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9:43 am
Fri January 15, 2010

Bill Filing Deadline

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Oklahoma City, OK – House, Senate face bill filing deadline

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Members of the state House and Senate are putting the final touches on legislation they'll consider during the 2010 Legislature.

Thursday was the deadline for members of both chambers to file their bills.

By 5 p.m., 942 bills and 26 joint resolutions had been filed in the Senate. Members of the Senate had until midnight to file legislation. A final tally will be released on Friday

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Local & Regional
9:41 am
Fri January 15, 2010

Haiti Quake: Oklahoma Connection

Oklahoma City, OK – Haiti earthquake survivor returns to Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma City man who survived this week's deadly and devastating earthquake in Haiti says he was lucky.

Humphreys Munai returned Thursday afternoon after spending 48 hours escaping the country.

Munai says he was at a hospital built to withstand natural disasters when the magnitude 7.0 quake struck. He says when he returned to his hotel it was gone.

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Local & Regional
9:41 am
Fri January 15, 2010

Haiti Quake: Oklahoma Connection

Oklahoma City, OK – Haiti earthquake survivor returns to Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma City man who survived this week's deadly and devastating earthquake in Haiti says he was lucky.

Humphreys Munai returned Thursday afternoon after spending 48 hours escaping the country.

Munai says he was at a hospital built to withstand natural disasters when the magnitude 7.0 quake struck. He says when he returned to his hotel it was gone.

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Local & Regional
9:39 am
Fri January 15, 2010

School Funding Increases

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma rises in latest report by Education Week

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A report that ranks the nation's education systems shows Oklahoma rising in the rankings despite trailing other states in education funding.

The "Quality Counts" report by Education week ranks Oklahoma 23rd in the nation despite per-pupil spending of $8,836 compared to the national average of $10,557. Oklahoma ranked 28th in the report in 2007 and 26th in 2008.

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Local & Regional
5:11 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

Bill Encourages Marriage Counseling

Oklahoma City, OK –
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state lawmaker wants to require couples to get marriage counseling before tying the knot.

The bill by Rep. Mark McCullough of Sapulpa would require couples to obtain at least eight hours of counseling before they can obtain a marriage license.

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What's New?
3:54 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

Haiti - How You Can Help

P – Teams of international relief workers are racing to bring supplies to the estimated 3 million people in need of aid. Here's info about how you can help.

Latest Haiti Earthquake Coverage from NPR

Haiti Earthquake: How to Help

Haiti: Some Ways to Help

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StudioTulsa
3:34 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

The Intriguing Sonic World of Nathaniel Bartlett

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Local & Regional
12:41 pm
Thu January 14, 2010

Council Pay Cuts

Councilors Jack Henderson and John Eagleton oppose pay cuts for council members.
City of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – 2 Tulsa councilors oppose proposed pay cuts

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Two of Tulsa's nine city councilors say they won't accept pay cuts proposed by Mayor Dewey Bartlett to help reduce the city's budget by $10.4 million.

Bartlett is asking police to take a 7.5 percent cut, firefighters an 8.6 percent cut and other city employees a 5.2 percent cut. Bartlett says he'll take the 8.6 percent cut to his salary.

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Local & Regional
11:46 am
Thu January 14, 2010

Oklahoma Quake

Guthrie, OK – 3.3 magnitude quake recorded in Logan County

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a 3.3 magnitude earthquake in southern Logan County.

The USGS reports the quake struck at 4:05 a.m. Thursday about 10 miles southeast of Guthrie and about 20 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.

No damage or injuries have been reported.

Quakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3 are generally the smallest felt by people.


Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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Local & Regional
11:44 am
Thu January 14, 2010

Execution Tonight

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester

McAlester, OK – Man convicted of killing 2 in Tulsa to be executed

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) The state of Oklahoma is scheduled to execute a man convicted of killing his former girlfriend's daughter and her 6-year-old son more than 16 years ago.

Julius Ricardo Young is scheduled to be put to death at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.

He requested a final meal of sirloin steak, baked potato, onion rings, tossed salad with bleu cheese dressing and a Coca Cola.

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