The Tulsa City Council approves projects for the Vision 2 that will be on the ballot in November. A late add to the list is the OSU Medical Center Birthing Center. City Council Chair G.T. Bynum tweaked the numbers to find the cash. The center will get $2.1-Million, if the plan is approved by voters.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters will decide in November on a Republican-backed proposal to wipe out affirmative action programs in state government. It's an initiative that opponents say is designed only to stoke racial tensions and drive white, conservative voters to the polls.
The Legislature voted in 2011 to send the proposal to a vote of the people over the objection of Democrats who argued there already was a prohibition on racial or gender quotas in state government and that such a change was unnecessary.
One of the largest aerospace companies in Tulsa is Nordam. If approved by voters, Nordam will get NONE of the money from the Vision-2 project for aerospace improvements.
The Company’s C-E-O Ken Lackey, does not begrudge the dollars that would flow into American Airlines and Spirit Aerosystem facilities. He says the city owns those buildings and they should be maintained.
He says if those companies get stronger, so will Nordam. He hopes to gain additional work from Spirit and American.
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Two candidates vying for the U.S. House of Representatives seat now held by U.S. Rep. John Sullivan will meet Tuesday for a debate.
The debate between Republican Jim Bridenstine and Democrat John Olson is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday in Bartlesville. Oklahoma Wesleyan University will host the event at its Lyon Chapel and Fine Arts Center.
Bridenstine defeated Sullivan, a five-term incumbent, in the June primary. Olson had no primary opponent. Independent Craig Allen is also on the ballot for the 1st District seat.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Documents show that companies owned by a congressional candidate critical of federal stimulus spending were on notice that work done for the Cherokee Nation was part of the government program — despite the candidate's claim that he had "not a clue" about the funding source.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Republican congressional candidate Markwayne Mullin remains in a Tulsa hospital in good condition with a torn esophagus.
Mullin's campaign manager Tim Ross said Tuesday that Mullin is feeling better but still is unable to eat and drink and is being fed intravenously.
Ross said Mullin was having dinner Saturday night with his wife in Muskogee when he began having trouble swallowing and breathing. He was taken to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, where he is expected to remain until Friday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former First Lady Laura Bush are scheduled to attend a private fundraising reception in Oklahoma City.
The Oklahoman reports that Ann Romney and Bush are to be featured at Monday's event at the home of Judy and Tom Love. A private reception is scheduled for 5 p.m. and a general reception is set for 6 p.m.
The cost will range from $1,000 to $25,000 per person.
Good evening from Charlotte. Tonight during the last day of the Democratic National Convention, President Obama will accept his party's nomination.
It will be a star-studded evening with performances from James Taylor and the Foo Fighters and appearences from stars like Eva Longoria and Scarlett Johansson.
We'll keep tabs on it the whole night. Also, along with NPR's Liz Halloran and Becky Lettenberger, we'll hit the floor and bring you updates on several of the delegations. Make sure to refresh this page to the see the latest.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican congressional candidate who has railed against federal spending has been awarded around $370,000 in federal stimulus money distributed through a pair of Oklahoma Indian tribes.
A review of stimulus spending by The Associated Press shows companies owned by Markwayne Mullin received the money under contracts with the Cherokee and Muscogee (Creek) nations.
The payments were for plumbing at tribal housing projects and funded through the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.