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Moore city budget likely to change
The Moore City Council approved an $89.7 million budget with no fund balance used and no public comments, but most of the discussion at Monday night’s city council meeting focused on tornado response and recovery.
Gov. signs measure to limit state bond debt
House Speaker T.W. Shannon and Sen. Josh Brecheen’s measure to limit bond indebtedness has been signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin....
Joplin Chamber speeds $20K aid
JOPLIN, Mo. — The total losses to businesses and jobs from the massive tornado that struck Moore still are being counted, but business people in Joplin didn’t need an official tally to realize how much help would be needed....
State Senate unveils $80M plan for 2 new museums
The Oklahoma Senate unveiled a new plan on Thursday to divert $80 million in state sales and use taxes over a four-year period to pay for the completion of an American Indian museum in Oklahoma City and build a new popular culture museum in Tulsa.
State lawmakers on verge of taking on high school sports association
An interim legislative study is being proposed regarding recent actions by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association (OSSAA), a state legislator who asked to remain anonymous said this week....
Tornadoes touch down in SW Oklahoma
As many as six tornadoes touched down in Comanche County and Lawton on Wednesday. Four people were trapped inside a mobile home in Elgin that got knocked off its foundation, authorities said. No injuries were reported. Hail from 1⁄4 to ...
New state workers’ comp plan released
OKLAHOMA CITY — A new plan to overhaul Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation system has been unveiled in the House and is scheduled for a hearing next week.
Big quake in 2011 likely man-made
WASHINGTON — An unusual and widely felt 5.6-magnitude quake in Oklahoma in 2011 was probably caused when oil drilling waste was pushed deep underground, a team of university and federal scientists concluded....
Will Oklahomans conserve water if shortage continues?
Cattleman Mark Fuss spent $8,000 to drill two wells on his sprawling ranch about 10 miles east of Stillwater, gambling he would strike water.
Horse slaughter debated
Whether Oklahomans support or oppose the slaughter of horses in the state depends upon which polling data you believe. Results of two polls released over the weekend provide conflicting information.
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