OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County judge is scheduled to decide whether to dismiss a lawsuit that challenges a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol.
A hearing is scheduled Friday before District Judge Thomas Prince on a request by the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission to dismiss the lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma and alleges the monument's placement on the Capitol grounds is unconstitutional.
First, some good news from Oklahoma Policy Institute Executive Director David Blatt on the state’s health rankings.
"Chlamydia, we’re only ranked 23rd, so you can maybe see that on a T-shirt someday soon: Oklahoma — only 23rd in rates of chlamydia!" Blatt said Wednesday during a presentation at Morton Comprehensive Health Services. "But for the rest of it, we’re really not doing so well."
The first work is being done on a rapid bus route that will run up and down Peoria Avenue.
A consultant is working with Metro Tulsa Transit Authority and INCOG on where and what size bus stop platforms will be. James Wagner with INCOG said they needed to start now to coordinate with street rehab projects on Peoria, but don’t expect to see anything soon.
StoryCorps, the renowned oral history project, will soon be collecting stories in Tulsa at the Guthrie Green. Their Airstream mobile recording studio will be parked across from the Zarrow building. Interview someone at StoryCorps; get a CD; and send one to the Library of Congress. Public Radio Tulsa is proud to host StoryCorps in northeastern Oklahoma beginning October 16. Learn More about StoryCorps.
With the mid-term congressional elections coming up, Oklahomans are being urged to vote by mail to avoid long lines on election day. Absentee applications are now being taken. Tulsa County Election Board Secretary Patty Bryant says any registered voter may request an absentee ballot, you don’t need a special reason to do so.
You may download an application from the Tulsa County Election Board site or pick one up in person at the Board at 555 North Denver Avenue.
On this installment of ST, we speak with the award-winning Canadian actor, playwright, and humorist Rick Miller, who will present his one-man show, "Boom," on Saturday the 20th at 7:30pm at the Tulsa PAC's Williams Theatre. As Miller tells us by phone, his 100-minute production offers a sweeping, fascinating, and maybe even educational exploration of the Baby Boomer generation -- from Che Guevara to Janis Joplin, from Buddy Holly to Nikita Khrushchev, and from Walter Cronkite to Martin Luther King, Jr.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Governors from across the western United States are heading to the National Weather Center in Norman for a two-day forum on how drought conditions are affecting the energy industry.
An initiative of Western Governors' Association Chairman Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada, the two-day forum begins Thursday and will include a welcome from Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.