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Lt. Gov. Touts State’s Recovery from Pandemic

by George Plummer, KOOL 105 News Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell is thrilled that the state’s economy is beginning to rebound as the nation slowly recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Pinnell was the keynote speaker at the 98th annual Chickasha Chamber of Co... More »

Pardon and Parole Board under investigation

Attorney General Mike Hunter announced the appointment of former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma Brian Kuester as a special counsel to investigate allegations reported to the Attorney General’s Office surrounding the Oklahoma Pardon and Paro... More »

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 »