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4:15 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Chesapeake Energy Lays Off 800 Employees

Doug Lawler

Chesapeake Energy

Chesapeake Energy on Tuesday laid off about 800 employees, including 640 from the company’s hometown of Oklahoma City.

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10:16 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Tulsa Escaping Worst of Drought, But 'Abnormally Dry' Conditions Taking a Toll

Arkansas River near Tulsa, Okla.
Arkansas River near Tulsa, Okla.

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Arkansas River near Tulsa, Okla.

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2:24 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Disposal Well Shutdown After Swarm of Earthquakes in South-Central Oklahoma

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 10:06 am

Disposal Well

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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11:21 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Why the Federal Government Shutdown Might be Good for Oklahoma State Parks

A hiker navigates through Robbers Cave State Park near Wilburton, Okla.
A hiker navigates through Robbers Cave State Park near Wilburton, Okla.

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7:48 am
Thu October 3, 2013

An Insider's Guide to Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt's War With the EPA

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt prepares to greet Gov. Mary Fallin at the 2013 State of the State address at the state capitol.

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 12:53 pm

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt prepares to greet Gov. Mary Fallin at the 2013 State of the State address at the state capitol.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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12:24 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Government Shutdown Shutters Federal Parks and Campsites in Oklahoma

Lake Eufaula visitors swim at a beach near Texanna, Okla.

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 3:46 pm

Lake Eufaula visitors swim at a beach near Texanna, Okla.

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10:17 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Why Gov. Mary Fallin Won't Back School Storm Shelter Ballot Measure

Gov. Mary Fallin at a state capitol press conference in Oklahoma City.

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 1:50 pm

Gov. Mary Fallin at a state capitol press conference in Oklahoma City.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

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12:48 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Mapped: Which Oklahoma Schools Have Storm Shelters

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 2:54 pm

The results of a statewide survey released Thursday show 62 percent of Oklahoma’s 1,804 public schools don’t have storm shelters, and only 15 percent have shelters built to withstand the 250 mph winds of an EF5 tornado, like the ones that swept through central Oklahoma in May 2013.

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12:20 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Entertaining the Hours of Your Week: Dance Your Night Away

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 2:25 pm

After a long week it's time to let loose. Whether it's Grooving at the GrooveFest or watching Ballerinas perform, this week's OneSix8 has three events that give everyone a chance to bust a move.

Andrews Park in Norman hosts the 51st rendition of GrooveFest this weekend. Music will be playing from Noon until 10 that evening and attendees are welcome to dance along with the music, and enjoy all of the performances of the night.

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12:09 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

How Mexico Is Becoming An Economic Powerhouse And Immigrant Destination

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 12:15 pm

Listen to Suzette Grillot's conversation with Alan McPherson, the ConocoPhillips Petroleum Chair of Latin American Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

Over the last decade, the foreign-born population in Mexico has nearly doubled, and the country is turning into an immigrant destination – especially for American citizens.

The New York Times reported Sunday that International Monetary Fund data shows Mexico’s economy outpaced the United States, Canada and Brazil in 2011 and 2012.

University of Oklahoma International and Area Studies Professor Alan McPherson is an expert on U.S.-Latin America relations. He says Mexico’s economy is more diverse than it’s ever been, but there’s a downside to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other aspects of globalization.

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