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Swearing in Ceremony Set for Oklahoma Lawmakers
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Swearing-in ceremonies have been scheduled at the state Capitol for all members of the Oklahoma House and Senate who were elected or re-elected this year.
Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven Taylor will administer the oath of office on Wednesday to the 101 members of the House during a ceremony at 11 a.m. in the House chamber.
The eight newly elected and 16 re-elected members of the Senate will take their oaths of office in the Senate chamber at noon. Only half of the 48-member Senate is up for re-election each election cycle.
Republicans extended their majorities in both chambers and now have a 36-12 advantage in the Senate and a 72-29 edge in the House.
Both GOP majorities are the largest in state history.
Posted: Wednesday, November 14 2012, 04:28 AM CST
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Tornado watch issued for much of Oklahoma
May 19, 2013 20:18 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Storm Prediction Center in Norman has issued a tornado watch for much of Oklahoma.
The watch is in effect until 11 p.m. Sunday and covers central and eastern Oklahoma, including the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metro areas.
Forecasters say there is a risk of severe thunderstorms and very large hail with the developing storm system.
The risk for tornadoes is expected to increase into the evening, especially in eastern Oklahoma.
Forecasters say a few strong tornadoes are possible, as are long-track supercell thunderstorms.
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From the FOX 25 First Forecast Center..Tornado Watch currently in effect for central and eastern Oklahoma until 11pm this evening. Dry line is currently in between central and western Oklahoma with storms just starting to fire up. ...
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.