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On Monday the U.S. military removed the remains of several unidentified service members killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The sailors and Marines were spread among five caskets, and served aboard the USS Oklahoma when it was torpedoed by the Japanese and capsized.

Headlines for Tuesday, July 28, 2015:

  • The Oklahoma Supreme Court reaffirms decision on removal of Ten Commandments from capitol grounds. (NewsOK)

  • A preliminary cause of death for a Broken Arrow family gets released by the medical examiner. (Tulsa World)

The Oklahoma Supreme Court Monday reaffirmed its decision that a Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the capitol grounds. The high court denied Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s request for a rehearing.

The state supreme court justices found nothing of merit to rehear the case. They ruled on June 30 that the monument was in violation of the state constitution’s ban on using public money for religious purposes. 

Headlines for Monday, July 27, 2015:

  • Authorities are still trying to figure out what happened in the mass murder of a family in Broken Arrow. (Tulsa World)

  • Funds to fix Oklahoma roads over 25 years is falling short. (NewsOK)

  • The State Democratic Party welcomes Independent voters into its primaries. (NewsOK)

In Oklahoma, some people in charge of enforcing the law seem to be skirting it. State audits have found people in district attorney offices have used seized money and property to live rent-free and pay off student loans.

When state Sen. Kyle Loveless first heard about the audits, he'd already been thinking about amending the civil asset forfeiture laws — mainly because the state doesn't always follow the law.

The New York Times entered the tiny Oklahoma City spot to find fried catfish, tiki drinks, and a great music selection.

Headlines for Friday, July 24, 2015:

  • The Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow is reeling after what is being called an unprecedented family tragedy. (Tulsa World)

  • Oklahoma City is looking into its options on the American Indian Cultural Center. (NewsOK)

  • Architectural plans for OKC MAPS3 park are coming soon. (NewsOK)

Tulsa Braces For 100-Degree Weekend

Jul 23, 2015

NOAA’s National Climate Data Center reported this week that temperatures across the globe for the first six months of 2015 are the warmest on record.

While that is great for beachgoers, it also endangers millions of lives, as heat is the No. 1 weather-related killer in the United States.

One city that’s feeling the heat is Tulsa, Oklahoma, which has 100-degree temperatures forecast for the weekend.

Headlines for Thursday, July 23, 2015:

  • Oklahoma Senator James Lankford wants to cut funding for Planned Parenthood. (The Hill)

  • A new report ranks Oklahoma City’s roads as the 16th worst in the nation for large cities. (KOSU)

  • Oklahoma ranks second in heart disease deaths. (NewsOK)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathanyoungblood/sets/72157608808169605
by Jonathan Youngblood

A new report from the transportation group known as TRIP finds Oklahoma City roads are among the roughest in the nation.

KOSU's Michael Cross spoke with Associate Director of Research and Communication Carolyn Kelly about the study.

For more on the report visit TRIPnet.org.

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