US News
6:28 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Looking For Even Cheaper Gas? Go Generic At An Indie Station

Traffic moves along Route 21 in downtown Newark, N.J., where a gas station lists the price for regular unleaded gasoline at $1.72.
Julio Cortez AP

Originally published on Tue February 10, 2015 2:44 pm

By now, the surprise of cheap gas has probably worn off.

But drivers on the hunt for the very best prices have noticed a new trend: Small, independent gas stations are often the first to cut prices when the price of crude oil falls. This has a lot to do with how gas is bought, sold and moved from pipeline to pump.

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The Two-Way
6:26 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Alberta Premier Says Keystone XL Pipeline Benefits U.S. And Canada

A placard with the Canadian flag rests on the ground covered in oil as demonstrators protest against the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Alberta tar sands.
Nam Y. Huh AP

Originally published on Wed February 4, 2015 2:34 pm

Jim Prentice, the premier of Alberta, Canada, says the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline has been a long and tortured process. But, he adds, if President Obama vetoes a bill that would approve construction, the issue will not necessarily go away.

There is enormous opposition among environmentalists to the $8 billion pipeline project that's designed to bring crude oil extracted from the Canadian tar sands to refineries along America's Gulf Coast.

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Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

New Mix: The Very Best, Courtney Barnett & D'Angelo

The Very Best
facebook.com/theverybest

Welcome to Sample Size, where KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney team up each week to discuss music news and new music releases.

Today, we look at a collaborative pop song from The Very Best, the wisecrack ramblings of rocker Courtney Barnett, and the national television appearance of R&B enigma D'Angelo.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

The Two-Way
5:30 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

House Votes To Repeal Affordable Care Act

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, pauses at a news conference before announcing that the House planned to vote Tuesday to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, following a GOP strategy session at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington. While the repeal passed 239-186, it's likely to fail in the Senate or be vetoed by the president.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Tue February 3, 2015 5:51 pm

The House voted 239-186 today to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the latest effort by the Republican-controlled chamber to scrap the law.

The measure also would direct panels to come up with a replacement for the healthcare law — though it doesn't provide a timeline on any new legislation or what provisions it may contain.

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23rd & Lincoln
5:02 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Farewell to a Great Capitol Reporter

On this first day of the legislature, KOSU says goodbye to a woman who has covered the shenanigans at the Capitol for many years.

Here's the Journal Record's Marie Price with her final 23rd & Lincoln.


US News
4:37 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Nebraska Says Colorado Pot Isn't Staying Across The Border

Deuel County Sheriff Adam Hayward shows off a container of confiscated marijuana in Chappell, Neb., in July.
Nikki Kahn The Washington Post/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed February 4, 2015 11:02 am

There's a PSA that greets you on the radio when you're driving the flat stretch of Colorado State Highway 113 near the Nebraska state line: "With marijuana legal under Colorado law, we've all got a few things to know. ... Once you get here, can't leave our state. Stick around, this place is pretty great."

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Politics
11:15 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Milestone House Vote Would Take Health Care Away From Millions

Florida Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo takes the ceremonial oath of office with his family and House Speaker John Boehner (right). Curbelo represents a Miami-area district with substantial enrollment in the Affordable Care Act.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Originally published on Tue February 3, 2015 6:12 pm

After dozens of votes attacking Obamacare in recent years, House Republicans' latest attempt Tuesday finally gets real.

Not in the sense that the full repeal bill will become law — it's not likely to pass the Senate and, in any event, faces a certain presidential veto even if it somehow does. What makes today a milestone is that, for the first time, House Republicans plan to vote on whether to actually take health coverage away from millions of Americans who now have it.

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JenX with Jennifer James
8:50 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Looking Back; Looking Ahead

Credit jenx67.com

Starting a new year often requires us to look back at the past which isn’t always easy.

But, as Jennifer James shows us in this week’s Jen-X it’s a lot easier when you remember we’re all in this together.

Jennifer James is a public relations professional. 

You can follow her blog at jenx67.com.

Politics
8:11 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Democrats React to Governor's State of the State

Scott Inman

Oklahoma lawmakers gathered for the first official day of the legislative session Monday to hear Governor Mary Fallin’s annual State of the State address.

As the Oklahoma Public Media Exchange’s Kate Carlton Greer reports, the Democratic Party praised the governor for finding focus in her initiatives.

Democratic Minority Leader Scott Inman described his party as being cautiously optimistic following the Fallin’s call to concentrate on education, healthcare and criminal justice reform this legislative session.

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Headlines
8:08 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Headlines: Norman Fire, New Tulsa Superintendent & Thunder Wins

Headlines for Tuesday, February 3, 2015:

  • The destruction of a Norman restaurant by fire shows the importance of businesses to plan for contingencies and disasters. (Journal Record)
     
  • The Tulsa School Board unanimously picks Deborah Gist as the new superintendent. (Tulsa World)

  • Russell Westbrook's second triple-double of the season helped the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Orlando Magic 104-97.  (News9)

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