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8:47 am
Thu July 21, 2011

Drought Emergency

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has amended a state of emergency to include all 77 Oklahoma counties because of ongoing drought conditions that are expected to worsen.

Fallin issued the amended declaration on Wednesday to ensure the state is eligible for any federal assistance that may be available.

While Fallin was out of the state last month, Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb declared a state of emergency at Fallin's request for 33 Oklahoma counties due to extreme drought and wildfires.

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Local & Regional
8:04 am
Thu July 21, 2011

Uniforms on Hold

Tulsa, OK – superintendent backs off uniform requirement

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools says he's reconsidering part of a recommendation that would require all high school students to wear uniforms beginning this fall.

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Thu July 21, 2011

New Election Sought: Ruling Possible Today

Bill John Baker
Bill John Baker

Tahlequah, OK – Challenger says Cherokees need new chief election

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) Cherokee Nation councilman Bill John Baker says the only way to restore faith among Cherokee voters is to have a new election for chief of Oklahoma's largest Indian tribe.

Baker has twice been declared winner of the June 25 election but so has his opponent, incumbent Principal Chief Chad Smith.

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Local & Regional
8:01 am
Thu July 21, 2011

A&F Lawsuit: Update

The Federal Court House in Downtown Tulsa
10th Circuit Court

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoman gets $20,000 in lawsuit against retailer

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal jury has awarded $20,000 in compensatory damages to a Muslim woman who alleged that Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against her because she wore a head scarf.

The six-member panel deliberated more than four hours Wednesday before deciding on damages against the clothing retailer.

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Local & Regional
7:52 am
Thu July 21, 2011

Thursday's Top Local Stories

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

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StudioTulsa
5:13 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

"Twenty-Five Books That Shaped America"

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Local & Regional
1:28 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

Work Leaving... But NOT Tulsa Jobs

Tulsa, OK – Spirit AeroSystems shifting work from Okla. to NC

KINSTON, N.C. (AP) A company that manufactures large aircraft sections is expanding production at its North Carolina factory, adding work that could mean up to 200 additional jobs within five years.

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Local & Regional
12:53 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

City Government: Hostile Work?

Tulsa, OK – Is the City Council creating a hostile work environment?

Mayor Bartlett says two instances of city employees being berating at this week's council meeting is unacceptable.

Councilor Jack Henderson accused the grants administrator Cathy Criswell of "lying to the council." Councilor Jim Mautino went on a rant over a draft pet ordinance. During that incident three other councilors walked out of the meeting in protest

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Local & Regional
12:49 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

The Heat and your Mental Health

Tulsa, OK – The sizzling summer of 2011 continues with another day above the 100-degree mark. Tulsa Mental Health Association Director Mike Brose says the heat can mess with your medications.

He says the heat also wears on us mentally. In many cases it causes tempers to rise right along with the temperature. We go in depth on the mental aspects of the heat wave tomorrow morning at 7:35

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Local & Regional
12:47 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

New Port Agreement

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Tulsa, OK – Officials representing the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and a Kansas development agency sign a new partnership agreement.

The City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority and the Kansas Logistics Park Development Authority, signed the deal Tuesday at the Oklahoma Maritime Education Center facility.

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