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4:21 pm
Sat February 13, 2010

Three-Minute Fiction Round Three: Picture This

Public Radio Tulsa – The premise of the contest is simple: Send in your original short story that can be read in three minutes or less. That's no more than 600 words. Your essay must be inspired by the photo provided, and we must receive it by 11:59 p.m. ET on Feb. 28, 2010. We'll read the winning story on-air as well as post some of our favorites on NPR.org. Learn More

What's New?
3:31 pm
Sat February 13, 2010

The Carbon Conundrum

Public Radio Tulsa – With an atmosphere of agreement that capping carbon is good for the planet, world leaders are still generating a lot of hot air arguing how to do it. And, the inconvenient truth is that this isn't just an international political problem - the actual process of greening cars, cows, and coal-fired power plants will be even more exhausting than getting 190 countries to sign a treaty. This edition of America Abroad explores the issue - from the Peruvian rainforest where economic development is slashing a weapon in the war on warming, to the U.S.

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What's New?
11:51 am
Sat February 13, 2010

NPR Olympic Coverage

Public Radio Tulsa – Full coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics is here. You'll find the latest updates from NPR and the Associated Press, athlete biographies, schedules, competition results and medal counts in addition to photos and stories heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Local & Regional
11:03 am
Sat February 13, 2010

City Government Review

Mayor Bartlett address reporters at City Hall
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced today that KPMG, a national management consulting firm specializing in business performance services for the public sector, has been engaged to conduct a strategic review of services provided by the City of Tulsa.

The review will be conducted over a 16-week period in order to meet a goal of incorporating some of the recommendations into the budget for Fiscal Year 2011, which begins July 1, 2010.

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Local & Regional
8:33 am
Sat February 13, 2010

Budget Deal?

Governor Brad Henry
State of Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK – Governor remains optimistic on budget deal

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry remains optimistic an agreement will be reached with House and Senate leaders on how much to spend from the state's Rainy Day Fund to fill this year's budget hole.

But during The Associated Press' legislative forum on Friday, Henry maintained his position that a larger portion of the constitutional reserve fund must be spent this year.

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Local & Regional
8:31 am
Sat February 13, 2010

Corrections Cuts

Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has reduced its staff by 59 as it struggles to deal with the effects of the state's $729 million budget shortfall.

Corrections Department spokesman Jerry Massie said Friday that even though the agency is slated to receive a supplemental appropriation from the Legislature, officials still had to fill an $11 million gap after being told to trim their budgets by 10 percent for the rest of the fiscal year.

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StudioTulsa
2:30 pm
Fri February 12, 2010

On Lincoln's Birthday, We Chat with Historian Bruce Chadwick

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Local & Regional
1:41 pm
Fri February 12, 2010

Sean Sutton Arrested in Stillwater

The booking photo of Sean Sutton at the Payne County Jail
Payne County Jail

Stillwater, OK – The State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs confirms it has arrested former OSU Basketball coach Sean Sutton on drug related charges. OSBND spokesman Mark Woodward, tells KWGS News,(in interview above) Sutton was arrested late yesterday when he went to pick-up prescription medication that had been shipped to him in Stillwater. The Bureau says the package contained Adderall and Clonazepam.

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Local & Regional
1:27 pm
Fri February 12, 2010

State Medicaid Cuts

Oklahoma City, OK – Agency cuts Medicaid provider rates

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Health Care Authority has approved an additional 3.5 percent cut in the rates it pays to Medicaid providers.

The cut was approved by the authority's board Thursday. Agency officials say the move is required because the authority's budget allocation has been reduced due to a statewide revenue shortfall.

The cut amounts to about $12.1 million in state funding, and more than $32 million when federal matching dollars are added.

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Local & Regional
11:06 am
Fri February 12, 2010

Southern Oklahoma Hit by Storm

Oklahoma City, OK –

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A winter storm has dumped nearly 10 inches of snow on parts of southern Oklahoma.

According to the National Weather Service, preliminary snowfall amounts from Thursday's storm ranged from a trace in central Oklahoma to 9.2 inches around Madill in Marshall County. Other amounts included 3.5 inches in Ada, 5 inches in Durant, 6.5 inches in Carter County and 7 inches in Love County.

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