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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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Oklahoma City is seeing another reduction in its homeless population, following a survey by The Homeless Alliance.

Executive Director Dan Straughan breaks down the numbers for us in this interview.

If you would like to help, you can can contact the Homeless Alliance at (405) 415-8410 or at HomelessAlliance.org.

Headlines for Wednesday, June 8, 2015:

  • Governor Fallin says there are no plans to move the Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol. (Tulsa World)

  • Oklahoma’s hundreds of boards and commission could face anti-trust lawsuits. (NewsOK)

  • First draft of state school standards released to the public. (Tulsa World)

Ryan LaCroix / KOSU

Gov. Mary Fallin says the Ten Commandments monument will remain on the Capitol grounds while legislators and the state's attorney general fight an order from Oklahoma's highest court to have it removed.

Fallin released a statement Tuesday saying the monument won't be moved while Attorney General Scott Pruitt seeks a rehearing on the case and legislators seek to repeal an amendment to the state constitution.

The Oklahoma Legislature won't be back in session until February, and any amendment to the constitution would have to be submitted to a vote of the people.

Headlines for Tuesday, July 7, 2015:

  • Periods of heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected through Wednesday. (Tulsa World)

  • More delays on I-35 as crews plan to set off explosives to prevent future rock slides. (NewsOK)

  • Rain is taking its toll on adventure businesses. (Journal Record)

Headlines for Monday, July 6, 2015:

  • A free website to check out court information in Oklahoma is sticking around for now. (NewsOK)

  • A grand jury investigation of Tulsa’s Sheriff is getting put on hold one more time. (Tulsa World)

  • The State Ethics Commission wants to crack down on late fees for campaign finance filers. (Tulsa World)

Headlines for Thursday, July 2, 2015:

  • The leader of House Republicans says the Ten Commandments decision by the state Supreme Court won’t be taken lightly. (Tulsa World)

  • More than 50 new laws took effect in Oklahoma on the first day of July. (AP)

  • A bill to remove court clerks from issuing marriage licenses could return next year. (Journal Record)

Headlines for Wednesday, July 1, 2015:

  • The State Supreme Court rules against the Ten Commandments at the Capitol saying it must be removed. (NewsOK)

  • The Oklahoma Supreme Court clears the way for an earthquake lawsuit against two oil companies. (Tulsa World)

  • Recent US Supreme Court rulings could create a blow back from Republicans. (Oklahoma Watch)

Headlines for Tuesday, June 30, 2015:

  • Oklahoma is prepared to move forward with three previously scheduled executions. (NewsOK)
     
  • Two new plaintiffs join in the fight against Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz. (Tulsa World)

  • The US Supreme Court strikes down the EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxic Standards. (NewsOK)

Headlines for Monday, June 29, 2015:

  • Cherokee Chief Bill John Baker wins reelection. (Tulsa World)

  • The slowdown on I-35 in southern Oklahoma could last all summer and into the fall. (NewsOK)

  • The cost to fix levees in Tulsa could run $35 million or more. (Tulsa World)

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