Originally published on Tue February 24, 2015 2:39 pm
In Oklahoma, a state that largely rode out the recession on a gusher of new-found oil, things may be about to change.
Now it costs more to produce most of Oklahoma's oil than it's worth on the world market. That's triggering a sharp economic reversal, one that some say has the makings of a prolonged downturn.
"Over the last five years, the stars really aligned," says Roy Williams, president of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. "The community's investment in itself just blossomed, the energy industry blossomed."
Originally published on Tue February 24, 2015 11:21 am
Like many schools across Colorado, Arapahoe Ridge High School in Boulder has seen an increase in overall drug incidents since recreational marijuana became legal.
While public schools aren't required to report marijuana incidents separately from other drugs such as cocaine, evidence compiled by Rocky Mountain PBS I-News suggests more students are using marijuana.
In This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks to ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the $600 million shortfall facing lawmakers crafting the budget, and its likely impact on state agencies.
The trio also discuss the Education Savings Account bills which passed in a Senate Committee, but failed in the House.