Lawton, OK – Okla. senator says US-Russian treaty faces battle
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said a treaty signed by President Barack Obama and Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev to limit nuclear weapons faces a hard battle in the Senate, "and I'll lead the opposition to it."
Inhofe, R-Okla., visited Lawton Friday for a dedication of a new facility at nearby Fort Sill.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. unemployment rate declines
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's unemployment rate declined in March but was still higher than the jobless rate during the same period in 2009.
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that March's unemployment rate was 6.6 percent, down from 6.8 percent in February. According to the commission, there were 117,740 people who were out of work last month.
Tulsa, OK – OSU opens new health clinic in east Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State University's Center for Health Sciences has opened a clinic in what OSU officials say is an underserved area of east Tulsa.
Howard Barnett, the president of OSU's Tulsa campus and the Center for Health Sciences, spoke Thursday during a ceremony marking the facility's opening. He says the clinic was placed in east Tulsa after OSU officials identified the area as needing additional health care resources.
Tulsa, OK – Several thousand people come to Tulsa's Expo Square for a Tax Day Tea Party Rally. Tulsa Coordinator Chris Kurtz wants to see the effort grow with Tea Partiers getting involved in local as well as national politics. Kuntz says their discontent is with both political parties.
Many politicians were at the rally, as well, working the crowd ahead of this year's elections.