OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Elected officials, including state legislators, might soon have to pass a test indicating their basic knowledge of the office they hold under a plan being pushed by one state legislator.
Claremore Republican Representative Marty Quinn hosted an interim study Thursday to discuss his idea of improving training requirements for elected county officials, including testing requirements.
November 9th of this year marked the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht --- the "Crystal Night" or "Night of Broken Glass" --- which was a series of sudden, violent, and coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria. Beginning on that date in 1938, the SA (a Nazi paramilitary group also known as the "stormtroopers" or "brownshirts") carried out such attacks while German authorities either looked the other way or looked on but did nothing.
Since 2009, 131 area women have avoided long, mandatory prison terms for nonviolent drug and alcohol offenses by completing the Women In Recovery program.
A group of 16 women composed the program's 10th class of graduates, and dozens of family members, friends, counselors and legal professionals gathered in the old city council chambers to honor their achievement.
Many Tulsa residents have been disposing of green waste in their refuse carts, creating a scenario in which the city pays around $200,000 a month for a green waste program that isn't running as it should.
The Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy has awarded consulting firm Leidos up to $25,000 for short-term help with the city's green waste program.
"What we're doing is asking them to come up with a short-term solution to stop the redundancy of the double hauling, and to try to cut down on the cost of — recoup savings of the approximately $200,000 a month that we're paying right now," City Councilor David Patrick said before the TARE board voted on the matter Tuesday.
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This man wrote the lyrics for some of the top songs of the World War II and the swing era. Vaudeville veteran Mack Gordon penned the words to Chattanoogia Choo Choo, You'll Never Know, Patti Page's With My Eyes Wide Open and Glenn Miller's top selling, "At Last".
His story and his music this weekend on Big Band Saturday Night. Join us at 8 o'clock on 89.5.