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9:39 am
Fri January 15, 2010

School Funding Increases

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma rises in latest report by Education Week

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A report that ranks the nation's education systems shows Oklahoma rising in the rankings despite trailing other states in education funding.

The "Quality Counts" report by Education week ranks Oklahoma 23rd in the nation despite per-pupil spending of $8,836 compared to the national average of $10,557. Oklahoma ranked 28th in the report in 2007 and 26th in 2008.

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Local & Regional
5:11 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

Bill Encourages Marriage Counseling

Oklahoma City, OK –
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state lawmaker wants to require couples to get marriage counseling before tying the knot.

The bill by Rep. Mark McCullough of Sapulpa would require couples to obtain at least eight hours of counseling before they can obtain a marriage license.

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What's New?
3:54 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

Haiti - How You Can Help

P – Teams of international relief workers are racing to bring supplies to the estimated 3 million people in need of aid. Here's info about how you can help.

Latest Haiti Earthquake Coverage from NPR

Haiti Earthquake: How to Help

Haiti: Some Ways to Help

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StudioTulsa
3:34 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

The Intriguing Sonic World of Nathaniel Bartlett

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Local & Regional
12:41 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

Council Pay Cuts

Councilors Jack Henderson and John Eagleton oppose pay cuts for council members.
City of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – 2 Tulsa councilors oppose proposed pay cuts

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Two of Tulsa's nine city councilors say they won't accept pay cuts proposed by Mayor Dewey Bartlett to help reduce the city's budget by $10.4 million.

Bartlett is asking police to take a 7.5 percent cut, firefighters an 8.6 percent cut and other city employees a 5.2 percent cut. Bartlett says he'll take the 8.6 percent cut to his salary.

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Local & Regional
11:46 am
Thu January 14, 2010

Oklahoma Quake

Guthrie, OK – 3.3 magnitude quake recorded in Logan County

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a 3.3 magnitude earthquake in southern Logan County.

The USGS reports the quake struck at 4:05 a.m. Thursday about 10 miles southeast of Guthrie and about 20 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

No damage or injuries have been reported.

Quakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3 are generally the smallest felt by people.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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Local & Regional
11:44 am
Thu January 14, 2010

Execution Tonight

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester

McAlester, OK – Man convicted of killing 2 in Tulsa to be executed

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) The state of Oklahoma is scheduled to execute a man convicted of killing his former girlfriend's daughter and her 6-year-old son more than 16 years ago.

Julius Ricardo Young is scheduled to be put to death at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.

He requested a final meal of sirloin steak, baked potato, onion rings, tossed salad with bleu cheese dressing and a Coca Cola.

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Local & Regional
9:46 am
Thu January 14, 2010

AA at KC

American Airlines

Kansas City, MO – Councilman says Jet Midwest considering KCI base

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas City Councilman Bill Skaggs says an aircraft overhaul base near the city's airport may have a new owner soon after American Airlines leaves.

The Kansas City Star reports that Skaggs says Jet Midwest, a Kansas City, Kan.,-based commercial aircraft and parts supplier, is considering relocating to the overhaul base near Kansas City International Airport.

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Local & Regional
9:45 am
Thu January 14, 2010

Saving North Tulsa

Jason Trent, Twan Jones, Mike Reed and Jamal Ali, all spoke regarding a grassroots effort to take back North Tulsa from gangs.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK –
Tired of gang violence and crime, activist Twan Jones calls on the North Tulsa community to stand-up for itself. Jones and other leaders say they are tired of the violence.

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Local & Regional
9:43 am
Thu January 14, 2010

Earthquake Scams

Oklahoma City, OK –
Many Oklahomans have opened their hearts and their wallets to assist those impacted by the recent tragedy in Haiti, and Attorney General Drew Edmondson wants Oklahomans to make sure their charitable dollars end up where they intended.

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