New Member Benefits: T-Shirt, Keep It Local Card & Brewery Tour

We're happy to offer three special benefits for KOSU members during the 2015 Fall Membership Drive (taking place between Wednesday, October 7 to Wednesday, October 14). Become a KOSU member today and get your member benefit!1. Pledges of $60 ($5/month) will be eligible for the 2016 Keep It Local OK card. The card is valid for great discounts across the state, including Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Edmond, Guthrie, Norman, Moore, Yukon and more! Keep It Local OK cards are valid for the current...
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Headlines for Tuesday, October 13, 2015:

  • State rallies in support of police. (Tulsa World)

  • Democratic Presidential candidates’ debate tonight. (Tulsa World)

A bruised Hillary Clinton will have much to prove as she takes the debate stage Tuesday evening alongside four of her Democratic presidential challengers. The former secretary of state has been damaged by lingering questions about her private email server and doubts about her trustworthiness.

That has partly enabled Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders to ride a wave of progressive support to a lead over her in New Hampshire and an impressive $25 million fundraising haul last quarter.

Headlines for Monday, October 12, 2015:

  • Political groups plan to use Ten Commandments to raise money and votes. (Tulsa World)

  • Oklahoma Republicans pick Pam Pollard as new chairman. (NewsOK)

  • Weekend earthquakes could highlight problems with the state’s database about injections wells. (Journal Record)

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety says a grace period to the federal REAL ID Act will allow Oklahomans to continue using state-issued driver licenses and identification cards to enter military bases and most federal facilities.

An extension allowing federal agencies to accept the licenses and ID cards expired Saturday, but DPS says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a three-month grace period.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency attempt to update the Clean Water Rule — also known as the waters of the U.S. rule — hit a snag today, with the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling to temporarily block its implementation.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the movement of the Ten Commandments monument of the State Capitol grounds and the news that the wrong drug was used in January to execute Charles Warner.

The trio also discuss the overturned blackmail conviction of former Sooner Tea Party leader Al Gerhart, the upcoming vote by Oklahoma City banning all activity in medians and the impact of Real ID on Oklahomans.

Headlines for Friday, October 9, 2015:

  • The future of the death penalty remains uncertain according to the Governor. (NewsOK)

  • Governor releases more than 41,000 documents on botched execution. (Tulsa World)

  • OKC delays vote on anti-panhandling ordinance for two months. (NewsOK)

It’s been decades since Tulsa decided the portion of the Arkansas River that runs through the city was too dirty and dangerous to swim in. The river is much cleaner now, but convincing the public it’s OK to hop in won’t be easy.

The Arkansas River is an iconic feature of Tulsa, cutting across downtown and winding through the west side of the city. But it has a bad reputation.

Updated at 1:57 p.m. ET.

Corrections officials in Oklahoma used the wrong drug to execute Charles Warner back in January.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

U.S. Sen. James Lankford is introducing a bill to remove an expired wind energy incentive from the federal tax code.

The federal Production Tax Credit for wind energy expired in December 2014, but since it’s part of the tax code, lawmakers can extend it by bundling it with legislation to extend other tax credits and incentives. That has happened as recently as July, when a Senate committee voted to extend the PTC as part of a $95 billion bundle of incentives.