TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe predicts his party will regain the majority in the U.S. Senate after the November elections — but even with that advantage, he believes Republicans won't have a veto-proof majority.
Inhofe made the remarks Monday morning during a breakfast in Tulsa sponsored by the State Chamber of Oklahoma.
The 77-year-old senator, who is not up for re-election this year, touted several recent accomplishments, including funding state transportation projects and passing into law his so-called Pilot's Bill of Rights.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Choctaw Nation code talkers who served in two world wars and the first Oklahoma National Guard female general will be among those inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame on November 9th.
The Oklahoman reported in Sunday's editions that Choctaw code talkers used their native language on the battlefields against the German army in World War One and World War Two.
Major General LaRita Aragon will be honored for her military service. Aragon was an educator before entering the Oklahoma Air National Guard.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — High temperatures and an ongoing drought are having an impact on more than just crops and livestock.
State health officials say they are also creating ideal conditions for the growth of a tiny, single-cell organism that lives in Oklahoma's rivers, lakes and ponds and can cause a disease that is almost always fatal.
The organism is called Naegleria fowleri and is being blamed for the death of a 9-year-old Bryan County boy who contracted primary amoebic meningo -encephalitis after swimming in the Red River last month.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have seized more than 20 pounds of crystal methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Muskogee County.
Sheriff Charles Pearson says the stop happened Thursday afternoon on Interstate 40 near Webbers Falls. The sheriff says the drugs have a street value of $1 million.
Authorities say a man was driving from Fort Worth, Texas, to Fort Smith, Ark. when he was pulled over in Muskogee County. Deputy Jeff Gragg says the county's drug dog discovered the methamphetamine in the car's trunk.
The man was booked on drug trafficking complaints.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's unemployment rate was up slightly in July — but remains more than 3 percent below the national jobless rate.
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that unemployment in the state was up two-tenths of a percentage point from June to stand at 4.9 percent in July. The national unemployment rate is 8.3 percent.
The commission said the number of Oklahomans without a job increased by 2,860 to 87,820.
Total employment fell by 1,980 to just more than 1.7 million.