014 session opens.
Oklahoma Health Dept. says 20 have died from flu
The Oklahoma State Department of Health says the number of people who have died due to the flu in Oklahoma rose by eight this week to 20.
Grand jury to hear more witnesses, evidence
The multicounty grand jury charged with investigating accusations of misconduct by Rogers County officials recessed Thursday until Feb. 4-6, saying it needed to hear from more witnesses before returning a finding in the matter.
UPDATE: OU president says lockdown likely false alarm
The president of the University of Oklahoma says a campus lockdown likely was the result of a false alarm.
Oklahoma governor to propose income tax cut
Republican Gov. Mary Fallin will propose a “responsible, measured” income tax cut during next month’s State of the State speech, despite a projected $170 million shortfall in the budget for the next fiscal year, a top aide confirmed on Wednesday.
Speaker Shannon mulling over US Senate bid
Oklahoma’s Republican House Speaker T.W. Shannon is considering whether to give up his seat in the state Legislature to run for the U.S. Senate post being vacated by Sen. Tom Coburn.
Bill would allow counties to approve horse slaughter plants
State Sen. Randy Bass has filed legislation giving Oklahomans control over whether to allow horse slaughter plants in their communities. Senate Joint Resolution 66 would require proposed equine slaughter facilities to be approved by a majority of qualified voters in the county where the facility is to be located.
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