Tahlequah, OK – Decision allows Cherokees new gaming opportunity
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) A decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior means the Cherokee Nation now is eligible to conduct gaming activities on newly acquired trust lands.
Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk announced Wednesday the approval of the acquisition of 17 acres of land into trust for the Cherokee Nation. The land is located within the tribe's former reservation in Oklahoma.
Tulsa, OK – West Tulsa's A-B-I Industries will add an additional 108 employees over the next five years. The company's President, Bruce Barron, made the announcement this morning. He says they will focus on the truck equipment market.
A-B-I will be a part of the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program, which offers tax incentives and credits to businesses meeting the program's job creation criteria.
Tulsa, OK – Outgoing AG: No quick resolution to pollution case
TULSA, Okla. (AP) If Oklahoma's new attorney general or governor decide to drop a lawsuit accusing poultry companies of pollution, the outgoing attorney general predicts the case will be picked up by other interested parties.
Outgoing Attorney General Drew Edmondson says he's confident the litigation won't be resolved quickly. And he says if the matter is abandoned the case could be advanced by towns, landowners, tribal entities, canoe operators or others.
Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma's 'Official English' law challenged
TULSA, Okla. (AP) An attorney is challenging a state question that requires state communications to be in English.
James Thomas filed a civil lawsuit in Tulsa County District Court Tuesday against State Question 751, saying it's unconstitutional. The lawsuit names Delilah Gentges as the plaintiff and Gov. Brad Henry as the defendant.