State officials investigate Oklahoma lake named for Tulsa Klansman

The Grand River Dam Authority will review the name lake named in honor of one of the founding members of the Ku Klux Klan.
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Facing suspension that could last months, future of beleaguered judge still up in the air

Ten days away from a possible suspension that could linger for months, Curtis DeLapp's immediate future is still unknown.
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Former Oklahoma halfway house inmate charged in Ardmore double homicide

Accused murderer Carlton Franklin denied involvement in the killings in a jailhouse interview with the The Frontier earlier this year.
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Rep. Mullin still holds stock in company at center of New York criminal case

“He still owns the stock and is not under investigation,” said Amy Lawrence, spokeswoman for Mullin’s office. Federal prosecutors announced this week that a New York Republican Congressman had been charged with allegedly dumping his holdings of that stock.
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Washington County judge guilty of ‘gross neglect,’ ‘oppression in office,’ state Supreme Court Justice writes

The Frontier wrote about some of DeLapp's actions in March after the judge had ordered a woman jailed for six months without bond for allegedly talking outside of his courtroom.
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Walmart, Costco step up financial backing efforts in support of eye care state question

Yes On 793, a political action committee that formed on May 25, has raised about $130,000, with the bulk of those contributions coming from Walmart and Costco, according to Oklahoma Ethics Commission filings. 
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Moving the line: As casinos ready for new games, state officials eye a new deal with tribes

New games like roulette and craps are expected to bring in millions to the state, but some officials are looking toward casinos’ main source of revenue as a way to boost state revenue — electronic gaming.
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Following state budget cuts, Oklahoma’s Adult Protective Services is doing more with less

Following years of state budget cuts, Adult Protective Service workers have had to rethink how they approach their work as they take on more cases with less resources.
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For members of state agencies and boards, financial disclosure is a thing of the past

A lawsuit accuses members of the Board of Health of having conflicts of interest in voting for a set of controversial rules governing medical marijuana. For the public, finding whether members of state agencies and boards might have a conflict has become more difficult.
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Updated: Energy company says its royalty owners ‘can make up their own minds’ how to vote after tax increase

“Earlier this year, the Oklahoma Legislature increased taxes on gross production by 150 percent,” the letter said.
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