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Oklahoma high court strikes down 2 abortion bans; procedure remains illegal in most cases

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled two state laws banning abortion are unconstitutional, but the procedure remains illegal in the state in most cases.

Whistleblowers file lawsuits against Oklahoma education boss, top aide

Two separate federal lawsuits have been filed by whistleblowers against Oklahoma's new Republican state superintendent and his top aide.

Troopers: 2 killed when wrong-way driver causes head-on collision on busy holiday in Maine

Maine State Police say a motorist traveling the wrong way on Interstate 295 caused a head-on collision that killed both drivers and critically injured a passenger.

Judge: School district can bar student from wearing Mexican and American flag sash at graduation

A federal judge has ruled that a Colorado school district can bar a high school student from wearing a Mexican and American flag sash at her graduation after the student sued.

Nevada governor signs law allowing religious, cultural regalia at graduations

Gov. Joe Lombardo has signed a bill permitting Nevada students to wear religious and cultural regalia for graduation ceremonies.

Latest GOP 2024 hopeful DeSantis 'blazing a trail' on book bans in Republican-controlled states

As he vies for the Republican presidential nomination, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is touting a series of measures he has pushed that have led to an upswing in banned or restricted books — not just in Florida schools but in an increasing number of other conservative states.

Oklahoma Legislature overrides governor's veto of tribal regalia bill

The Oklahoma Legislature has overridden Gov. Kevin Stitt's veto of a bill that would allow students to wear Native American regalia during high school and college graduations.

Police say US marshal fatally shoots wanted woman in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City police say a U.S. marshal fatally shot a woman who pulled a gun on officers trying to arrest her on two felony warrants.

GOP-led Oklahoma Legislature agrees on largest-ever budget with little input from governor

Republican leaders in Oklahoma unveiled the largest-ever budget proposal this week, although it's not clear the governor will support the plan.

Oklahoma lawmakers sign off on $1M settlement over inmate's death

Oklahoma lawmakers have signed off on a $1.05 million settlement with the family of a state prison inmate who died of appendicitis in 2018.

2 employees injured in fire at refinery in southern Oklahoma

A fire at an oil refinery in southern Oklahoma has left two people injured, according to CVR Energy, the Sugar Land, Texas-based owner of the facility.

Oklahoma lures Enel solar panel manufacturing facility with $180M incentive package

Enel North America says it's planning to invest more than $1 billion and will create about 1,000 new jobs with a new solar cell and panel manufacturing facility in eastern Oklahoma.

Independent bookselling expanded again in 2022, with new and diverse stores opening nationwide

The independent bookselling community continues to grow, with membership in the American Booksellers Association reaching its highest levels in more than 20 years.

Scorsese debuts 'Killers of the Flower Moon' in Cannes to thunderous applause

Martin Scorsese unveiled “Killers of the Flower Moon” in Cannes on Saturday, debuting a sweeping American epic about greed and exploitation on the bloody plains of an Osage Nation reservation in 1920s Oklahoma.

Oklahoma prisons locked down following unspecified incident in northeastern Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has locked down all prisons statewide and canceled all visitations following an unspecified “incident” at a medium security prison in northeastern Oklahoma.

At graduations, Native American students seek acceptance of tribal regalia

For Native American students, tribal regalia is often passed down through generations and worn at graduations to signify connection with the community.

Here are the restrictions on transgender people that are moving forward in US statehouses

Hundreds of measures targeting transgender people have been proposed in statehouses this year, and several have moved forward this week.