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Oklahoma education ills an issue in governor race (access required)

Tim Talley Associated Press An underfunded, little-known Democratic candidate for governor has a new tool to use in attacking the Republican incumbent now that the federal government stripped Oklahoma of its authority to decide how to spend millions in education funds following the state’s repeal of national academic standards.

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News Recap for Aug. 29, 2014 (same-day compilation of articles for ease of printing) (access required)

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Review on Oklahoma’s execution protocols due soon (access required)

(Associated Press) — The governor’s office says a report examining Oklahoma’s execution protocols after the botched lethal injection of an inmate four months ago could be issued next week.

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AG to appeal ruling denying Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarships for religious school students (access required)

By Marie Price Editor/Senior Capitol Reporter Journal Record Legislative Report Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says he will appeal an Oklahoma County District Court ruling that invalidated use of Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship funds for students with disabilities to attend religious schools.

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No clear winners in lawsuit over wind farms, law professor says (access required)

By Sarah Terry-Cobo The Journal Record Terra Walker isn’t against the wind industry, but she doesn’t want a turbine next to her home. The Okarche resident is one of seven landowners who filed a class-action lawsuit to prevent wind farm development in Kingfisher and Canadian counties. However, either side that wins the lawsuit could lose if lawmakers create wind industry …

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News recap for Aug. 28, 2014 (same-day news compilation of articles for ease of printing) (access required)

News recap for Aug. 28, 2014 (same-day news compilation of articles for ease of printing)

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Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution (access required)

By Tim Talley Associated Press  An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state’s prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.

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State loses No Child Left Behind waiver; Barresi says federal denial means that 90 percent of schools will have to spend federal funds on improvement programs (access required)

By Marie Price Editor/Senior Capitol Reporter Journal Record Legislative Report Federal officials notified the State Department of Education Thursday that Oklahoma’s waiver from 13 No Child Left Behind regulations will not be extended because the state did not obtain an assessment from higher education officials that state standards are college- and career-ready.

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CLO: 2013 third-highest for overall distributions, 2014 highest for revenue (access required)

By Emily Summars Journal Record Legislative Report Commissioners of the Land Office Secretary Harry Birdwell said Thursday 2013 was the third highest year in the history of the state for overall distributions totaling $126 million, which is seven percent higher than fiscal 2009.

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TSET board certifies about $52.7 million for use (access required)

By Emily Summars Journal Record Legislative Report The Board of Investors for the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund certified about $52.7 million for the 2014 fiscal year, $10 million more than was certified for FY13. The funds will be available for use next year.

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