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9:41 am
Tue December 1, 2009

DashCams Open Records

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Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmaker wants DPS recordings to be made public

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A state senator has filed a bill that would allow audio and video recordings of the Department of Public Safety to be made public.

The bill by Sen. Jim Wilson, a Tahlequah Democrat, would amend the Oklahoma Open Records Act to include the recordings, which now do not fall under the definition of a "record."

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9:39 am
Tue December 1, 2009

Employee Group Sides with GOP

The Oklahoma State Capitol
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Tulsa, OK – State employees group wants Dec. special session

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state's largest state workers organization says it agrees with Republican state Senate leaders who are calling for a special session of the Legislature in December.

The Oklahoma Public Employees Association said Monday declining revenues are forcing many state employees to face furloughs, reductions-in-force and voluntary buyouts and that immediate action is needed.

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4:00 pm
Mon November 30, 2009

Daugherty Remembered

Thousands fill the ORU Mabee Center for the memorial service for Rev. Billy Joe Daugherty.
Victory Christian Center

Tulsa, OK – Thousands filled the O-R-U Mabee Center to remember the Reverend Billy Joe Daugherty. Daugherty was remembered by O-R-U Board Chair Mart Green, who called him "an evangelist at heart"

The charismatic founder of the Victory Christian Center was remembered by O-R-U founder Oral Roberts. Roberts, in a pre-recorded statement said Daugherty "reached out with his soul. His soul seemed to have hands and his hands seemed to be filled with love."

Daugherty died on November 20th. Doctors diagnosed him with cancer during the summer. He was 57.

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1:00 pm
Mon November 30, 2009

Wright Remains

Tulsa, OK – Elizabeth Wright remains on the Planning Commission. County Commissioner Karen Keith's motion to remove Wright from office failed due to a lack of a second.

Keith wanted Wright---who lives in mid-town--- off the planning commission so that she could appoint someone who lives in her west-and-south district.

Keith had claimed Wright had violated conflict-of-interest provisions.

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10:35 am
Mon November 30, 2009

Mayor's Library

Tulsa's Mayors Past-and-Present: (L-R)Rodger Randall, Kathy Taylor,Bill LaFortune, James Hewgleym Terry Young, Dick Crawford, Bob LaFortune. (Not pictured: Jim Inhofe and Susan Savage)
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Tulsa, OK – Mayor Kathy Taylor commissioned the project to preserve the history of the City of Tulsa in an exhibit that includes recorded interviews with mayors of Tulsa and a display of portraits and bio-graphical information of all 39 mayors, including Mayor-Elect Dewey Bartlett.

The photographs were previously framed and displayed in a conference room in the former City Hall building at the Civic Center Plaza. The library also will feature historic documents, such as Tulsa's first charter and the original plans for the Tulsa highway system.

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9:38 am
Mon November 30, 2009

Pastor Remembered

Rev. Billy Joe Daughtery
Victory Christian Center

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Funeral services are set for Tulsa Rev. Billy Joe Daugherty, a pastor who founded the Victory Christian Center and whose ministry reached across the world. Daugherty's funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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9:32 am
Mon November 30, 2009

Lowering the Cost of Higher Ed

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Higher education officials say applications for scholarships and tuition waivers have increased at almost every college and university in the state. Officials say enrollment at colleges also is up during this recession as people who lose jobs look for additional training or seek a new career path.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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9:17 am
Sun November 29, 2009

Water Plant

Tahlequah, OK – Group fights water plant
Group fights water plant

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma environmental group is trying to stop a new sewage plant in northwest Arkansas it believes will violate the federal Clean Water Act.

The group, Save the Illinois River, says the Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority's plant will be a new source of phosphorous in the Illinois River basin. It says the region is already impaired by phosphrous.

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9:01 am
Sun November 29, 2009

Internet Grants

Oklahoma City, OK – Rural Internet grants net applications

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Dozens of applications have been filed by Oklahoma groups for federal economic stimulus money to expand high-speed Internet service in rural and underserved areas.

Applications from Oklahoma total nearly $5 billion more money than will be available in the entire nation in the first round of funding.

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8:58 am
Sun November 29, 2009

Water Works

Oklahoma City, OK – Stimulus money set aside for water projects

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Federal economic stimulus money will be used to fund more than 20 drinking water projects in Oklahoma.

The projects will include expanding old water treatment plants and services and bringing some providers into compliance with health and environmental standards.

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