OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant walks around without the burden of pressure that LeBron James and the Miami Heat can never escape.
Durant doesn't seek the spotlight and it seldom comes to Oklahoma looking for him. He rarely makes much news and wouldn't read it anyway, preferring the quiet life the Heat's superstars gave up when they promised championships moments after joining up two summers ago.
Even though they have resigned from the Department of Human Services Commission, Anne Roberts and Steven Dow were asked to stay on a committee that is overseeing the settlement of a class action lawsuit over child welfare.
Both have now resigned from that committee. This after other commissioners complained about them serving. Roberts and Dow both have extensive experience in child welfare issues.
The commission chair stepped down as chair earlier this week.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma election officials are urging voters to do their homework before they head to voting precincts for the upcoming primary election.
Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax says voters should confirm their precinct assignment and polling location before the June 26 primary. Ziriax says many voters were assigned to different polling places following last year's redistricting process for congressional and legislative seats.
He also says voters should know what, if anything, is on the ballot in their precinct prior to election day.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) __Their first appearance in the NBA Finals started slowly but ended just fine for the Oklahoma City Thunder, who rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat Miami 105-94 to take the opener.
Kevin Durant scored 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter. Russell Westbrook added 27 points and 11 assists. Durant made six of 10 shots in the fourth quarter to power the Thunder ahead after they had trailed until late in the third quarter.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The two Republicans squaring off for the nomination to represent Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District have met for their first and likely last political forum ahead of the June 26 primary.
Five-term U.S. Rep. John Sullivan's campaign has been met with stout resistance from Navy pilot Jim Bridenstine, who says Sullivan's held the office representing northeastern Oklahoma and the city of Tulsa for too long.
The two spent about an hour Tuesday afternoon convincing an overflow crowd at a south Tulsa hotel of their conservative credentials.