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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, second from left, talks with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East policy Matthew Spence, center, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 25, 2013. Hagel spoke with Spence after announcing to reporters that the White House had released a statement saying it had evidence that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons against Syrian rebels.
The state Health Department says the number of adult smokers in Oklahoma has dropped to historically low levels.
According to an emailed news release, Oklahoma ranks 39 nationally for adult smoking rates in 2012. The state came in at number 47 the year before. By percentages, 23.3 percent of adults were smokers in 2012.
Health Commissioner Terry Cline calls it “fantastic” that Oklahoma is out of the bottom ten state for smoking rates.
That health department says smoking is Oklahoma's leading preventable cause of death.
U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) says while President Obama remains a friend, his administration is close to the constitutional line for impeachment. Coburn also called for a constitutional convention to address the nation's needs.
By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer on Aug 21, 2013, at 11:06 PM Sen. Tom Coburn speaks during a town hall meeting at the Civic Center in Muskogee on Wednesday evening. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World MUSKOGEE - U.S. Sen.
With the still unsolved slaying of a pastor inside her Anadarko church now four years old, another pastor in the city says he's gotten a concealed carry permit and sometimes carries his weapon even when delivering his sermon.
Friday marks the fourth anniversary of the death of Carol Daniels inside Christ Holy Sanctified Church. There have been no arrests or suspects identified in the case, which the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says remains open.