Oklahoma City, OK – Bill to ban women selling eggs passes state House
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma House has passed a bill that would ban women from selling their eggs.
The bill passed the House by an 85-8 vote and now heads to the Senate. Its author, Rep. Rebecca Hamilton, D-Oklahoma City, says the measure is necessary because women are being injured by the procedure used to obtain the eggs.
She says low-income women and college students are particularly vulnerable to enticements to undergo the procedure.
Stillwater, OK – Pickens gives another $100-million to Oklahoma State
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens says he's giving $100 million to fund a major endowment for scholarships at Oklahome State University, his alma mater.
Pickens is announcing his gift at an event Friday to announce the start of a $1 billion campaign to raise money to fund scholarships, faculty positions, research and buildings at the Stillwater school.
Tulsa, OK – Two highly-anticipated widening projects are set to get underway on Monday, March 1. While this does mean the addition of two more construction zones in Tulsa, both of these projects will be making major improvements to portions of US-169 and I-44. Details of the projects are as follows:
Duncan, OK – Duncan to lose 150 Halliburton jobs to transfers
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) Halliburton Co. plans to transfer about 150 employees in Duncan to a research and development facility being built in Houston.
The company began telling employees of its plans last week. Among the employees to be relocated from the company's former hometown are chemists and engineers. About 400 employees work at Halliburton's technology center in Duncan.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council okays rising the fares for the Tulsa Transit's Lift program. Lift transports the elderly and disabled who cannot easily use regular mass transit. The council okayed raising the fare from $2.50 to $3.00 per trip. The Americans With Disabilities Act limits how much the city can charge for the service.
In other council action, The council agreed to repurpose a federal grant to rehiring 35-of the laid-off Tulsa Police officers. That means 89-officers are still out of work.