The N.C.A.A. has restricted previous events in response to state lawmakers. It faces that test again in Oklahoma, where softball championships are a mainstay and a restrictive abortion ban recently became law.
Gov. Kevin Stitt signed the Oklahoma Heartbeat Act, modeled on the one that came into force in Texas last year.
The bill would take effect immediately if signed. It allows civilians to sue doctors who perform abortions or anybody who “aids or abets” one.
A cascade of restrictive abortion legislation is being proposed in Republican-led states.
The measure is part of a wave of stringent abortion restrictions enacted by legislators in Republican-led states.
Julius Jones was convicted of first-degree murder in 2002 and had been scheduled to die by lethal injection on Thursday.
Hundreds of students walked out of schools and activists demonstrated at the State Capitol, urging Gov. Kevin Stitt to commute the sentence of Julius Jones, who is scheduled for execution on Thursday.
The state says its National Guard members don’t need to get vaccinated. Pentagon officials say a failure to follow “valid medical readiness requirements” could “jeopardize” the status of troops.
A panel has recommended that Julius Jones’s sentence in a 1999 murder be commuted. His case, which has prompted public demonstrations and celebrity advocacy, is now on the governor’s desk.
Attorney General Mike Hunter announced his resignation one day after The Oklahoman said it had sent him questions about an extramarital affair.
The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission removed Gov. Kevin Stitt from the panel just days after he had signed a bill that banned the teaching of certain concepts about race.
An Oklahoma man whose prison sentence had been commuted cut out and cooked a woman’s heart and tried to feed it to his relatives before killing two of them, the authorities said.
“There is no zealot like a convert,” said a small-town Republican mayor who has embraced masks since catching the virus.
Local prosecutors are referring criminal cases to the federal and tribal courts, which are now flooded with new cases.
With businesses closed and obligations mounting, state finances are stretched and poised to worsen.