TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa is scheduled to host its seventh-annual convention for small business owners and entrepreneurs next week.
The BRIDGE Networking and Training Event is scheduled for March 11 at the Cox Business Center downtown.
The BRIDGE in the title stands for Building Resources in Developing and Growing Enterprises. The event provides attendees with business information and networking and an opportunity to promote their business or organization.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The price of gasoline is rising across Oklahoma — up by 22.5 cents during the past month.
Triple A Oklahoma said Tuesday that the average price for self-serve regular gasoline is $3.33 per gallon. The price is 24 cents per gallon lower than at the same time last year.
Prices in selected cities across the state range from $3.26 per gallon in Lawton and Tulsa to $3.43 in Guymon. Oklahoma City drivers were paying $3.34 per gallon while the nationwide average on Tuesday was $3.46.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of current and former Republican lawmakers say they support making same-sex marriage legal in Utah and Oklahoma because it's consistent with Western conservative values of freedom and liberty.
A group that includes former Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming and former Senator Nancy Kassebaum of Kansas filed a friend of the court brief Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Denver that is reviewing same-sex marriage bans in Utah and Oklahoma.
Mayor Bartlett is vetoing a Tulsa City Council resolution calling for the state not to sell the Sooner Sub Rail Line between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The rail line is being considered for a passenger train link between the state's largest cities.
Bartlett feels that passenger rail should be all private sector and not a state backed partnership.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has — on its second try — passed a bill to extend a tax credit for the film industry. The House voted 65-28 for the measure Tuesday after reconsidering the bill. It had fallen three votes short of passing on Monday. The state provides rebates to filmmakers amounting to $1 for every $3 dollars they spend on movie productions in Oklahoma, up to a total of $5 million. The program is scheduled to expire July 1. The bill by Republican Rep.
INCOG holds the first public meeting on its regional master plan for bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly development today at 5:30 p.m. at the TCC Center for Creativity, 910 S Boston Ave.
About 80 percent of Tulsans live within 2.5 miles of a paved trail, and James Wagner, INCOG's transportation projects coordinator, said they’re looking at the region’s 114 total miles much like a highway for the GO Plan.
Last month, it was announced that the University of Tulsa's McFarlin Library had acquired a rare, well-preserved copy of a large, handmade, and lavishly decorated book that's seen by many experts as one the most handsome illustrated books produced during the 20th century. Published by Golden Cockerel Press in 1931, "The Four Gospels" is a sterling example of the renaissance in artistry and craftsmanship in British book design/production that occurred in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
Tulsa’s next generation of leaders spend the day at the state capitol. Tulsa Young Professionals’ Chairman Isaac Rocha says one issue discussed was funding for the arts. The group is opposed to state cuts.
ISAAC ROCHA: "We understand there is a 12-to-1 return on investment per dollar invested by the state. So, we know the multiplier for the economic impact of the arts."
They are also opposed to Governor Fallin’s proposal to consolidate the Arts Council into the Department of Tourism.