Expanded ‘Good Samaritan’ shelter measure heads for Fallin’s desk—House Dems criticize earlier veto (access required)

Gov. Mary Fallin will soon find on her desk lawmakers’ resolution of an issue that has prompted heated debate from Democrats every time it has come before the House—in fact, “resolution” may be an optimistic term for the final version ...

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UPDATED: Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes “Personhood” ballot measure (access required)

In a brief order, the Oklahoma Supreme Court Monday struck the so-called “Personhood” measure from the ballot, holding it void on its face. The measure would add a new section to the Oklahoma Constitution declaring that life begins at conception ...

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Quick take (WILL BE UPDATED): Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes “Personhood” measure from ballot (access required)

In a brief order, the Oklahoma Supreme Court Monday struck the so-called “Personhood” measure from the ballot, holding it void on its face. The measure would add a new section to the Oklahoma Constitution declaring that life begins at conception ...

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Drug company speaking fees earn OU cancer center director a public reprimand (access required)

The state Ethics Commission Friday issued a public reprimand against Dr. Damian Laber, director of the Cancer Center of the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine in Tulsa, for accepting $27,800 in speaking fees from Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, ...

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Capitol week in review (April 23-27) (access required)

It is not unheard of for tempers to flare up as Oklahoma lawmakers sprint toward deadlines. Some issues do not make it out of committee or receive a hearing on the House or Senate floor for one reason or another. ...

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