Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford reported having more than $514,000 in his congressional campaign account at the end of 2013 before launching his campaign for the U.S. Senate.
End-of-year federal campaign finance reports due at the end of last week show Lankford raised nearly $430,000 in 2013.
After current U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn said last month he would give up the final two years of his term, Lankford said he would run for Coburn's seat. Lankford can use the funds in his House account for a U.S. Senate bid.
An anti-abortion measure that would require caregivers to notify women that perinatal hospice services are available as an alternative to abortion is scheduled to be heard by members of a legislative panel.
The House Public Health Committee will consider the bill when it meets at the State Capitol Tuesday.
The measure filed by Republican Rep. Randy Grau of Edmond would require caregivers to notify women who are considering an abortion after their fetus has been diagnosed with a condition that is fatal.
The Department of the Interior says certain descendants of black slaves once owned by some members of the Cherokee Nation should be afforded tribal citizenship rights.
The Tahlequah Daily Press reports that U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell filed the motion Friday in federal court in the longstanding case between the descendants, known as freedmen, and the Cherokees.
Native American organizations are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the treatment of American Indian and Alaska Native children in the private adoption and public child welfare systems.
Tribal leaders delivered a letter Monday to DOJ Attorney General for Civil Rights Jocelyn Samuels demanding the investigation.
KGOU's Kurt Gwartney leads a panel of legislative observers in a discussion of the 2014 legislative session.
The first Monday in February means the parking lots are full surrounding the domed building at the intersection of NE 23rd Street and Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City. Here are five things political scientists and state capitol reporters expect to see between now and the end of May.
Ever since a series of deadly tornadoes rattled the state in May, destroying two elementary schools, the idea of building safe rooms has become much more prominent. After all, according to one study released shortly after the storms, more than 60% of Oklahoma’s schools have no shelter at all. Now the Department of Emergency Management is taking steps to fix that.
Five oil and gas companies have pledged to give 1.5 million acres of land in five states toward conservation of lesser prairie chicken habitat.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says in a statement Friday this represents the first enrollment in a broad state initiative that aims to engage ranchers, landowners and the oil and gas industry in a sweeping conservation effort designed to prevent the chicken from being federally protected as a threatened species.