Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma's sex offender law is getting reviewed by a legislative interim study. Tulsa Representative Jeannie McDaniel some offenders have stopped registering, because the rules are so tight that they can not find a place to live.
She also wants to study the tier system to make sure those with the most egregious behavior are on the list the longest.
Tahlequah, OK – Okla. tribe's members requesting absentee ballots
(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) Cherokee Nation officials say more members have requested an absentee ballot for the Sept. 24 principal chief election.
Election Commission officer manager Wanda Beaver told the Tulsa World that 11,627 absentee ballots were mailed last week. That's an increase of more than 3,000 from the July 23 runoff and about 4,000 from the June 26 general election.
Meers, OK – Cold front helps calm SW Okla. grass fire
MEERS, Okla. (AP) Authorities are lifting an evacuation order in southwestern Oklahoma after cooler weather brought precipitation and higher humidity that helped calm a grass fire that destroyed 11 homes and forced people to flee many others.
The fire, one of several to scorch thousands of acres in the drought-stricken state, affected more than 30,000 acres since it started Thursday in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.