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10:36 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Cloud To Be Pool VP

Jeff Cloud
Corporation Commission

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma Corporation Commission Vice Chairman Jeff Cloud has been elected Vice President of the Southwest Power Pool's Regional State Committee, a group that has a critical advisory role regarding the future of the region's electric power grid and electrical service.

Cloud says the RSC now faces critical issues that will have a major impact on electric service and the consumer.

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10:35 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Battlefield Museum Planned

Honey Springs Battle re-enactment
Oklahoma Historical Society

Oklahoma City, OK – Plans unveiled for center at Okla. Civil War site

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Plans are under way for a $1.9 million visitor's center at the site of Oklahoma's largest Civil War battlefield in northeast Oklahoma.

State and federal officials announced a partnership Monday to construct the site of the Battle of Honey Springs along the Muskogee and McIntosh county lines.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development announced about $1.1 million in grants and loans to help finance the project.

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Local & Regional
10:33 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Tuesday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
8:15 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Annexation Debate

City Hall at One Technology Center in downtown Tulsa
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Proposed expansion of Tulsa city limits to the west and north spurs debate at city hall.
City economic director Mike Bunny says completion of the Gilcrease Expressway is an opportunity for growth that should not be missed .

But City Councilor Rick Westcott, his district includes the Westside, says this is far from a done deal there are way too many unanswered questions

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Local & Regional
7:55 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Terrorism Warning

Jim Inhofe

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. senator: Terrorist plots foiled since Sept. 11 attacks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's senior U.S. senator says the nation's anti-terrorism program has foiled dozens of terrorist plots since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, but more effort is needed to prevent future attacks.

Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe discussed terrorist threats to the U.S. Monday during a luncheon speech at the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial & Museum.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Tue August 23, 2011

Freedmen: No Citizenship

Tahlequah, OK – Okla. tribal court reverses order voiding amendment

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The Cherokee Nation Supreme Court has reversed a lower tribal court decision that voided a voter-approved constitutional amendment denying citizenship to non-Native American descendants of tribal members' former black slaves.

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Local & Regional
7:48 am
Tue August 23, 2011

No Verdict Yet

The Federal Court House in Downtown Tulsa
10th Circuit Court

Tulsa, OK –
There is still no verdict in the Tulsa Police Corruption trial of Jeff Henderson and Bill Yelton.

The jury started its deliberations on Friday and continued all day yesterday without reaching a verdict in the case which accuses the officers of being dirty cops.

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StudioTulsa
5:07 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

Zarrow Award-Winning Children's Book Author Kathryn Lasky

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Local & Regional
12:40 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

Governor to Hold OSU Town Hall

Governor Fallin
State of Oklahoma

Stillwater, OK – Fallin, cabinet to hold town hall at OSU

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and members of her Cabinet are to conduct a town hall meeting on the campus of Oklahoma State University.

The event is set for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wes Watkins Center.

The governor's office says the main topics will be education and developing the state workforce.

Fallin and cabinet members are to take questions.

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Local & Regional
12:37 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

Charge for Capitol Use

KWGS News File Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma Capitol may end free use by groups

(Information in the following story is from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com . Not for use online in Oklahoma City market.)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The custom of using the Oklahoma Capitol for weddings and other events for no charge may come to an end.

The Oklahoman reports that the state Capitol Preservation Commission agreed last week to consider requiring a security deposit and perhaps charging a fee to pay for a security guard to monitor events.

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