A simple name change actually means a lot. The Tulsa Mental Health Association takes on a new mission and a new name. Executive Director Mike Brose says it reflects what they do for the state as a whole.
"The Mental Health Association formerly in Tulsa, now the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma, is now doing business in the Oklahoma City metro area."
Brose says they have worked on projects in Oklahoma City for a long time but are now taking a step further.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Elections for both of Oklahoma's U.S. Senate seats, the open 5th Congressional District seat and statewide seats including governor will highlight a busy 2014 political season that formally kicks off this week.
Candidates will start arriving at the State Capitol on Wednesday to file paperwork and pay fees to have their names placed on the ballot.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Transportation Commission is set to meet and plans to discuss proposed state funding changes that have been passed by a state Senate committee.
The Senate Appropriations Committee last week voted 20-3 for a bill that would divert hundreds of millions of dollars in state revenue from transportation directly to public schools in Oklahoma during the next several years.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After just a few months on the job, the new director of Oklahoma's prison system is pushing more inmates into vacant beds at work centers and halfway houses.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Robert Patton has nearly tripled the intake rate of prisoners into state facilities as he looks to tighten the agency's budget. He's starting with a backlog of more than 1,700 offenders in county jails awaiting transfer to DOC custody.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The vast majority of the country's 32 death penalty states refuse to disclose the source of their execution drugs.
A review by The Associated Press has found that the states cloaked in secrecy include some with the most active death chambers. Texas, Florida, Oklahoma and Missouri are among them.
The secrecy comes as most states now rely on loosely regulated "compounding pharmacies" for execution drugs but refuse to name them. They cite concerns about backlash that could endanger the supplier's safety.