ardmoreite.com http://www.ardmoreite.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section ardmoreite.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:57:36 +0000 Bill Supporting Therapeutic Dogs in Courts Passes House http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319974/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319974/-1/state news
 

House Bill 2591, by state Rep. Pam Peterson, adds a new law into the state books recognizing the special circumstances and needs of child witnesses during court proceedings. The child witness shall have the right to be accompanied by a [...]]]>
AG Pruitt Issues Call for Victims to Re-register for Notifications from Pardon and Parole Board http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319981/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319981/-1/state news
 

"It is important for victims of crime and their families to stay informed about what's happening with these violent criminals," Attorney General Pruitt said. "The Victim Services Unit at the AG’s Office is asking [...]]]>
Candidates for State Superintendent of Schools to speak at Ardmore public forum http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140309626/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140309626/-1/state news
Scheduled to speak are Freda Deskin, Jack Herron and Ivan Holmes. John Cox has also been invited. Donna Anderson, previously in the race, dropped out last month.

Voters will go to the polls in the summer primary election and choose one of these candidates to be the Democratic [...]]]>
Lt. Gov. Lamb begins path to re-election http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140309/NEWS/140309644/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Sun, 09 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Michael Pineda http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140309/NEWS/140309644/-1/state news
It was the second time this year Lamb, a Republican, has visited Ardmore, which he considers a special place for a number of reasons.

"Ardmore is a special community," Lamb said. "I was reflecting back four years ago. One of my first campaign [...]]]>
Oklahoma Joins Multistate Lawsuit over Restrictive Farming Law http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309688/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309688/-1/state news
 

In 2008, California voters approved Proposition 2 which requires egg producers in that state to comply with new regulations regarding the size of housing enclosures for egg-laying hens. Some [...]]]>
Fallin Praises Oklahoma House for Tax Cut Measure http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309691/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:21:34 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309691/-1/state news
 

"The House of Representatives took an important step today towards delivering [...]]]>
Invasive Species Conference buzzing in Oklahoma http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309746/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309746/-1/state news
 

It is a similar feeling many property owners in Oklahoma are experiencing with invasive species of insects, plants and animals. The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is hosting the Oklahoma Invasive [...]]]>
Bill Increasing Penalties for Obscenity, Child Pornography Clears House http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309748/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309748/-1/state news
 

House Bill 2349, by state Rep. Sally Kern, would increase the fine for creating, publishing and distributing obscene materials to a minimum of $2,000. According to statute, obscenity is defined as the depiction of [...]]]>
Bill Attacks Teen Sexting with Education http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309749/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309749/-1/state news
 

The measure, authored by state Rep. Terry O’Donnell, looks to reduce penalties for teens exchanging sexually explicit messages and/or photographs via electronic devices, better known as "sexting." Right now in Oklahoma, anyone convicted of [...]]]>
Plan to complete American Indian Cultural Center approved http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309807/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309807/-1/state news
 

Senate Bill 1651 will fund completion of the project using $40 million in one-time monies from the state’s Unclaimed Property Fund, which will be matched by $40 million in private donations. The proposal enables the project to be completed [...]]]>
Movie Rebate Measure Passes out of House after Reconsideration Vote http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309809/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140305/NEWS/140309809/-1/state news
 

House Bill 2580 died in the House on Monday but was called up for reconsideration this afternoon. After more debate on the measure, it passed the House floor by a vote of 63-27. The bill extends the sunset date of the "Compete with Canada Film Act" from July 1 of this year to [...]]]>
Inhofe Introduces Bill to Incentivize Production of Natural Gas Vehicles http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309916/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309916/-1/state news
 

"The booming natural gas industry in America is delivering a cheap, domestic energy [...]]]>
House Votes to Eliminate Calendar Committee to Streamline Process http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309917/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309917/-1/state news
 

The House Calendar Committee was created in 2013.

 

House Speaker Jeff Hickman said the bipartisan vote is confirmation that members viewed the extra layer as bureaucratic and unnecessary.
Oklahoma is National Model in the Growing Field of Genetics http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309918/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309918/-1/state news
 
Energy Index points to industry expansion http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309922/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Tue, 04 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140304/NEWS/140309922/-1/state news
 

"Based on the [...]]]>
Fallin's Statement on State Panel's Support for Capitol Bond Issue http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309929/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309929/-1/state news
 

"These commissioners are successful business and policy leaders whose experience and credibility further affirm that this project is best addressed through a responsible bond issue. [...]]]>
Senate gives unanimous approval to 'Rural Tourism Protection Act' http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309932/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309932/-1/state news Lecture Series: 'Communicating Respectfully with People who Have Disabilities' http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309933/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309933/-1/state news
 

People with disabilities are people first, and all Oklahomans can learn how to communicate respectfully by using empowering language and behaving in an appropriate [...]]]>
Springer robotics team readies for first competition http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309955/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Laura Eastes http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309955/-1/state news
They were on the prowl for pieces that would work in their attempts to build a claw for their robot, Billy. As they searched, eighth-grader Noah Wickware was seated in front of Billy. As the mechanic, it was his job to build the claw that would later be programmed by code [...]]]>
Registration underway for Annual Oklahoma Conference on Aging http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229585/-1/state news?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229585/-1/state news
 

Keynote speakers are R. Murali Krishna, M.D., an award-winning psychiatrist and motivating and [...]]]>