Leaders of cities in Tulsa County announce a plan for a Vision 2025 tax extension that could finally get water in the river. There is a new approach this time that would allow each community to determine its’ projects and vote on them independently. Tulsa City Councilor G.T. Bynum says it gives hope for low water dams and other river projects that have failed in the past. Other cities may have other priorities, and that would work in this approach to a tax renewal.
Specific projects are yet to be determined, but the vote should be scheduled sometime this fall.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that authorizes the use of nitrogen gas to execute Oklahoma death row inmates has been approved by a state Senate committee.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8-0 Tuesday for the House-passed measure and sent it to the full Senate for a vote.
Under the bill, lethal injection would remain the primary method of execution, but nitrogen gas would be an alternative if lethal injection is declared unconstitutional or if the drugs are unavailable.
Revitalization is the goal for North Tulsa and the Kendall Whittier area. Meetings are being scheduled for public input into “sector plans”. The Tulsa Development Authority’s O.C. Walker says these plans will enhance what has already been adopted under the Plan-it-Tulsa Comprehensive plan.
Blue Bell Ice Cream is recalling three 3 oz. institutional/food service ice cream cups- chocolate, strawberry and vanilla with tab lids because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chief investigator for the Oklahoma Veterans Affairs Department has been fired and is facing prosecution after authorities said that they found that he is an ex-convict and not a state-certified law enforcement officer.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation is distributing checks totaling $4 million from tribal car tag sales to 106 school districts later this week.
The checks will be handed out Friday at the Tahlequah-based tribe's annual Public School Appreciation Day at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
Each year, the tribe allocates 38 percent of tax revenue from the sale of the tags to help school districts fund teacher staffing, buy new technology or other needs. School districts have total discretion on how to spend the funds.