AG Pruitt files stays pending SCOTUS review

Attorney General Scott Pruitt

Attorney General Scott Pruitt

Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed an application for stays of execution before the United States Supreme Court Monday morning.

The Attorney General has asked for the stays of execution of three death row inmates until a resolution in the State’s favor of the U.S. Supreme Court action in Glossip v. Gross, the petition for review the Supreme Court accepted last week, or until the Oklahoma Department of Corrections has obtained a viable alternative of drugs for use in the executions.
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Mavs drop Oilers

Oilers defenseman Jake Obermeyer (16) battles Sebastien Thinel (43) in action Friday night.

Oilers defenseman Jake Obermeyer (16) battles Sebastien Thinel (43) in action Friday night.

INDEPENDENCE, MO.—The Tulsa Oilers didn’t get off to a great start in the second half of the season on Friday night as they fell to the Missouri Mavericks 4-2 in an ugly, penalty-ridden contest.

The two clubs had not seen each other in action since December 6 and even with nearly two months elapsed from that game (a 2-1 loss for Tulsa), there was no love lost.  A testy tone was set shortly after the opening faceoff as Tulsa captain Nathan Lutz leveled Mavericks winger Andrew Courtney.

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Obama attacks oil again – ANWR locals irate

OilPresident Barack Obama said Sunday that he planned to ask Congress to declare much of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as wilderness, including its 1.5-million-acre coastal plain, an area on Alaska’s North Slope suspected to contain vast reserves of oil and gas.

The designation would forever prevent exploration and production on the coastal plain, but Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said the idea would be dead on arrival in the Republican-led Congress and Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee agreed.

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Rep. Markwayne Mullin meetings on “VA Choice”

Rep. Markwayne Mullin

Rep. Markwayne Mullin

MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) today announced an informational meeting open to district veterans regarding the new Veteran’s Choice Program administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the public libraries in Muskogee, Okmulgee, Westville, Sallisaw, Eufaula and Atoka. Using video conferencing technology, attendees at all six public libraries will be able to participate and interact with presenters. The meeting is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

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Early Settlement Volunteer of the Year named

Eduardo Mora

Eduardo Mora

Tulsa County Early Settlement Mediation is proud to announce that Tulsa volunteer Eduardo Mora was selected as the Oklahoma Early Settlement Volunteer of the Year by the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Mr. Mora was selected from dozens of nominees from counties throughout Oklahoma.

Mr. Mora has volunteered as a mediator in Tulsa for fourteen years, where he is one of only a few bi-lingual mediators. He has mediated hundreds of cases in many areas of mediation practice including basic mediation, family, guardianship and others.

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