Washington, D.C. – Washington, D.C. - Adult obesity rates increased in 23 states and did not decrease in a single state in the past year, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009, a report released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). In addition, the percentage of obese or overweight children is at or above 30 percent in 30 states.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa suburb becomes Oklahoma's 4th largest city
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow is now Oklahoma's fourth largest city after passing Lawton in population.
Estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau show Broken Arrow with 92,931 people as of July 1, 2008, compared to Lawton's estimated 90,091. Norman has 106,957 residents and is third behind Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
Tulsa, OK – Poultry companies seeking delay of Sept. 21 trial
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Twelve Arkansas poultry companies being sued by Oklahoma Attorney Drew Edmondson for polluting the Illinois River watershed with chicken waste are asking a judge to postpone the start date of the trial.
In motions filed Tuesday in federal court in Tulsa the companies blame delays by Edmondson's office in submitting key sampling data as one reason to reset the Sept. 21 trial date.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) The son of former Oklahoma governor and U.S. senator Dewey Bartlett has announced his candidacy to become the mayor of Tulsa. Dewey Bartlett Jr. is a 62-year-old oilman and former Tulsa city councilor, having served from 1990 to 1994. He unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 1992 and for a state Senate seat in 2004. Bartlett is running as a Republican.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa employees to take 1st of 8 unpaid days off
TULSA, Okla. (AP) City employees in Tulsa will be taking the first of eight unpaid furlough days later this week.
The days off without pay are part of the city's effort to reduce spending because of falling sales tax revenue. Police and firefighters are included although their furlough schedules will be different.
Employees will be off Thursday without pay and will be off again Friday for the July 4th holiday.