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Oklahoma officers want more DNA after misdemeanors (access required)

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Law officers are asking the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation how to best collect genetic material from people convicted of certain misdemeanors and enter the information into a national database.

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Russell, McAffrey seek Oklahoma 5th District seat (access required)

By Tim Talley Associated Press  A Republican former state senator with a distinguished military career and a Democratic state senator who is also a military veteran and a former police officer are seeking central Oklahoma’s open 5th Congressional District seat in the Nov. 4 general election.

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GOP expected to hold Oklahoma legislative majority (access required)

By Tim Talley Associated Press With Republicans holding huge majorities in the Oklahoma House and Senate, Democrats are content to target what they say are vulnerable GOP-controlled seats in the Nov. 4 general election.

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News recap for Oct. 17, 2014 (same-day news compilation for ease of printing) (access required)

News recap for Oct. 17, 2014 (same-day news compilation for ease of printing)

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Close calls: Pundits see handful of state races that could go down to the wire (access required)

By Marie Price The Journal Record The results of legislative races on Nov. 4 are not expected to change the general balance of the state House or Senate. But there are some competitive contests that both parties are watching.

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Doctor who performs abortions unable to meet law (access required)

By Tim Talley Associated Press An Oklahoma abortion provider who performs 44 percent of all abortions in the state has tried without success to comply with a new state law requiring abortion clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital present when abortions are performed, his attorney told an Oklahoma County judge Friday.

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Board of Education approves testing vendor (access required)

By Emily Summars Journal Record Legislative Report The Oklahoma State Board of Education approved Friday that Measured Progress will be the winter trimester testing vendor after CTB-McGraw Hill withdrew its contract last month.

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Report says long waits on Oklahoma DHS hotline (access required)

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — A new report released this week detailed shortcomings of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, including hours of waiting by people calling the state agency’s child abuse hotline.

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Hearing set to block Oklahoma anti-abortion law (access required)

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — An Oklahoma doctor is going to court in an attempt to block a new state law that would require abortion clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital present when an abortion is performed.

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News recap for Oct. 16, 2014 (same-day news compilation of articles for ease of printing) (access required)

News recap for Oct. 16, 2014 (same-day news compilation of articles for ease of printing)

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