Sean Murphy, The Associated Press

Sean Murphy

The Associated Press

Oklahoma City, OK, United States

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Recent articles by Sean:

‘We have to be heard’: Texas women travel to seek abortions

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The 33-year-old Texas woman drove alone four hours through the night to get to the Louisiana abortion clinic for a consultation... → Read More

Oklahoma schools leader switches parties to run for governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, who has clashed repeatedly with Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt and his appointees over the state’s response to COVID-19 in schools, said Thursday she will switch parties and run as a Democrat against him next year. A longtime Republican first elected in 2014, Hofmeister said the decision to […] → Read More

Oklahoma schools leader switches parties to run for governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, who has clashed repeatedly with Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt and his appointees over the stat... → Read More

Oklahoma judge blocks 2 abortion laws, allows 3 others

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Monday temporarily blocked two new anti-abortion laws from taking effect next month, including a measure similar to a Texas abortion ban that effectively bans the procedure after about six weeks of pregnancy. District Judge Cindy Truong said she would allow three other anti-abortion laws to take effect […] → Read More

Oklahoma judge blocks 2 abortion laws, allows 3 others

An Oklahoma judge has temporarily blocked two new anti-abortion laws from taking effect next month, including a measure that would prevent abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy → Read More

Oklahoma judge blocks 2 abortion laws, allows 3 others

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Monday temporarily blocked two new... → Read More

Oklahoma judge blocks 2 abortion laws, allows 3 others

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Monday temporarily blocked two new anti-abortion laws from taking effect next month, including a measure sim... → Read More

Oklahoma board urges governor to commute death sentence of Julius Jones

Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board on Monday recommended the governor commute the death sentence of Julius Jones, who has maintained his innocence in a 1999 killing that has garnered national attention. → Read More

Oklahoma board urges governor to commute death sentence

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board on Monday recommended the governor commute the death sentence of Julius Jones, who has maintai... → Read More

Lawyer: Court must bar duo from deciding on death row case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board will likely recommend that a high-profile inmate’s death sentence be commuted unless two board... → Read More

Oklahoma AG drops appeal in state death penalty case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor said Friday that he is dropping his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in the first-degree ... → Read More

Oklahoma NAACP files suit challenging anti-protest law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill approved by the Republican-led Oklahoma Legislature this year that seeks to crack down on protesters is unconstitutional a... → Read More

Oklahoma seeks execution dates for 7 death-row inmates

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s new attorney general filed motions on Thursday seeking execution dates for seven death-row inmates who have exhausted ... → Read More

US census data shows Oklahoma less white, more urban

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Like much of the country, Oklahoma is less white and more urban and suburban than it was 10 years ago, according to data released Thursday by the U. S. Census Bureau. The percentage of people in Oklahoma who identify as white alone, not Hispanic or Latino, dropped from 68. 7% in 2010 to 60. 8% in 2020, while those who identify as Hispanic or Latino jumped from 8. 9% to 11.… → Read More

New Oklahoma AG asks SCOTUS to overturn major tribal ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s new attorney general asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to overturn it’s own historic ruling on tribal sovereignty... → Read More

Seemingly safe GOP incumbents under attack from right-wing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican U. S. Sen. James Lankford would seem to have all the conservative credentials he'd need to coast to re-election in deep-red Oklahoma. A devout Baptist, Lankford was the director of the nation's largest Christian youth camp for more than a decade. He speaks out regularly against abortion and what he describes as excessive government spending. And his voting record… → Read More

Seemingly safe GOP incumbents under attack from right-wing

Republican U.S. Sen. James Lankford would seem to have all the conservative credentials he’d need to coast to re-election in deep-red Oklahoma. → Read More

Blue Origin brings space tourism to tiny Texas town

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — For years, the official letterhead for the small town of Van... → Read More

Blue Origin brings space tourism to tiny Texas town

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — For years, the official letterhead for the small town of Van Horn, tucked neatly among the foothills of the Guadalupe Mountains, read simply: “Farming, ranching, mining.” And while there is still some farming and ranching in this far West Texas community, and a talc mine still operates near the edge […] → Read More

Blue Origin brings space tourism to tiny Texas town

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — For years, the official letterhead for the small town of Van... → Read More