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8:00 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Headlines: AP History, Wine Laws & Flavorites

Headlines for Thursday, February 19, 2015:

  • The author of a bill to end Advanced Placement History plans changes to the measure. (NewsOK)

  • The State Superintendent is helping to change a bill which would eliminate AP History. (Tulsa World)

  • Devon Energy ends 2014 earning $1.6 billion. (Journal Record)

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Headlines
8:13 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Headlines: Budget Shortfall, Chesapeake Sues McClendon & Controversial Bills

Headlines for Wednesday, February 18, 2015:

  • State lawmakers are facing a budget shortfall of $611.3 million. (NewsOK)

  • Chesapeake Energy is suing its former owner. (Journal Record)

  • Two anti-gay marriage measures move forward in the State House. (Tulsa World)

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Headlines
6:51 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Headlines: Justice Reform, Oil Spill & Job Cuts

Headlines for Tuesday, February 17, 2015:

  • Governor Fallin says a more than $600 million budget deficit won’t stop justice reform in the state. (NewsOK)

  • An Osage County couple is dealing with an oil spill in their pond. (Journal Record)

  • Oklahoma City hopes a new pipeline will help with water issues if drought persists in the state. (NewsOK)

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Local News
6:30 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Closings for Tuesday, February 17th

Closings for Tuesday, February 17, 2015:

Closings in northeast Oklahoma, via KJRH.com

http://www.kjrh.com/closings

Central Oklahoma closings, via News9:

http://www.news9.com/Global/Category.asp?C=120872

Headlines
8:06 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Headlines: Switchblades, Endangered Bugs & Serenity's Captain

Headlines for Monday, February 16, 2015:

  • A new energy company using odd naming conventions for its sites. (Journal Record)
     
  • Three bills under consideration could end Oklahoma’s six decade ban on switch blades. (Tulsa World)

  • Costs are rising for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to work out some bugs. (NewsOK)

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Local News
7:46 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Helping Former Prisoners Deal with Debt

For many convicted felons leaving Oklahoma prisons, repaying their debt to society means paying down a mountain of actual debt from court costs, fines and fees.

As OPMX’s Kate Carlton Greer reports in the final part of a collaboration between KOSU and Oklahoma Watch’s called Prisoners of Debt, keeping former inmates from re-offending and returning to prison often depends on help available when they’re released.

Men and women clutch binders and sack lunches as they shuffle into a cafeteria and catch up before the day begins.

They’re all participants at TEEM, The Employment and Education Ministry, in Oklahoma City. It’s a non-violent prisoner re-entry program that helps offenders find jobs and get plugged back into society.

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Local News
6:18 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Monday's Winter Weather Closings

Links to closings in central Oklahoma via The Oklahoman:

http://newsok.com/weather/closings

...and, in northeast Oklahoma via KJRH:

http://www.kjrh.com/closings

Headlines
8:53 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Headlines: Budget Deficit Grows, Stillwater Drilling & Chemical Castration

Headlines for Friday, February 13th, 2015:

  • State leader worry the budget deficit might double. (Tulsa World)

  • Oklahoma is graduating more high school students than the national average at 85%. (OK Watch)

  • Lawmakers hope a bill which passed out of committee can reduce prison overcrowding.(Tulsa World)

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Headlines
7:03 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Headlines: Drought, Earthquakes & Pixar

Headlines for Thursday, February 12, 2015:

  • Drought conditions are spreading eastward across the state. (NewsOK)

  • More and more Oklahomans are getting earthquake insurance. (Journal Record)

  • A House panel approves a bill to ban texting and driving. (NewsOK)

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Local News
5:28 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Oklahoma House Passes Two Anti-Abortion Bills

Two anti-abortion measures have been approved in the Oklahoma House.

The House Public Health Committee on Wednesday approved the "Oklahoma Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act," which would outlaw certain late-term abortions. The bill provides an exception in cases where the abortion was necessary to prevent a serious health risk to the mother. It now heads to the full House.

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