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Ada area shoppers took advantage of Black Friday sales at various merchants around town Nov. 24, 2017.

AUSTIN — School prayer has long been a hot topic, but the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considered hearing a Texas case on a sensitive related subject: student-led prayers at school board meetings.

  • Janelle Stecklein CNHI Capitol Bureau Chief/ State Reporter

OKLAHOMA CITY — Some lawmakers are skeptical that a second special session will be enough incentive to prompt the Legislature to solve any of the big budget conundrums that have already eluded them for weeks.

When President Ronald Reagan implemented a sweeping reform of our nation’s tax system in 1986, it helped millions of Americans from different walks of life save money and kicked off an era of strong economic growth. 

OKLAHOMA CITY — Republican House and Senate leaders were reeling Saturday after Gov. Mary Fallin unexpectedly vetoed much of their proposed budget and said lawmakers would have to return for yet another special session.

Oklahoma News

  • James Neal | CNHI News Oklahoma

By refusing to crumble amidst the ruins of a past life, amidst the ashes of past goals and expectations, we have the power to face an uncertain future with certain resolve.

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  • Ryan Miller | CNHI News Oklahoma

Kingfisher Winter Nights, in Kingfisher City Park, features more than 200 lit trees, more than 60 lighted displays, a train ride through the park, walking path, a lit bridge that goes over the creek and an ice skating rink. 

Not only does Cherokee County hold the distinction of being one of the worst in the state for dumping animals, it's also well-known for other types of dumping. And despite the best efforts of environmentalists, there seems to be no end in sight.

  • Sean Rowley | CNHI New Oklahoma

For a few fleeting hours, it appeared the Oklahoma Legislature managed to end its special session by plugging a $215 million hole in the fiscal 2018 state budget - a deficit created by a state Supreme Court decision that voided a new cigarette tax.

National News

  • Jacob Saylor

(RNN) - On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission announced it will introduce a plan that completely repeals net neutrality.

  • RNN Staff

(RNN) - David Cassidy, a singer who rose to major teen-heartthrob status in the 1970s with his starring role in TV's "The Partridge Family," died Tuesday after suffering multiple organ failure, his longtime publicist reported. He was 67.

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