By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — The turbulent U.S. election, featuring Donald Trump’s unexpected victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, was the overwhelming pick for the top news story of 2016, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.
The No. …
STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote Monday — ensuring that the billionaire will become America’s 45th president.
An effort by anti-Trump forces to persuade Republican electors to abandon the president-elect came to practically nothing and …
POTEAU–The LeFlore County commissioners met in a regular business meeting on Monday morning with chairman Lance Smith presiding. Also present were vice chair Derwin Gist, member Ceb Scott and county clerk Kelli Ford.
The following action was taken by the board:
(1.) Smith called meeting to order.
(2.) Motion was made by Smith …
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s seven Republican electors are expected to convene at the state Capitol to formally select Donald Trump as the country’s next president.
The electors are scheduled to gather at 9 a.m. Monday in the governor’s Blue Room.
Trump won Oklahoma’s seven electoral votes by more than 36 points …
POTEAU—The LeFlore County commissioners will meet in a regular business meeting Monday at 9 a.m. in the office of the board of county commissioners.
(1.) * CALL TO ORDER.
(2.) * MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING(S).
(3.) * PAYROLL/CLAIMS.
(4.) * BONDS.
(5.) * MONTHLY FEE REPORTS.
(6.) * TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATIONS.
(7.) * BLANKET PURCHASE ORDERS.
(8.) * …
OKLAHOMA CITY–State Senator Mark Allen has been appointed to chair the Senate Transportation committee by incoming Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz.
Allen was also recently elected to serve in a leadership role as Majority Whip and was appointed as Sportsman’s Caucus Chairman by the Pro Tem’s office.
Allen said he’s ready …
OKLAHOMA CITY–At its regularly scheduled monthly meeting, the State Board of Education (SBE) today voted unanimously to approve the final recommendations of the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) for a new system of assessment and accountability scheduled to take effect in the 2017-2018 school year.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction …
A Mansfield, Ark. man is in stable condition at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark. after his 2001 Western Star semi wrecked Thursday evening on Hwy. 59 three miles south of Hwy. 63.
Jeffery Brown, 44, of Mansfield is in stable condition with leg injuries. He was driving north when he …
SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Early projections are that the Oklahoma Legislature will have to grapple with a deficit of as much as $600 million in next year’s budget, Republican Gov. Mary Fallin said Wednesday.
Fallin said she expects a shortfall of between $500 million to $600 million — …
The Heavener Utilities Authority and Heavener City Council will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Heavener City Hall at 103 East Avenue B.
CALL TO ORDER – Chairman
ROLL CALL – Clerk
INVOCATION – Chairman
Approval of minutes from previous meeting
Approval of purchase orders presented for payment
Consider, discuss, …