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7:54 am
Tue February 22, 2011

Residents Dislike Plan

Tulsa, Ok – North Tulsa residents speak out in opposition to a proposed school consolidation plan.

A public hearing was held last night with about 100-people at McLain High School.

The residents fear closing north side schools will further hamper economic development in the area.


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7:52 am
Tue February 22, 2011

Oklahoma Rally

Oklahoma Capitol
KWGS News

Oklahoma City, OK – Rallying at the state capitol! Could Oklahoma be the next Wisconsin? The head of the state AFL-CIO fears that could be the case. A bill ending binding arbitration for police and fire fighters has past a house committee. Jimmy Curry says this is the first step at union busting in Oklahoma.

He says the state bill would no longer allow disagreements worked out in mediation to become the final agreement

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7:49 am
Tue February 22, 2011

Education Board Fall-Out

State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Senate OKs bill to replace education board

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has approved a bill to change the current composition of state Board of Education and replace it with a structure similar to the one in place four decades ago.

The bill approved Monday would abolish the current board of gubernatorial appointees and replace it with a board that includes the governor, attorney general and secretary of state, or their designees. The state superintendent would remain a member of the board.

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Local & Regional
7:42 am
Tue February 22, 2011

Hear Tuesday Morning's News

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of the top local stories from KWGS News:

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Local & Regional
7:59 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Tax Delays

Oklahoma City, OK – Those last minute tax code changes in December, are biting the I-R-S now. Oklahoma I-R-S Spokesman David Stell says the last minute changes by congress meant re-programming the I-R-S' computers.
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They finished the reprogramming last week. That has meant people who were itemizing deductions could not file until now.

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7:56 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Governor To Annouce Plan

Mary Fallin

Tulsa, OK – Fallin says she won't replace workers comp system

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin says she'll release recommendations this week on her plan to improve the state workers compensation system.

But she says replacing the current system with an administrative one is not among the options.

After she won election in November, Fallin appointed a panel to take a look at the workers compensation system.

Fallin says she wants to reduce the time it takes to process cases and do a better job of tracking data.

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Local & Regional
7:54 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Downtown Grocery Store?

Tulsa, OK – Downtown Tulsa may be about to get its own supermarket. KWGS News has learned city leaders are considering options.

Mike Bunney is Tulsa's Economic Development Director. He says an announcement could be made later this year.

A supermarket is seen as a key element in attracting more people to live downtown. Downtown Tulsa has been without a supermarket for since the Homeland Store at 11th and Denver closed a decade ago.

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Local & Regional
7:48 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Monday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
11:01 am
Sun February 20, 2011

Freedmen: Tribal Injunction

Tahlequah, OK – Okla. tribal judge grants injunction request

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

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) A tribal judge has ruled that citizenship applications from the descendants of former slaves of Cherokee Nation members won't be processed until appeals in the case are completed.

District Judge John Cripps on Friday decided in favor of the tribe's request to extend a temporary injunction against processing new applications from the group.

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