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7:27 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Headlines: Police Cams, Wal-Mart Raises & Thunder Wins

Headlines for Friday, February 20, 2015:

  • A bill under consideration in the Oklahoma House could impact transparency in the State. (Tulsa World)

  • Labor troubles at ports on the West Coast of the United States are causing problems in Oklahoma. (Journal Record)

  • A new bill would make it illegal to smoke in a car containing a minor. (Tulsa World)

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Headlines
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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