Oklahoma City, oK – Rep. Fallin elected Okla.'s first female governor
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin has made history in Oklahoma, where voters elected the Republican to become the state's first female governor.
Fallin leveraged her two decades of political roots in Oklahoma to pull in the historic win over Democratic Lt. Gov. Jari Askins. Her election also completes a power sweep for Republicans in Oklahoma that began with taking the House in 2004, and the Senate in 2008.
Tulsa, OK – You will pay more to fly during the holidays this year and the cost is likely to keep going up as the season draws near. According to travel industry experts, airlines slashed capacity during the recession but are now packing full flight. Also, The only days that may be reasonable are flying on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Along with ticket prices being higher, airlines also are tacking on more fees than ever before, charging a premium for everything from luggage to extra leg room.
Tulsa, OK – Polls opened at 7 this morning as Oklahomans cast ballots in a historic election that will select the state's first female governor. State election officials predict more half of Oklahoma's 2 million registered voters will cast ballots today's. Polls close at 7 p.m. Join KWGS News Director John Durkee just after polls close for the latest election returns.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – A Boeing Co. executive says when 550 engineering jobs are moved from California to Oklahoma, the company plans to hire "hundreds" from the Sooner State.
Steve Hendrickson, Boeing's director of government operations, spoke Monday at a Greater Oklahoma City Chamber luncheon. He told The Oklahoman the company is making offers in California but that in the first quarter of 2011, Boeing will start to hire in Oklahoma.
He says the average salary of the jobs will be about $130,000 a year.