Indian Times
8:54 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

OKC Tribal Epidemiology Center Offers Public Conference On Native American Health Concerns

Credit Susan Shannon

A two day conference allows a newly created organization to demonstrate its work and research on various health-related issues facing Native Americans in the United States. The sixth annual Tribal Epidemiology Center Public Health Conference’s theme is Where We Have Been, Where We Are, And Where We Are Going.

Where We Have Been

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Multi-County Grand Jury Says Law Likely broken
6:00 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Statute Of Limitations Lets County Commissioner Off The Hook

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Oklahoma's multi-county grand jury says a Cleveland County commissioner likely broke state laws with his involvement in a road project, but that the statute of limitations to charge him has expired.

Commissioner Rusty Sullivan said in a statement after the report was released that he cooperated fully with the grand jury investigation and is glad the matter is now resolved.

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Suing U.S. Fish and Wildlife
5:53 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Kansas Will Join Oklahoma In Lawsuit

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Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas will join Oklahoma in suing the federal government over the addition of the lesser prairie chicken to its list of threatened species.

Brownback announced his state's response Friday during a news conference. Oklahoma sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in federal court last week, challenging the process under which the federal agency was considering the listing.

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3:16 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

KGOU Radio Show Takes Listeners Behind The Jazz

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Friday evening's debut episode of "Backstage Jazz" season two will feature New Orleans' renowned Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Jeremy Gossett first developed his affinity for jazz after listening to Jim Wilke's "Jazz After Hours" late-night show on public radio. Now, he is sharing the love with his own radio show, "Backstage Jazz," which is launching its second season at 9 p.m.
Live Music
2:22 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Graham Colton’s New Album Rekindles Old Feelings

Graham Colton
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Listen to Jim Johnson's audio profile of Oklahoma native Graham Colton and his new album "Lonely Ones."

Recapturing one’s youth is the promise of many potions and product makers.  But, for Oklahoma-born musician Graham Colton, the desire to reclaim the past had nothing to do with appearances.

At the same time the 32 year-old matured as a successful entertainer, Colton longed for that feeling he enjoyed some twelve years ago when it was all brand new. It’s a goal he seems to have achieved while working on the material for his new, self-produced album Lonely Ones.

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World Views
12:47 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

‘Better The Devil You Know’ As Egypt Cracks Down On Morsi Supporters

A supporter of presidential candidate Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi chants in the street - January 25, 2014.
Credit Sebastian Horndasch / Flickr Creative Commons

A court in southern Egypt Monday convicted 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, sentencing them to death on charges of murdering a policeman and attacking police.

The defendants were arrested after violent demonstrations that were a backlash for the police crackdown in August on pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo that killed hundreds of people.

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World Views
12:09 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Ousted From The G8? Russia Doesn't Care, And Neither Should You

President Vladimir Putin opens an afternoon plenary session at Konstantinovsky Palace during the G20 Summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Sept. 6, 2013.
Credit Pete Souza / The White House

Earlier this week, the Group of Eight industrialized nations said they would suspend participation until Russia “changes course.” The move by the G7 nations is aimed at isolating Moscow as punishment for its annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.

Rebecca Cruise, the Assistant Dean of the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies, says the statement is primarily symbolic, with few long-term effects.

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Oklahoma News
10:26 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Attorneys Skeptical Of Oklahoma Dash-Cam Video Bill

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Some attorneys who specialize in obtaining arrest videos from police say they're concerned a bill designed to make Highway Patrol dash-cam videos open to the public could actually have the opposite effect.

 

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Environment
9:03 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Inhofe, Lucas, Fallin Not Pleased With Prairie Chicken Move

The Lesser Prairie Chicken
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Oklahoma politicians have been quick to respond to news that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to list the lesser prairie chicken as threatened.

The Obama administration announced Thursday it is placing the lesser prairie chicken on a list of threatened species. The move could affect oil and gas drilling, wind farms and other activities in Oklahoma and four other central and southwestern states.

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Education Standards
7:45 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Support For Common Core Waning At State Capitol

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Strong backers of the education standards originally created by the National Governors Association, including its current chair, Gov. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.), are distancing themselves from the reform.

House Minority Leader Scott Inman blames Fallin for failing to lead on the issue.

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