TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Tulsa has approved a segment of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline planned to run from Cushing to Texas.
Ross Adkins, chief of public affairs for the Tulsa district, confirmed the decision Friday. If the overall project is approved by the president, the pipeline would eventually transport tar sands oil from western Canada down to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Temperature records for June are being set across Oklahoma with 22 new record highs during the month and 13 others being tied.
Associate state climatologist Gary McManus said Thursday that it's too early to say that the summer heat will approach the record-setting heat of last year. But he acknowledged there is growing concern. McManus said the combination of the heat and a lack of rain since April has led to the extreme temperatures.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has narrowly approved an initiative petition that seeks a vote of the people on a proposal to allow grocery stores in Oklahoma's largest counties to sell wine.
In a 5-4 decision Thursday, the court rejected arguments by opponents of the petition that it violates the state and U.S. constitutions.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Monthly service charges will increase for Oklahoma Natural Gas customers under a $9.5 million rate case settlement that has been recommended for approval.
Oklahoma Corporation Commission administrative law judge James Myles on Thursday recommended adoption of the agreement reached by ONG, Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office and a group representing industrial consumers. The settlement now goes to commission members for final approval.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma says a small Indian tribe is violating a federal order barring activity at the site of a half-built casino by operating a fireworks stand out of the facility and trucking in building supplies.
In May, U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell ruled the Kialegee Tribal Town lacked jurisdiction to build a casino on a 20-acre parcel in Broken Arrow and issued an injunction halting construction at the site.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation are decrying the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the federal health care law.
U.S. Rep Tom Cole says the court has spoken — and it's up to voters to make their voices heard in the November presidential election. Rep. John Sullivan, who was defeated in Tuesday's primary, says the ruling could "forever change" the relationship between the federal government and its citizens.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul -- ruling in favor of the requirement that most Americans can be required to have health insurance, or else pay a penalty.
The decision means the historic overhaul will continue to take effect over the next several years, affecting the way countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care.
The ruling also hands President Barack Obama a campaign-season victory.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former prosecutor Rob Wallace will face Muskogee seed company owner Wayne Herriman in an August runoff for the Democratic nomination in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District.
Wallace led Tuesday's primary over Wayne Herriman, but not by enough to secure the nomination outright. Retired schoolteacher Earl Everett finished third and forced Herriman and Wallace into an Aug. 28 primary runoff.