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8:51 am
Sun August 31, 2014

Oklahoma Watch: Pruitt Considers Legal Action Over NCLB

State Attorney General Scott Pruitt is looking into the revocation of Oklahoma’s No Child Left Behind waiver, raising the possibility that the state could take legal action.

Pruitt said the federal government may have overstepped its authority. He added he supports strong academic standards, but he believes the U.S. Department of Education cannot dictate what those standards are.

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8:43 am
Sun August 31, 2014

Big Crowds at the Lakes for Summer's Last Hurrah

Keystone State Park
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma parks officials say the state's lakes are expecting crowds this holiday weekend, though they likely won't be as intense as those over Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends.

Travis Miller, chief park ranger at Keystone State Park, says Labor Day crowds are more similar to those on an average weekend in June, with visitors just staying a bit longer.

The Tulsa World reports that because school is in session, families usually get a later start. And Monday will take with it the hunters, as dove season opens.

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8:39 am
Sun August 31, 2014

OSU to Students: Trail of Tears Sign NOT Okay

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State University officials say students' sign referencing the Trail of Tears at an ESPN event prior to the game against the Florida State Seminoles crossed the line.

Oklahoma news outlets report the sign, held Saturday at ESPN's College GameDay event, read: "Send 'em home HASH Trail_of_Tears HASH GoPokes."

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8:36 am
Sun August 31, 2014

VIDEO: Cherokee Nation Chief says Tribe is Thriving

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The principal chief of the Cherokee Nation says the tribe is not just surviving in northeastern Oklahoma, but thriving.

Principal Chief Bill John Baker presented his State of the Nation address Saturday on the Cherokee National Courthouse lawn. Baker says that 175 years after Cherokees walked the Trail of Tears, the Cherokee Nation is the largest, most advanced tribal government in the United States.

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8:32 am
Sun August 31, 2014

Sunday Morning Quarterback: OU Wins, OSU Does Not

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jameis Winston threw for 370 yards and scored on a sparkling 28-yard run, and top ranked Florida State opened defense of its national title with a 37-31 victory Saturday night over Oklahoma State on the same field where this year's champion will be crowned.

Winston wasn't nearly as efficient as he was in the college debut that jump-started his Heisman Trophy season a year ago, but made plays when he had to as the Seminoles (1-0) tied a school record with their 17th straight victory.

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5:18 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Labor Day Celebration on Big Band Saturday Night

Join me this weekend on Big Band Saturday Night as we celebrate Labor Day! The great tunes and the wonderful memories plus your requests. It all starts at 8 PM on 89.5!

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12:02 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

BusinessWorld Book Show Podcast (8/30/14)

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This week on BusinessWorld, the guys have been reading all summer long and have a bunch off books to share with listeners.

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Local & Regional
9:41 am
Sat August 30, 2014

Review of Oklahoma's Execution Protocols Due Soon

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The governor's office says a report examining Oklahoma's execution protocols after the botched lethal injection of an inmate four months ago could be issued next week.

Alex Weintz, a spokesman for Governor Mary Fallin, said Friday the report will examine what went right and wrong during the April 29th execution of Clayton Lockett, who took about 43 minutes to die after Lockett's lethal injection began.

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9:38 am
Sat August 30, 2014

Trial Date Set for Woman Charged in Tulsa Fire Deaths

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a woman charged in the deaths of her two young nieces in a Tulsa apartment fire.

The Tulsa World reports 24-year-old Miashah  Moses is charged with second-degree murder in the November deaths of the children.

District Judge James Caputo set Moses' trial date for December 1st.

Moses pleaded not guilty to the charges. Her defense attorney had filed a motion to dismiss the charges, but the judge denied it.

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9:34 am
Sat August 30, 2014

US: Standards, Not Politics, Behind Oklahoma Sanction

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education says achieving high academic standards — not politics — was behind its decision to deny Oklahoma education officials the authority to decide how to spend some of the federal education money the state receives.

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