On World Radio 88.7 HD3 – Starting with the fateful day Lehman Brothers collapsed, "Aftershock" covers what led to the pandemic financial meltdown, looks at how investments and ordinary peoples' lives have changed over the year, questions big thinkers, reports from China and other countries on the shifting economic balance, and covers key financial gatherings like the upcoming G20 Summit.
Tulsa, Ok – Tulsans will not vote on making municipal elections non-partisan. Judge Jefferson Sellars ruled an initiative petition was invalid. City Councilor John Eagleton brought the challenge. He was pleased with the ruling.
State law requires valid signatures equal to 25-percent of the voters in the last election . But the judge ruled the City Clerk's office used the wrong election to determine the number of required signatures.
Oklahoma City, OK – legislative task force to review the 2005 Achieving Classroom Excellence (ACE) Act will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, August 25 at the State Capitol.
Sen. John Ford, Senate Education Chair, was author of the legislation creating the task force to conduct a comprehensive review of ACE and determine whether the program should be modified to better meet its objectives. The task force will be co-chaired by Representative Ann Coody, R-Lawton.
Tulsa, OK – (Tulsa, OK) After fourteen years as Director and forty years at the Tulsa Health Department, Director Gary Cox has announced his resignation effective September 30, 2009. Mr. Cox has accepted a position as the Director of the Oklahoma City-County Health Department. "I would like to thank the Board of Health, employees, and community for their support and for the great accomplishments to serve this community.
HOBART, Okla. (AP) For the first time in the history of Kiowa County, residents can saddle up to the bar and order a mixed drink.
The Longbranch Saloon in Hobart last week became the first establishment in the county to take advantage of a liquor-by-the-drink proposal approved by county voters last year. Fifty-four percent of voters approved the proposal in November's general election.