Two apartment complexes near the future site of A Gathering Place for Tulsa will be mostly demolished early next year.
Project Manager Jeff Stava said contractor needs were behind the decision.
"They came to us after three or four weeks and said that we really needed to consider trying to identify a laydown yard and an area to do our soil amendments that's close to the site," Stava said. "And so that's why we chose to use the apartment complexes."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the Legislature had the authority to repeal Common Core education standards for English and math in the state's public schools. The state's highest court took the action Tuesday a little more than four hours after attorneys presented oral arguments in a lawsuit that challenged the Legislature's action. The lawsuit alleged lawmakers violated the state Board of Education's constitutional authority over the "supervision of instruction in the public schools" when they repealed Common Core standards earlier this year.
This has been an anxious past few months for many in Tulsa's arts community. That community was very much caught off-guard by the decision of Mayor Bartlett's office to eliminate most of the City of Tulsa's arts funding. Alarming proposals to cut staff positions at the Tulsa PAC Trust, the Waterworks Community Arts Center, and both the Heller and Clark Theatres effectively galvanized supporters all over town, and these supporters quickly spurred the City Council to oppose the Mayor's proposals.
The Cherokee Nation moves ahead with an initiative to improve health care for tribal members. A topping out ceremony is held for one of four health clinics under construction. Chief Bill John Baker says the Cooweescoowee Health Center in Ochelata will provide a wide range of services and includes much more room and newer technology than what was available before.
In addition to the four new health centers, the tribe will construct a new hospital in Tahlequah. Cherokee Nation Businesses is investing more than $100 million into the tribe’s health system.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney says the Oklahoma Legislature engaged in "unprecedented expansion" of its authority when it passed legislation repealing Common Core education standards for English and math.
Attorney Robert McCampbell made the comments Tuesday during oral arguments before the state Supreme Court in a lawsuit that alleges the legislation is unconstitutional.