Tulsa, OK – Okla. House speaker: resistance by GOP will go on
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma House Speaker Chris Benge says the Republicans who control that chamber will continue doing all they can to resist Obama administration initiatives in health care, the environment and energy.
Lawton, OK – Okla. senator says US-Russian treaty faces battle
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said a treaty signed by President Barack Obama and Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev to limit nuclear weapons faces a hard battle in the Senate, "and I'll lead the opposition to it."
Inhofe, R-Okla., visited Lawton Friday for a dedication of a new facility at nearby Fort Sill.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. unemployment rate declines
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's unemployment rate declined in March but was still higher than the jobless rate during the same period in 2009.
The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that March's unemployment rate was 6.6 percent, down from 6.8 percent in February. According to the commission, there were 117,740 people who were out of work last month.
Tulsa, OK – OSU opens new health clinic in east Tulsa
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State University's Center for Health Sciences has opened a clinic in what OSU officials say is an underserved area of east Tulsa.
Howard Barnett, the president of OSU's Tulsa campus and the Center for Health Sciences, spoke Thursday during a ceremony marking the facility's opening. He says the clinic was placed in east Tulsa after OSU officials identified the area as needing additional health care resources.