MULDROW, Okla. (AP) — The Muldrow School Board has approved the removal of Ten Commandments plaques that were displayed in each classroom in the eastern Oklahoma high school.
The Southwest Times Record reports hundreds of people attended a school board meeting Monday to protest the removal. School Board President Scott Chambers says the board removed the plaques to avoid spending taxpayer money on lawsuits.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A longtime Democratic legislator says he plans to push for a statewide vote to require the Legislature to conduct "zero-based" budgeting on state agencies every four years.
Rush Springs Democratic Rep. Joe Dorman said Monday he plans to introduce a joint resolution during the next session that if approved would send a proposed constitutional amendment to a vote of the people.
STONE BLUFF, Okla. (AP) — State and federal environmental authorities have cleared for reuse a former hazardous waste site in Wagoner County that was the site of a deadly explosion in 1997.
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality and the US Environmental Protection Agency on Monday issued a Ready for Reuse certificate to Wagoner County commissioners for the 19-acres in Stone Bluff.
DEQ Land Protection Division Director Scott Thompson told the Tulsa World that the land is now safe for both humans and to the environment.
"Everything was so dazzlingly played, so musically right that all one could do was sit back in gasping admiration” writes The New York Times about pianist Ann Schein. She has been thrilling audiences since her sensational first recordings for Kapp Records and her highly acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut. Her career has earned her praise in major American and European music centers in recitals and with many of the great conductors and orchestras of our time and in more than 50 countries around the world.
(Please note: This show first aired in December of last year.) On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Jacob Tomsky, whose new book, "Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality," has been getting some glowing reviews from all over. A longtime veteran of the hotel biz, Tomsky here offers a detailed and unflinching yet also down-to-earth and amiable --- and, throughout, quite well-written --- autobiography about what it's really like to work (in every capacity) at an upscale hotel in America.
The Tulsa City-County Health Department is purchasing pesticide in advance of the mosquito season. John Baker with the Department says it’s also time to begin getting ready to test for West Nile virus. He says they’re setting out 75 mosquito trapping sites throughout the county, and should begin collecting them in about two weeks for testing, which will continue throughout the summer.
The polls in Tulsa and Glenpool are opening tomorrow. Tulsa County Election Board secretary, Patty Bryant, says these are very important issues.
"Well these type of elections usually don't turn out that many voters, but we hope that people will go vote. It's a very important issue that I hope people will study and then go to the polls and vote," says Bryant.
The two separate ballots for Tulsa and Glenpool will be concerning the improvements of technology and security in the public schools.