Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. AG sues over children's home closure
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Attorney General Drew Edmondson has asked a Kay County judge to block the planned closure of a children's home in Ponca City that would displace 44 children just days after Christmas.
Edmondson on Tuesday sought a temporary restraining order and injunction to stop the Dec. 31 closure of the American Legion Children's Home and the January 2011 auction of the home's assets.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. juvenile affairs agency to build new centers
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs has announced a contract to build new centers in Ada and Tecumseh.
The agency said Tuesday it will sign a contract Dec. 6 with Ada Youth Academy Authority to build and operate a 144-bed youth academy. The Tulsa World reports the academy is expected to begin operating in mid-2012.
Tulsa, OK – Mayor Dewey Bartlett provided an update of the City of Tulsa's Sustainability program Monday, November 22, 2010. The news conference was held at OSU Medical Center, the site of one of six projects included in the $3.8 million City of Tulsa federal Energy Grant.
Oklahoma City, OK – Askins seeks Okla. Supreme Court seat
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Lt. Gov. Jari Askins, who ran an unsuccessful campaign for governor, has applied for a vacant seat on the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Askins is one of 19 people who submitted applications to the Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission for the seat left vacant by the Oct. 11 death of Justice Marian Opala at the age of 89. Applications for the position were due by Friday.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla judge extends restraining order against law
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge has extended a temporary restraining order blocking a constitutional amendment to prohibit state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.
U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange took the action Monday following a hearing on a preliminary injunction against the amendment. Miles-LaGrange extended the temporary restraining order until Nov. 29 to give her time to hand down a ruling.