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Headlines for Friday, August 26, 2016:

  • Medical marijuana supporters plan to challenge the AG’s rewrite of the ballot title. (Tulsa World)

  • A Democratic candidate for CD5 plans a recount if her raises enough money. (NewsOK)

Headlines for August 25, 2016:

  • Medical marijuana supporters push forward to get the measure on the November ballot. (Tulsa World)

  Organizations on the campus of Oklahoma State University are providing smoke alarms and alert devices for people with disabilities.

Nancy Trench with Fire Protection Publications says the equipment is designed specifically for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired or using a mobile device.

“We install special equipment by their bed that provides a low frequency, high volume alert sound and then also it shakes the bed. There’s actualy science that a bed shaker is the best way to wake any of us up.”

Headlines for Wednesday, August 24, 2016:

  • General elections set following runoffs. (NewsOK)

  • McAffrey wins CD5 Democratic runoff by just 40 votes. (NewsOK)

  • Norman Stormwater proposal fails. (NewsOK)

  • Voters approve school bond issues in central Oklahoma. (NewsOK)

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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has cleared craft brewers in the state to sell full-strength beer for consumption on the premises.

Pruitt issued the opinion Tuesday after the state's Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission asked him to review a new state law that allows the sale of full-strength beer.

Headlines for Tuesday, August 23, 2016:

  • Five things you should know about voting today. (Oklahoma Watch)

  • More than 6,000 Oklahomans participate in early voting in runoffs. (NewsOK)


Every Oklahoma motorist will pay an additional $5 beginning later this month for a new license plate that features the outline of the state bird - a scissortail flycatcher - on a blue background.

Gov. Mary Fallin unveiled the new license plate during a press conference with state officials on Monday. The new plates cost the state about $2.05 to produce. Most of the additional revenue will go into a newly created State Public Safety Fund that will be available for the Legislature to spend to "support public safety" in the state.


Oklahoma City’s bike sharing program, Spokies OKC announces new upgrades to its bicycle sharing experience.

Program Manager Jeanne Smith says cyclists in last week’s Full Moon Bike Ride at the Myriad Gardens got a chance to view the new bicycles.

"The new bikes are more durable than the previous bikes. They also have GPS, so that we can locate the bikes."

The $304,000 in upgrades include new bike seats which are easier to adjust, front and rear hand brakes, and splash guards for a cleaner ride.

Voters in Norman will decide on a stormwater plan Tuesday that would increase residents’ monthly utility bills. The city says the additional revenue will help deal with runoff created by heavy rainfall and property damage from flooding.

Headlines for Monday, August 22, 2016:

  • Voters across the state are deciding runoff elections for their party candidates. (NewsOK)

  • Central Oklahoma voters are deciding on a variety of issues tomorrow. (NewsOK)