Oklahoma News http://kgou.org en Okla. Attorney General: D.C. Court's Decision Could Affect Oklahoma Lawsuit http://kgou.org/post/okla-attorney-general-dc-courts-decision-could-affect-oklahoma-lawsuit <div>Oklahoma's attorney general says a decision by a federal&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">appeals court in Washington, D.C., against a provision of the federal health&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">care law bolsters the state's lawsuit that challenges a similar provision of the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Affordable Care Act.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:58:11 +0000 Associated Press 33896 at http://kgou.org Okla. Attorney General: D.C. Court's Decision Could Affect Oklahoma Lawsuit Study: 1 In 4 Oklahoma Kids Live In Poverty http://kgou.org/post/study-1-4-oklahoma-kids-live-poverty <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A <a href="http://datacenter.kidscount.org/data#OK/2/0">new national study</a> shows that nearly 1 in 4 children in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;live in poverty and the number of children living in high-poverty areas has more than doubled since 2000.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:14:37 +0000 Associated Press 33880 at http://kgou.org Study: 1 In 4 Oklahoma Kids Live In Poverty James Garner, Of The '70s TV Show 'The Rockford Files,' Dies http://kgou.org/post/james-garner-70s-tv-show-rockford-files-dies Actor James Garner, whose wise-cracking but affable character made hits out of the TV shows <em>Maverick</em> and <em>The Rockford Files</em>, has died. He was 86.<p>Los Angeles Police confirm that Garner was found dead of natural causes at his home in Brentwood on Saturday.<p>Garner had a long career and remained active as a TV and film actor well into his 70s. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:18:00 +0000 Giles Snyder 33754 at http://kgou.org James Garner, Of The '70s TV Show 'The Rockford Files,' Dies Report: 1M Visitors To Oklahoma's National Parks http://kgou.org/post/report-1m-visitors-oklahomas-national-parks <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 15.9375px;">A new report from the National Parks Service shows that more than 1 million people visited&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;national parks in 2013 and spent $17.2 million.</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:02:39 +0000 Associated Press 33749 at http://kgou.org Report: 1M Visitors To Oklahoma's National Parks Reactions to Federal Court Ruling Striking Down Okahoma's Ban on Same-Sex Marriages http://kgou.org/post/reactions-federal-court-ruling-striking-down-okahomas-ban-same-sex-marriages <p style="line-height: 11.95pt; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">Reactions to today’s federal court ruling striking down the Oklahoma ban on on same-sex marriage were mostly from those celebrating the decision. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:24:14 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 33704 at http://kgou.org Reactions to Federal Court Ruling Striking Down Okahoma's Ban on Same-Sex Marriages Gov. Fallin Says Gay Marriage Ruling Tramples States' Rights http://kgou.org/post/gov-fallin-says-gay-marriage-ruling-tramples-states-rights <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;"><font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Gov. Mary Fallin said a federal appeals court ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage is an example of federal courts trampling on the rights of states to govern themselves.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:52:36 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 33677 at http://kgou.org Gov. Fallin Says Gay Marriage Ruling Tramples States' Rights Appeals Court Upholds Overturning Of Oklahoma Same-Sex Marriage Ban http://kgou.org/post/appeals-court-upholds-overturning-oklahoma-same-sex-marriage-ban-0 <p><iframe height="400" src="https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/14/14-5003.pdf" width="590"></iframe></p><p style="font-family: arial; background-color: rgb(238, 238, 238);">A U.S. appeals court in Denver has upheld a lower court ruling that struck down Oklahoma's gay marriage ban.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:52:19 +0000 Scott Neuman 33670 at http://kgou.org Officials To Study Oklahoma Water Shortage Solutions http://kgou.org/post/officials-study-oklahoma-water-shortage-solutions <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://www.owrb.ok.gov/supply/ocwp/pdf_ocwp/WaterPlanUpdate/OCWP_BasinsRegions.pdf" width="590"></iframe></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">Water</font>&nbsp;Resources Board is planning in-depth studies to prevent&nbsp;<font color="red">water</font>&nbsp;supply shortages in western&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:21:00 +0000 Associated Press 33658 at http://kgou.org Attorney General Gets His Man http://kgou.org/post/attorney-general-gets-his-man <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">After a four-year pursuit, the&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma&nbsp;</font>Attorney General's Office says it has secured $42,158 in restitution from a Texas man for&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;victims of home repair fraud.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:31:02 +0000 Associated Press 33624 at http://kgou.org Attorney General Gets His Man State Denies Claims That Execution Methods Violate Death Row Inmates' Rights http://kgou.org/post/state-denies-claims-execution-methods-violate-death-row-inmates-rights <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attorneys for the state of Oklahoma deny there is any risk&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">that the drugs and procedures used to execute a death row inmate in April&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">violate the constitutional rights of other prisoners awaiting execution.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:35:57 +0000 Associated Press 33589 at http://kgou.org State Denies Claims That Execution Methods Violate Death Row Inmates' Rights