Tulsa, OK – Okla. unemployment rate up again in July
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State officials report Oklahoma's unemployment rate increased slightly in July, climbing to 5.5 percent.
The figures released Friday by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission show the rate increased by one-tenth of a percent for the second straight month. Oklahoma's rate was 5.4 percent in June and 5.3 percent in May.
Oklahoma's rate still is significantly better than the national average, which decreased by one-tenth of a percent in July to 9.1 percent.
Oklahoma City, OK – Due to recent rainfall in northeastern Oklahoma, Governor Mary Fallin will lift the burn ban in 16 northeast Oklahoma counties. Effective Tuesday, August 23 at 1:00 p.m. the ban will be lifted in Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Kay, Mayes, Muskogee, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington counties. Most Oklahoma county commissioners meet Monday, August 22 and will have a chance to assess local conditions and consider their own countywide burn bans at that time.
Tulsa, OK – Statement from Dennis Moseby, President of the Tulsa Firefighters Association regarding Mayor Dewey Bartlett's decision today to not allow Tulsa Fire Department to bid on emergency management services system:
Tulsa, OK – A new performing arts group finds a home in the middle of a resurgent downtown. Tulsa Project Theatre, founded last year, signs a deal for a new home stage in the heart of downtown. Executive Director Todd Cunningham says the Assembly Hall in the Convention Center will be the venue for future performances
The Assembly Hall Theater was originally built in the 1960's for stage productions, but hasn't been used much in that capacity in recent years.