ODOT chief warns of project delays
Oklahoma’s transportation director says road projects across the state will face significant delays if the Legislature pushes forward with a plan to divert transportation funding to education over the next several years.
2012 audit repeats 2011 findings
Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones released the 2012 audit Thursday for Rogers County listing repeated findings from the 2011 audit that was released Wednesday.
State auditor reveals possible fraud
Oklahoma State Auditor Gary Jones determined officials in Rogers County violated state law, submitted fictitious invoices, back dated records and failed to properly document $5 million in federal FEMA funds.
Nonprofit insurers struggle in new marketplaces
A smorgasbord of options and lower prices for consumers were two of the chief selling points for President Barack Obama as he promoted his overhaul of the nation’s health insurance industry, predicting Americans would see “competition in ways we haven’t seen before.” Companies were even started as a way to encourage innovation and competition, namely 23 consumer-run, co-op insurers created with the help of $2 billion in federal loans.
Senate panel OKs bill for Okla. education funding
A plan to divert hundreds of millions of dollars in state revenue directly to public schools in Oklahoma during the next several years has passed a Senate committee, despite concerns the proposal will tie the hands of future legislators.
Severe weather in Oklahoma forecast this week
The National Weather Service says parts of Oklahoma could see severe weather this week with baseball-sized hail, powerful winds and isolated tornadoes possible in some areas.
‘Merry Christmas’ bill languishing in Okla. Senate
Several House members are complaining their bills to outlaw embryonic research and to allow school employees to deliver “Merry Christmas” greetings to one another aren’t getting a hearing in the Senate.
Daily Progress, Wilken honored with Public Service award
The Claremore Daily Progress and reporter Salesha Wilken have been honored by CNHI with a Public Service award for their aggressive pursuit of questions surrounding the conduct of the district attorney and county commissioners.
No shows escaped death by Craigslist killer
Miranda Barbour says other central Pennsylvania men responded to her Craigslist ad before murder victim Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton, but they dodged death when they failed to appear for her promise of female companionship.
Revenue growth seen slowing at Indian casinos
Spending by gamblers slowed at U.S. Indian casinos in 2012, as revenue growth fell behind non-tribal casinos for the first time in nearly two decades, according to a report released Wednesday.
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