OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of environmental activists is spending this Valentine's Day advocating for a breakup.
Members of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign are delivering petitions on Friday to the downtown Oklahoma City headquarters of Oklahoma Gas & Electric and asking the state's largest electric utility to "break up with coal."
The group wants OG&E to shut down its two coal-fired energy plants and commit to cleaner alternatives.
OG&E spokeswoman Kathleen O'Shea says she plans to meet with the activists and accept their petition.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state House panel has approved legislation calling for a vote of the people on whether to call a constitutional convention to consider possible changes to Oklahoma's Constitution.
The House Rules Committee voted 6-0 on Wednesday for the measure by Republican Rep. Gary Banz of Midwest City. It now goes to the full House.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Norman Public Schools voters have approved the largest bond issue in district history, with more than $126 million set to go toward school improvements.
Complete but unofficial results show that the five-year bond issue passed Tuesday with about 84 percent of voters approving the two measures.
The bond issue was split into two proposals. The first provides $122.5 million for school renovations, safety and security, technology and other projects. The second proposal calls for $3.5 million to go toward transportation.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's Department of Human Services says it's firing two employees over their mishandling of a case involving a disabled 15-year-old boy who died of pneumonia last year after suffering alleged neglect and abuse at his father's home.
Quinten Wood died Jan. 4, 2013.
The state agency also said Monday that an internal investigation into Woods' case has prompted an overhaul of how it improves child protection — particularly when DHS becomes involved in cases with children who have mental and developmental disabilities.