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12:42 pm
Wed July 28, 2010

Make Up of Legislature

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma statehouse hopefuls win nominations

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Former state Rep. Rob Johnson has been elected to a seat in the Oklahoma Senate being vacated by his term-limited father, state Sen. Mike Johnson of Kingfisher.

Rob Johnson defeated Bob Barnett and Bob Bradway for the Republican nomination in Tuesday's GOP primary election. Johnson was automatically elected because no Democrat sought the seat.

In another race, Democrat Rep. John Auffet of Stilwell will be in a runoff on Aug. 24.

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10:08 am
Wed July 28, 2010

The AG's Race

Scott Pruitt on filing day.
campaign photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Pruitt beats Leonard in attorney general primary

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Former state Sen. Scott Pruitt has won the Republican nomination for Oklahoma attorney general.

Pruitt, of Broken Arrow, defeated Ryan Leonard of Oklahoma City in Tuesday's primary.

Pruitt will face Democrat Jim Priest of Oklahoma City in the Nov. 2 general election. Priest was unopposed for his party's nomination.

They are vying to replace Democratic Attorney General Drew Edmondson.

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10:04 am
Wed July 28, 2010

It is Mary and Jari

Mary Fallin and Jari Askins are the GOP and Democrat nominees for Governor
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Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) This fall's race for Oklahoma governor will feature two women at the top of the ticket.

Lt. Gov. Jari Askins defeated Attorney General Drew Edmonson on Tuesday. The attorney general conceded in a late-night speech that he would not make up the slim margin Askins held as the final votes were counted.

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Local & Regional
9:44 am
Wed July 28, 2010

Wednesday's Top Stories

July 28, 2010 – Election Results and Wednesday's Top News

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Local & Regional
3:16 pm
Tue July 27, 2010

Oklahoma is not a Race To The Top Finalist

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Statement from Gov. Brad Henry:

"We felt we put forth a strong proposal backed up with real reforms, but we knew this process was going to be very challenging and it would be difficult to make the finalist list.

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11:20 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Oklahoma Nonprofits

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) More than 4,400 nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma are at risk of losing their tax-exempt status.

The Internal Revenue Service said Monday that exemptions for 4,425 organizations are in danger because they failed to file tax returns for the past three years. The IRS is giving the organizations until Oct. 15 to file the returns in order to comply with the law and retain their tax exemptions.

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11:16 am
Tue July 27, 2010

FEMA Aid

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted Gov. Brad Henry's request for aid for seven counties that were hit by flooding and severe storms last month.

Monday's decision provides federal funding to help with infrastructure repairs, debris removal and other costs associated with storm damage. The approved counties are Beaver, Cimarron, Lincoln, Logan, Major, Oklahoma and Texas.

Officials say those seven counties have at least $5.5 million in damage from the storms.

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Local & Regional
11:12 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Musicians to be Recognized

Tulsa, Okla. – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Sam Harris, Jamie Oldaker, Jean Shepard and Les Gilliam will be the four inductees this year into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

The four were named as the 2010 inductees during a news conference Monday in Tulsa. The 14th annual induction ceremony and concert is set for Nov. 4 at the Muskogee Civic Center.

Harris, from Cushing, won the premier season of the television show "Star Search." Oldaker, a drummer for country group The Tractors, is a Tulsa native.

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11:05 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Polls Are Open

Signs mark the polling place at Forest Park Christian Church at 91st and Mingo in Tulsa.
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Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Voters are casting ballots throughout the state today for the primary election.

One of the highest-profile races is the governor's contest, where Attorney General Drew Edmondson and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins are seeking the Democratic nomination. Congresswoman Mary Fallin and state Senator Randy Brogdon are seeking the Republican bid.

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9:51 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Election Day

Political signs line the streets as Oklahomans head to the polls
KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor's race changes political landscape

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The top candidates for Oklahoma's open governor's post each gave up political offices they likely could have successfully defended. They'll discover Tuesday whether their gambles paid off.

Attorney General Drew Edmondson and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins each gave up a statewide seat in hopes of keeping the governorship in Democrats' hands.

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