Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House reprimands legislators for her comments
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma House has voted to reprimand a lawmaker who denigrated blacks and women during debate last week.
House members took the action Monday on a 76-16 vote against Rep. Sally Kern after she apologized.
Fighting back tears, Kern said her "poor choice of words were hurtful and offensive to many." The Oklahoma City Republican says she asked House Speaker Kris Steele for the opportunity to apologize on the House floor.
Oklahoma City, OK – Victim's brother content with bin Laden death
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma state Sen. Andrew Rice whose brother was killed in the September 2001 terrorist attacks says he's content and satisfied with the death of Osama bin Laden.
Rice says he was watching TV with his wife when his mother called to tell him of a pending announcement. He says hearing the announcement of bin Laden's death was "surreal" and that a part of him never believed bin Laden would be caught.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Service Committee (SASC) and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFR), tonight reacted to the news that Al Qaeda head, Osama bin Laden, was killed by U.S. forces.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma lawmakers keep punishing as prisons fill
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) With spending on state prisons approaching nearly a half-billion dollars each year, Oklahoma lawmakers are seeking ways to keep more nonviolent criminals out of the state's overcrowded prisons.
But while Republican leaders are seeking these sentencing changes on one hand, they also are continuing to endorse harsher penalties for drug crimes and other nonviolent offenses.