Local & Regional
6:06 pm
Thu February 18, 2010

Chamber Priorities

Tulsa Community College President Tom McKeon announced the priorities at a Thursday afternoon news conference.
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Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce and 34 regional partners announced the current status of the top initiatives it is collectively championing at the state capitol.

1)-Gilcrease Expressway
2)-OSU Medical Center Funding
3)-A study on municipal finances
4)-Race to the Top Education funding
5)-Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Reform
6)-Institution of a provider fee that would help maximize federal matching funds.

The list was announced in a news conference at the Summit Club in downtown Tulsa.

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Local & Regional
2:19 pm
Thu February 18, 2010

Gatorade Plant Closing at Pryor

Pryor, OK – 100 people will soon be out of work at Pryor's Gatorade plant. The facility opened less than three years ago. A news release from the company says the decision to close the plant was not easy, but was necessary considering the overall market conditions.

Manufacturing work has already ceased at the plant The facility will be mothballed in about three months. Gatorade is owned by PepsiCo. The plant cost $180-million and was PepsiCo's largest Gatorade facility.

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Local & Regional
12:25 pm
Thu February 18, 2010

Poultry Lawsuit Wrapping Up

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) After four months, closing arguments in the state of Oklahoma's federal pollution lawsuit against the Arkansas poultry industry are beginning.

The arguments were scheduled last Thursday but delayed a week after U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell became ill. Frizzell has presided over the 51-days of hearings during the past four months.

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Local & Regional
12:12 pm
Thu February 18, 2010

Stimulus Update

Local & Regional
10:36 am
Thu February 18, 2010

Port : Coming on Strong

The sign at the entrance at the Port of Catoosa
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – 2010 The Tulsa Port of Catoosa began 2010 with a strong month, as inbound and outbound shipping reached 222,448 tons in January.

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Local & Regional
9:48 am
Thu February 18, 2010

No Blow Zone Complete

Tulsa, OK – A sealed corridor of five railroad crossings downtown has been completed. This sealed corridor consists of new gates installed where the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad intersects with Greenwood Avenue, Elgin Avenue, Cheyenne Avenue, Elwood Avenue and Guthrie Avenue.

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Local & Regional
9:44 am
Thu February 18, 2010

Thursday's Top Stories

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

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Local & Regional
6:39 pm
Wed February 17, 2010

Roof Top Signs

Bruce Ewing wants a sign like this for his downtown business.
KWGS News photo

Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Planning Commission considers allowing roof-top signs in the Blue Dome District. Blake Ewing owns "Joe Mama's" Pizza near 1st and Elgin. He wants one of the signs, similar to the Meadow Gold sign near 11th and Peoria which is permited under a grandfather clause.

Michael Sager owns the 1st Street Lofts. He reminded the commission that there is more to signage than letters. He calls it an art form.

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Local & Regional
4:16 pm
Wed February 17, 2010

School Bond Issue Explained

Tulsa Superintendent Dr. Keith Ballard talks with reporters at the Tulsa Press Club.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Voters in the Tulsa School District will be asked to decide the fate of a 354-million dollar bond issue on March 2nd. Tulsa School Board President Doctor Keith Ballard says the majority of the funding will be used for facility upkeep. 97% of Tulsa school facilities are 30-year-old or older.


As the new bonds would replace retiring bonds, there would be no tax increase.

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