Public Radio Tulsa – With an atmosphere of agreement that capping carbon is good for the planet, world leaders are still generating a lot of hot air arguing how to do it. And, the inconvenient truth is that this isn't just an international political problem - the actual process of greening cars, cows, and coal-fired power plants will be even more exhausting than getting 190 countries to sign a treaty. This edition of America Abroad explores the issue - from the Peruvian rainforest where economic development is slashing a weapon in the war on warming, to the U.S.
Public Radio Tulsa – Full coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics is here. You'll find the latest updates from NPR and the Associated Press, athlete biographies, schedules, competition results and medal counts in addition to photos and stories heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett announced today that KPMG, a national management consulting firm specializing in business performance services for the public sector, has been engaged to conduct a strategic review of services provided by the City of Tulsa.
The review will be conducted over a 16-week period in order to meet a goal of incorporating some of the recommendations into the budget for Fiscal Year 2011, which begins July 1, 2010.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has reduced its staff by 59 as it struggles to deal with the effects of the state's $729 million budget shortfall.
Corrections Department spokesman Jerry Massie said Friday that even though the agency is slated to receive a supplemental appropriation from the Legislature, officials still had to fill an $11 million gap after being told to trim their budgets by 10 percent for the rest of the fiscal year.
Stillwater, OK – The State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs confirms it has arrested former OSU Basketball coach Sean Sutton on drug related charges. OSBND spokesman Mark Woodward, tells KWGS News,(in interview above) Sutton was arrested late yesterday when he went to pick-up prescription medication that had been shipped to him in Stillwater. The Bureau says the package contained Adderall and Clonazepam.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A winter storm has dumped nearly 10 inches of snow on parts of southern Oklahoma.
According to the National Weather Service, preliminary snowfall amounts from Thursday's storm ranged from a trace in central Oklahoma to 9.2 inches around Madill in Marshall County. Other amounts included 3.5 inches in Ada, 5 inches in Durant, 6.5 inches in Carter County and 7 inches in Love County.