OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma officials have selected a Kansas-based construction company with experience renovating historic structures to repair the exterior of the state Capitol.
Officials with the state's Office of Management and Enterprise Services announced Monday the selection of JE Dunn Construction to begin the first phase of a planned $120 million renovation of the nearly 100-year-old building.
The maximum value of the contract to repair the building's exterior is $25 million.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Winter has arrived in Oklahoma, but officials say it isn't likely to bring much relief from the ongoing drought.
Sunday marked the first day of winter. But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration seasonal drought outlook says drought conditions in western Oklahoma are expected to persist or intensify between now and March 31st.
The Oklahoman reports that the outlook predicted drought improvement only in a small area along the Red River in southeastern Oklahoma.
Pushing to reduce prison overcrowding, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections has quietly changed its policies to give early releases to greater numbers of violent and sex offenders, according to agency documents obtained by Oklahoma Watch.
The department is doing so by relaxing policies that determine which types of inmates can receive early-release credits, when those credits can be given, and how many credits offenders can receive, corrections department records show.