Tulsa, OK – The school year is gets underway in the Tulsa Public Schools. With all of the changes under Project School House consolidation, School Board President Brian Hunt says there are bound to be hiccups.
He says all the bugs will be worked out and the Tulsa Schools will be leaner and better focused on its mission of educating students.
Tulsa, OK – The first work day of the week, means it is back to work for the jury deliberating the case against two Tulsa Police officers. The jury deliberated three hours on Friday before being sent home for the weekend.
The officers were indicted by a federal grand jury last year for numerous of offenses, including perjury, witness tampering and drug offenses.
That is the attitude of Tulsa Based Dollar Thrifty Rent-A-Car to Hertz and Avis. The two companies have been in a tug-of-war over Dollar-Thrifty, so much so that it is impacting the Tulsa firm's ability to do business.
Dollar-Thrifty wants the firms best offers by October or for them to go away.
Oklahoma City, OK – Summer proves deadly for Okla. National Guard
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's adjutant general says morale among the state's National Guard soldiers deployed to Afghanistan remains strong despite the deaths of seven guard members in the last month.
Maj. Gen. Myles Deering says the 2,200 members of the 45th Infantry Brigade in Afghanistan continue to do their jobs professionally in the dangerous eastern Afghanistan provinces along the border with Pakistan.
Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – The college drop-out rate is actually worse than the high-school drop-out rate, and about 37 million Americans are being left behind in today's demanding economy. This program examines the issue, including whether a college degree is the answer for everyone. Listen Friday at 8:00 to American RadioWorks on Public Radio 89.5 HD1.
Tulsa, OK – Okla. unemployment rate up again in July
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State officials report Oklahoma's unemployment rate increased slightly in July, climbing to 5.5 percent.
The figures released Friday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission show the rate increased by one-tenth of a percent for the second straight month. Oklahoma's rate was 5.4 percent in June and 5.3 percent in May.
Oklahoma's rate still is significantly better than the national average, which decreased by one-tenth of a percent in July to 9.1 percent.