Oklahoma City, OK – Energy industry still keys Oklahoma economy
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The latest revenue shortfall in Oklahoma is another reminder that despite efforts to diversify the state's economy in recent years, its financial fortunes still rise and fall with those of the energy industry.
More than 25 years after the famed oil bust devastated the Oklahoma economy, the culprit this time is stagnant natural gas prices, which have dropped well below $3 per 1,000 cubic feet, the lowest since 2002.
Oklahoma City, OK – Ten Commandments monument could be built in spring
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The director of the Department of Central Services says a Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol could be built in the spring.
DCS director John Richard told the Capitol Preservation Commission on Thursday that one possible location is north of the Capitol and two others are on the southeast side. Richard is also a member of the Capitol Preservation Commission.
Oklahoma City, OK – Audit requested concerning OHP aircraft parts
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state attorney general's office is asking for an audit concerning aircraft parts at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
A letter requesting the audit was sent Thursday to state Auditor and Inspector Steve Burrage after Oklahoma County prosecutors asked for help in the matter. It asks for an investigation into possible theft or embezzlement of aircraft parts.
On August 19, 2009, a student from Wolf Creek Elementary was diagnosed with a strongly suspected case of the novel H1N1 influenza virus, called by many-swine flu.
The student is at home under doctor's care and won't return to school until symptom free. The Center for Disease Control reminds all that students diagnosed with swine flu or regular flu should remain at home avoiding contact with others until the child has been symptom free including no fever for 24 hours.
Tulsa, OK – Slated to be completed before the 2010 baseball season, ONEOK Field will be located directly west of the historic Greenwood District and will be adjacent to the Brady and Blue Dome entertainment districts.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Sheriff's office will be patrolling the Tulsa State Fair again this year. The city annexed the fairgrounds earlier this year, but is declining to provide patrols for the fair without a fee.
The city has contended all along that it only annexed the fairground into the city-limits. Tulsa County still owns the fairgrounds. The Tulsa State Fair is a Tulsa County production and it is responsible for fair grounds security.