TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office is making changes to its policy on Tasers to better track their use.
Undersheriff Brian Edwards says deputies and jailers will be required to test-fire the stun guns at squad meetings. The use of Tasers will also be audited every 90 days to better track the testing and use of the weapons.
Public Radio Tulsa – This Friday at 8:00 pm on Public Radio 89.5 HD1, The Really Big Questions will explore the latest thinking about consciousness, by looking at what the minds of nonhuman animals can tell us about human minds.
Public Radio Tulsa – A new Pew Research Center survey finds that nearly 80 percent of respondents say they can't trust Washington, and have little faith that the federal bureaucracy can solve the nation's ills. Director Andrew Kohut tells Steve Inskeep that only 22 percent said they can trust the federal government "almost always or most of the time."
Tulsa, OK – Okla. House speaker: resistance by GOP will go on
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma House Speaker Chris Benge says the Republicans who control that chamber will continue doing all they can to resist Obama administration initiatives in health care, the environment and energy.
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.