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.
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.
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.
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.
The recent increase in earthquakes within the state has raised both awareness and the purchase of earthquake insurance, according to Kelly Collins, communications director with the Oklahoma Insurance Department.
According to Collins, in 2011 only 3 percent of most insurance companies’ customers had earthquake insurance.
That number has now tripled with an estimated 15 percent of customers holding such policies.
This conclusion came from a survey done by Collins of the top five homeowners insurance companies in the state who make up 70 percent of the industry.
The State Board of Education has again voted to delay a formal plan for adopting new education standards in math and English amid opposition to the proposal by three education groups that represent public school boards and administrators from across Oklahoma.
The board voted 5-1 Wednesday to delay action on the plan designed to seek input from subject matter experts, parents and teachers. State Superintendent Janet Barresi was the lone dissenting vote and raised concerns that the education groups wanted to "hijack this process."