Tulsa, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A survey of 67 metropolitan areas nationwide ranks both Oklahoma City and Tulsa among the 10 best for young workers. The survey by the national business news site Portfolio.com ranks Oklahoma City No. 6 and Tulsa No. 8. The survey considered metro areas with populations of more than 750,000. The ratings are based on factors including job growth, cost of living and the number of college-educated and employed adults. Austin, Texas, is rated No. 1 in the survey. Associated Press
Oklahoma City, OK – All offices of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) will be closed statewide this Friday, March 19. Employees will be placed on unpaid furlough on that day because of a budget shortfall. It is the second furlough day for OCC employees this year. The first furlough day was February 12.
Oologah, OK – Teenage girl diagnosed with meningococcal disease
OOLOGAH, Okla. (AP) State and local health officials say another Oologah-Talala school district student has developed meningococcal disease.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health said in a news release Monday that the teenage girl brings to seven the number of cases reported in the northeast Oklahoma district. Her name and age weren't released.
Tulsa, OK – OU says no offer of land for ME's office made
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A University of Oklahoma spokeswoman says the school hasn't offered to donate land for the possible expansion of the state Medical Examiner's Office in Oklahoma City.
State Rep. Al McAffrey had said last week an offer was made. But OU spokeswoman Catherine Bishop issued a statement Monday saying no offer has been made and the university doesn't own the land near the Medical Examiner's Office.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council approves a 10-million dollar budget balancing amendment, but sparks fly. Councilor Jack Henderson objected to being labeled a member of "gang of five" for blocking passage last week. A majority of the council voted against the measure last Thursday. Councilor Jack Henderson objected to the term and defended his vote.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be shared in western Oklahoma to help improve transportation and the economy.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the $750,000 grant Monday to the Community Transportation Association of America.
CTAA will use $250,000 to help tribal organizations improve transportation in Roger Mills, Dewey, Custer, Washita, Blaine, Canadian and Kingfisher counties. The money will also be shared with projects in New Mexico and Mississippi.