Local & Regional
10:22 am
Fri February 26, 2010

Education Shortfall

Tulsa, OK – Garrett: Okla. schools still will have shortfall

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State Superintendent Sandy Garrett says that despite legislative attempts to shield education from budget cuts, Oklahoma's education budget still will be about $50 million short.

About $172 million in emergency funding has been designated for education, but Garrett says that won't cover the entire shortfall.

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Local & Regional
10:15 am
Fri February 26, 2010

150 Jobs Leave Duncan

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.

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Local & Regional
9:51 am
Fri February 26, 2010

City Council Action

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.

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Local & Regional
9:41 am
Fri February 26, 2010

Fire Fighters Hurt on the Job

Tulsa, OK – Two Tulsa Fire-Fighters are hurt overnight while doing battle with a building fire. It happened at a strip-mall near 21st and South Garnett.

The two fire-fighters were fighting the blaze from inside a bar when they both tripped and fell off a platform. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Local & Regional
8:56 am
Fri February 26, 2010

Friday's Top Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a quick recap of Friday morning's Top Local Stories.

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What's New?
4:08 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Celebrating Chopin: Garrick Ohlsson in Recital

Public Radio Tulsa – On Monday at 4:00 pm, Classical 88.7 HD1 presents a special program devoted to Frederic Chopin's 200th birth anniversary, featuring the American pianist Garrick Ohlsson in a solo recital recorded earlier that day in Chopin's birthplace of Warsaw, Poland.

This program is remarkable in that Ohlsson, the first and only American to win the prestigious Chopin International Competition, was selected from all the pianists worldwide for this honor; second, the recital will be given in Poland the morning of March 1, Chopin's birth date.

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Local & Regional
3:48 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Lift Rates Could Be Going Up

Lift Bus
Tulsa Transit

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council tonight is expected to increase the fare for Tulsa Transit's Lift program. "Lift" is a transit program for the disabled. The fee would go from $2.50 to three-dollars.

The Americans with Disabilities Act limits how much the city may charge for the service.

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Local & Regional
3:11 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Winter Weather Advisory Southwest of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO 6 PM CST FRIDAY...

FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...
* IN OKLAHOMA...PITTSBURG...OKMULGEE...PAWNEE...CREEK...
OKFUSKEE...MCINTOSH...LE FLORE...LATIMER AND HASKELL.

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Local & Regional
11:31 am
Thu February 25, 2010

Health Summit Underway- Coburn Takes Part

Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn takes part in health care summit.
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Washington, D.C. – WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has spelled out one key goal of his health care summit, saying political leaders must determine whether there is "too big a gulf" to find consensus on the divisive issue.

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