Judge Dana Kuehn named to CCA


Governor Mary Fallin has appointed Judge Dana Kuehn to the Court of Criminal Appeals. Kuehn, of Tulsa, succeeds Judge Clancy Smith. Kuehn, a former prosecutor, has served as a Tulsa County associate district judge since 2006, where she presides over civil litigation. Before moving to handle civil cases in 2009, she presided over criminal felony […]

Road projects slowed by budget woes


The Oklahoma Transportation Commission voted on Oct. 2 to approve the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s new eight-year construction plan, which includes highway and bridge projects for federal fiscal years 2018-2025. In Oklahoma’s urban areas, reconstruction of U.S. 75 along the east leg of the Inner Dispersal Loop in downtown Tulsa and I-40 interchange reconstruction and […]

Baptists continue helping in Texas


HOUSTON—More than a month after a Category 4 hurricane flooded the city of Houston and much of southern Texas, Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) continues relief efforts in Spring, Texas and surrounding areas. DR mobilized chainsaw and mud-out teams to homes that sustained damage due to high floodwaters, as well as a large feeding unit […]

More deer collisions are anticipated


Oklahoma drivers are slightly more likely to collide with a deer in the coming year than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The odds drivers will hit a deer in Oklahoma in the coming year are 1 in 194, below the national odds of 1 in 162. Using its […]

Rabid bat at Oklahoma City Zoo


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is looking for anyone who had direct contact with a rabid wild bat found at the Oklahoma City Zoo October 1. The bat was not part of the zoo’s animal collection and was found on the ground along a path between the Great EscApe habitat and the Big […]

Lankford sponsors pro-life measure


Senators James Lankford, R-Okla., Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa introduced the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S.1922), a bill to ban abortion past five months of pregnancy. The U.S .House of Representatives passed the same legislation by a vote of 237-189. If the Senate passes this bill, the president has committed to […]

‘Fake news’ paints an incorrect picture of teacher pay


Thanks to “fake news” from the liberal news media, Oklahomans are not getting a true picture of state funding of public education, according to Rep. Michael Rogers, R-Broken Arrow. Rogers, who was a school administrator before running for office, is chairman of the House Common Education Committee. “The reality is that the newspaper business today […]

Special session stalls due to arguments over tax hikes


The Special Session of the Oklahoma Legislature is spinning its wheels because of obstructionism from the Democrat minority and a veto threat from Gov. Mary Fallin. The unified Democrats have pledged to not vote for a $1.50 tax increase on cigarettes unless the Republicans include a permanent increase on the production of oil and natural […]

Gary Richardson puts $1 million in his gubernatorial race


Tulsa attorney Gary Richardson has put a total of $1 million into his campaign fund for governor of Oklahoma. “We’re in it to win it,” said Richardson.  “that’s why my wife, Lanna, and I made the decision to put $1 million of our own money into this race. “I refuse to be beholden to the […]

Accountability Commission members


House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka, has named his appointees to the Agency Performance and Accountability Commission, created during the recent legislative session to give lawmakers more oversight of state agencies and their budgets. House Bill 2311, authored by McCall, was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the governor in May. The bill […]