Local & Regional
11:28 am
Tue April 20, 2010

Teacher Retirement Incentive

Tulsa School Superintendent Dr. Keith Ballard.
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Tulsa, OK – An effort to reduce the number of lay-offs is underway in the Tulsa Public Schools. A retirement incentive fund has been created by philanthropic groups, but Superintendent Doctor Keith Ballard says the million dollars must be matched.

Without efforts to get older teachers to retire, younger teachers with less tenure would be laid-off because of state budget cuts.

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Local & Regional
10:54 am
Tue April 20, 2010

Budget Cuts Ahead

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. fire marshal says cuts could affect cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's fire marshal says budget cuts have led to cutbacks that could affect homicide cases and arson investigations.

Fire Marshal Robert Doke says the agency may need up to 72 hours to respond to a suspicious fire or arson that results in a fatality. Until last week an investigator would respond to such fires within 48 hours.

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Local & Regional
9:31 am
Tue April 20, 2010

Tuesday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Tuesday morning's Top Local Stories:

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Local & Regional
2:44 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

15-years Later

The Oklahoma City Murrah Building after the 1995 bombing.

Tulsa, OK – Oklahoma City marks 15 years since bombing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Survivors and family members of those who died in the Oklahoma City bombing gathered this morning to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the attack.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, former Governor Frank Keating and current Governor Brad Henry were among those who spoke at the ceremony.

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Local & Regional
2:39 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

Regulating the Taser

KWGS News File Photo

Tulsa, OK –

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.

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Local & Regional
2:31 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

Oklahoma Remembers

Tulsa, OK – KWGS News remembers the Oklahoma City bombing on this the 15th Anniversary of the attack.

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What's New?
2:23 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

What is Consciousness?

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.

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What's New?
2:13 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

Majority of Respondents Don't Trust Washington

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."

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Planned stories in this NPR series:

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Local & Regional
7:55 am
Mon April 19, 2010

Monday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of Monday morning's Top Local Stories:

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