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OKC attorney to succeed Ballard on parole board (access required)

Gov. Mary Fallin announced Friday that attorney Patricia “Pattye” High will succeed the late Currie Ballard on the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board.

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(UPDATED) Disease and debate: Lawmaker calls for emergency declaration over immigrant children’s health, despite screenings (access required)

By M. Scott Carter The Journal Record The hundreds of unaccompanied immigrant children being sheltered in Oklahoma have received at least one preliminary health care screening and are being vaccinated for hepatitis A and B, polio and other communicable diseases, The Journal Record has learned.

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Fallin calls for closure of Fort Sill immigration facility by Oct. 10; congressional delegation wants extension of housing plan reconsidered (access required)

By Marie Price Gov. Mary Fallin is hitting the issue of housing immigrant children at Fort Sill on two fronts—in her official capacity as governor and her campaign for re-election.

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State justices uphold Common Core repeal measure following oral argument (access required)

By Marie Price A near-unanimous Oklahoma Supreme Court held Tuesday that HB 3399, which repealed the controversial Common Core education standards, is constitutional.

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Auditing the storm: Disaster 4117 (access required)

Editor’s note: “Auditing the storm: Disaster 4117” is a joint investigative series by Oklahoma Watch and KGOU Radio on how federal and state disaster aid is being spent in the wake of the violent tornadoes and storms of spring 2013. By Clifton Adcock Oklahoma Watch The tornadoes and storms that devastated Oklahoma and killed 34 last year triggered the release …

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Dorman: Use franchise tax for classroom (access required)

JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS  Associated Press  TULSA — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Rep. Joe Dorman said Thursday he wants to earmark at least $35 million from Oklahoma’s franchise tax for public education.

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Workers’ Compensation Commission lays off 16 workers (access required)

By M. Scott Carter The Journal Record Sixteen employees of the state’s workers’ compensation system lost their jobs Wednesday after officials with the state’s new Workers’ Compensation Commission announced layoffs.

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Okla. state questions could drive voter turnout (access required)

By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press With efforts underway to place initiatives involving storm shelters and marijuana sales on this November’s ballot, Oklahoma Democrats are wondering if the issues can benefit them this fall.

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Insure Oklahoma program extended one more year (access required)

Gov. Mary Fallin announced Monday that the state has been granted a one-year extension for its Insure Oklahoma program for working, low-income Oklahomans.

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Most officials praise Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling (access required)

By Emily Summars  Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling in favor of the Green family, who own Hobby Lobby and Mardel stores, is being called a “victory for all Americans” and “a pivotal victory for religious liberty in America” by many public figures.

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