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Several Tulsa County School Districts Have Elections Tuesday

Voters living in five Tulsa County school districts are being asked to go to the polls Tuesday for school bond and school board elections. Bixby residents will vote on the district's largest bond issue ever. Of the $142.4 million at stake, $139 million is for school renovations and three entirely new schools. District spokeswoman Dee Harris said they built the ninth-grade center during the district’s last bond issue. "That building was pretty much full when we moved in," Harris said. "It's go...
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Chesapeake Says it Has no Plans to File for Bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) _ sought to assure investors Monday that it is not planning to file for bankruptcy protection after a news report saying it hired a law firm sent its stock plummeting. The energy company says it is working with Kirkland & Ellis to ``strengthen its balance sheet'' and currently has ``no plans'' to file for bankruptcy. Chesapeake says the law firm has advised the company for about 6 years. Chesapeake, which is the second-largest producer of natural gas in the country, has str...
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Video Seems To Show Somali Airport Workers Had Role In Plane Bombing

After an airplane passenger set off a bomb last week, the pilot managed to land the plane safely in Mogadishu, Somalia. Now CCTV footage released by the Somali government indicates airport workers may have been in on the attack.The only casualty of the attack was the bomber, who apparently was sucked out of the hole in the side of the plane.NPR's Gregory Warner tells our Newscast unit that the bomber was originally scheduled to fly on a Turkish Airlines flight. Here's more from Gregory:"The c...
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On this installment of ST, we welcome back to our program the well-regarded, Ohio-based choreographer Edwaard Liang, who is currently working with Tulsa Ballet on a production of his special version of "Romeo and Juliet," which will be staged February 12th through the 14th. Shakespeare's tragic tale of two passionate yet ill-fated lovers will be presented in the Tulsa PAC, with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra playing Prokofiev's immortal score.

On this edition of our show, we speak with the British economist Caroline Webb, who also works as a management consultant and executive coach; she is a former partner at McKinsey and Company, and she now has her own consulting firm, Sevenshift, which helps clients be more productive, inspired, and effective at work.

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On this edition of ST, we speak with two outstanding local citizens who were among the ten women recently given the Women of the Year - Pinnacle Award from the YWCA Tulsa collaboration with the Mayor'’s Commission on the Status of Women. Earlier this week, Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett presented these awards in person, and in doing so recognized how each of this year's recipients has worked to eliminate racism and/or empower women.

On this installment of StudioTulsa on Health, we learn about Health Care Without Harm, an international coalition of hospitals, health care systems, medical professionals, environmental health organizations, and similar groups. This coalition was formed in 1996, shortly after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency identified medical waste incineration as the leading source of dioxin emissions in this country.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Kristen T. Oertel, the Barnard Associate Professor of 19th Century American History here at TU.

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In New Hampshire, Clintons Struggle To Connect With State They Knew

For more than two decades, New Hampshire has been a place of redemption for the Clintons. That could come to an end Tuesday night.The Granite State revived Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign after a devastating Iowa loss to Barack Obama. That victory helped her become the new "Comeback Kid" — the same moniker her husband claimed after his strong finish in the state in 1992 jump-started his road to the Democratic nomination.But now it's Clinton's rival Bernie Sanders who has the momentum going in...
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The chances of being struck and killed by space debris are minuscule, but that's no comfort to the family of a bus driver in India, who died yesterday after being hit by what local officials say was a meteorite.

The man, identified as V. Kamaraj, who drove a bus for Bharathidasan Engineering College in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, was walking near "the area where the object struck," The Wall Street Journal reports. It adds:

The wife of a dead ISIS leader has been charged with having a "role in a conspiracy that resulted in the death of American citizen Kayla Mueller in February 2015," Justice Department documents say.

Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, also known as Umm Sayyaf, is an Iraqi citizen and was the wife of ISIS leader Abu Sayyaf before he was killed in a U.S. military operation last year.

If you watched Sunday's Super Bowl, how did you get it? Over cable? Rabbit ears? (Yes, those still work.) Or did you stream it online?

The Gulf of Mexico is now open for commercial fish farming.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last month that, for the first time in the U.S., companies can apply to set up fish farms in federal waters.

The idea is to compete with hard-to-regulate foreign imports. But opening the Gulf to aquaculture won't be cheap, and it could pose environmental problems.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that Canada will cease its airstrikes against self-proclaimed Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria by Feb. 22.

It will remain part of the coalition targeting the militants.

Until very recently it was thought that just one bacterium was to blame for causing Lyme disease in humans. But it turns out that a second, related bug can cause it too.

In 2013, during routine testing of bacterial DNA floating around in the blood samples of people suspected of having Lyme disease, researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., realized they were looking at something different.

Do you know any global health stories that should be getting coverage — but are overlooked by the media?

The problems with high lead levels in Flint, Mich.'s water started in April 2014, when the city switched water sources and began drawing its supply from the Flint River. The new water was harder, and government officials allowed it to corrode the city's pipes, leaching lead and other toxins into the tap water.

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