The Oklahoma House has approved a bill to create a defined contribution option for state employee retirement benefits.
The proposal would allow state employees hired after July 2014 to choose between the defined contribution option and the current defined benefit system. The House approved the bill 72-20 Tuesday, sending it to Gov. Mary Fallin.
Search and rescue dogs were prominent in the aftermath of the Murrah Federal Building bombing in Oklahoma City. But one rescuer came away with a drive to help make sure there were more dogs available for the important work.
The Oklahoma House has given final approval to a bill meant to make it more challenging for a minor to get an abortion without parental consent. The chamber approved Senate amendments to the bill 82-5 today with no questions or debate.
NORMAN - Norman Public Schools' lunches will see a slight increase in cost following a measure approved Monday evening by the Board of Education. Lunch costs will increase by $0.05 per meal as part of a gradual series of increases to bring the average price of meals to $2.59, in accordance with the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
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It's not clear what the cost might be of a bipartisan Senate bill that would give legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants. But today, the conservative Heritage Foundation announced it has the answer. Here's NPR's David Welna.
Spring rains drowned the “merciless” drought throughout much of the Midwest and Plains, the AP reports. But the drought lingers in pockets of Western and Plains states — “including southwest Oklahoma:”
"Extreme" and "exceptional" drought persists throughout much of the state, especially in southwestern Oklahoma. Low reservoir levels have forced city officials in Altus to issue emergency water restrictions, and Oklahomans throughout the region are worried about the future. Associated Press reporter Sharon Cohen interviewed Kent Walker, a farmer and rancher who lives near Frederick.