September 2015

Officials give tax hike wish lists

 

Tulsa City Councilors are lining up projects costing tens of millions of dollars as they prepare to sell a sales tax increase to voters. The elected officials want to convince voters to say yes next April to the multi-million-dollar sales tax hike. They think the tax will bring in at least a billion dollars but […]

OKWU President Dr. Everett Piper will speak to TCRMC

 

Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville (with a campus in Tulsa), will speak at the noon luncheon of the Tulsa County Republican Men’s Club Oct. 14 at the golf center at LaFortune Park. Piper will talk about recent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court and the implications for the Christian community. […]

Branson car show is October 16-17

 

Branson, Mo. – For the 37th year running, car collectors will be rolling into the Branson Convention Center again for the bi-annual Branson Collector Car Auction on October 16 and 17. Pristine classics like the 1941 Cadillac, 1951 Crosley, 1931 Chevy Roadster, 1951 Buick and Corvettes from years 1965-1982 Corvettes will be rolling across the […]

Liquor retailers seek changes in law

 

The Retail Liquor Association of Oklahoma (RLAO) wants the state to loosen up its liquor laws. Bryan Kerr, president of the RLAO announced a number of liquor law changes that are being pitched to state lawmakers. “Many will be surprised to hear this coming from a group which represents retailers who have regularly been accused […]

Oklahoma women in prison study

 

An interim study focused on the high number of females incarcerated in Oklahoma and the effects on their children met this month at the State Capitol. Oklahoma currently leads the nation in the number of females in prison.  In 2014, there were about 130 women incarcerated per 100,000 residents in the state, compared to the […]

Patriot Pastor Paul Blair to speak on Liberty Campaign

 

Heartland Church, OK2A Creek County Chapter, OK2A Freedom Fellowship will host Patriot Pastor Paul Blair from 7-9 p.m. October 1. Blair, a former All American football player at Oklahoma State and former member of the Chicago Bears, will give an update on Oklahoma’s “Liberty Campaign” to stop federal tyranny. Heartland Pastor Bruce Delay said 575 […]

Kevin McDugle to run for House

 

Marine Corps Drill Instructor and entrepreneur Kevin McDugle is running as a Republican for state House District 12 in Wagoner County. U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine joined him at his announcement event at the American Legion Post 266 in Coweta. “As a U.S. Marine serving in combat, I literally put my life on the line to […]

Public sector injuries have fallen

 

The Oklahoma Department of Labor reports Oklahoma public sector employers have reduced their injury and illness incidence rate from 4.3 in 2013 to 4.0 in 2014. Oklahoma Department of Labor’s Public Employee Occupational Safety and Health Division (PEOSH) Director Diana Jones has lead a targeted and focused enforcement program on public sector employers who have […]

Operation Christmas Child plans

 

(PRNewswire) – Hobby Lobby, the chain of retail arts and crafts stores, announced its partnership with the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. “We are proud to partner with Operation Christmas Child […]

Lake Texoma park land deal struck

 

The commissioners of the Land Office of Oklahoma (CLO) voted to approve a settlement on the stalled hotel development on former state park land at Lake Texoma. Gov. Mary Fallin, chairman of the CLO, said commissioners during their monthly meeting voted to settle lawsuits over the development on Lake Texoma in Marshall County in southern […]