Local & Regional
5:35 pm
Tue November 24, 2009

H1N1: On the Run

Oklahoma City, OK – Swine flu seen as declining in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State health officials say the swine flu appears to be declining in the state.

But officials also warn that pandemics come in waves.

State Health Department spokesman Larry Weatherford says the number of people hospitalized has fallen significantly each of the past three weeks. He says the decline gives people a chance to get vaccinated in the event another wave of swine flu comes through the state.

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Local & Regional
5:33 pm
Tue November 24, 2009

Election Lawsuit

Oklahoma City, OK – Jones sues over lost elections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Republican Party Chairman Gary Jones has filed a lawsuit that claims he was cheated out of election as state auditor and inspector in 2002 and 2006.

Jones filed the lawsuit Monday in Logan County. It asks for unspecified damages from former Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan and his wife, former state Sen. Gene Stipe and former Auditor Clifton Scott, among others.

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What's New?
3:43 pm
Tue November 24, 2009

Swine Flu: Everything You Need to Know

Thursday, November 26 at 7 pm on Public Radio 89.5 HD1 – Listen to a comprehensive special from KWGS News on the first flu pandemic of the 21st century. Brad Gibson, John Durkee and Denise Brewer interview the experts and the victims to expose the myths and the dangers of H1N1, swine flu. Who is most vulnerable? Can the medical community in Oklahoma cope?

We've gathered together stories and links to flu resources from around the world.

Listen and Learn More

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What's New?
10:03 am
Tue November 24, 2009

Songs For Stuffing: A Thanksgiving Mix From NPR Music

Listen online 24/7 through November 30 – A Thanksgiving Mix From NPR Music! Listen Online to a continuous stream of multi-genre music about food, featuring contributions from NPR Music partner stations.

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10:02 am
Tue November 24, 2009

Are Obama's Policies Working?

ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – Our Documentary of the Week examines the motion: Obama's economic policies are working. Don't miss this Oxford-style Intelligence Squared debate from NPR.

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Local & Regional
9:54 am
Tue November 24, 2009

Bartlesville Furloughs

City of Bartlesville

Bartlesville, OK – Bartlesville to begin furloughing workers

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) More than a dozen directors and supervisors in Bartlesville will begin furloughs next month as a result of slumping sales tax revenues.

The 26 city employees will be furloughed one day each month, for seven months, in a move expected to save the city about $5,000 each month.

City Manager Ed Gordon says employees will have the option of taking vacation or comp days for the furlough days.

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Local & Regional
9:43 pm
Mon November 23, 2009

Winning Ticket from Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – SE Oklahoma store sells $32.8M Powerball ticket

KIOWA, Okla. (AP) A convenience store in southeastern Oklahoma has sold a Powerball ticket worth $32.8 million.

The Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night were 7, 26, 36, 49 and 58, with the Powerball number being 4. The winner bought the ticket at a Kwik Chek store in the Pittsburg County town of Kiowa.

State lottery officials say they had not heard from the ticket's owner as of early Monday afternoon.

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Local & Regional
1:59 pm
Mon November 23, 2009

Jobs with the Salvation Army

Oklahoma City, OK – More are applying for Salvation Army jobs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Salvation Army officials in Oklahoma City are seeing an increase in the number of people applying for jobs as bell ringers in the agency's annual Red Kettle campaign.

Spokeswoman Heidi Brandes says with the number of people out of work applications for the $7.25 an hour job ringing a bell is up 20 percent over previous years. The agency has 278 applications so far and is still taking them.

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