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4:41 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Bill Restricting Use Of Drones To Be Revived Next House Session

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 5:06 pm

As the use of unmanned aerial vehicles continues to grow, a state legislator says it is imperative that laws are put in place to protect the privacy rights of citizens from unwarranted surveillance by the government.

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1:28 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

VIDEO: Oklahoma Senator Coburn Dislikes GOP Strategy To Defund Obamacare

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 2:04 pm

The U.S. Senate resumed consideration Thursday of the House continuing resolution to fund the government for the next fiscal year that begins Tuesday.

But Oklahoma's junior U.S.  Senator says he won't vote for any continuing resolution. Speaking to MSNBC's Morning Joe Thursday morning, U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) says CRs don't allow managers at federal agencies any opportunity for long-term planning.

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12:23 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Are You Eligible For Subsidized Health Insurance? Use This Calculator To Find Out

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 10:19 am

Oklahomans will be able to shop for and purchase insurance on the new health insurance exchange created under the federal Affordable Care Act beginning Oct. 1. Under the law, most Americans will be required to have health insurance coverage by Jan. 1, 2014, or face a tax penalty.

Many people are uncertain how much it will cost to purchase insurance through the exchange, or if they will be eligible for subsidized coverage or Medicaid.

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12:00 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Beyond The “Three Rs”: Environmental Conservation In The 21st Century

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Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 12:18 pm

Environmentally-conscious waste disposal has been a mainstream movement for nearly half-a-decade, but journalist Emma Marris says conservation in the modern era can go beyond the mantra of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”

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10:43 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Return of the Milkman: Oklahoma Lawmakers Study Raw Milk Delivery

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 7:41 am

The state Department of Agriculture says the number of Oklahomans choosing raw milk over pasteurized is growing.

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10:10 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Chief: Cherokee Nation "Did Everything Possible" To Keep Veronica

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 7:37 am

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker says the nation "did everything possible" to stop a 4-year-old Cherokee girl from being transferred to her adoptive parents in South Carolina.

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9:21 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Moore Building Permits Increase

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 7:38 am

Officials in Moore say the city has issued a record number of building permits since the May 20 tornado that devastated the community.

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7:42 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Return of the Milkman: Oklahoma Lawmakers Study Raw Milk Delivery

Donald Ray prepares a cow for milking on his step-father's small dairy farm in rural Creek County.
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3:35 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Oklahoma Panelists Field Questions On Affordable Care Act

Apprehension and optimism abound in Oklahoma as the Affordable Care Act shifts into higher gear with the opening of the federally-run health-care marketplace on Oct. 1.

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2:31 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Moore, Choctaw Each Receive $300K In U.S. Commerce Grants

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 9:48 am

Two organizations in Central Oklahoma will receive more than half-a-million dollars from the U.S. Department of Commerce as part of its Economic Development Administration grant program.

The City of Moore will receive $300,000 to hire a disaster coordinator develop strategies during the rebuilding efforts after May’s devastating tornado. The job will also be responsible for managing disaster assistance at the federal, state and local level.

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