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Transgender bills will hurt economic development, chamber officials tell Oklahoma lawmakers

“Passage of SB 1619 and SCR 43 would halt growth and success in our state’s tourism and economic development efforts, causing significant and immediate revenue losses,” Tulsa Regional Chamber President and CEO Mike Neal and Greater OKC Chamber President and CEO Roy Williams said in a letter to House members.

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House votes to end 'culture of overtesting' in Oklahoma's public schools

House Bill 3218 would eliminate the state's existing end-of-instruction tests for high school students and would reduce testing in the lower grades. The bill, which was introduced only Thursday, now goes to the Senate.

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Former Tulsa police officer's murder trial coming two years after killing of his daughter's boyfriend

A judge set a trial date for Shannon Kepler, who faces a first-degree murder charge in the 2014 shooting of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake, which will begin 26 months after the killing.

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Proposal to let voters decide on sales of cold, strong beer and wine in regular stores comes down to House vote

The Senate passed Senate Joint Resolution 68, which would let voters weigh in on modernizing the state's liquor laws so convenience and grocery stores could sell strong, cold beer and wine. It does not require the signature of Gov. Mary Fallin.

Oklahoma knocks off Georgia, advances to finals of NCAA tennis tournament

Alex Ghilea's singles victory was the difference, sending OU back to the finals for a rematch against Virginia

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