Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) This fall's race for Oklahoma governor will feature two women at the top of the ticket.
Lt. Gov. Jari Askins defeated Attorney General Drew Edmonson on Tuesday. The attorney general conceded in a late-night speech that he would not make up the slim margin Askins held as the final votes were counted.
Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) More than 4,400 nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma are at risk of losing their tax-exempt status.
The Internal Revenue Service said Monday that exemptions for 4,425 organizations are in danger because they failed to file tax returns for the past three years. The IRS is giving the organizations until Oct. 15 to file the returns in order to comply with the law and retain their tax exemptions.
Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted Gov. Brad Henry's request for aid for seven counties that were hit by flooding and severe storms last month.
Monday's decision provides federal funding to help with infrastructure repairs, debris removal and other costs associated with storm damage. The approved counties are Beaver, Cimarron, Lincoln, Logan, Major, Oklahoma and Texas.
Officials say those seven counties have at least $5.5 million in damage from the storms.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Voters are casting ballots throughout the state today for the primary election.
One of the highest-profile races is the governor's contest, where Attorney General Drew Edmondson and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins are seeking the Democratic nomination. Congresswoman Mary Fallin and state Senator Randy Brogdon are seeking the Republican bid.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor's race changes political landscape
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The top candidates for Oklahoma's open governor's post each gave up political offices they likely could have successfully defended. They'll discover Tuesday whether their gambles paid off.
Attorney General Drew Edmondson and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins each gave up a statewide seat in hopes of keeping the governorship in Democrats' hands.