Pawhuska, OK – Newly elected district attorney in Okla. deployed
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma district attorney is among those being deployed to Afghanistan where he will lead a combat team as a colonel in the Oklahoma National Guard.
District Attorney Rex Duncan for Osage and Pawnee counties told the Tulsa World that he was told in December he was on a list for possible deployment. Duncan was elected in November and took office in January.
Oklahoma City, OK – Hispanics now outnumber Native Americans in Okla.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) New U.S. Census Bureau figures for Oklahoma show a state that's been considered the heart of the nation's Indian Country since the Trail of Tears nearly two centuries ago now has more residents who identify themselves as Hispanic than Native American.
Tulsa, OK – House Speaker Kris Steele today announced the eight members of the special bipartisan committee that will investigate the allegations that led to state Rep. Randy Terrill being charged with felony bribery.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State finance officials say consumer spending jumped for the seventh month in a row in January, indicating Oklahomans are shaking off the effects of a long recession.
Office of State Finance Director Preston Doerflinger said Monday that collections by the state's general revenue fund last month are more than those from January 2010 by almost $80 million. He says collections also beat official estimates by almost $24 million.