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Screening of Native

Last Updated by Aaron Morvan on

The OU School of Native American Studies and OETA are hosting an advanced screening and discussion of Native America—a new series coming October 23 to OETA.

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Veto Referendum

Last Updated by Steve Bennett on

Uncertainty over tax hikes hurts efforts to keep Oklahoma educators in the classroom.

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State of the State - 2018

Last Updated by Aaron Morvan on

Governor Mary Fallin will deliver her eighth and final State of the State Address Monday, February 5 at 12:30 pm.

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Happy Birthday to Public Broadcasting

Last Updated by Aaron Morvan on

Today, we celebrate 50 years of public broadcasting by commemorating the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967.

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Meet Simi

Last Updated by Aaron Morvan on

Meet Simi, finalist for the 2017 OETA Create Cooking Challenge.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments

Posted by Aaron Morvan on

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, the Oklahoma Supreme Court heard oral arguments for three different suits against the state.

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State Revenues Continue to Drop

Posted by Bob Sands on

For the 19th month in a row, state revenues have fallen below income at the same time a year earlier. For September, gross receipts dropped almost 10% compared to the same month last year. The last time September collections were lower was in 2010.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Tosses Another Anti-Abortion Law

Posted by Bob Sands on

The state's highest court has unanimously agreed that another law attempting to put restrictions on abortions in Oklahoma is unconstitutional. The law covered four issues which the court struck down as log-rolling, passing a law that covers more than one topic. The law involved minors and parental consent; tissue preservation; inspection of clinics' and legal liability for providers.

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Marijuana Petition Drive Clears First Hurdle

Posted by Bob Sands on

Oklahoma Secretary of State Chris Benge says his office counted 67,761 signatures on petitions calling for State Question 788 to be on the November 8th ballot. The measure proposes to legalize medical marijuana. That is barely 17-hundred more signatures than is required for the issue to get on the ballot. Several more steps must yet be completed before the issue can be put before voters.

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State Sued Over $140 million Cut from State Agencies

Posted by Bob Sands on

Governor Fallin is now being sued over the $140.8 million that she is holding on to that came from cuts that were made last fiscal year to state agencies. Clients who get services from the Department of Human Services are named as plaintiff's. The Governor is talking about a calling a special session of the legislature to use the money for teacher pay raises.

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