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5:14 pm
Tue February 23, 2010

Audit of Skiatook Schools Released

State Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – An investigative audit into purchasing practices at one Tulsa County school district revealed the school paid an average commission of $0.63 for every dollar spent on janitorial supplies.

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1:48 pm
Tue February 23, 2010

The Future of Tulsa Parks

The closed Archer Park showers and pool at Archer and North Delaware in Tulsa.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – With City owned recreation centers closing because of the dollar shortage, some are suggesting the centers should be demolished. Not so---says Tulsa Councilor Jack Henderson. Henderson says the city will not always be in the current financial predicament and when times improve the centers will be needed.

Tulsa City Council Chairman Rick Westcott says this is actually an opportunity for Tulsa to partner with civic organizations and even Tulsa County to keep the facilities open.

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12:42 pm
Tue February 23, 2010

35 Tulsa Officers: Back to Work

Acting Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan
Tulsa Police

Tulsa, OK – 35 laid-off Tulsa Police Officers are getting their badges back today. The officers were cut as part of the on-going city budget crisis. They are only a small portion of the over 120 officers laid-off earlier this month.

The city is using a federal grant to hire the officers for the next 17 months. The officers agreed accepted the city's employment offer and will return to the streets next week.

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10:45 am
Tue February 23, 2010

United Way Luncheon

Local & Regional
10:45 am
Tue February 23, 2010

City Energy Review

KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett is preparing an energy efficiency program for the City of Tulsa. It is being called the most comprehensive energy initiative the city has ever seen. The Mayor's Chief of staff Terry Simonson says it will be unveiled next week.

The dollars for the program are in the form of grants and can't be used for general fund expenses. The project will include energy retro-fits and audits.

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9:38 am
Tue February 23, 2010

Divorce Bill Killed

Oklahoma City, OK – House defeats divorce counseling bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Legislation that would require couples to receive at least one hour of counseling before they file for divorce has been defeated by the Oklahoma House.

House members on Monday voted 57-37 against the measure by Rep. John Wright of Broken Arrow, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor.

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9:38 am
Tue February 23, 2010

Tuesday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a quick recap of Tuesday morning's Top Local Stories:

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9:32 am
Tue February 23, 2010

Audit of ME's Office Sought

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Lawmakers seek Medical Examiner's audit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma House Speaker Chris Benge and Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee have asked for an emergency financial audit of the state Medical Examiner's Office.

The legislative leaders sent a letter on Monday to state Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage's office requesting the audit.

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5:43 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

Police Re-Hires Closer to Reality

KWGS File Photo

Tulsa, OK – Today, City of Tulsa staff began contacting the 35 police officers who are eligible to be hired back to the Tulsa Police Department. The officers were informed of recall rights and asked to report to the TPD Academy Tuesday morning for further instructions.

Mayor Bartlett said his office was notified on Friday of federal authorization to use $3.2 million in Justice Assistance Grant funding to hire back 35 officers.

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4:38 pm
Mon February 22, 2010

Health Care Reform Rally at State Capitol

Tulsa, OK – Human rights group rallies for health care

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) About a dozen members of a human rights group are lobbying at the state Capitol for universal health care.

Officials with the Central Oklahoma Human Rights Alliance read a proclamation Monday during a chilly press conference on the south steps of the Capitol.

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