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April 24, 2019

A 22-year-old Enid man has been charged with soliciting sexual conduct or communication with a minor by use of technology. Jared Landrum, 22, faces up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000 if convicted on the charge. Landrum is accused of facilitating, encouraging, offering or soliciting sexual conduct or engaging in communication for sexual or prurient interest with a 15-year-old girl on or between Dec. 17, 2016, and Jan. 4, 2017.

 

State election officials removed nearly 90,000 inactive voters from Oklahoma’s voter rolls earlier this month during its biennial purging of the list. The 88,276 deleted names of registered voters include those who haven’t voted in several election cycles and didn’t respond to an address confirmation mailing from the state. Oklahoma is one of just seven states in which failing to vote triggers removal from the rolls.

 

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed expert witness testimony in Oklahoma Gas & Electric’s rate case, asking regulators for a $32 million rate reduction for customers. OG&E is seeking an annual increase of approximately $76.6 million, which reflects a 4.4 percent increase over rates set in July 2018, to recover increased business costs and electric infrastructure investments. Hunter believes the opposite should occur.

 

Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday signed a bill that preempts Oklahoma municipalities from imposing fees on single-use plastic and paper bags In the short term, the legislation affects Norman, where city officials contemplated imposing a 5-cent tax on plastic and paper bags. But the bill prevents all Oklahoma cities and towns from taxing single-use bags and carryout or to-go containers.

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