Oklahoma City, OK – AG expresses concern over health care bill
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Attorney General Drew Edmondson has sent a letter to congressional leaders expressing concern about a provision in the national health care overhaul bill.
Edmondson and South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster are leading a group of 15 state attorneys general in asking Congress to strike a provision in the Senate version of the bill. The provision gives special treatment to the state of Nebraska.
Oklahoma City, OK – Minorities urged to be counted in census
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Multicultural groups are urging Oklahoma minorities to be counted in the 2010 census.
Spokespersons for various minority and ethnic groups joined officials from the U.S. Census Bureau on Friday in urging minorities to participate in the nationwide head count that's conducted every 10 years. It will kick off on April 1.
Tulsa, OK – East 56th Street North just west of North Peoria Avenue will be closed for four to eight hours on Saturday, Jan. 16, during installation of a storm sewer crossing the roadway. This is part of an ongoing street rehabilitation project on North Peoria Avenue between 36th Street North and 56th Street North.
Tulsa, OK – The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Society will host the MLK Jr. Parade. Crowds in excess of 6,000 are anticipated to attend and enjoy this annual Holiday parade celebrating the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. See the attached map for detours.
Staging Area: Pine Street between Cincinnati Avenue and Lansing Avenue and Greenwood Avenue, Greenwood Place, Hartford Avenue, and Midland Avenue between Pine Street and Queen Street will be closed from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma rises in latest report by Education Week
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A report that ranks the nation's education systems shows Oklahoma rising in the rankings despite trailing other states in education funding.
The "Quality Counts" report by Education week ranks Oklahoma 23rd in the nation despite per-pupil spending of $8,836 compared to the national average of $10,557. Oklahoma ranked 28th in the report in 2007 and 26th in 2008.