Catoosa, OK – CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) Cherokee Nation Chief Chad Smith says the American Indian tribe has no plans to reopen Blue Ribbon Downs in Sallisaw as a racetrack.
Smith told The Associated Press that the track has been unsuccessful under several ownership groups during the past two decades. He says the tribe bought the 100 acres of land on which Blue Ribbon Downs sits for its assets, not to continue operating it as a track.
Washington, D.C. – WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama's 2008 Republican presidential rival will be joining him at Thursday's summit, along with GOP lawmakers critical of his health care plan.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky on Tuesday announced the four senators who will be attending the session in addition to those invited by the White House. Each member of the Senate and House leadership were allowed to invite four members.
Tulsa, OK – I-44 remains closed at 161st E. Ave. junction
All lanes of east and westbound I-44 will remain closed at the 161st E. Ave. junction until further notice, and traffic is still detoured onto the access ramps at this location. Freezing temperatures this morning have slowed the curing of the concrete, and crews continue to closely monitor the progress. I-44 will not open at this junction until tests show the strength of the concrete is at a level that is safe for traffic to be restored.
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.