June 2016

OU, OSU Raise Tuition

 

The cost of going to a state-supported college in Oklahoma is going up. Due to declining oil and gas prices, state revenues have dropped and there is a projected $1.3 billion budget shortfall for the next school year. While common education had negligible cuts, higher education got less money. As a result of this year’s […]

Trump confers with Evangelicals, creates advisory board

 

The Donald Trump campaign announced a new executive board to advise Trump on issues important to Evangelicals and other people of faith in America. The executive board will also lead a much larger Faith and Cultural Advisory Committee to be announced later this month. The leaders on the executive board were not asked to endorse […]

Tulsa Public Schools cuts reduced

 

Tulsa Public Schools was planning on cutting 244 employees – including 142 teachers – for next fall but because of the action of Oklahoma Legislature, those cuts won’t be nearly as bad. Because of a rosier budget picture, TPS will restore 42 of those teaching positions after the Legislature spared common education from the harshest […]

Millenials saving for retirement?

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new survey by Ramsey Solutions, a financial education, company shows that 58 percent of Millennials are actively saving for retirement and 38 percent already know how much money they’ll need for retirement. Although nearly 60 percent have less than $10,000 saved for retirement, this is roughly the same amount as baby […]

Obama’s workplace bathroom rules

 

The Obama Administration wants “transgendered” individuals to have free access to any restroom or locker room they choose, depending on which sex they prefer to be. In May, Obama ordered the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education to issue joint “guidance” to public schools and colleges to not “discriminate” against boys who […]

Library summer reading program

 

Tulsa City-County Library’s Summer Reading Program for children, teens and adults is well on the way to exceeding sign-up numbers compared to previous years. Through June 16, a total of 37,607 readers of all ages have joined to keep the pages turning this summer; 31,004 children and teens have signed up, while 6,603 adults have […]

Baptist relief work keeps very busy

 

OKLAHOMA CITY—Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO) Disaster Relief Director Sam Porter says BGCO DR volunteers have, “Been spread out from the North Pole to the Gulf of Mexico,” over the past several weeks. Oklahoma Baptist DR volunteers have been dealing with the after effects of fire and rain, as teams have worked for almost […]

West Nile virus is being reported this summer in Oklahoma

 

  The first case of West Nile virus (WNV) disease for the 2016 mosquito season in Oklahoma was confirmed in a Pittsburg County resident this month. In addition, collections of mosquitoes which tested positive for WNV have been reported by public health officials at the Tulsa and Oklahoma City-County Health Departments. The Oklahoma State Department […]

Watch out for submerged used cars

 

Flooding in parts of Oklahoma have partially and in some cases, totally submerged cars and pickups. Potential car buyers need to know that these vehicles may be making their way into the used car marketplace soon.  AAA Oklahoma says it is important to know if the used car you are thinking of buying has been […]

Help for researching family history

 

Tulsans can share their family’s heritage with future generations by researching their roots and creating a family tree. The Tulsa City-County Library’s Genealogy Center in July will present an annual Family History Month series featuring free programs for new genealogy researchers as well as lifetime enthusiasts. On the second floor of the Hardesty Regional Library, […]