OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — About 250 demonstrators marched on Oklahoma's state Capitol to protest legislation restricting reproductive rights.
UniteWomen.org organized "United Against the War on Women" marches and rallies across the nation Saturday in response to bills that it perceives as attacking reproductive and voting rights.
Demonstrators said measures such as the personhood act take away a woman's control over her own body. Senate Bill 1433 would declare that life begins at conception. Protesters said they want lawmakers to focus on education and health care issues.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Cherokee Nation Businesses has reached a "separation agreement" with its chief executive officer.
Officials announced Friday that Dave Stewart will be paid $2.67 million as part of the agreement, which took effect immediately.
Stewart told The Tulsa World the agreement he and the Cherokee Nation Businesses board of directors reached was amicable and mutual. He said it has been a pleasure to serve the Cherokee people for the past 10 years.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge has ruled a tribe seeking to build a casino in Broken Arrow can't use sovereign immunity as an argument to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Oklahoma Attorney General's office.
U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell on Thursday accepted the state's argument that Kialegee Tribal Town's corporate charter allows it "to sue and be sued." Frizzell also noted that Congress nullified tribal immunity from lawsuits involving gaming activities.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — American Electric Power is disputing a new study that claims pollution from its 26 coal-fired power plants caused up to 3,200 deaths last year.
The analysis was done for the New York-based Natural Resources Defense Council. It also estimated that the combined economic toll from the pollution emitted by AEP plants was as high as $24 billion in 2011.
The study also claims that AEP's plants caused more than 20,000 asthma attacks and more than 1 million lost work days last year.
PRAGUE, Okla. (AP) — A small earthquake has been reported in Lincoln County in central Oklahoma.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 2.8-magnitude quake was recorded about five miles northwest of Prague around 9:14 p.m. Friday. A sheriff's office dispatcher said Saturday she wasn't aware of any injury or damage reports.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State leaders are claiming success in pushing some of their major initiatives past a key legislative deadline this week, but with a month left in the 2012 session it's clear not everyone is getting all they wanted.
Proponents for deep tax cuts and the ultimate elimination of the state's income tax, anti-abortion groups, district attorneys and anti-smoking advocates all have suffered setbacks so far this legislative session.