OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation that authorizes the use of nitrogen gas to execute Oklahoma death row inmates has been approved by a state Senate committee.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 8-0 Tuesday for the House-passed measure and sent it to the full Senate for a vote.
Under the bill, lethal injection would remain the primary method of execution, but nitrogen gas would be an alternative if lethal injection is declared unconstitutional or if the drugs are unavailable.
Revitalization is the goal for North Tulsa and the Kendall Whittier area. Meetings are being scheduled for public input into “sector plans”. The Tulsa Development Authority’s O.C. Walker says these plans will enhance what has already been adopted under the Plan-it-Tulsa Comprehensive plan.
Blue Bell Ice Cream is recalling three 3 oz. institutional/food service ice cream cups- chocolate, strawberry and vanilla with tab lids because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The chief investigator for the Oklahoma Veterans Affairs Department has been fired and is facing prosecution after authorities said that they found that he is an ex-convict and not a state-certified law enforcement officer.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation is distributing checks totaling $4 million from tribal car tag sales to 106 school districts later this week.
The checks will be handed out Friday at the Tahlequah-based tribe's annual Public School Appreciation Day at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
Each year, the tribe allocates 38 percent of tax revenue from the sale of the tags to help school districts fund teacher staffing, buy new technology or other needs. School districts have total discretion on how to spend the funds.
Our guest today on StudioTulsa is D.T. Max, a staff writer at The New Yorker magazine who's also the author of "Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace," a highly regarded literary biography which first appeared a few years ago.
On this installment of ST, we speak with Dr. Howard Gardner, a Professor of Education at Harvard University, who is the 2015 Brock International Prize in Education Laureate. Well-regarded worldwide for his groundbreaking work in psychology, Gardner is best known for his theory of "multiple intelligences," which basically sees intelligence as multi-dimensional rather than as a singular trait or quality.