In lieu of a traditional request, Sommers said the agency will put together a business plan outlining, not just the programs in the CareerTech system, but the value of the agency and its contribution to the state.
Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 9:17 am
A year after doctors first identified an illness that came to be known as Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome researchers are reporting fresh genetic information about the virus that causes it.
The findings don't bring scientists any closer to understanding where MERS is coming from. In fact, the main news is that researchers were wrong about the source of some infections in the largest cluster of cases so far.
Wind Capital Group has announced that it's selling its Osage County Wind development project to TradeWind Energy and its foreign parent company, but a local Indian tribe is still concerned the project may go ahead without required federal, environmental and cultural studies.
Native women seeking emergency contraception at Indian Health Services facilities run by the federal government now can get it without a consultation or prescription. The agency confirms that Plan B and generic versions are being provided to women 17 years and older at pharmacy windows.
Appalachia has a distinct culture of sipping soda constantly throughout the day. "Here in West Virginia, you see people carrying around bottles of Mountain Dew all the time — even at a public health conference," says public health researcher Dana Singer.
Changes to Oklahoma's public pension systems in recent years have reduced their unfunded liability, but a state lawmaker says more changes are needed to assure their long-term financial health.
State Rep. Randy McDaniel of Edmond said Thursday the $11.6 billion unfunded liability of the state's pension systems poses a major financial challenge to state government. McDaniel says lawmakers must do more to secure retirement pensions for public employees because people are living longer and more people are receiving benefits.
Lawyers for the federal government plan to fight an order that lets Hobby Lobby and a sister company avoid fines while they fight some sorts of birth control for its workers.
Attorneys representing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services filed a notice in federal court Tuesday saying it would lodge an appeal. A lawyer representing Hobby Lobby and Mardel's interests said he was puzzled, saying the 10th Circuit has resolved much of the case.