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10:26 am
Sat December 11, 2010

More House Cuts

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House cuts 16 legislative assistant jobs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma House officials say 16 more jobs have been eliminated to cope with a budget deficit.

House Speaker-designate Kris Steele said Friday 12 full-time legislative assistants and four part-time positions were cut. Officials didn't identify the workers but a spokesman says the part-time positions were vacant.

Eleven members of the House's staff were fired last week, including members of Steele's staff and other House divisions.

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Local & Regional
10:23 am
Sat December 11, 2010

No Changes at Guard

Mary Fallin

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin to retain Deering as Okla. adjutant general

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov.-elect Mary Fallin says she will retain Maj. Gen. Myles Deering as adjutant general of the Oklahoma National Guard.

Fallin said Friday that Deering is an accomplished military leader who has commanded soldiers at every level, from platoon to brigade.

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StudioTulsa
2:55 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

Nancy Pearl's Best Books of 2010

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Local & Regional
7:56 am
Fri December 10, 2010

Arrow Trucking Update

Tulsa, OK – Last Christmas was dim for Arrow Trucking employees. The business went belly up just before the holiday last year. That left employees without paychecks.

This year will be brighter. The Tulsa World reports a bankruptcy judge has approved almost two million dollars in assets to pay employees back wages.

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Local & Regional
7:54 am
Fri December 10, 2010

Council Tells Bartlett No

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council votes to deny the mayor's reimbursement for a Washington D-C trip. The trip was made for by the Tulsa Community foundation and given directly to the mayor---by passing city council oversight.

The mayor plans to return the seven thousand dollars and will consult with the city attorney on his next step.

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Local & Regional
7:50 am
Fri December 10, 2010

Friday Morning's Top Local Stories

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

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Local & Regional
3:10 pm
Thu December 9, 2010

Former Homeland Chief on Campus at TU

Tom Ridge on the TU Campus
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge delivered a lecture on energy independence at the University of Tulsa Thursday.

Ridge, the former governor of Pennsylvania, became the country's first homeland security chief in 2003 after the events of September 11, 2001.

He served as Pennsylvania's governor from 1995 to 2001 and was a six-term congressman before that.

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Local & Regional
8:02 am
Thu December 9, 2010

Lottery Revenue Predicted Down

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. lottery officials predict drop in earnings


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The head of the Oklahoma Lottery Commission expects lottery earnings for education to decline 8 percent a year for the next four years.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Thu December 9, 2010

No Across The Board Cuts

Mary Fallin
KWGS News photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin promotes 'targeted' cuts in Okla spending

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov.-elect Mary Fallin says she will not endorse across-the-board cuts to state agencies as leaders grapple with a massive hole in next year's state budget.

Fallin said Wednesday after a chamber event in Oklahoma City that she supports "targeted, thoughtful reductions in spending" as lawmakers deal with an expected shortfall when they return to the Capitol in February.

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