By KWGS News
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa School Board is requiring uniforms for all students this fall, with the exception of high school students.
The board also voted to extend the school day by 15-minutes. That means a start time change for most schools.
Most Tulsa elementary schools will start the day at 7:45, while secondary schools will start from 8:15 to 8:45 depending on the school.
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Tahlequah, OK – Cherokee Nation court tosses election for chief
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Cherokee Nation's Supreme Court has thrown out the results of a disputed election to determine the chief of Oklahoma's largest Native American tribe.
The ruling Thursday means a new election will be held. A date has not been set.
The court ruled that it was impossible to determine the winner of the June 25 election with mathematical certainty.
Tulsa, OK – Keep your cool by staying cool!
The sizzling summer of 2011 continues with another day above the 100-degree mark. Tulsa Mental Health Association Director Mike Brose says the heat can mess with your medications.
He says the heat also wears on us mentally. In many cases it causes tempers to rise right along with the temperature.
Oklahoma City, OK –
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has amended a state of emergency to include all 77 Oklahoma counties because of ongoing drought conditions that are expected to worsen.
Fallin issued the amended declaration on Wednesday to ensure the state is eligible for any federal assistance that may be available.
While Fallin was out of the state last month, Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb declared a state of emergency at Fallin's request for 33 Oklahoma counties due to extreme drought and wildfires.
Tulsa, OK – superintendent backs off uniform requirement
(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools says he's reconsidering part of a recommendation that would require all high school students to wear uniforms beginning this fall.
Tahlequah, OK – Challenger says Cherokees need new chief election
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) Cherokee Nation councilman Bill John Baker says the only way to restore faith among Cherokee voters is to have a new election for chief of Oklahoma's largest Indian tribe.
Baker has twice been declared winner of the June 25 election but so has his opponent, incumbent Principal Chief Chad Smith.
Tulsa, OK – Oklahoman gets $20,000 in lawsuit against retailer
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A federal jury has awarded $20,000 in compensatory damages to a Muslim woman who alleged that Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against her because she wore a head scarf.
The six-member panel deliberated more than four hours Wednesday before deciding on damages against the clothing retailer.
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