WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is indicating it will side with a Muslim woman from Oklahoma who didn't get hired by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a black headscarf that conflicted with the company's dress code to her job interview.
Liberal and conservative justices aggressively questioned the company's lawyer during arguments at the high court Wednesday in a case that deals with when an employer must take steps to accommodate the religious beliefs of a job applicant or worker.
Oklahoma is among 29 states considering “Right to Try” legislation, and the state’s version is headed to the full House.
The Public Health Committee passed the bill 10–0. Goldwater Institute attorney Christina Sandefur was on hand to testify about Rep. Richard Morrissette’s bill. She said it will grant terminally ill patients access to drugs that have passed the first phase of FDA testing.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa's Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and the ALICE Training Institute are offering training in Tulsa to provide people with resources to respond to violent intruder or active shooter incidents.
ALICE — for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate — is a strategy for law enforcement, schools, hospitals, businesses and places of worship.
The City of Tulsa and A Gathering Place for Tulsa announced the schedule for future road and trail closures and the emergency demolition of the pedestrian bridge over Riverside Drive near the construction of Tulsa’s new park, which will transform nearly 100 acres along the Arkansas Riverfront into a world-class park for the citizens of Tulsa. Closures will be clearly marked and alternate routes will be provided for commuters.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is considering the employment discrimination claim of a Muslim woman from Oklahoma who was turned down for a job by Abercrombie & Fitch after she showed up at her job interview wearing a headscarf.
The case being argued today explores when an employer must take steps to accommodate the religious beliefs of a worker or job applicant.
Samantha Elauf was 17 when she interviewed for a position at an Abercrombie Kids store in 2008.
A multi-alarm fire keeps Tulsa fire fighters busy overnight in downtown Tulsa. The blaze was at the Hyatt Hotel near 2nd and Boulder.
About 300 guests were forced out into the night cold after a fire was reported in the ventilation system around midnight. Several people were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, but no one was transported to the hospital.
The has been no damage estimate to the hotel released at this time
The last Central Library sign comes down as renovations continue on the downtown branch.
Tulsa City-County Library CEO Gary Shaffer said interior demolition is complete.
"Plumbing piping has been installed. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment is being installed. Interior wall framing is underway. Cutouts between floors for new stairs and elevators are complete," Shaffer said. "Electrical systems are being installed, and, fortunately, there have been no accidents to delay work and, overall, we are on schedule for the project."