Washington, D.C. – WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court has declined to get involved in a new dispute over a Ten Commandments display on public property.
The justices on Monday left in place a lower court decision that a Ten Commandments marker in Haskell County, Okla., must go.
The 8-foot-tall stone monument has been on the county courthouse lawn in Stigler, Okla., since 2004. A federal appeals court ruled last year that it amounts to an unconstitutional endorsement of religion by the county commission.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Low-achieving Okla. schools could get grant money
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) If they meet requirements, the lowest performing schools in Oklahoma could receive up to $2 million each as part of a federal grant program.
The program is designated for the "persistently lowest achieving" schools. Assistant state superintendent Cindy Koss says the program could mean as much as $33 million for Oklahoma schools and that 35 state schools meet the federal definition of lowest-performing schools.
Sand Springs, OK – SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) After being closed for more than two decades, the former Hissom Memorial Center in Sand Springs should soon be demolished. Officials say demolition work on the facility that once housed people with developmental disabilities will begin this summer and should last about three months. The work will cost about $3 million. The 150-acre site contains about 40 buildings that will be razed
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com