This week on BusinessWorld, the European Union looks to boost its economy through a bond buying program which will have impact beyond its own economies. The airline industry is benefiting from lower oil prices and we have some ideas on how they might use those newfound profits.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says his office will defend the constitutionality of the state's method for executing death row inmates as the U.S. Supreme Court considers a challenge by three death row inmates.
The nation's high court announced Friday it will hear arguments by inmates who are challenging the state's method for conducting executions.
Pruitt says Oklahoma's method has been deemed constitutional by two federal courts and has been successfully implemented in the state as well as in Florida.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.
The justices agreed Friday to review whether the sedative midazolam can be used in executions because of concerns that it does not produce a deep, comalike unconsciousness and ensure that a prisoner does not experience intense and needless pain when other drugs are injected to kill him.
Oklahoma uses midazolam as one of three drugs in lethal injection executions.
Tulsa and Jenks have new jail agreements with the Tulsa County Criminal Justice Authority.
The authority Friday passed Jenks’ unanimously and Tulsa’s 4–1. The agreements are nearly identical.
During the meeting, Tulsa City Attorney David O’Meilia said the city disagrees with a declaration that the sheriff runs the jail and would like to clarify language about daily rates. That caused noticeable frustration among the county commissioners on the authority.
Authority Chair Karen Keith said who operates the jail shouldn't be an issue.
OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — For the ninth straight year, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is hosting a workshop for plasticulture farmers.
The workshop provides gardeners with the latest information as well as time-tested methods for producing bountiful crops. This year's workshop is planned Feb. 7 at the Donald W. Reynolds Technology Center in Okmulgee.