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4:27 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

Oklahomans for Equality Hosts a "Conference for Change"

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12:01 pm
Wed February 16, 2011

Afghan Bound

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma soldiers headed for Afghanistan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Family members and friends will converge on Oklahoma City for a farewell ceremony for more than 3,200 Oklahoma National Guard members headed for Afghanistan.

Officials say because a large number of people are anticipated, Wednesday morning's ceremony will be held in two locations.

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7:58 am
Wed February 16, 2011

DA Deployed

Rex Duncan
State of Oklahoma

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.

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7:55 am
Wed February 16, 2011

Census Update

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.

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7:50 am
Wed February 16, 2011

Wednesday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's top local stories from KWGS News:

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Local & Regional
3:09 pm
Tue February 15, 2011

Storm Recovery

Tulsa, OK – As Tulsa looks forward to better weather, organizations like the Salvation Army seek to restock supplies used during two weeks of snow.

The Salvation Army's Sallie Godwin says you can donate by using your cell phone.

All the aid will go toward replenishing the Salvation Army's food supply.

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12:58 pm
Tue February 15, 2011

Supreme Court Side Steps Issue

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Supreme Court denies constitutional challenge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a constitutional challenge against the state's Judicial Nominating Commission.

The high court on Tuesday overruled claims in a lawsuit that challenged the makeup of the commission that nominates candidates to fill judicial vacancies.

The case could have affected some recent judicial appointments including at least one Supreme Court justice.

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7:59 am
Tue February 15, 2011

Committee Picked

Randy Terrill
State of Oklahoma

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.

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7:54 am
Tue February 15, 2011

Revenue Is Up

Oklahoma City, OK –

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.

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