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7:39 am
Sat June 9, 2012

Governor Signs Final Bills from 2012 Session

Governor Fallin
State of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Governor Mary Fallin has signed into law the last 20 bills adopted by the 2012 Oklahoma Legislature and vetoed three others.

Fallin disposed of the remaining bills from the legislative session on Friday. Lawmakers convened on February 6th and adjourned on May 25th.

Local & Regional
7:07 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Oklahoma AG Appeals off-label Abortion Drug Ruling

Scott Pruitt
State of Oklahoma-File Photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorney General Scott Pruitt says he's appealing a judge's ruling that struck down an Oklahoma law restricting the off-label use of certain abortion-inducing drugs.

District Judge Donald Worthington last month invalidated the 2011 law, saying it violated a woman's fundamental right to privacy and bodily integrity. .

But Pruitt said Thursday the judge ruled the Oklahoma Constitution contains a right to an abortion, a right never before recognized in any Oklahoma court.

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Local & Regional
7:04 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Chesapeake Shareholders to Meet with Board, Execs --- Live Blogging at State Impact

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shareholders of the nation's second largest natural gas producer are preparing to meet with its board of directors and executives amid concerns that the CEO's personal financial activities may have created a conflict of interest.

Shareholders of Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. will meet with company officials Friday during Chesapeake's annual shareholder's meeting.

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Local & Regional
6:55 am
Fri June 8, 2012

OU Center to Offer Prize in Diabetes Research

David Boren
OU

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma has announced the establishment of a cash prize for biomedical research in diabetes.

President David Boren said from Philadelphia Thursday the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at the University of Oklahoma will award the $250,000 Harold Hamm International Prize and administer it to recognize and promote lasting achievements in diabetes research. Hamm, the Continental Resources CEO, also was on hand for the announcement.

Boren and Hamm both have Type 2 diabetes

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Local & Regional
8:57 am
Thu June 7, 2012

3 more winners chosen in Miss Oklahoma pageant

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Miss Frontier Country has won the talent competition in the second preliminary night of the 2012 Miss Oklahoma Pageant.

Veronica Wisniewski picked up a $1,000 scholarship Wednesday for her ballet performance en pointe to "Beethoven's Fifth." The 20-year-old Oklahoma City resident attends Oklahoma City Community College, and won the preliminary swimsuit competition Tuesday night.

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Local & Regional
8:54 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Boeing Oklahoma Grand Opening

File photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin will join officials from The Boeing Co. for the grand opening of its new Oklahoma City facility.

The ceremony is planned for Thursday afternoon at the new Boeing office building near Tinker Air Force base.

The new facility will house Boeing's avionics modernization programs for several military aircraft, including the B-1 bomber and C-130 transport aircraft. Boeing is bringing more than 1,000 new jobs to the Oklahoma City facility.

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Local & Regional
1:16 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Governor to Attend Energy Trade Show in Canada

Governor Fallin
State of Oklahoma-File Photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin will lead a delegation of eight Oklahoma oil and gas companies to the Global Petroleum Show in Canada.

Fallin will be joined by Oklahoma Energy Secretary Michael Ming and officials from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce at the trade show next week in Calgary.

The delegation includes energy companies from Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Enid and Pawnee.

Local & Regional
7:10 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Oklahoma Revenue Grows but Oil, Gas Prices Remain Low

Ken Miller
Stat

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller says revenue collections by the state continue to rise in spite of low crude oil and natural gas prices.

Miller released his office's monthly gross receipts report for May on Tuesday. Miller says increases in state revenue are being driven primarily by income and sales taxes.

He says May revenue collections were up 5.8 percent from May of last year. That compares to average growth over the past 12 months of 9.2 percent.

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Local & Regional
7:07 am
Wed June 6, 2012

BA Students Get Diplomas; 7-Others Don't

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Education has granted waivers to two Broken Arrow students who completed their coursework but were denied their diplomas because they didn't pass end-of-instruction tests.

The Oklahoman  reports the board on Tuesday granted a waiver to a student who had been accepted at a university. The reason for granting a waiver to the other student wasn't disclosed.

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Local & Regional
11:00 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Pawnee County Sheriff's Ouster Affirmed by Court

PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has upheld the ouster of a former Pawnee County sheriff accused of willful neglect of duty.

The high court on Tuesday affirmed the November 2010 ouster of former Sheriff Roger Price. A grand jury accused Price of releasing a prisoner who hadn't posted bond and not detaining a man who came to the jail to surrender on an outstanding warrant.

Price filed appealed the jury's decision but the Supreme Court affirmed his ouster.

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