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5:05 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Government, Company Leaders Officially Break Ground on Macy's Online Fulfillment Center

Matt Trotter KWGS

Local, state and national leaders broke ground today on the 1.3 million square foot Macy's distribution center in Owasso.

Peter Longo is the company's president of logistics and operations. He said several factors sold them on the location.

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Local & Regional
4:53 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

I-44 Progress in Tulsa Reviewed

Senator Jim Inhofe speaks from the I-44 bridge over Lewis Avenue.
Credit KWGS News

Federal, state, and local leaders deliver a progress report on one of the largest Tulsa road projects in recent history.

The gathering on the almost completed Lewis bridge was to display the final phase of the widening of I-44 from Riverside to Yale. Instrumental in the more than five year, 400 million dollar project is U-S Senator Jim Inhofe, who helped with federal funding to complete the work.

The final phase at Lewis Avenue, including a new bridge over I-44, is scheduled for completion this summer.

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Local & Regional
1:49 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Passenger Traffic Increases at Tulsa Airport

Credit KWGS News File Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Passenger traffic has increased at the Tulsa International Airport over last year.

Airport officials said Thursday the increase of more than 8 percent in March over the same period in 2013 is due to the addition of flights and continued success of the area's energy, aviation and manufacturing industries.

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Local & Regional
1:18 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Higher Fares May Be Ahead for Tulsa Transit

A Tulsa Transit bus parked downtown.
Credit Tulsa Transit

The city’s tight purse-strings may mean less service and or higher fares for Tulsa Transit customers.

The bus service is bracing for a tight city budget starting in July. General Manager Bill Cartwright says they have been polling customers about their preferences. He says riders overwhelming prefer higher fares over service cuts.                            

Right now the base fare is a $1.50. That would increase 25-cents to a $1.75. Lift fares would increase by 50-cents from $3.00 to $3.50

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StudioTulsa
12:36 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Author and Filmmaker Rebecca Miller Discusses "Jacob's Folly," Her Latest Novel

Aired on Thursday, April 17th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Rebecca Miller, the acclaimed screenwriter, author, and filmmaker, who'll appear tonight (Thursday the 17th) at 7pm at a free-to-the-public Book Smart Tulsa event at the Circle Cinema. At this gathering, she'll be reading from and signing copies of her latest novel, "Jacob's Folly," which is just out in paperback; she'll also deliver an introduction before a screening of her 2009 film, "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" (which she adapted from her novel of the same title).

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What's New?
11:34 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Promoting Sustainable Energy for All on Answers in Energy

Thoughts on an Emerging Global Energy Governance

Ambassador Irene Giner-Reichl, the sitting Ambassador from Austria to China, and the President of the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy. (Recorded March 26, 2014)

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Local & Regional
10:22 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Cherokees to Replace Roland Casino

The Cherokee Casino at Roland, Oklahoma
Credit Cherokee Casino

ROLAND, Okla. (AP) — Cherokee Nation Businesses plans a groundbreaking next month on a hotel and casino to replace its current complex in Roland, near the Arkansas border.

The new facility will include a six-story, 125-room hotel and an 87,000-square-foot casino accommodating 850 games with a bar, stage and other entertainment options. The existing casino in Roland now has 600 electronic games and six table games.

Officials say the new complex will also include convention space, a swimming pool and a smoke shop.

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Local & Regional
7:45 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Candidate for Governor Supports Tulsa Passenger Rail

Joe Dorman
Credit State House

A Democratic lawmaker running for governor gets on board the Eastern Flyer Express.

Representative Joe Dorman says he is against the proposed sale of the Sooner Sub Rail Line. It aligns him with most groups supporting the return of passenger service to Eastern Oklahoma.

Dorman claims Governor Fallin is going forward with what he calls an       ‘ill-advised’ sale that many oppose.

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Local & Regional
7:03 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Oklahoma Gay-Marriage Case Before US Appeals Court

10th Circuit courtroom in Denver
Credit Justice Dept.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Court arguments over Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage will center on whether voters singled out gay people for unfair treatment when they overwhelmingly defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Judges at a federal appeals court in Denver will hear arguments Thursday from lawyers representing a couple challenging Oklahoma's ban and the Tulsa County clerk who refused to grant them a license. The judges heard a similar case from Utah last week.

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Local & Regional
6:55 am
Thu April 17, 2014

City Hall Candidates File for Office

Credit KWGS News

Auditor Cathy Criswell, District 5 City Councilor Karen Gilbert, and District 8 Councilor Phil Lakin are all returned to office for two more years because no one filed against them.

All other incumbent councilors, all of whom filed for re-election, will have to run at least in the primary because they had at least one other candidate file against them.

City of Tulsa elections are now non-partisan, so if any one candidate can muster more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary, they win the office.

CITY AUDITOR-2 (Two Year Term)

     

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