As the use of unmanned aerial vehicles continues to grow, a state legislator says it is imperative that laws are put in place to protect the privacy rights of citizens from unwarranted surveillance by the government.
Moore Republican Rep. Paul Wesselhoft held a study on the use of drones Thursday before the House Energy and Aerospace Committee.
The U.S. Senate resumed consideration Thursday of the House continuing resolution to fund the government for the next fiscal year that begins Tuesday.
But Oklahoma's junior U.S. Senator says he won't vote for any continuing resolution. Speaking to MSNBC's Morning Joe Thursday morning, U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) says CRs don't allow managers at federal agencies any opportunity for long-term planning.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker says the nation "did everything possible" to stop a 4-year-old Cherokee girl from being transferred to her adoptive parents in South Carolina.
Baker released a statement Wednesday about the custody transfer of 4-year-old Veronica. The Cherokee Nation and Veronica's biological father, tribal member Dusten Brown, had been fighting with the toddler's adoptive parents to keep Veronica in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma’s governor is looking for ways to keep the father of a Cherokee girl from facing charges in South Carolina.
Dusten Brown, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, faces felony charges related to his fight to keep custody of his daughter, Veronica. This week, he turned her over to Matt and Melanie Capobianco, Veronica’s adoptive parents.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge to a bond program that would help fund a new office for the state Medical Examiner.
The court says the bond program that has been used by Oklahoma colleges and universities to fund more than $600 million in buildings and projects at campuses across the state over the last decade is constitutional.
The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate is moving toward a test vote Wednesday on an emergency spending bill, despite tea party attempts to stop it.
The bill gets rid of a House measure to "defund" President Barack Obama's health care bill, a defunding Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) supports.
Cruz and his allies have been speaking on the Senate floor since Tuesday afternoon in an attempt to delay a vote. When that vote comes, it's likely Oklahoma's two U.S. Senators will find themselves on opposite sides of the tally.
Last month, a South Carolina couple traveled to Oklahoma vowing to not leave the Sooner State without 4-year-old Veronica.
Since then, the little girl at the center of a bitter custody dispute has turned another year older and Matt and Melanie Capobianco traveled to courtrooms across Oklahoma in their fight to take the girl home with them.
Supporters of the girl's biological father, Dusten Brown, say he has put up a similar battle.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court says it's declining to take jurisdiction over the adoption dispute involving a Cherokee girl and has dissolved a stay that was keeping the girl with her father in Oklahoma.
It wasn't immediately clear whether young Veronica would remain in the Cherokee Nation. The tribal court has found that Matt and Melanie Capobianco of South Carolina have no valid claim to the 4-year-old. The girl's father, Dusten Brown, claims federal law favors his keeping custody of the child, but the U.S. Supreme Court has said the Indian Child Welfare Act does not apply to the case.
The Pennsylvania town where famed athlete Jim Thorpe was laid to rest in 1953 has asked a federal appeals court to throw out a ruling that could clear the way for his remains to be moved to American Indian land in Oklahoma.
Lawyers for the town of Jim Thorpe say that a judge erred when he ruled the town amounts to a museum under the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
The town's appeal was filed Monday in Philadelphia.