OKLAHOMA CITY — Fueled by tea party enthusiasm and bitter opposition to President Obama, Oklahoma voters in November pushed Republican control of the statehouse to historic levels. Armed now with veto-proof majorities in the House and Senate, Republican leaders will continue pushing that they call a pro-jobs, pro-business agenda while wrangling with increasingly conservative GOP caucuses determined to exert states’ rights and reject federal mandates.
Will Rogers Masonic Lodge accepting donations for Moore tornado survivors
The Will Rogers Masonic Lodge is enlisting the community’s help to provide items for the victims of the Moore tornado.
Obama pledges urgent aid to Oklahoma town
President Barack Obama pledged urgent government help for Oklahoma Tuesday in the wake of “one of the most destructive” storms in the nation’s history.
Moore Tornado: Death toll revised, at least 24 killed
Emergency crews combed the sticks and rubble remains of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday morning less than a day after a massive tornado slammed through the community, flattening homes and demolishing an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least seven children, and those numbers were expected to climb.
UPDATE: Tornado-hit states brace for more bad storms
When Lindsay Carter heard on the radio that a violent storm was approaching her rural Oklahoma neighborhood, she gathered her belongings and fled. When she returned, there was little left.
Tornadoes knock trucks over, leave trail of damage
Several tornadoes roared through Oklahoma Sunday, knocking semi-trucks off the overpass of U.S. Highway 177 onto Interstate 40 in Shawnee and causing damage on the southeast side of Carney.
Plans to fund Okla. pop culture museum still alive
Backers of a museum devoted to Oklahoma popular culture said they're still hopeful state lawmakers will approve $40 million for the project before adjourning in two weeks.
Fallin urges Okla. Legislature for health care fix
Gov. Mary Fallin proposed a last-minute legislative change on Friday to the state's Insure Oklahoma program that would direct $50 million in state tobacco taxes to pay for more than 9,000 people who are expected to lose their health insurance under the program.
Oklahoma receives ‘A’ grade on political disclosure
Oklahoma has received a grade of “A” from a national nonprofit group for its disclosure laws about how independent groups spend money to influence voting for certain candidates.
Tornadoes tear through East Texas; 6 people killed
A pack of tornadoes killed at least six people and injured dozens more in East Texas Wednesday night.
At least 6 confirmed dead in Texas tornadoes
A rash of tornadoes slammed into several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens more injured and hundreds homeless. The violent spring storm scattered bodies, flattened homes and threw trailers onto cars.
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