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1:46 pm
Thu November 26, 2009

Tribe Gets Grant

Oklahoma City, OK – Delaware Nation receives federal grant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Delaware Nation of Oklahoma has been awarded a $100,000 federal grant to support its water pollution control program.

The Dallas office of the federal Environmental Protection agency announced the grant to the Anadarko-based tribe on Wednesday.

The tribe is expected to continue surface water sampling on tribal land to determine if a more thorough watershed management program is needed to develop water quality standards.

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Local & Regional
1:43 pm
Thu November 26, 2009

H1N1 Deaths in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – 4 more deaths attributed to swine flu

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State health officials say four more people have died from complications of the swine flu.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported the deaths Thursday. The latest deaths occurred through last Saturday and bring to 37 the number of swine flu deaths reported in the state since tracking began Sept. 1.

Meanwhile, health officials say survey results show declining flu activity since a peak in mid-October.

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Local & Regional
1:40 pm
Thu November 26, 2009

Port Usage is Up

Tulsa Port Headquarters
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Tulsa, OK – CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) Officials at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa are reporting an increase in both inbound and outbound shipments at the eastern Oklahoma port.

Port officials say nearly 131,000 tons of cargo passed through the port in October, driven mostly by outbound shipments of agricultural products and inbound shipments of dry cargo.

Inbound steel shipments reached the highest total since July and twice the amount that arrived in September.

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StudioTulsa
5:32 pm
Wed November 25, 2009

The One and Only Sarah Vowell Takes on the Puritans

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What's New?
4:46 pm
Wed November 25, 2009

Going to College

RadioTU and Public Radio Tulsa – You're invited to a screening of "Going to College", a film about life at The University of Tulsa in the forties, on Monday, November 30 at 7:00 pm at the Circle Cinema. The voice of Dr. Ben Henneke, recently deceased President Emeritus of TU, is heard as a high school couple visits classrooms, campus facilities, and Greek houses as they looked sixty years ago. For more information, call the Circle Cinema at 585-3456.

Local & Regional
3:16 pm
Wed November 25, 2009

Tulsa's Recovery

Tulsa, OK – When it comes to recovering, Tulsa is among the fastest cities in the nation.

That is according to a survey out from Forbes Magazine. The survey ranks Tulsa as number 12 in the nation, behind the likes of Omaha, Austin and Little Rock.
Oklahoma City was ranked 13th in the nation.

The survey ranked cities based on unemployment, home prices, foreclosure rates and gross product production.

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Local & Regional
11:15 am
Wed November 25, 2009

H1N1 Update

The vaccinations were given at the Fairgrounds Exchange Center.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Health officials were pleased with the turnout at yesterday's H1N1 clinic. The Health Department's Melanie Christian said over 3,800 people were vaccinated at the Fair Grounds on Tuesday.

"We had a very successful clinic this evening and were able to vaccinate 3,819 individuals in our community. Although we have seen a decline in the number of H1N1 hospitalizations over the last few weeks, Oklahoma continues to have widespread flu activity which indicates the virus continues to circulate in our community", Christian said.

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Local & Regional
11:15 am
Wed November 25, 2009

Food Bank Needs Staples

The Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Kathy Taylor announced today that her family has issued a challenge to Tulsans to feed hungry families this holiday season. "My family and I have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. But we want to be sure other families have access to nutritious meals this holiday season," Mayor Taylor said. "No child should go to bed hungry. If we work together, we can make an impact on hunger."

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Local & Regional
10:35 am
Wed November 25, 2009

The Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plain

Oklahoma City, OK – Regulators to take up wind farm plan

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is considering final approval of the University of Oklahoma's plan to power its Norman campus entirely by wind.

The plan has been agreed to by officials at OU, Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co., the attorney general's office and other groups. The three-member commission is scheduled to consider a final order on Wednesday.

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Local & Regional
5:37 pm
Tue November 24, 2009

Poultry Lawsuit

Tulsa, OK – Cherokees file appeal to in poultry case

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Cherokee Nation has appealed a federal judge's ruling that blocked the tribe from joining Oklahoma's water pollution lawsuit against 11 Arkansas poultry companies.

The tribe submitted its appeal Monday to the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Tulsa World reported in Tuesday's editions.

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