StateImpact

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1:05 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

More Legal Trouble Ahead For Father In Cherokee Adoption Case

Oklahoma’s governor is looking for ways to keep the father of a Cherokee girl from facing charges in South Carolina.

Dusten Brown, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, faces felony charges related to his fight to keep custody of his daughter, Veronica. This week, he turned her over to Matt and Melanie Capobianco, Veronica’s adoptive  parents.

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11:53 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Bond Program Challenge

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge to a bond program that would help fund a new office for the state Medical Examiner.

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9:00 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Oklahoma Women Fare 48th In National Study

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

A new analysis ranks Oklahoma 48th in the nation for how women are faring in 36 different economic, leadership and health indicators.

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8:15 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Oklahoma Senators Expected To Split Obamacare Vote

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

The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate is moving toward a test vote Wednesday on an emergency spending bill, despite tea party attempts to stop it.

The bill gets rid of a House measure to "defund" President Barack Obama's health care bill, a defunding Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) supports.

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6:01 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Oklahoma City Council Approves MAPS 3 Streetcar Route

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 6:26 pm

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday approved a route for the first phase of a streetcar line as part of the MAPS 3 series of projects.

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5:52 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Lays Off 86 Workers

Chesapeake Energy Corp. reportedly laid off dozens of employees Tuesday as part of an ongoing restructuring under its new chief executive.

In an email to employees of the Oklahoma City-based energy giant, CEO Doug Lawler said 86 employees from several departments lost their jobs.

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12:36 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Why Protesters Have a Hard Time Making Case Against the Keystone XL Pipeline

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8:45 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Cherokee Girl Given To South Carolina Couple

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 7:39 am

Last month, a South Carolina couple traveled to Oklahoma vowing to not leave the Sooner State without 4-year-old Veronica.

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5:56 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Oklahoma Supreme Court Lifts Stay In Cherokee Girl Case

The Oklahoma Supreme Court says it's declining to take jurisdiction over the adoption dispute involving a Cherokee girl and has dissolved a stay that was keeping the girl with her father in Oklahoma.

It wasn't immediately clear whether young Veronica would remain in the Cherokee Nation. The tribal court has found that Matt and Melanie Capobianco of South Carolina have no valid claim to the 4-year-old. The girl's father, Dusten Brown, claims federal law favors his keeping custody of the child, but the U.S. Supreme Court has said the Indian Child Welfare Act does not apply to the case.

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