Tulsa, OK – Protesters picket Okla governor's Tulsa appearance
TULSA, Okla. (AP) About a dozen people opposed to Gov. Mary Fallin's decision to accept a $54 million federal grant to implement a state health insurance exchange protested during her appearance in Tulsa.
Demonstrators held signs and American flags as Fallin addressed the Tulsa Health Underwriters Association at the Tulsa Country Club Thursday.
Tulsa, Ok – A new entry way is dedicated at Tulsa's Port of Catoosa. A new guard house, railroad crossing and four-lane divided highway are now in place. Rather than cut a ribbon, a tractor trailer rig slams into a barricade. It was part of the dedication of a $3.3 million entryway improvement project at the Port of Catoosa.
There is now a 4-lane divide highway from port entrance to the waterway.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's utility regulator is set to meet today to take public comments about a proposed federal rule that would curb pollution in the oil and gas industry as part of an effort to reduce haze. State officials say the plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could increase energy bills in Oklahoma by at least 15 percent.
Mannford, OK – Some quick action by fire fighters from Keystone and Mannford! A large wildfire was brought under control before it reached homes east of Mannford along Highway 51. Several homes were evacuated as a precaution.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa School Board members express concerns over Project School House. Board member Anna America says there needs more parental input before changes are enacted.
Board Vice President Lana Turner Addison wants to be sure there is more input from principals and faculty.
This comes just one week before the three proposals for cost savings and consolidations are expected to be announced for the school district. The administration assured the board more input would be sough prior to a board vote set for May.