Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 4:08 pm
Now that the bipartisan budget agreement has passed the Senate and is headed for the president's desk, it's a good time to consider some of the takeaways from the past two weeks of congressional Sturm und Drang.
In the more rural parts of Oklahoma City there are thousands of residents who don’t pay for trash pickup, and they never have.
Even in 1994, when public health concerns drove the city council to add more than 10,000 rural homes to trash collection routes, many residents started a boycott that’s still going almost 20 years later, as The Oklahoman‘s William Crum reports:
Originally published on Thu December 19, 2013 7:37 am
In recent months, NPR staff has published a series of questions-and-answer stories related to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Now we've compiled them into an interactive so you can explore answers that are most relevant to you.
There are nearly 80 questions, ranging from who's eligible to how much insurance might cost, among two dozen topics. Filter the list by selecting categories or asking questions.
California's San Joaquin Valley is one of the most productive farm regions in the world. But many farmworkers struggle to feed their families fresh and healthy food because they can't afford to buy the produce that grows all around them.
The Ortiz family in Raisin City, Calif., faces this very problem.
A Democratic state representative from Rush Springs says he plans to start raising money for a race against Republican Gov. Mary Fallin in 2014.
State Rep. Joe Dorman (D-Rush Springs) set the stage Tuesday for what he portrayed on one hand as only a possible run for governor. But he said he was confident he would seek the Democratic nomination for the state’s highest elected post.
A new Macy's fulfillment center to be built near Owasso is expected to create 2,500 full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs.
Macy's vice president Frank Julian announced during a press conference at the Tulsa Regional Chamber Tuesday that construction on the the 1.3-million-square-foot facility is expected to begin next spring and shipping orders will start in summer 2015.
The facility is expected to create 1,500 full-time and part-time jobs as well as an additional 1,000 temporary seasonal workers to be hired each year.
The developer of a planned 14- to 16- story high-rise in downtown Oklahoma City says OGE Energy Corp. will be the anchor tenant of the building that will replace a downtown theater complex known as Stage Center.
Kestrel Investments announced Tuesday that it will ask the Downtown Design Review Committee for a demolition permit on the 3.15-acre property where it will build the tower.
Kestrel's plans include multi-level parking and leased space for retail, restaurants and other businesses in addition to OGE Energy.