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3:34 am
Tue January 13, 2015

'Kings When It's Good': Oklahoma Braces For Possible Crude Crash

An oil and gas facility in Roger Mills County in far-western Oklahoma. The governor is warning state agencies that low oil prices could stall the state economy.
Joe Wertz StateImpact Oklahoma

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 12:26 pm

The sign on the front door of Pecan Creek Catering in New Cordell, Okla., may say closed, but this kitchen is open for business. It used to be a cafe, but owner Chad Igo closed the restaurant years ago to focus on catering exclusively to the oil industry.

"We're kings when it's good. They love us. But as soon as it gets tight, we're the first one to get cut," he says.

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10:39 am
Mon January 12, 2015

KOSU to Air Gov. Fallin's Inaugural Address


KOSU will air Governor Mary Fallin's second and final inaugural address on Monday, January 12 beginning at 11:30 a.m. from the south steps of the state Capitol.

Gov. Fallin and other statewide officials will take their oaths of office and there will be guest performances by 11-year-old Edmond singer Olivia Kay and operatic soprano Leona Mitchell.

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7:54 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Headlines: Workers' Comp, Same-Sex Adoption & OKC Homicides

Headlines for Monday, January 12, 2015:

  • A judge’s ruling in Shawnee could devastate the GOP law overhauling workers compensation. (NewsOK)

  • Two women in Okmulgee County become the first same-sex couple to adopt in Oklahoma. (Tulsa World)

  • Oklahoma City sees a sharp decline in the number of homicides. (NewsOK)

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8:34 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Headlines: Oologah School Closed Again, Flu Deaths & Education Rally

Headlines for Friday, January 9, 2015:

  • Officials with the northeast Oklahoma school district in Oologah are cancelling classes for a second straight day awaiting word on what killed a six-year-old student. (Tulsa World)

  • A delayed earnings report from SandRidge Energy shows earnings up, bur revenue down. (Journal Record)

  • The number of deaths from the flu jumps significantly. (NewsOK)

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8:24 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Headlines: Oil Prices, Garth Brooks & Elvis at 80

Headlines for Thursday, January 8, 2015:

  • State officials are keeping a close eye on oil prices. (Journal Record)
  • Oklahoma’s newest Congressman is already finding himself defending a vote he made in Washington. (NewsOK)

  • A new report puts Oklahoma near the bottom in states for educational outcomes. (Oklahoma Watch)

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8:20 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Headlines: Redskins Mascot, Fly Tulsa & OKC Millennials

Headlines for Wednesday, January 7, 2015:

  • Crowds gather to hear from Native American parents supporting the change of the Redskin mascot at Capitol Hill High School. (NewsOK)

  • Tulsa International Airport is working on a new marketing campaign encouraging people to stay home to fly in a plane. (Journal Record)

  • Oklahoma sets a new record in earthquakes in 2014. (Tulsa World)

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8:56 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Headlines: Pot Lawsuit, Hoodie Ban and Heupel Out

Headlines for Tuesday, January 6, 2015:

  • A group of conservative Oklahoma lawmakers are opposing Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s marijuana lawsuit. (Tulsa World)

  • An Oklahoma bill to prohibit hoodies in concealing one’s identity is causing a national stir. (NewsOK)

  • Governor Fallin is setting a date for a special election to fill a Tulsa State Senator’s Seat. (Tulsa World)

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8:08 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Headlines: Fallin Inauguration, Female Murder Victims & New Congressman

Headlines for Monday, January 5, 2015:

  • The State of Oklahoma is getting ready for the new legislative session and the second term of Governor Mary Fallin. (Tulsa World)
  • Tulsa’s homicide rate is dropping, but female and domestic violence deaths are increasing. (Tulsa World)
  • The Osage Tribe in Northeast Oklahoma is missing out on energy funds. (Journal Record)
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3:33 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Bill Filed to Ban Texting While Driving

Sen. Ron Sharp

Sen. Ron Sharp has filed legislation banning the use of cell phones or other handheld devices to text, email or call while driving. Senate Bill 67 would make it a misdemeanor to use a handheld device while behind the wheel.

Violators would face up to a $1,000 fine or up to a year in jail, or both. The measure would enable law enforcement officers to cite drivers for using the devices as a secondary offense.

Sharp, R-Shawnee, said Oklahoma is one of only six states that has no laws on the books addressing texting while driving.

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7:02 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Headlines: Executions Allowed, Capitol Repairs & A Baby Elephant

Headlines for Tuesday, December 23, 2014:

  • Oklahoma gets the go ahead to resume executions. (NewsOK)
  • State leaders are going with Kansas City, Missouri-based JE Dunn Construction to repair the outside of the Capitol. (Journal Record)

  • The Tulsa World wants the state to unseal records relating to the botched execution of Clayton Lockett. (Tulsa World)

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