OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Several Oklahoma faith leaders are planning a vigil outside the office of Oklahoma's new governor urging him to rethink his support for a bill that would allow people to carry guns in public without training or background checks. The Oklahoma Conference of Churches, Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry and other faith leaders are expected to participate in Monday's prayer vigil. Dubbed "constitutional carry" by its supporters, it's similar to a gun bill that former Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed last year.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Kevin Stitt is reappointing the commissioner of public safety following an investigation at the agency that led to a criminal charge against a Highway Patrol captain. Stitt announced Friday he was reappointing Rusty Rhoades as the Commissioner of Public Safety, the same post he held under former Gov. Mary Fallin. Stitt had put Rhoades' appointment on hold while a grand jury investigated allegations of impropriety with the OHP's process for promoting its officers.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The mayor of Oklahoma City is celebrating the completion a personal mission: ridding the city's airport of cow-tipping T-shirts. Mayor David Holt said on his Twitter account Thursday that after months of trying to end sales of shirts reading "Nothing Tips Like A Cow" at Will Rogers World Airport, the clothing has sold out and won't be re-stocked. Airport spokesman Josh Ryan said Friday that the shirts were "pretty popular" for more than 10 years, but "the joke has run its course."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Legislation that would provide a framework for medical marijuana regulation in Oklahoma could be heard on the House floor as soon as next week. The bipartisan measure was approved by a House committee Thursday. Among other things, the proposal sets guidelines for medical marijuana testing, tax collections and other sectors in the industry. The regulatory framework could cost nearly $10 million in its first year of implementation.
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