Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. state revenue shows improvement
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State revenue is projected to improve over the coming year, a sign that Oklahoma is slowly pulling out of the national economic slump.
The state Board of Equalization Monday certified revenue that will be available to pay for state services during the fiscal year that begins July 1. That certification is more than $308 million more than revenue estimates the board approved in February.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma unemployment rate reaches 6.7 percent
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) New figures show more Oklahomans were out of work in May than in April or during the same period in 2009.
According to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Oklahoma's unemployment rate was 6.7 percent, a slight increase over the 6.6 percent rate reported in April. The agency says the rate represented 119,430 people.
Tulsa, Ok – The Tulsa City Council will take up a proposed settlement with the county again tomorrow. After a two hour closed door meeting today, the council failed to approve an agreement to settle fairgrounds utility bill dispute with the county. The settlement was worked out with a mediator.
Tulsa, OK – An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect in the Tulsa area. The Tulsa Heat Coalition has opened two cooling stations and is advising area residents to take precautions to protect their health against heat-related illnesses that may cause heat stroke or death.
The two cooling stations open to the public include:
Tulsa County Social Services 2401 Charles Page Boulevard, Tulsa, OK Operational Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 7 days per week
Muskogee, OK – Mast from USS Oklahoma set to arrive in Muskogee
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) Plans call for a 45-foot section of the mast from the battleship USS Oklahoma to serve as a centerpiece of a building at a Muskogee park.
Rick Dennis, the director of War Memorial Park, says the bent mast section, which is on loan from the U.S. Navy, is scheduled to arrived Monday at Tinker Air Force Base and should be in Muskogee by Tuesday or Wednesday.
Tulsa, OK – Heat warning in NE Oklahoma, western Arkansas
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The National Weather Service office in Tulsa has issued a heat warning for residents in eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas.
The warning is in effect until 7 p.m. Wednesday in Cherokee, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Tulsa, Rogers, Mayes, Delaware, Ottawa, Washington, Osage, Craig, Nowata, Pawnee, Sequoyah, McIntosh, Muskogee, Le Flore and Haskell counties in Oklahoma. The warning is also in effect for Crawford, Sebastian and Franklin counties in Arkansas.