Gov. Mary Fallin talks to a caseworker and a minor being held at a temporary shelter at Fort Sill. PROVIDED PHOTO
In a letter to President Barack Obama, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin today called on the president to end the “secrecy” surrounding the use of military facilities around the country to hold illegal immigrant minors. One of those facilities, Fort Sill, is located in Oklahoma.
Fallin called on Obama to formally explain reports that run contrary to the messages his administration has sent to the public and why the administration asks the state of Oklahoma to indefinitely host a large population of illegal immigrants and to pay for their educational and health needs after they are released.
Beginning young hunters will have a chance this fall to participate in bonus antlerless deer hunts that will take place on private lands in four Oklahoma counties.
Youths may submit applications for the hunts that will be held Oct 3-5 in Osage County; Nov. 7-8 in Ellis County; Oct 17 (with orientation Oct. 16) in Love County; and Nov. 21-22 in Carter County.
Senator Tom Coburn
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) has announced his final series of town hall meetings in the state before resigning from the U.S. Senate at the end of the current Congress.
“One of the highlights of serving as a U.S. Senator for Oklahoma is the ability to travel the state to talk to fellow Oklahomans and hear what they think about the issues we face as a nation,” Coburn said. “It is always encouraging and inspiring to me to talk with friends and neighbors across the state. Our people make this such a special place to live. So many good ideas and initiatives that my office has worked on over the years have resulted from conversations at these town hall meetings.”
Updated: The Tulsa County District Attorney’s race became a great deal more complicated today with a divided decision by the Oklahoma Supreme Court rendered in favor of Representative Fred Jordan’s campaign for the office.
While the Oklahoma Constitution prohibits a legislator from taking public office during the term of a Legislature which has voted to increase the emoluments (salary, benefits, etc.) for that office; the Court ruled the prohibition “inapplicable” if the candidate is “incapable of commencing” the work of the office “until after the conclusion of the legislator’s term.” The Majority opinion noted Jordan’s term will end on November 19, 2014 and the term of the district attorney will begin on January 5, 2015.
Editor’s Note: Liberty Counsel received the following from Israel: one man’s story from inside the only democracy in the Middle East. Following his letter, a release from the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) is quoted.
It has taken me some days to write down something coherent… but this is how I feel tonight. I feel like I weigh 500 pounds. Everyone I know feels like they are walking through water. And sad. We are all so very, very sad. This is what I know right now, today:
The ugliness, the venom and sheer, violent hatred you are seeing in Paris, London, Berlin, LA, Boston, Denver…. this is just the beginning. We Jews are the canaries in the coal mine for all of humanity. Today, they are throwing bricks at synagogues and smashing chairs and saying “Kill the Jews.” Tomorrow it will be someone else.