A recently released survey of states by the Governors Highway Safety Association shows Oklahoma is one of nine states without a texting ban in place, despite some lawmakers’ previous efforts.
Through public awareness campaigns and other grassroots efforts, there has been a 45 percent increase in the last three years in the number of states with texting bans, with 41 states and the District of Columbia having some type of texting ban in place, up from 28 states and D.C. in 2010, the survey data shows.
The Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma says it's filed a petition for a rehearing of the South Carolina Supreme Court's decision allowing the adoption of a girl of Cherokee heritage by a Charleston-area couple.
The Tahlequah-based tribe said Monday that the court's decision was "troubling."
Several American Indian groups are also preparing to sue over the decision.
He was called one of the greatest atheletes of the 20th century, but Jim Thorpe’s life certainly had its highs and lows. His final resting place wasn’t his native Oklahoma but the small Pennsylvania towns of Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk – which later combined to bear the name of the famous athlete.
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Nearly 70 years after the post-World War II suburban explosion, some developers and civic innovators argue that urban centers can increase their livability by going beyond the lower limits of what’s functional.
Cities across the nation are trying to improve the health of their populations, many developers are embracing cycling infrastructure as a way encourage civic engagement, environmental goals, and economic prosperity.
During a recent placemaking conference sponsored by the University of Oklahoma’s Institute for Quality Communities, Cock described three types cyclists – those who are already out there, the 7-9 percent who would ride on urban streets if they had a bike lane, and another 60 percent who don’t even want a bike lane if they have to share the roadways with traffic or parked cars.
Cassie Clark, a part-time administrative assistant, falls into the health care "coverage crater" because she's not eligible for Medicaid but doesn't make enough money to qualify for new tax credits under the Affordable Care Act.