Oklahoma News
7:42 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

TRS: Investment Returns Excellent, Nonvoting Board Member And Search For A New Executive Director

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The Teachers Retirement System held a board of trustees meeting on Wednesday and reported increased return on investments, implemented a new rule adding a new board members, and continued their search for a new executive director.

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Politics and Government
7:19 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Coburn Announces 'Farewell Tour' Of Town Halls

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)
Credit U.S. Senate

Updated July 26: Senator Coburn's office has cancelled the Bartlesville town hall meeting because of another community meeting scheduled earlier.

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn plans a series of town hall meetings in Oklahoma as he prepares to resign from the Senate at the end of the current term.

The meetings will take place the first two full weeks in August. Coburn says one of the highlights of serving as senator is traveling the state and speaking with Oklahomans about issues that are important to them.

Coburn announced earlier this year that he would resign with two years remaining in his term. The Republican has served in the U.S. Senate since 2004.

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Have Had Vaccinations
6:38 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Feds Say Immigrant Children All Medically Cleared

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The federal government says more than 200 unaccompanied children in Oklahoma have been placed with sponsors so far this year.

The federal government released a state-by-state breakdown Thursday of the numbers of unaccompanied minors in each state that have been placed with parents, relatives or family friends.

The federal government says that from Jan. 1 to July 7, 212 unaccompanied children have been placed with a sponsor.

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Moving To Historic Downtown Building
3:46 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

OCU's School of Law Moving Its Entire Library

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Oklahoma City University's School of Law is moving its library into a historic building in downtown Oklahoma City.

More than 90,000 books and 22 cabinets of microfiche will begin making the move Thursday into the old Central High School building at 800 North Harvey. The move is part of the law school's transition into the historic building that has been completely renovated.

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The Two-Way
2:11 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Central American Presidents Say U.S. Shares Responsibility For Migration Crisis

President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez, left, delivers remarks on immigration beside President of Guatemala Otto Perez Molina.
Michael Reynolds EPA /LANDOV

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 1:45 pm

The presidents of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador will meet with President Obama on Friday.

But before the meeting, the heads of state are making the rounds in Washington, telling their side of an immigration crisis that has driven tens of thousands of unaccompanied children to the U.S. border.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
1:24 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Study: Anti-EPA States Like Oklahoma Would Benefit Most From New Carbon Rules

A pile of coal sits along the railroad tracks just east of Red Oak, Okla.
Logan Layden StateImpact Oklahoma

Oklahoma has been battling the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over new environmental regulations since Gov.

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OneSix8
10:33 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Cattlemen, Cowboys And Contemporary Dance

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Oklahoma City is bustling with western and family fun this weekend.

The Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association (OCA) invites ranch hands to the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City. The 62nd annual Convention and Trade Show opens Thursday, July 24 and runs through Saturday, July 26.

The three-day conference centers around a two-story trade show where agricultural companies exhibit goods to make farm operations run a bit smoother.

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U.S.
9:52 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol

Thousands of young immigrants, many of them from Central America, have crossed illegally into the United States this year, causing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.
John Moore Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 24, 2014 1:21 pm

Some of the immigrant children crossing the border say they are being subjected to abusive and inhumane treatment in U.S. Border Patrol stations in South Texas. This includes frigid holding rooms, sleep deprivation, verbal and psychological abuse, inadequate food and water, denial of medical care, and worse.

Dozens of children have come forward to make complaints against Customs and Border Protection officers. The agency responds that any complaints are the result not of mistreatment, but of its stations being overwhelmed by the surge of minors.

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State Capitol
8:49 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Oklahoma Senate Leader Appoints Final Three To Repair Panel

Barricades surround the south steps of the Oklahoma Capitol.
Credit Meghan Blessing / KGOU

The leader of the Oklahoma Senate has approved three members to a committee that will oversee a $120 million renovation of the state Capitol.

Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman announced the appointment of Republican Sens. Dan Newberry of Tulsa and Corey Brooks of Washington, along with Democrat Susan Paddack of Ada.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
7:36 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Why Oklahoma’s Wind Energy Future Could Be Shaped By Osage County

Bob Hamilton, director of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, Okla.
Joe Wertz StateImpact Oklahoma

Oklahoma is moving up the national ranks in wind-generated electricity. But as wind farms expand into northeastern Oklahoma, developers are facing a team of unlikely allies: oil interests and environmentalists.

Wind farm developers encounter opposition wherever projects are planned, but the debate in Oklahoma is perhaps most magnified in Osage County, where there’s a confluence of money, government and prairie politics.

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