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4:46 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

IDL: Finished

Governor Fallin Cuts the re-dedication ribbon.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa downtown Inner Dispersal Loop is finished. The 75-million dollar federal stimulus rebuild project wrapped up this afternoon.

On hand for the re-dedication was Governor Fallin along with several members of the U-S House Transportation Committee which authorized the project. The ceremony was moved to OneOk Field because of the weather.

As a member of Congress, Fallin voted against the stimulus package. She said yesterday that it should have contained more transportation projects.

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1:29 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

Much Needed Rain

Undated – Thunderstorms bring rain to parched Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Thunderstorms with rain and small hail are moving across parts of Oklahoma that have been in a drought.

National Weather Service forecaster Daryl Williams in Norman said no flooding has been reported or is expected as a result of the Thursday rainfall. He said the rain will "modestly" help parched areas of the state but does not end the drought.

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Local & Regional
1:27 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

School Board Meeting

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma education board meeting is quiet

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The second meeting of the state Board of Education under new Superintendent Janet Barresi began quietly with a state trooper on hand for security.

The meeting Thursday morning is the first since last month's contentious meeting in which board member Tim Gilpin called Barresi a "dictator" and fellow member Herb Rozell said a legislative liaison would be "worthless" if she took maternity leave while the Legislature was in session.

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Local & Regional
8:03 am
Thu February 24, 2011

DUI Crackdown

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. bill cracks down on drunken drivers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Drivers convicted of a first drunken driving offense would be forced to install an ignition device on their vehicles for two years under a bill being proposed in the Oklahoma Legislature.

Named after an Edmond woman killed by a drunken driver in 2009, the Erin Elizabeth Swezey Act is scheduled for a hearing Thursday in a Senate committee.

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Thu February 24, 2011

Oklahoma: Collective Bargaining

KWGS News File Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. panel votes to repeal collective bargaining

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Following a pattern in Wisconsin, an Oklahoma state House committee has narrowly approved legislation that would repeal collective bargaining rights for municipal employees in Oklahoma's 13 largest cities.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Thu February 24, 2011

Thursday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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StudioTulsa
5:10 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

Odeum Theatre Company Puts Forth "Reasons to Be Pretty"

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Local & Regional
1:33 pm
Wed February 23, 2011

Forclosure Action: River Walk

Gail Fair-Tucker is named receiver for River Walk.
Tulsa Rotary

Tulsa, OK – A Texas bank files foreclosure action against the owner of the Jenks River Walk. The action was filed in Tulsa District Court by the American Bank of Texas. The action names RWC Management and its principal Jerry Gordon.

Judge Rebecca Nightingale has named Tulsa property manager Gail Fair-Tucker to act as the receiver while the property is being foreclosed.

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Local & Regional
11:33 am
Wed February 23, 2011

Trash Talk At City Hall

The sign in front of Tulsa's new City Hall
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa City Councilor Bill Christiansen talks trash!

With a new trash hauling agreement on the horizon, Christiansen wonders in the Trash Board is still needed.

One potential problem with eliminating the board; the city proper is prohibited by law from entering into multi-year contracts. Special Trusts, like the trash board, are not.

Christiansen asked the Council Attorney to research the matter.

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