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13 candidates for sheriff; 4 face qualification challenges

 

Thirteen people have filed to run for Tulsa County sheriff but one candidate has filed a challenge to three others. Republican Jason Jackson, a sergeant with the Jenks Police Department, filed a complaint against John Fitzpatrick, Arthur Jackson and Henry Jones, claiming that they don’t have all the requirements to run for sheriff. Jason Jackson […]

Calvey’s proposal would make state justices run for office

 

State Rep. Kevin Calvey has introduced a measure that will let Oklahomans vote on whether the state Supreme Court and other appellate judges should be elected by the people in nonpartisan elections. Currently, the justices and appellate judges are appointed by the governor from a list chosen by the unelected Judicial Nominating Commission. House Joint […]

Bartlett for and against sales taxes

 

Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett wants a sales tax increase for city officials to spend but is opposed to an increase in sales tax statewide to benefit public education. Bartlett and the Oklahoma Municipal League filed a brief with the Oklahoma Supreme Court to stop a proposal statewide sales tax hike because it would give Oklahoma […]

No change at Memorial Junior High

 

After feedback from affected families, 6th grade students will remain at six South Tulsa elementary schools. Tulsa Public Schools had proposed moving the 6th grade out of Grimes, Grissom, Key, Marshall, McClure and Salk elementary schools and into Memorial Junior High School beginning in the fall of 2016, a move which would have affected current […]

Plan to expand the Rainy Day fund

 

An Oklahoma lawmaker wants the Oklahoma Constitution amended so the state can increase the amount that can be placed in the “Rainy Day” Fund. State Rep. Jon Echols said he intends to file legislation that would allow voters to amend the Constitution to both increase the cap – but not lower it – and allow […]

Mills, Keating co-chairs for Trump

 

Businessmen Bob Mills and Dan Keating have been named co-chairs of Donald J. Trump’s Oklahoma campaign for president. “I am proud to have the support of so many community leaders in Oklahoma and it is an honor to be on the ballot,” Trump said. “I visited in September and was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm at […]

A glut in oil supply will have an impact in Oklahoma

 

Gluts in the supply of oil and natural gas are expected to continue to keep energy prices low and reduce energy-related employment in Oklahoma throughout 2016, Oklahoma State University economist Dan Rickman said during the 2016 Oklahoma Economic Outlook Conference last week. He added, though, that some other sectors of the Oklahoma economy will continue […]

Preparations are needed to travel with a dog or cat

    

STILLWATER – If your holiday travel plans will take you over the river and through the woods, it is time to start making plans – especially if you plan to take along the furry, four-legged family members. Dr. Elisabeth Giedt, director of Continuing Education, Extension and Community Engagement at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences […]

Oklahoma is 3rd in preventing smoking in kids

 

Oklahoma ranks third in the country in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. Oklahoma is spending $25 million this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is 59.1 percent of the $42.3 million recommended by […]

Regent School breaks ground for $8.5m plan

 

Regent Preparatory School of Oklahoma last Friday broke ground for an $8.5-million expansion project at its campus at 8621 S. Memorial Drive. The classical Christian school will begin Phase 1 of the expansion that includes new football and baseball fields, as well as improvements to the existing library and fine arts facilities. Regent, founded in […]