Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. congressman praises proposed law
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Rep. Dan Boren is praising President Obama's initiative to enact legislation that would increase protections against domestic violence on Native American tribal land.
The Justice Department has urged Congress to approve legislation to address the shortcomings of current laws that often allow non-Indian assailants to escape criminal investigations and prosecutions by tribal authorities when domestic violence is committed on tribal land.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. trooper quits as OHP looks into allegation
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The head of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says results of an investigation into an allegation of misconduct by a trooper will be forwarded to the Logan County District Attorney's office.
Col. Kerry Pettingill said Friday night that Patrick Venable resigned June 29 as officials began looking into an accusation made by an anonymous tipster. Pettingill didn't reveal what the phone call was about.
Tulsa, OK – The Indian Nation's Council of Governments is out with its "Fast Forward Mass Transit Plan". Incog Planner James Wagoner says one proposal is to increase the number of routes with a "hub and spoke" type system, much like the airlines.
The plan also includes routes to Broken Arrow, Owasso, Jenks and Bixby. There is also a light rail and electric street car component to the plan.