(From left) TCW graduate Brandon Fields, Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett, TCW Program Director with Madison Strategies Karen Pennington, TCW graduates Richard Calhoun and Porcha Thomas, and George Kaiser Family Foundation Executive Director Ken Levit pose Wednesday with a giant check made out for the amount of The Common Bond Foundation's donation to the workforce development program.
A $250,000 donation will allow a program that trains workers for in-demand technical jobs to help more people in Tulsa this year.
Transportation Connection WorkAdvance trains workers in four cities nationwide for transportation, manufacturing and aerospace jobs. Karen Pennington is with Madison Strategies, the company that implemented Tulsa’s TCW program. She said they can give more unemployed and underemployed Tulsans opportunities this year.
STILWELL, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation is expanding its health center in Stilwell that's named after the tribe's first — and so far only — female chief.
The tribe will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for the expansion project at the Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center. The expansion will add 28,000 square feet to the center that opened in 1995. In 2012, the health center supported more than 134,000 patients in a variety of services, including primary care, pediatrics and physical therapy.
It has been just over five years since the city of Tulsa purchased the One Technology Center high-rise as a new home for City Hall. Tomorrow, the Tulsa City Council will review the purchase of the building. It is an effort to see that all promises made to citizens back then have been fulfilled.
Tulsa Police are searching for a white van. It was last seen speeding away from a hit and run accident at 3rd and South Lewis. Tulsa Police say a woman was crossing the street, in the crosswalk, about 7:30 p.m. when she was struck by the van.
Witnesses say the van barely slowed down after hitting the woman. She was rushed to the hospital, but later died. As of this writing, no names have been released.
TYPros' annual Street CReD event will focus on the southern part of downtown Tulsa this year. The group hopes it will spur development so the area around Ninth Street and Boston Avenue matches what is considered downtown's core.
The committee tasked with recommending awards for Tulsa's federal Housing and Urban Development grants reached a decision today on one category of funding.
Nine of 11 applicants for physical and economic development grants will get funding. Of those, just three will get the full amount requested.
The committee received 11 applications totaling $5.8 million for just $2.8 million in funding. Chair Gail Rose said she's trying to teach programs not getting money or less money than they requested there are other sources of funding available.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill that makes it a felony crime to conduct certain types of embryonic stem cell research in Oklahoma has been overwhelmingly approved in the House, despite concerns it sends the wrong message to the nation's research community.
The Oklahoma House voted 73-14 for the Protection of Human Life Act of 2013. The measure prohibits "nontherapeutic research" that destroys a fertilized human egg. Although the bill specifically exempts embryo transfers connected with in vitro fertilization, it is being opposed by the Oklahoma State Medical Association.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court hears arguments from attorneys involved in a lawsuit over an initiative petition that would ask voters to decide a $500 million bond issue to pay for storm shelters in public schools.
The lawsuit was filed in October by Take Shelter Oklahoma and Kristi Conatzer, the mother of one of seven children who were killed when a massive tornado struck a school in Moore in May.