Originally published on Wed January 22, 2014 11:58 pm
In the annals of corrupt governors, former Virginia GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell's place remains to be seen.
He was indicted along with his wife Tuesday for allegedly taking illegal gifts, vacations and loans while in office, but the governor says he's innocent.
Either way, in light of the allegations against McDonnell, the first governor in Virginia history to face felony charges, we thought we'd take a look back at other examples of gubernatorial bad behavior in recent decades that resulted in fines, probation or even a prison stint.
Republican Gov. Mary Fallin says she'll outline plans for what she calls an affordable income tax cut during next month's State of the State speech, despite a projected $170 million revenue shortfall next fiscal year.
Fallin said Wednesday the details are still being worked out, but will be included in her executive budget presented to lawmakers on Feb. 3 at the start of the legislative session.
The governor must present a balanced budget to lawmakers based on about $6.96 billion in revenues the state is expected to collect next fiscal year.
Alice Iddi-Gubbels grew up in northeastern Ghana - the oldest of 17 children and one of the first from her rural village of Bongbini to attend school.
English is the country’s official language, but most of Ghana’s rural population only speaks one of the dozens of local languages. But Iddi-Gubbels started school in an era when educators thrust unfamiliar English-only instruction upon students.
KGOU's "World Views" contributor Joshua Landis is one of this country's leading Syria watchers. In this piece for Al Jazeera America, he assesses the likely outcome of the "Geneva II" Middle East peace talks.
Officials have restricted the weight limit on a bridge in Cleveland County after discovering significant damage to the span.
A spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation says damage was discovered during an inspection Monday to the James C. Nance bridge over the Canadian River connecting Lexington to Purcell. The Norman Transcript reports that the weight limit was initially dropped to five tons, but officials increased it to 16 tons on Tuesday.
Originally published on Wed January 22, 2014 8:34 am
With a major push from the U.S., a new Syrian peace conference opened Wednesday in Switzerland, the first such effort since the middle of 2012. It wasn't easy getting everyone there, and it will be harder still to achieve a breakthrough.
Here are a few key things to know about the conference:
A 31-year-old paramedic from Norman says he plans to seek the Republican nomination in the race for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat.
Jason Weger, who is gay, told The Associated Press on Tuesday he's running in part because of a lack of diversity within the GOP.
A native of Valliant in southeast Oklahoma, Weger said he has never sought political office before. He describes himself as a "non-establishment" candidate who believes in individual freedom and a smaller government.