Ten days after increasing the number of ways in which Oklahoma can carry out executions, lawyers for the state say they'll execute two men this month with a combination of drugs never used in the state.
Lawyers for the state and for inmates Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner said Tuesday the executioner will inject the men with the sedative midazolam, plus pancuronium bromide and potassium chloride, which paralyzes victims and stops the heart.
Lockett and Warner had sued to learn more about the drugs and a judge ruled last week they had a right to know.
The Oklahoma Senate has voted to repeal a set of education standards for math and English that more than 40 states have adopted and replace them with new ones that will be developed by the State Board of Education.
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 37-10 on Tuesday for the bill repealing the standards over the objections of some Democrats who argued it is a political decision to roll back Common Core, which has faced fierce resistance from grassroots conservative groups.
For a fee, most municipalities will give contractors and other industrial users a special water meter and temporary access to a city fire hydrant. The meters and hydrant access are often used for construction sites, and the buyer usually pays a higher per-gallon water rate for the high-flow access.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a ballot title written by the attorney general's office for an initiative to place storm shelters in Oklahoma public schools is legally correct but gave proponents more time to gather signatures to place the measure on the ballot.
The high court ruled Tuesday that proponents of the initiative petition, State Question 767, have 90 days to collect the signatures needed to get the measure on the election ballot. Supporters need the signatures of about 155,000 registered voters to get on the ballot.
More than six million higher education students are taking at least one course online, according to a 2011 study by the Babson Survey Research Group. At the University of Oklahoma, approximately 3,000 students are taking advantage of the college’s current online options. Assignment Radio reporter, Molly Evans, spoke with an English major and leaders of OU’s digital initiatives about incorporating online learning into the traditional college experience. A sea of more than 30,000 students floods the University of Oklahoma’s campuses each year.
As the name suggests the Paleo diet takes you back to caveman days, no preservatives, no processed grains and no fast food at all... Assignment Radio's Hayley Thornton explored what it means to go Paleo.
Emily Groff: From my point of view it’s a very nutritious kind of back to natural way of eating, which is why the certain foods are included and I have read a lot of books and done a lot of research into it, and its really about eating what’s best for your body.