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6:18 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Monday's Winter Weather Closings

Links to closings in central Oklahoma via The Oklahoman:


...and, in northeast Oklahoma via KJRH:


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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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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Local News
3:13 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Oklahoma House Committee Passes Ban on Texting While Driving

Flickr / lord-jim

Oklahomans would be prohibited from texting while driving under legislation approved by a state House committee.

The House Criminal Justice Committee voted 11-0 Wednesday to send the measure to the full House for debate and a vote.

The bill by Republican Rep. Terry O'Donnell of Tulsa would prohibit a motorist from operating a motor vehicle while texting, emailing or using instant messaging on an electronic device while the vehicle is in motion.

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7:39 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Headlines: Earthquake Lawsuit, Election Results & Immunizations

Headlines for Wednesday, February 11, 2015:

  • A Prague earthquake victim files a lawsuit against two energy companies. (Tulsa World)

  • Oklahoma City moves one step closer to providing tax money for a concert venue. (Journal Record)

  • The number of Oklahoma parents choosing to not vaccinate their kids is rising. (NewsOK)
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The Two-Way
1:50 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

'Drone Shoot-Down Bill' Advances In Oklahoma

Drones fly at the International CES held last month in Las Vegas. In Oklahoma, a state senator has introduced a bill that would allow land-owners to shoot a drone down if it's above their property.
John Locher AP

Originally published on Tue February 10, 2015 4:23 pm

A bill that would let property owners shoot down a drone that's over their land has made its way out of a Senate committee in Oklahoma, setting up a potential vote on the matter.

It's unclear whether the legislation has a chance of passage; we're reporting on it here as another facet of the debate over how drones are integrated (and regulated) in modern society.

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8:11 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Headlines: Hiring Freeze, Doctor Shopping & Thunder Wins Again

Headlines for Tuesday, February 10, 2015:

  • The governor stops all hiring and pay raises for state agencies. (Journal Record)
  • A bill designed to cut down on prescription drug addiction moves forward at the state Capitol. (NewsOK)

  • The Oklahoma City Thunder pull out another big win beating Denver, 124 to 114. (News9)

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8:01 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Headlines: Fewer Tests, Tuesday Voting & Thunder Wins

Headlines for Monday, February 9, 2015:

  • Oklahoma’s new superintendent ends field testing in state schools. (Tulsa World)

  • Membership in unions is declining. (Journal Record)

  • While GOP led states are finding ways to use Medicaid expansion to help uninsured people, Oklahoma leaders refuse to move forward. (NewsOK)
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TED Radio Hour
10:44 am
Fri February 6, 2015

How Did An Obese City Lose A Million Pounds?

Hear the radio version of Mayor Cornett's TED Talk here.

About Mick Cornett's TED Talk

Mayor Mick Cornett realized that, to make Oklahoma City a great place to live, it had to become healthier and cope with gluttony. He explains step-by-step how the city dropped a collective million pounds.

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