OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Some Native Americans could be forced to pay a fine or buy their own health insurance under changes enacted in the federal health care overhaul.
The overhaul takes a narrow view of who is considered American Indian and can avoid the $695 tax penalty. The definition is limited to people who can prove they belong to one of about 560 tribes recognized by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's senior U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe is co-sponsoring a bill filed amid reports that the Internal Revenue Service specifically targeted conservative groups.
Inhofe announced Wednesday that he was an official co-sponsor of the Taxpayer Nondiscrimination and Protection Act of 2013. Inhofe says the bill would make it a crime for an IRS employee to target an individual or group based on their beliefs.
NORMAN - The Norman Chamber of Commerce went a step further Tuesday in its mission of facilitating a partnership between local public schools and businesses by designating the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy as its first Champion in Education.
This image provided by the Syrian Revolution against Bashar Assad and released May 2 shows soldiers loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad standing amid dead bodies at Bayda village, in the mountains outside the coastal city of Banias, Syria.
Although the United States is a popular destination for exchange students around the world, not all exchange students choose to study in Oklahoma. Adrian Guarrera (University of Nice, France) and Rich Dawson (University of Sheffield, England) about their first time experience in the Sooner State.
Dawson: My first time in Oklahoma was crazy, y’all.
Guarrera: My first time in Oklahoma was definitely unforgettable.
Dawson: We’ve been here since August of last year on an exchange year and we’re going to be leaving in like 3 weeks.
On Wednesday's Morning Edition, David Greene talks with writer and breast cancer survivor Peggy Orenstein about actress Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer.