July 2015

$1,160,000.00 tax cut for the Tulsa World

 

Tulsa city councilors approved a $1,160,000.00 tax break for the parent company of the Tulsa World as the city keeps approving public dollars for private companies downtown. Berkshire Hathaway Media (controlled by Omaha billionaire Warren Buffett) owns the liberal Tulsa World the adjoining Palace Building (also known as the Excalibur Building) at 324 S. Main […]

Officials pushing for protection of servicemen

 

Oklahoma officials want servicemen and women to be protected in light of the murder of five members of the military by a Muslim terrorist in Chattanooga, Tennessee this month. U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, sent a letter to Chairman John McCain, R-Arizona, and Ranking Member Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, of the Senate Armed Services Committee […]

Broken Arrow ranks No. 4 for new homebuyers

 

A national survey shows that Broken Arrow is one of the best cities in the country for first-time home buyers. In a ranking of best cities – large and small – Broken Arrow was No. 4, according to the survey by personal finance website WalletHub’s “2015’s Best & Worst Cities for First-Time Home Buyers.” The […]

Oklahoma ranked 4th in feral hog infestation

 

Can feral hogs be eradicated in Oklahoma? Josh Gaskamp, a wildlife and range consultant for the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, is working to find out. Feral hogs cause an estimated $800 million to $1.5 billion in agricultural and environmental damage in the United States each year, Gaskamp said. With numbers estimated between 617,000 and 1.4 […]

Senators point to Planned Parenthood ethical problems

 

U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, joined 49 of his fellow senators in a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell following the release of footage by the Center for Medical Progress depicting senior Planned Parenthood Federation of America executives discussing in gruesome detail the organization’s role in the harvesting of the […]

Graham festival seeking singers

 

The Good News Festival with Franklin Graham is seeking singers from across Oklahoma to join the Festival Choir which will perform on the second day of the Festival, August 23, and also sing back-up for Grammy award-winning musical artist Michael W. Smith. Oklahoma City will host the first local choir to perform at a Billy […]

Child car seat law is on its way

 

Oklahoma will soon be one of the few states with a child passenger safety law that meets the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) believes that proper car seat and booster seat use reduces the chance of death in a motor vehicle crash by 71 percent for […]

Older drivers and depression

 

Older Americans who have stopped driving are almost two times more likely to suffer from depression and nearly five times as likely to enter a long-term care facility than those who remain behind the wheel, according to a new report released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and Columbia University. The study examined older […]

Prepackaged raw stuffed chicken could have salmonella

 

State health officials and the Centers for Disease Control are investigating an outbreak of salmonella enteritidis in some prepackaged stuffed chicken products. Several brands of frozen, raw chicken products have been recalled, including Barber Foods, Meijer, Sysco and Omaha Steaks. These products were packaged in smaller quantities for home use and in larger quantities for […]

Ten Commandments’ ruling stands

 

The Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected a request by Attorney General Scott Pruitt who filed an additional brief asking the court to reconsider its recent ruling on the Ten Commandments in light of the implications to other state programs. “The Oklahoma Supreme Court’s ruling was wrong because it ignored the profound historical impact of the Ten […]