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Incumbent congressmen face challengers

 

U.S. Rep. Bridenstine, who is seeking a third and final term in Congress, faces a well-financed opponent who is trying to make a case that he is also a conservative. U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin also has drawn a Republican primary opponent. Bridenstine faces fellow Republicans Tom Atkinson and Evelyn Rogers in the June 28 primary. […]

Second District Congress

 

U.S. Rep. Mark Mullin is facing a stiff challenge with Republican opponent Jarrin Jackson in the June 28 primary. On a conservative score by Liberty Scores, Mullin is at 59 percent due to votes on expanding the debt ceiling and for the omnibus bill. Mullin’s voting record is under fire and it caused former U.S. […]

Term limits opened up two Tulsa seats for the House

 

Three incumbents will face primary foes – including a former Tulsa city councilor – in the June 28 Republican and Democrat primaries for the Oklahoma House. Republicans Ken Walker, District 70, and Rep. Jadine Nollan, District 66 plus Democrat Rep. Regina Goodwin have opposition in their respective primaries. Two seats are open due to term […]

Councilors face primary challengers

 

While the race for mayor gets most of the attention, five city councilors will face primary opponents in the June 28 ballot. The City of Tulsa mandates “nonpartisan” elections so that voters for the most part won’t know if candidates are Republicans, Democrats or Independents. The incumbents on the ballot are Jack Henderson from District […]

Rome and London are the top international destinations

 

AAA summer travel bookings show that Rome and London are at the top of many international travelers’ itineraries this summer as Europe continues to show great allure. Americans are also flocking to warm-weather destinations in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean, and increasingly traveling to Canada to take advantage of favorable exchange rates. The […]

How to stay healthy while traveling

 

As Oklahomans prepare for international travel for business, leisure, or volunteer activities, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is encouraging international travelers to do their research to make their trip a healthy one. “It’s important to be proactive by learning about travel advisories for your destination, planning ahead to obtain any recommended vaccines or […]

Car problems are worse in summer

 

With sweltering temperatures once again blasting Oklahoma, AAA is preparing for a flood of calls from members stranded roadside. That’s because as temperatures spike, calls for roadside assistance spike as well. In fact, AAA Oklahoma responds to more calls from members needing help on the road in the summertime than the auto club does during […]

State Education Board OKs cuts

 

The State Board of Education approved $38.2 million in mandated cuts to a line item called Support of Public School Activities. Also known as the Public School Activities Fund, its appropriation was reduced from $130 million last year to $92 million for Fiscal Year 2017. Support of Public School Activities provides line-item support for an […]

VBS at Easton Heights Baptist

 

Easton Heights Baptist Church, 2901 W. Easton St., invites children to their annual Vacation Bible School from June 26-30. The VBS is from 6-8:30 p.m. nightly and includes children from kindergarten age to the sixth grade.  A love offering will be taken for the needs of Oklahomans served through the Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief program. […]

State revenues fell in May as the collections fell to a six-year low

 

Oklahoma’s monthly revenues to the Treasury report indicates continued contraction in the state economy as collections are the lowest May total in six years, State Treasurer Ken Miller announced. All major revenue streams – income, sales, gross production, and motor vehicle taxes – are lower than the prior year. The monthly bottom line has been […]