Originally published on Mon April 13, 2015 4:14 pm
Hillary Clinton officially launched the campaign everyone has been expecting for months — years, really. She's running for president and to finally break open that glass ceiling she famously said her last campaign put "18 million cracks" in.
Oklahoma will become the first state in the nation to allow the use of nitrogen gas to execute inmates under a bill heading to the governor's desk.
Without a single dissenting vote, the Oklahoma Senate gave final approval Thursday to the bill allowing the new method to be used if lethal injection is ruled unconstitutional or if the deadly drugs become unavailable.
Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 3:48 pm
Updated at 11 a.m. ET
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will officially announce her intention to seek the 2016 Democratic nomination for president on Sunday afternoon, ending years of speculation over her plans to pursue the Oval Office, NPR has learned.
Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 3:47 pm
Changing a process that was blamed for fueling anger and frustration with the legal system in Ferguson, Mo., 80 municipal courts in St. Louis County have agreed to set uniform fees and fines to be more fair to people charged with offenses such as speeding.
Critics call the move one step on what they see as a long path of reform. They note that the agreement is voluntary and lacks a formal system of tracking or enforcement.
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about Governor Fallin signing a bill to stop teacher payroll deductions to union and possible unintentional consequences of local drilling bans impacting the federal flood insurance program.
The trio also discusses oil revenue collections drop to a 13-year low and infighting between a Republican lawmaker and the conservative State Chamber.
A new report says an issue highlighted recently in Ferguson, Mo. — that tickets and fines disproportionately burden people of color and the poor, and lead to their incarceration — is not limited to Missouri.
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: We consume a lot more sugar than is good for our health. Because of this, the next generation of Americans will struggle with obesity and diabetes more than any other. The most obvious culprit is the added sugar in sodas and other sugary beverages, like sports drinks or teas.