Local & Regional
3:16 pm
Tue July 27, 2010

Oklahoma is not a Race To The Top Finalist

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Statement from Gov. Brad Henry:

"We felt we put forth a strong proposal backed up with real reforms, but we knew this process was going to be very challenging and it would be difficult to make the finalist list.

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Local & Regional
11:20 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Oklahoma Nonprofits

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) More than 4,400 nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma are at risk of losing their tax-exempt status.

The Internal Revenue Service said Monday that exemptions for 4,425 organizations are in danger because they failed to file tax returns for the past three years. The IRS is giving the organizations until Oct. 15 to file the returns in order to comply with the law and retain their tax exemptions.

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Local & Regional
11:16 am
Tue July 27, 2010

FEMA Aid

Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Federal Emergency Management Agency has granted Gov. Brad Henry's request for aid for seven counties that were hit by flooding and severe storms last month.

Monday's decision provides federal funding to help with infrastructure repairs, debris removal and other costs associated with storm damage. The approved counties are Beaver, Cimarron, Lincoln, Logan, Major, Oklahoma and Texas.

Officials say those seven counties have at least $5.5 million in damage from the storms.

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Local & Regional
11:12 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Musicians to be Recognized

Tulsa, Okla. – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Sam Harris, Jamie Oldaker, Jean Shepard and Les Gilliam will be the four inductees this year into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

The four were named as the 2010 inductees during a news conference Monday in Tulsa. The 14th annual induction ceremony and concert is set for Nov. 4 at the Muskogee Civic Center.

Harris, from Cushing, won the premier season of the television show "Star Search." Oldaker, a drummer for country group The Tractors, is a Tulsa native.

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Local & Regional
11:05 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Polls Are Open

Signs mark the polling place at Forest Park Christian Church at 91st and Mingo in Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Voters are casting ballots throughout the state today for the primary election.

One of the highest-profile races is the governor's contest, where Attorney General Drew Edmondson and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins are seeking the Democratic nomination. Congresswoman Mary Fallin and state Senator Randy Brogdon are seeking the Republican bid.

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What's New?
10:30 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Primary Election Coverage

Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – It's Primary Election Day in Oklahoma! The polls are now open until 7pm tonight. To help you prepare to vote, we have links to sample ballots, candidate information, and interviews. Live election coverage begins this evening on Public Radio 89.5 HD1. Follow the election results online through the links that we provide on our special election coverage page.

Local & Regional
9:51 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Election Day

Political signs line the streets as Oklahomans head to the polls
KWGS News Photo

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor's race changes political landscape

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The top candidates for Oklahoma's open governor's post each gave up political offices they likely could have successfully defended. They'll discover Tuesday whether their gambles paid off.

Attorney General Drew Edmondson and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins each gave up a statewide seat in hopes of keeping the governorship in Democrats' hands.

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Local & Regional
8:06 am
Tue July 27, 2010

Tuesday Morning's News

July 27, 2010 – Listen to this morning's top local news stories

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StudioTulsa
3:54 pm
Mon July 26, 2010

"Wisdom: From Philosophy to Neuroscience"

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Local & Regional
1:06 pm
Mon July 26, 2010

Bust in Recent School Thefts

KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa County deputies catch a copper thief and are on the lookout for more suspects. Sheriff Stanley Glanz says the man arrested is apparently part of a gang responsible for most of the thefts of copper from school and county-owned air-conditioning units

By stealing the copper, vandalized large air-conditioners must be replaced at a cost of several thousand dollars each.

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