Commissioner Doak endorses Kevin Hern

Kevin Hern

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak has endorsed Tulsa businessman Kevin Hern for Oklahoma’s 1st Congressional Seat being vacated by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R) who has declared he will not seek re-election.

“I am proud to endorse Kevin Hern for the 1st Congressional District,” Doak said.  Continue reading

Ken Yazel supports jail fee resolution

Tulsa County Assessor Ken Yazel is urging support for an initiative by Tulsa County Commissioner John Smaligo to achieve a resolution to the jail fee issues between Tulsa County and the City of Tulsa.

“I view everything by what it is doing to the taxpayers of this county.  It is unfair to ask the citizens of communities outside the City of Tulsa to subsidize City of Tulsa detainees, and that is what’s happening.  This has been a festering issue for years, and it is obvious to any reasonable person that the City of Tulsa is not paying what it costs to house their prisoners.    Continue reading

Venezuela on the brink of chaos

Protesters resting. Photo: AFP / Maria Isabel SANCHEZ

Venezuela is hurtling toward a high-stakes confrontation as Dictator Nicolas Maduro’s iron grip slips and opposition support grows in a once wealthy capitalist nation now impoverished by socialism.

Maria Sanchez reporting from Caracas for AFP writes that Wednesday and Thursday, the opposition is staging its second nationwide strike in a week, then another mass protest is planned on Friday, upping the pressure on the leftist leader.  Continue reading

Dana Murphy bids for Lt. Governor

Updated: Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy today announced her candidacy for lieutenant governor of Oklahoma apparently without resigning her current position.

“As a fifth-generation Oklahoman, I am proud of this state, and my passion for its success runs deep,” said Republican Murphy.   Continue reading

Brooks takes oath for Senate District 44

Sen. Brooks was sworn in by OK Supreme Court Justice Douglas Combs during a ceremony Tuesday pictured with his wife, Jessica and children, Joaquin and Lucy.

Sen. Michael Brooks was sworn in as the newest member of the Oklahoma State Senate on Tuesday, during a ceremony in the Senate Chamber of the Capitol.  Brooks, a lifelong southwest Oklahoma City resident, small business owner and attorney, won the Senate District 44 seat in a special election held July 11.

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