It was around this time last year that the Norman City Council decided to stake its water future on reuse — sending cleaned wastewater back into Lake Thunderbird, the city’s main water source. It’s an ambitious, future-looking plan Norman Mayor Cindy Rosenthal says is in line with the state’s goal of using no more water in 2060 than it did in 2012.
But Norman isn’t the only city that relies on Lake Thunderbird for its water, and Midwest City and Del City would also need to be behind the plan before it goes before the Department of Environmental Quality for approval.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule soon on the legality of same-sex marriage. The justices’ decision could mark the end of a complicated legal era in which same sex couples have had to jump through some bizarre legal hoops to make sure their families were legally protected. The situation is the most awkward for lesbian couples, where mothers have to adopt their own children. Joshua McNichols from Here & Now contributor KUOW in Seattle reports.
Many American towns put the "Closed" sign up by 6 p.m. But night markets are drawing people out in Minnesota, Oklahoma and Virginia, with food, art and music from the local community.
The model for the nocturnal markets is the Asian night market, where people eat, shop and socialize and tourists discover delicacies like live scorpions and roasted sea horse until the wee hours of the morning.
Every Tuesday night, Joan Cheever hits the streets of San Antonio to feed the homeless. In a decade, she's rarely missed a night. But on a recent, windy Tuesday, something new happens.
The police show up.
"He says we have to have a permit," Cheever says. "We have a permit. We are a licensed nonprofit food truck."
Cheever runs a nonprofit called the Chow Train. Her food truck is licensed by the city. On this night, she has loaded the back of a pickup with catering equipment and hot meals and driven to San Antonio's Maverick Park, near a noisy downtown highway.
Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 12:07 pm
Updated at 3:00 p.m. ET
Automatic gunfire from an armored van shattered the glass frontage at Dallas Police headquarters before the van sped away, leading police on a chase and standoff with the driver, who was killed by a SWAT unit sniper.
Dallas Police Chief David Brown said the suspect had told negotiators that the van was "rigged with explosives" so authorities were being cautious in approaching it. A fire later erupted as authorities tried to clear the vehicle of pipe bombs.
After a long, contentious night, lawmakers in the Kansas House passed two spending bills that raise taxes to close a budget shortfall. The bills aren’t guaranteed to be enacted, even though Governor Sam Brownback has pleaded with conservatives to pass them, because the state Senate still hasn’t approved the plan.
The following passage came from a paper handed out on June 1, 2010 as multiple schools pondered leaving their conferences for other leagues ... A collateral consideration for all of us as national leaders in intercollegiate athletics is the creation of a few "mega-conferences" may result in more governmental, legal and public scrutiny.