Gov. Fallin signs bill on execution alternatives

OkCapitalFrontGovernor Mary Fallin today signed House Bill 1879, a measure allowing the state to perform executions through nitrogen hypoxia if the current method of execution – lethal injection – is ruled unconstitutional or becomes unavailable. The United States Supreme Court is currently reviewing Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocols.

Under current Oklahoma law, if lethal injection is ruled unconstitutional or otherwise becomes unavailable, the state can revert to the electric chair as a second alternative and firing squad as the third alternative for capital punishment. HB 1879 makes nitrogen hypoxia the second alternative, electric chair the third and firing squad the final alternative.
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My concern with the Iran nuclear negotiations

IranNuclear1Amidst the various twists and turns of our nation’s negotiation with Iran on a nuclear deal, one thing is clear: the American people are skeptical.

Americans know that a nuclear Iran is a threat to every nation.

Our concern is not just Iran in possession of a nuclear bomb; we all know that the leadership of Iran continues to threaten its neighbors and the World. Iran is the world’s largest state-sponsor of terrorism and there is little doubt that if they had nuclear weapons, they could transfer those weapons or nuclear material to their global terror proxies.

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Let’s Talk Tulsa: Public Safety

TulsaJusticeNext Tuesday evening April 21, at the LaFortune Clubhouse Grill 5501 South Yale; Tulsa Today invites you to join us at 7:00 pm to discuss public safety in our community.

Multiple speakers will address the topic from different and unique perspectives. Lively discussion from audience questions are the norm at Let’s Talk Tulsa public events.

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Tulsa Oilers lose both

In this great shot from inside the goal, Drew Fisher(far left) beats Josh Rumpel on the way to a hat trick Wednesday. Photo: Kevin Pyle

In this great shot from inside the goal, Drew Fisher(far left) beats Josh Rumpel on the way to a hat trick Wednesday. Photo: Kevin Pyle

ALLEN, TX—The Tulsa Oilers are in trouble.

After two games and the fifth and sixth consecutive losses to the final champions of the Central Hockey League, the Allen Americans now hold a 2-0 lead over the Oilers as the series shifts back to Tulsa for games three and four and the potential end of the 2014-15 season for the Oilers.

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Sen. Marco Rubio confirms for SRLC

Sen. Marco Rubio

Sen. Marco Rubio

Oklahoma City — Senator Marco Rubio, fresh off officially announcing his presidential campaign on Monday, confirmed today to serve as one of the keynote speakers at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) in Oklahoma City in May.

Rubio is the tenth national leader and 2016 presidential candidate to confirm for the conference behind Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Senator Ted Cruz, former Sen. Rick Santorum, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Dr. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Ambassador John Bolton.

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