OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The widows of two Oklahoma soldiers killed in Afghanistan have been presented the inaugural Oklahoma Gold Star Medal.
Hundreds of soldiers, airmen and their families packed into the House gallery for Tuesday's joint legislative session as part of an appreciation day for the Oklahoma National Guard's 45th Infantry Division.
Jane Horton of Owasso and Megan Ewy of Edmond both received the Gold Star Medal, an award created by the Legislature to honor Oklahoma military members killed in combat.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Mary Fallin after her office refused to turn over documents requested under the state's Open Records Act.
The ACLU filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court on behalf of The Lost Ogle, a satirical local news and entertainment website.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's secretary of finance and revenue says corporate income tax collections increased in March while total collections to the state's general revenue fund declined due in part to lower natural gas revenues.
Secretary Preston Doerflinger said Tuesday that collections totaled about $414 million in March. That's about $20 million below collections in March 2012 and $61 million lower than the official budget estimate.
Protesters march last week in Miami, in support of immigration overhaul legislation. The marchers were calling for a new immigration system with a path to citizenship for 11 million people currently in the country illegally.
Oklahoma state Rep. Mike Reynolds (R-Oklahoma City) told fellow lawmakers last week that they have no responsibility to ensure students have access to a college education. The state's legislature has been debating a bill that would expand Oklahoma's Promise, a program that provides post-secondary education scholarships to qualified low-income students.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The White House has approved federal disaster aid for 17 Oklahoma counties hit hard by a winter storm in February.
President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in the state Monday and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by a severe winter storm between Feb. 24 and 26.