StateImpact

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9:21 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Moore Building Permits Increase

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 7:38 am

Officials in Moore say the city has issued a record number of building permits since the May 20 tornado that devastated the community.

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7:42 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Return of the Milkman: Oklahoma Lawmakers Study Raw Milk Delivery

Donald Ray prepares a cow for milking on his step-father's small dairy farm in rural Creek County.
Donald Ray prepares a cow for milking on his step-father's small dairy farm in rural Creek County.</body></html>
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3:35 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Oklahoma Panelists Field Questions On Affordable Care Act

Apprehension and optimism abound in Oklahoma as the Affordable Care Act shifts into higher gear with the opening of the federally-run health-care marketplace on Oct. 1.

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2:31 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Moore, Choctaw Each Receive $300K In U.S. Commerce Grants

Originally published on Thu September 26, 2013 9:48 am

Two organizations in Central Oklahoma will receive more than half-a-million dollars from the U.S. Department of Commerce as part of its Economic Development Administration grant program.

The City of Moore will receive $300,000 to hire a disaster coordinator develop strategies during the rebuilding efforts after May’s devastating tornado. The job will also be responsible for managing disaster assistance at the federal, state and local level.

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1:05 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

More Legal Trouble Ahead For Father In Cherokee Adoption Case

Oklahoma’s governor is looking for ways to keep the father of a Cherokee girl from facing charges in South Carolina.

Dusten Brown, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, faces felony charges related to his fight to keep custody of his daughter, Veronica. This week, he turned her over to Matt and Melanie Capobianco, Veronica’s adoptive  parents.

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11:53 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Bond Program Challenge

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge to a bond program that would help fund a new office for the state Medical Examiner.

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9:00 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Oklahoma Women Fare 48th In National Study

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 7:38 am

A new analysis ranks Oklahoma 48th in the nation for how women are faring in 36 different economic, leadership and health indicators.

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8:15 am
Wed September 25, 2013

Oklahoma Senators Expected To Split Obamacare Vote

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 7:38 am

The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate is moving toward a test vote Wednesday on an emergency spending bill, despite tea party attempts to stop it.

The bill gets rid of a House measure to "defund" President Barack Obama's health care bill, a defunding Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) supports.

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6:01 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Oklahoma City Council Approves MAPS 3 Streetcar Route

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 6:26 pm

The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday approved a route for the first phase of a streetcar line as part of the MAPS 3 series of projects.

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5:52 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Lays Off 86 Workers

Chesapeake Energy Corp. reportedly laid off dozens of employees Tuesday as part of an ongoing restructuring under its new chief executive.

In an email to employees of the Oklahoma City-based energy giant, CEO Doug Lawler said 86 employees from several departments lost their jobs.

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