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8:07 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Election Appointments

Oklahoma City, OK – Governor appoints 5 to Oklahoma Election Board

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed five people, including a former Oklahoma Corporation Commission member, to the Oklahoma State Election Board.

Fallin announced Wednesday that ex-Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth was named to the board as a Democratic member. His appointment and the other four appointments must be confirmed by the Oklahoma Senate.

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8:04 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Tulsa School Gets National Honor

Tulsa, OK – The U.S. Department of Education today named six schools in Oklahoma as 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Tulsa's Carver Middle School is among those schools. These public and private K-12 schools are among the 305 being honored for their overall academic excellence or for their success in closing achievement gaps.

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8:03 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Freedmen Can Vote

Tulsa, OK – Okla. tribe's commission allows freedmen to vote

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Cherokee Nation Election Commission has voted to allow descendants of tribal members' former black slaves to participate in the upcoming principal chief election.

Commission chairwoman Susan Plumb said in a statement following Wednesday's special meeting that any Cherokee freedmen registered to vote can cast a challenge or provisional ballot.

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8:00 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Health Care Costs

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. lawmakers discuss new health care law

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State health officials estimate an additional 140,000 Oklahomans will become enrolled in Medicaid once the new federal health care law takes effect, costing the state an extra $24 million annually.

Officials with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority presented those figures Wednesday during a meeting with lawmakers on how the new law will affect Oklahoma.

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7:57 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Thursday Morning News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS

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StudioTulsa
5:38 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

"Finding Math in Everyday Activities with Young Children"

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4:52 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

Carter to Observe Tribe Vote

Tahlequah, OK – Carter Center to observe Cherokee chief election

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) A team from the Carter Center will observe the scheduled Sept. 24 election of a principle chief for the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma.

The election was scheduled after a June election ended with both incumbent Chief Chad Smith and challenger Bill John Baker twice being declared the winner following counts and recounts.

The Carter Center said in a news release Wednesday that it is sending observers because of uncertainty following that election.

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Local & Regional
11:11 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Avis Walks Away

Dollar-Thrifty headquarters on 31st Street in Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Avis bows out! The car rental firm says it is no longer interested in acquiring Tulsa based Dollar Thrifty.

Avis and Hertz have been in a bidding war for the company. So much so, that the D-Tag board asked the firms to put up their best offer or go away.

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Local & Regional
9:47 am
Wed September 14, 2011

More DHS Criticism

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. DHS attorney denies open meetings violations

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma Department of Human Services attorney denies that DHS commissioners violated the state's Open Meeting Act but promises they'll do a better job of informing the public.

Attorney Charles Waters says in a letter to Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater that there has been "no blatant disregard of law." The letter said commissioners will work to make agenda items clearer about possible commission actions.

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7:53 am
Wed September 14, 2011

Wednesday Morning News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS

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