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OKLAHOMA CITY — Located less than three football fields away, Stables Resort, Restaurant and Lodge is perfectly positioned to capitalize on the tens of thousands of guests who explore Northwest Oklahoma’s Alabaster Caverns State Park each year.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) CEO Joe Dorman recently expressed disappointment with House members who voted to advance HB 1482, a bill to roll back criminal justice reforms approved by voters on the 2016 ballot. State Questions 780 and 781 – both of which passe…

Since 2013, Oklahoma taxpayers have been allowed to take a state income-tax credit in exchange for donations made to private schools. Now, a state lawmaker and others are wondering: Why not offer tax credits for donations to public schools?

Edmond North High School seniors Marcus Moss and Madison Bules served as Senate pages for State Sen. Adam Pugh, R-Edmond, during the fifth week of the legislative session from March 6-10. Marcus is the son of Edmond resident Rona Strothers and Madison is the daughter of Edmond residents Todd…

OKLAHOMA CITY – Gross Receipts to the Treasury in February were slightly higher than those in the same month of last year. It marked a second month of positive growth following 20 months of contraction, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced this week.

OKLAHOMA CITY — A measure that would bring the state’s driver’s license up to federal standards and allow Oklahomans to easily access military bases and hop onto planes is heading to Gov. Mary Fallin’s desk.

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CORRECTIONS — Two corrections are necessary in this article. We attributed the following to Ruth Magnusson Davis: “The definition of Biblical apocrypha is the Septuagint, the ancient and best known Greek version of the Old Testament ….” Magnusson Davis said the Septuagint is not the same thi…

Great Clips recently held a ribbon cutting to celebrate its grand opening at 941 W. I-35 Frontage Road in Edmond. Pictured is owner Hobi Hague (holding plaque) along with his family and members of the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce.

Turkey is traditionally the entrée of choice during the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s also the most expensive item of the feast. That’s why INTEGRIS has made it an annual tradition to provide turkeys to its employees, said a spokesperson.

The Board of Education of Francis Tuttle Technology Center School District No. 21 is announcing that statutorily qualified individuals interested in running as a candidate for the zone two (2) seat may do so during an upcoming filing period.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program, is now accepting applications for its 2017 Youth Leadership Oklahoma (YLOK) class. The application deadline is 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Applicants must be high school juniors or home-schooled equivalent with at least…

Oklahoma City — Tis the season for toy shopping, but Easter Seals Oklahoma has a request for special toys for their boys and girls. Therapeutic and sensory toys help students with disabilities work on hand-eye coordination, fine and gross motor skills and social interaction. It can also be u…

Drivers on Oklahoma interstates will soon see signs of the state’s effort to improve alternative fueling infrastructure. On Nov. 3, the Federal Highway Administration designated I-35, I-40 and I-44 in Oklahoma as alternative fuel corridors, a special designation aimed at improving the mobili…

OKLAHOMA CITY — Pressure is building on lawmakers to give school teachers raises for the first time in nearly a decade, after voters rejected a ballot question to fund those raises by hiking the sales tax.

Oklahoma City — Citing last week’s report that Oklahoma leads the nation in cuts in per-pupil spending for education, State Senate District 47 candidate Judy Mullen Hopper charged that Republica incumbent Sen. Greg Treat bears much of the responsibility for Oklahoma’s educational and budget crises.

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said he was surprised to see numerous billboards in Oklahoma opposing Oklahoma State Question 777 (Right to Farm).

The Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE) Genealogy group in Oklahoma county is offering a workshop for the beginning or even novice genealogist. The educational seminar will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the OSU Extension Conference Center, 2500 N.E. 63rd S…

Rain and snow bring a lot of crazy weather to Oklahoma, said Charles Kuster, a meteorologist living in Edmond and working in Norman. Precipitation patterns change a lot, said Kuster, who specializes in severe storms with the use of weather radar. He is a research associate at the University …

Wednesday, Oct. 19 marks the 35th anniversary of crime victims’ rights in Oklahoma. Thirty-five years ago, Oklahoma District Attorneys, led by Mike Turpen, walked the halls of the Capitol, fighting for victims of crime. It was on this day in 1981 that the Oklahoma’s Crime Victims Compensatio…

WASHINGTON - An air war between Democrats and Republicans in upstate New York is giving a glimpse of attacks likely to be replicated in key congressional races in states including Pennsylvania and Iowa in the final three weeks of the campaign.

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The federal government said no to Kentucky’s request for another year’s extension to conform to new requirements for drivers’ licenses, but most Kentuckians won’t feel any effect at least in the short term.

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A new report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals high levels of chromium-6 contaminates in 2/3 of tap water in the United States. The level is above what some scientists say is safe, based on federal water testing data.

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma State Board of Education (OSBE) approved the reallocation of $3.4 million in previously mandated cuts to the Support of Public School Activities today. The funds were part of the $40.2 million returned to the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) earlier …

After Saturday's magnitude 5.6 earthquake, the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management remains in contact with local emergency managers in the affected areas as well as officials at the Governor's Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma C…

The University of Central Oklahoma invites the community to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks alongside UCO students, faculty and staff with a remembrance ceremony at 9 a.m. Sept. 9 under the Blue Tent at Broncho Lake. Broncho Lake is located near the center of Central’s campus…

The more things change the more they stay the same … but with a difference. Before Batman, we had The Shadow — a super hero originating before I was born and still going strong by the time we met via radio in the early 40s. The music would swell and we’d hurry into wherever the family radio …

State Treasurer Ken Miller is announcing the launch of the Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan VIP Fan Experience Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes will see one lucky OSU fan and one lucky OU fan each win $1,529 toward a college savings account, four tickets to an upcoming OSU or OU game, autograph…

State Representatives Jason Murphey and Mark Lepak, who currently serve as the Chair and Vice-Chair of the House State Government Operations Committee respectively, are taking note of an important milestone in the effort to unify Oklahoma state government's information technology resources.

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Institute for Science and International Security issued a report today stating that Iran was not in compliance with the Iran Nuclear Deal negations when sanctions were lifted on Jan. 16. The report shows that the Obama Administration, in coordination with the P5+1 nations…

NORMAN — Have a unique object from the natural or cultural world on your hands? Experts from the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History can help identify your family heirlooms, fossils, rocks and other finds at the annual Science in Action and Object I.D. Day, taking place from 1-5 p.m…

Oklahoma State auditor and inspector Gary Jones will be speaking at noon today during the Kiwanis Club of Edmond’s meeting in the Cherokee Room of the Nigh University Center on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma. Lunch is available and visitors are invited to the meetings.

STONINGTON, CONN. — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that in 2016 it has awarded a record 128 new scholarships.

Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School announces the 2016-17 Pom squad including back row from left: Juniors Caroline Rowland, Emily Pace, Emily Cole, Sophia McCasland, Tara Thompson, Natalie Chansolme; co-captain Ann Cooper and co-captain Grace Sanchez. Sophomore Pom members are front row f…

Edmond North high school seniors, who took the ACT college entrance exam in the spring of 2016, achieved significant gains in all four core areas of the test culminating in a composite score of 24.5, a gain of five-tenths over last year’s composite according to information released today by ACT.

Elizabeth Lyons of Edmond has been named to the University of Dallas Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester for earning a semester GPA of 3.5 or higher. Lyons’ major is undeclared at this time.

The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma will begin handing out appointment letters for the 2016 Angel Tree Program for residents in Oklahoma County at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at their social services office located at 1001 N. Pennsylvania in Oklahoma City.

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