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Okla. House passes physical therapy referral bill
The Oklahoma House has passed legislation that allows physical therapists to treat ailments without a prior referral from a doctor or other medical professional.
Oklahoma sees huge uptick in 2013 earthquakes
Oklahoma recorded 222 earthquakes with magnitudes of 2.5 or greater last year, soaring above 2012’s total of 64 such temblors, according to seismologists studying the source of the recent uptick in quakes.
Around the State
Feb. 18, 2014
Historic lamp back in Senate chamber
It’s been almost 100 years since the nine-foot-tall bronze lamp shone its light at the state Capitol, but now it is back in its original home—the Senate Chamber.
Opinions from around the State
Feb. 11, 2014
Governor urges Oklahomans to take health precautions, get flu vaccination
With high flu activity likely to continue in Oklahoma for several weeks, Gov. Mary Fallin today urged residents to take health precautions and reminded those who haven’t yet done so to receive their flu vaccination.
Barresi wants funding increase
Oklahoma’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi is outlining the agency’s request for nearly $175 million in new funding for public schools in next year’s budget.
Oklahoma flu deaths rise by 5 to 25 thus far
The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports the number of deaths due to influenza this flu season has risen by five.
Fallin proposes election for school safety plan
Gov. Mary Fallin said Wednesday that Oklahoma voters should have a chance to weigh in on efforts to improve school safety in the wake of killer tornadoes last year, suggesting a one-time increase in local bond limits as long as the money raised is used for storm shelters or increased safety on campuses.
Suspect in Weleetka deaths to undergo more tests
A pretrial hearing has been continued until March so more psychological testing can be done on a man accused of gunning down two girls in rural Oklahoma, then killing his fiancee three years later.
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