Car tips for Tulsa’s summer heat


With temperatures across Oklahoma expected to flirt with 100 degrees, AAA is reminding drivers that the risk of engines overheating, older batteries failing and tire troubles grows with each day of the extreme weather. “The effect this kind of weather can have on your car is cumulative so we’ll be fielding lots of calls” says […]

Civil Air Patrol elevates Col. Roberts


Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Col. David L. Roberts assumed command of CAP’s Oklahoma Wing in a change-of-command ceremony held July 22 at Tinker Air Force Base. Roberts replaces Col. Dale E. Newell, who had held the position for the past 27 months. Newell now will serve on CAP’s Board of Governors. CAP is a congressionally […]

AG files charges in 1984 murder case


Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s new Criminal Justice Division has filed first-degree murder charges on a 1984 cold case that happened at a lumberyard in Idabel. According to documents filed in McCurtain County, Ernest Lewis is accused of shooting and killing Johnny Smith on June 28, 1984, during their shift at the K.C.S. Lumber Company. […]

Nudist convention here


DEPEW, Okla. (PRNewswire) – Nudists from all across North America will converge upon small town Oklahoma August 7 – 14. Oaklake Trails Naturist Park (OLT), located just off historic Route 66 halfway between Tulsa and Oklahoma City, will host the 86th annual Ameri- can Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) Convention. AANR Convention attendees will enjoy […]

Sen. Eddie Field to run for Lt. Gov.


State Senator Eddie Fields, a rancher and small businessman from Osage County, will run for Lieutenant Governor in 2018. Oklahoma’s current lieutenant governor, Todd Lamb, is term-limited and seeking the Republican nomination for governor. Fields was first elected to the Oklahoma Senate in 2010. Prior to that he served one term in the Oklahoma House […]

Licensing midwives is an interim Senate study


Controversial Sen. Erwin Yen, R-Oklahoma City, wants an interim committee to look at licensing midwives. President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz, R-Altus, announced approval of that study and other interim studies requested by members of the Oklahoma Senate. A total of 44 interim study requests were approved. Schulz’s own request for an interim study will examine […]

Osborn is removed after tax hike push


House Speaker Charles McCall named state Rep. Kevin Wallace as chair of the House Appropriations & Budget Committee after removing Rep. Leslie Osborne, R-Mustang. Osborne drew praise from the liberal news media, including an editorial from Wayne Greene of the liberal Tulsa World, for her efforts to raise taxes in the last legislative session. She […]

Law helping lower medical costs


In April 2016, Gov. Mary Fallin signed Senate Bill 1148 into law and Oklahoma into history as the first state to pass legislation intended to put an end to counterproductive mandates that drive up the cost of medical care and limit patient choice. Twenty-two states have now introduced bills inspired by this legislation sponsored by […]

Closing a loophole on sex offenders


Legislation has been filed that seeks to close a loophole in Oklahoma statutes that allow sex offenders to live next door or near their victim. House Bill 1124, by Rep. Kyle Hilbert and Sen. James Leewright, looks to change Oklahoma statutes to include the residency of the victim of a sex crime to the list […]

DHS cuts are just a political stunt


State Rep. and House Majority Leader Mike Sanders admonished Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) administrators for cutting programs serving vulnerable children and adults. DHS last week announced it would cut almost $30 million from programs that serve senior meals, help keep disabled adults in their homes instead of nursing homes, and serve the state’s […]