The Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby stores, leave the federal courthouse in Oklahoma City after Friday's ruling temporarily exempting the company from paying for all forms of birth control under its health care plan.
A federal judge is temporarily exempting Hobby Lobby Inc. from a provision in the new federal health care law that requires it to offer insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar birth control or face steep fines.
After hearing brief arguments Friday, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton issued a preliminary injunction for the Oklahoma arts and crafts chain. The judge stayed the case until Oct. 1 to give the federal government time to consider an appeal.
As workers remodel House and Senate space in the State Capitol, lawmakers are confident the construction will not affect a possible special legislative session.
House Media Director Jason Sutton and Senate Communications Director Malia Bennett told eCapitol’s Shawn Ashley the current construction on offices or committee rooms would not impact the work lawmakers may be called to do.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has decided to determine whether the records of telecommunications companies are confidential on a case-by-case basis.
The three-member commission Thursday agreed to dismiss a proposal that it determine what records will be kept confidential under the Oklahoma Open Records Act and decided instead to use the case-by-case method.
President Obama walks off the stage after speaking about the Affordable Care Act during an event in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. Obama argued that the law is holding insurance companies accountable and putting money back into the pockets of consumers.
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Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy, who released images that depict the capture and arrest of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, has reportedly been "relieved of duty," Boston Magazine reported Thursday night.
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby addresses the National Lieutenant Governors Association and tells them American Indian tribes are a plus for the state's economy and create jobs for natives and non-natives.
Oklahoma's 39 federally recognized Native American tribes generate more than $12 billion each year for the state's economy and have more than 80,000 employees, the governor of the Chickasaw Nation said Wednesday. You have clicked on a link to information that is exclusive to Journal Record subscribers.