Headlines for Wednesday, July 19, 2017:

  • House Appropriations chair loses her position after she disagrees with the Speaker. (NewsOK)

  • The federal government is cutting funds to prevent teen pregnancy. (Journal Record)

Beware the Heat

Jul 18, 2017

Oklahomans need to be careful as temperatures climb to triple digit highs this week.

KOSU's Michael Cross got a chance to talk with Heather Yazdanipour with EMSA about what Oklahomans can do to stay safe.

EMSA is also urging people to check on their pets and NEVER leave a child in a car unattended.

At a Garth Brooks concert in Oklahoma, Drew Bargsley had just proposed to his girlfriend when Brooks stopped the show to acknowledge what had happened. He offered to pay for the couple's honeymoon.

Headlines for Tuesday, July 18, 2017:

  • Lawmakers divided on blame over DHS cuts. (NewsOK)

  • Lawmakers look into concurrent enrollment to ease the teacher shortage. (Journal Record)

Headlines for Monday, July 17, 2017:

  • New insurance waiver program could cost Oklahomans more money. (Oklahoma Watch)

  • BCBS of Oklahoma considers dropping Integris. (Journal Record)

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

The tiny community of Bokoshe is flanked by old mines, which companies are filling with thousands of tons of waste produced by the coal-fired power plant down the road.

The coal waste — known as coal ash, or fly ash — is a powdery, pernicious dust that blows off trucks and pits. Residents worry about breathing the ash, fear it has contaminated local water supplies and have linked it to various medical problems, including cancer.

Victor A. Pozadas

A new craft brewery and taproom opens this weekend on the west side of downtown Oklahoma City.

Stonecloud Brewing Co. owner and head brewer Joel Irby is a Stillwater native, who spent the last decade working at breweries in Colorado. He says it's an exciting time for the beer market in Oklahoma.

Headlines for Friday, July 14, 2017:

  • Oklahoma now leads the nation in cuts to higher education. (Tulsa World)

  • Meal sites for seniors face closures amid state budget cuts. (NewsOK)

Headlines for Thursday, July 13, 2017:

  • The state’s credit rating is getting downgraded. (NewsOK)

  • Democrats and Republicans disagree on what led to flipped seats. (Journal Record)

A new basketball star is now in the Sooner State.

Four-time All-Star Paul George arrived at Will Rogers International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, and met with fans at The Jones Assembly on Wednesday night.

The 6'9" forward says he's excited about joining a team led by the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, Russell Westbrook.