Headlines
7:23 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Headlines: Ballot Access, Conversion Therapy and STDs

Headlines for Tuesday, February 24, 2015:

  • Oklahomans are digging out after the winter storm hit the state. (NewsOK)

  • A new bill could open the ballot up to third parties. (Journal Record)

  • Former inmates face exorbitant fees to reinstate their drivers’ licenses upon leaving prison. (Oklahoma Watch)

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Local News
5:55 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Weather-Related Closings for Tuesday, February 24th

From the Oklahoman:

NewsOK.com

...and from the Tulsa World:

TulsaWorld.com

Business
3:50 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Analysts Fear A Prolonged Drop In Oil Prices Will Hurt Oklahoma's Banks

Drilling rigs dot the landscape near Calumet, Okla., in April 2013. Oklahoma's economy blossomed during the domestic fracking boom, but as the price of crude oil drops, that could change.
Sue Ogrocki AP

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."

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Education
11:25 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Advanced Placement History Test Accused Of Being Unpatriotic

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Headlines
8:11 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Headlines: Open Government, Child Abuse & Water

Headlines for Monday, February 23, 2015:

  • Transparency advocates are crying foul over new legislation in the state House. (Journal Record)
     
  • The NAACP is inviting the public to a forum on race in Oklahoma. (Tulsa World)

  • An investigation questions the actions of the Department of Human Services in the abuse of a seven-year-old. (NewsOK)

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Local News
6:00 am
Mon February 23, 2015

School Closings for Monday, February 23rd

Health
4:27 pm
Sun February 22, 2015

When Pot Goes From Illegal To Recreational, Schools Face A Dilemma

Schools in Colorado are trying to find effective ways to teach the health effects of marijuana use. "When it's legal for your parents to smoke it or grow it," says one educator, "that changes the conversation."
David Zalubowski AP

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.

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:50 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Budget Shortfall, Education Savings Accounts & AP History

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.

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Arts & Culture
7:40 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Black History Celebration in OKC

A celebration of Black history is taking place in Oklahoma City this Saturday with a film festival starting at 10 a.m. in the Oklahoma History Center.

The highlight of the event is the film Children of the Civil Rights screening at Cinemark Tinseltown.

KOSU's Kelly Burley talks with Ayanna Najumma who was just seven-years-old when she took part in the sit-ins at Katz drug store in Oklahoma City.


Headlines
7:27 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Headlines: Police Cams, Wal-Mart Raises & Thunder Wins

Headlines for Friday, February 20, 2015:

  • A bill under consideration in the Oklahoma House could impact transparency in the State. (Tulsa World)

  • Labor troubles at ports on the West Coast of the United States are causing problems in Oklahoma. (Journal Record)

  • A new bill would make it illegal to smoke in a car containing a minor. (Tulsa World)

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