Headlines: Walkout Moves Closer, Irish PM Visits Choctaws & Thunder Crowns Kings

Mar 13, 2018

Headlines for Tuesday, March 13, 2018:

  • Districts back walkout while Bartlesville helps lawmakers with a teacher raise plan. (Tulsa World)

  • Battle lines forming as walkout looms. (NewsOK)

  • Tulsa teachers begin working only contract hours in protest ahead of walkout. (Tulsa World)

  • OKC teachers’ union cancels one day walkout originally set for March 28. (NewsOK)

  • Bill putting strict regulations on medical marijuana fails in the State Senate. (Tulsa World)

  • House passes bill to reinstate tax breaks for semis. (Journal Record)

  • Bill to save state $84M by changing Medicaid income requirements passes the Senate. (NewsOK)

  • House passes bill to protect employees if they ask coworkers about pay. (NewsOK)

  • Tight budgets are prompting lawmakers to limit access to public records. (AP)

  • Criminal investigation of police pension fund leads to firing of its chief. (NewsOK)

  • Oklahoma’s jobless rate holds steady. (NewsOK)

  • TPS will consider $6M for new Educare Childhood Education Center in North Tulsa. (Tulsa World)

  • Choctaw Nation gets a visit from Ireland’s leader in gratitude of a gift given 171 years ago. (NewsOK)

  • Oklahoma ranks second highest in the U.S. in electric vehicle growth. (Journal Record)

  • Legal problems plague program to fast track private development in Tulsa. (Tulsa World)

  • Multiple cities consider how to keep the attractiveness along an historic highway. (Journal Record)

  • OKC’s Automobile Alley is getting an 8-story hotel. (NewsOK)

  • Population growth in downtown OKC spurs dog services industry. (Journal Record)

  • Westbrook gets another triple-double in win against the Kings. (NewsOK)