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9:46 am
Sat August 22, 2009

Oklahoma's Money Woes

Oklahoma City, OK – Energy industry still keys Oklahoma economy

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The latest revenue shortfall in Oklahoma is another reminder that despite efforts to diversify the state's economy in recent years, its financial fortunes still rise and fall with those of the energy industry.

More than 25 years after the famed oil bust devastated the Oklahoma economy, the culprit this time is stagnant natural gas prices, which have dropped well below $3 per 1,000 cubic feet, the lowest since 2002.

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StudioTulsa
3:42 pm
Fri August 21, 2009

Naturalist Lyanda Lynn Haupt finds Nature in Her Backyard

Tulsa, OK – Naturalist Lyanda Lynn Haupt's latest book uses the inquisitive, intelligent American Crow as a metaphor for finding and observing nature in our own backyard. "Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness" (Little,Brown) shares what science knows about crows, and how a common urban species can lead to a new world outside your window. Haupt is our guest today on StudioTulsa.

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Local & Regional
1:53 pm
Fri August 21, 2009

UPDATE: Ten Commandments

Oklahoma City, OK – Ten Commandments monument could be built in spring

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The director of the Department of Central Services says a Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol could be built in the spring.

DCS director John Richard told the Capitol Preservation Commission on Thursday that one possible location is north of the Capitol and two others are on the southeast side. Richard is also a member of the Capitol Preservation Commission.

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Local & Regional
1:49 pm
Fri August 21, 2009

OHP: Audit Requested

Oklahoma City, OK – Audit requested concerning OHP aircraft parts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state attorney general's office is asking for an audit concerning aircraft parts at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

A letter requesting the audit was sent Thursday to state Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage after Oklahoma County prosecutors asked for help in the matter. It asks for an investigation into possible theft or embezzlement of aircraft parts.

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Local & Regional
4:49 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

H1N1 in BA?

Broken Arrow, OK –

On August 19, 2009, a student from Wolf Creek Elementary was diagnosed with a strongly suspected case of the novel H1N1 influenza virus, called by many-swine flu.

The student is at home under doctor's care and won't return to school until symptom free. The Center for Disease Control reminds all that students diagnosed with swine flu or regular flu should remain at home avoiding contact with others until the child has been symptom free including no fever for 24 hours.

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Local & Regional
4:42 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

Claremore Solider Killed

Claremore, OK – Oklahoma soldier dies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Military officials say a soldier from Claremore has been killed in Iraq.

Department of Defense officials announced Thursday that 23-year-old Army Spc. Matthew D. Hastings died Monday from injuries he received in a non-combat incident in Baghdad.

Officials say he was assigned to the 582nd Medical Logistics Company, 1st Medical Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command out of Fort Hood, Texas.

Authorities say the incident is under investigation.

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Local & Regional
4:40 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

Special Session Debate

The Oklahoma Capitol
State of Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry says he and state lawmakers are considering whether to convene a special legislative session in September to discuss the state's revenue outlook.

Henry announced Thursday that he, Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee and House Speaker Chris Benge have made good progress in their budget talks, but they need more information.

State officials say the budget shortfall for fiscal year 2010 could exceed the $700 million shortfall experienced in 2003 the worst in state history.

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StudioTulsa
3:43 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

Design Writer David Barringer on why "There's Nothing Funny About Design"

Tulsa, OK – David Barringer is surely one of our best and funniest writers on design. He talks with Rich Fisher about his collection of essays, "There's Nothing Funny About Design" (Princeton Architectural Press), which critically examines everyday design from the "promiscuousness of the letter X in our culture," to how the cautionary colors of red and yellow have been adopted by the fast food industry, to how evolution is portrayed with fish symbols and the ape-to-man chart.

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Local & Regional
3:21 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

Tonight is NOT the Night

Tulsa, OK – Live Nation and BOK Center regret to announce that tonight's Rod Stewart concert has been cancelled due to illness.

Unfortunately, the date cannot be rescheduled.

Refunds will be available at the point of purchase starting Friday, August 21st at 10am. If your ticket was purchased online, please call 1-866-7-BOK-CTR for your refund.

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Local & Regional
3:20 pm
Thu August 20, 2009

Abortion Ruling to Be Challenged

A pro-life sign is across the street from Tulsa's Reproductive Services. Reproductive Services brought the initial challenge to the law.
KWGS Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Attorney General's office has decided to appeal a judge's decision to overturn an anti-abortion law.

Charlie Price, a spokesman for Attorney General Drew Edmondson, said Wednesday the appeal will be filed with the Oklahoma State Supreme Court.

Oklahoma County District Judge Vicki Robertson on Tuesday ruled that Senate Bill 1878 was unconstitutional because it covered more than subject.

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