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State Auditor Investigating Wagoner County Sheriff's Office

WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — A countywide audit has prompted an investigation into the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office for improper use of public funds. Officials with the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector's Office told the Tulsa World that their report focuses on allegations that Sheriff Bob Colbert used county funds for self-promotion and personal use. Documents obtained by the newspaper show that Wagoner County authorized the purchase of more than $4,500 in hats and engraved coins bearing...
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Oklahoma Has Holiday Shakes. Quakes Rattle the State

PERRY, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two small earthquakes in north-central Oklahoma. The largest was a 3.8 magnitude quake that was recorded at 12:19 a.m. Friday 12 miles west of Perry, about 55 miles north of Oklahoma City. The second was a magnitude 3.1 quake at 5:43 a.m. 11 miles southeast of Medford, about 85 miles north of Oklahoma City. No injuries or damage were reported. Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are...
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An Up-Close and Personal Critique of Foster Care: "Three More Words" by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

Our guest today on ST is the child welfare advocate and author Ashley Rhodes-Courter (born 1985), whose first book, a memoir called "Three Little Words," began as a prize-winning high school essay, later appeared in The New York Times Magazine, and finally became a bestselling book. She joins us to speak about her new autobiographical work, which is called "Three More Words." As was noted of this volume at the goodreads.com website: "In [this] sequel to [her first] memoir...[the author]...
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Need A Hand? Don't Worry, The Ghanaians Got Your Back

I finally reached the outskirts of my community after a 5-mile, uphill bike ride from the town where I go to buy groceries.Hot, exhausted and loaded down with rice, bananas and mangoes, I didn't have the energy to go the final few hundred yards to reach the compound where I live.Luckily, I didn't have to.From the distance I heard cries of "n be Wumpini lo lo ni." That means "Welcome home my sister Wumpini." (That's my local name; it means God's gift.)Soon a crowd of children swarmed me,...
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On the Next All This Jazz: An Expanded Edition of Our Show...and Some 4th-Friendly Flagwaving, Too

Join us for the next installment of All This Jazz, airing at 9pm local time on Saturday the 4th of July, right here on Public Radio 89.5 / KWGS-FM (and streaming at publicradiotulsa.org).That's right, nine is our kick-off time...not ten...as we're pleased to announce that our program is now heard for three hours every Saturday night on this radio station (and its website), from 9pm till midnight.We'll still deliver modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a range of styles -- and we'll...
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Greece's finance minister has accused his nation's creditors of "terrorism" for trying to "instill fear in people" ahead of a referendum on whether to accept the harsh terms of an international bailout designed to keep Athens in the Eurozone.

Yanis Varoufakis, in an interview with the Spanish daily El Mundo, said that there was too much at stake to kick his country out of Europe's common currency, "As much for Greece as for Europe, I'm sure."

My mother's family fled communism twice.

The first time was from China. Then, after Saigon fell in 1975, they left Vietnam.

My mother, Kuo Nam Lo, was 24 when she spent her first few months in the U.S. at a refugee camp at a military base along a stretch of the Appalachian Mountains in central Pennsylvania.

"I've always wanted to come back here," my mother told me in Cantonese on a recent drive through Fort Indiantown Gap. "Son, you've made my dream come true."

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Fuel Is Crucial In The Battle Over Syria

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Greeks Divided Ahead Of Eurozone Vote

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The Los Angeles Police Department's mental evaluation unit is the largest mental health policing program of its kind in the nation, with 61 sworn officers and 28 mental health workers from the county.

The unit has become a vital resource for the 10,000-person police force in Los Angeles.

Officer Ted Simola and his colleagues in the unit work with county mental health workers to provide crisis intervention when people with mental illness come into contact with police.

Remembering 'Britain's Schindler'

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