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Full Speed Ahead

by State Rep. Dick Lowe I want to introduce myself to those I haven’t met one-on-one. I am State Representative Dick Lowe. It is a pleasure to wake up daily and serve House District 56, covering northern Grady County, central Caddo County and the northeastern ... More »

Bigfoot season in Oklahoma

 An Oklahoma state representative filed legislation this past week to establish what he hopes will be a boon for local tourism – a Bigfoot hunting season. House Bill 1648 would direct the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Division to establish the annual dates of... More »

Distracted Driver emphasis by OHP in January

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol plans to spend the last two weeks of January focusing on distracted driving violations. This special emphasis is in honor of Trooper Nicholas Dees who was killed by a distracted driver on January 31, 2015. Trooper Dees and Trooper K... More »

OK Democrats seek removal of gender language

by Ray Carter, Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs Democratic members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives called for elimination of gender-specific language in the House’s operating rules during that chamber’s organizational meeting on Tuesday (Jan 5,2021)... More »

Absentee Ballot needs Notarization

In the calendar year 2020, Legislature passed an emergency order in Senate Bill 210, which allowed registered voters who met certain COVID-19 criteria to claim “physically incapacitated” status for absentee voting at elections. Voters were not required to disc... More »

Health Department lays out vaccination priority

 Commissioner of Heath Col. Lance Frye says that Oklahoma should begin receiving the Pfizer vaccine on Dec. 16. In the following weeks, officials say they expect to receive 60,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine. Under phase one of the vaccine rollout, officials ... More »

Gov Stitt issues Executive Order to prevent spread of COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 16, 2020)— Governor Kevin Stitt today joined Commissioner of Health Lance Frye to announce Seventh Amended Executive Order 2020-20, which increases safety measures for restaurants, bars and state employees in Oklahoma to help prevent the sp... More »

Put Antlerless Deer in your sights this season

 For the past week, many a hunter has risen before the sun to head out into the woods with bow in hand. Oklahoma Archery Deer Season officially opened on October 1st. Firearms season will soon be following. This season’s Deer Hunting dates are: Deer Archery, O... More »

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules on Redistricting Petition

The Oklahoma Supreme Court nixed a redistricting petition Tuesday, saying the petition’s description does not adequately explain the measure, invalidating the language of State Question 804 on the grounds that its summary provided to citizens was not “sufficie... More »