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4:36 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

"Rediscover Gilcrease" Will Unveil the New Helmerich Center for American Research to the Public

Aired on Thursday, August 28th.

The "Rediscover Gilcrease" weekend -- a two-day, free-to-the-public gala happening at the museum on September 6th and 7th -- will feature unique attractions, special activities, and lots of family-friendly entertainment. Among the highlights, without question, will be the official opening of the striking new Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease. Several different lectures and presentations will be presented at the Helmerich Center, and one of them will be given by our guest today. Our guest is Brian Hosmer, the H.G.

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StudioTulsa
4:22 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

StudioTulsa on Health: "Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead"

Aired on Wednesday, August 27th.

Dr. David Casarett is a physician, researcher, and tenured associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He's a long-practicing and widely published palliative care expert -- and also the author of an entertaining and well-written new general-audience book, "Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead." As a critic for The New York Times has recently noted, this book is "a comprehensive review of the fascinating science of resuscitation.... A specialist in end-of-life care at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr.

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Local & Regional
3:51 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Lockett Died From Drugs Report Says

Clayton Lockett
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  OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A report on a problematic execution in Oklahoma shows lethal drugs caused the inmate to die, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him. Prisons Director Robert Patton had said inmate Clayton Lockett died from a heart attack several minutes after he ordered the execution stopped. In a report released Thursday, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety said all three execution drugs were found throughout Lockett's system.

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Local & Regional
3:21 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Feds Say No Waiver for Oklahoma Schools

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   OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal education officials say Oklahoma's public school standards aren't sufficiently preparing students for college or careers and will pull a waiver that lets the state bypass some provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act. The U.S. Department of Education sent a letter to the state Thursday saying that while Oklahoma had benefited from the flexibility, it couldn't justify an extension. Assistant Education Secretary Deborah Delisle said Oklahoma had promised to carry out plans to improve education for all students.

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Local & Regional
2:20 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Area Leaders Tour Low Water Dam Sites and the Levees

Gates on Zink Lake low water dam.
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The river task force takes a bus tour of the sites for proposed low-water dams and the levee system along the Arkansas. Tulsa City Councilor Jeannie Cue’s district includes much of the east and west river bank area. County and city leaders went along on the tour, and Cue says that’s important because all jurisdictions involved have to be on the same page.

A tax is being considered that would impact citizens in communities affected by projects that would help keep water in the river.

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Local & Regional
12:35 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

State Farm Bureau Speaks Out Against Proposed EPA Rule

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin speaks Thursday at an agriculture industry event at the Port of Catoosa. He says a proposed EPA rule is creating uncertainty for the state's farmers.
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The Oklahoma Farm Bureau expresses concern about a proposed EPA rule some fear would impose regulations on routine farm work.

It’s unclear whether the rule proposed in March would require farmers to get environmental assessments for tilling, spraying pesticides and other tasks near streams that only occasionally carry water. Farm bureau president Tom Buchanan said if that’s the case, EPA regulations extend to rainwater running off a house into a storm drain.

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Local & Regional
11:49 am
Thu August 28, 2014

2 More Cases of West Nile Found in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health says two more cases of West Nile have been reported in Oklahoma, bringing the total to four so far this summer.

The agency said Thursday that Ellis and Mayes counties have recorded two infections in humans this year. Tulsa and Major counties have each reported one case of West Nile in 2014.

No deaths have been reported so far this year.

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Local & Regional
11:45 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Hobby Lobby Building Warehouse in Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hobby Lobby is building a new warehouse in Oklahoma City to help address expected company growth over the next few years.

The Oklahoman reports  the $88 million new distribution center is estimated to be around 1.9 million square feet. The craft retailer says it will take 18 months to finish the building's construction.

Hobby Lobby says it needs the new warehouse, because it's growing. It says it's on track to open 70 new stores this year and another 70 next year.

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Local & Regional
11:34 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Oklahoma Landowners Sue over Wind Farm Plan

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Seven central Oklahoma landowners have filed a federal lawsuit against several companies planning wind farms.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Oklahoma Wind Action Association names several companies associated with Apex Clean Energy Inc., requesting protection from the loss of use and value of land. Those involved in the lawsuit are also concerned about health and safety.

The Virginia-based company plans to construct a 300-megawatt project in northern Canadian County and southern Kingfisher County.

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Local & Regional
10:39 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Officials Rename Vinita Service Plaza

Work continues on the renovated plaza
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VINITA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma officials are changing the name of the former Vinita Service Plaza to Will Rogers Archway.

The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority announced the new name Tuesday. The organization teamed up with the state's tourism department, which hosted an online survey for naming the plaza.

Will Rogers was born in 1879 in Oklahoma. He was a cowboy, actor and humorist.

The plaza is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation. It was originally built in 1950s and is located near Vinita.

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