News http://kgou.org en This Week In Indian Country http://kgou.org/post/week-indian-country <p></p><p></p><p><strong>Decision Made On Cheyenne And Arapaho Tribal Government</strong></p><p>It’s been a long four plus years for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes - working under two governments, enduring separate court systems and dealing with divisive and competing decisions by local Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) officials. Compounding these difficulties was the freezing of assets which adversely affected tribally owned casinos, payrolls and tribal programs that served the Cheyenne and Arapaho people.</p><p></p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:45:36 +0000 Susan Shannon 34167 at http://kgou.org This Week In Indian Country Fallin Wants Execution Investigation To Consider What Works And What Doesn't http://kgou.org/post/fallin-wants-execution-investigation-consider-what-works-and-what-doesnt <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A spokesman for Gov. Mary Fallin says the governor wants investigators looking into&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma's</font>&nbsp;recent flawed execution to consider problems that have popped up in other states such as Ohio and Arizona.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:12:13 +0000 Associated Press 34164 at http://kgou.org Fallin Wants Execution Investigation To Consider What Works And What Doesn't Sex Offender Fails To Register, Gets Prison Time http://kgou.org/post/sex-offender-fails-register-gets-prison-time <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">A Haskell man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:36:32 +0000 Associated Press 34158 at http://kgou.org Sex Offender Fails To Register, Gets Prison Time World Views: July 25, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-july-25-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been a busy month for U.S. foreign policy, and Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise talk about how the United States has responded to multiple crises - from the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine, to the situation in Gaza.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Later, a conversation with Venezuelan poet Arturo Gutierrez-Plaza about the literature of Latin America. His work explores the small scenes of everyday life.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 34091 at http://kgou.org World Views: July 25, 2014 State Lawmaker Is Eligible For District Attorney Job, Court Rules http://kgou.org/post/state-lawmaker-eligible-district-attorney-job-court-rules <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Supreme Court says Republican state Rep. Fred Jordan of Jenks is eligible to become Tulsa County's district attorney, even though a raise for prosecutors was approved during his term in the Legislature.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:50:17 +0000 Associated Press 34137 at http://kgou.org State Lawmaker Is Eligible For District Attorney Job, Court Rules Gov. Fallin Makes Pardon And Parole Board Appointment http://kgou.org/post/gov-fallin-makes-pardon-and-parole-board-appointment <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed a longtime prosecutor to the&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Pardon and Parole Board following the death of a board member earlier this month.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:24:01 +0000 Associated Press 34136 at http://kgou.org Gov. Fallin Makes Pardon And Parole Board Appointment Interim Studies To Explore Veterans Center Care And Funding http://kgou.org/post/interim-studies-explore-veterans-center-care-and-funding <p>State Rep. and gubernatorial nominee Joe Dorman wants to examine the quality of care for veterans in Oklahoma.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">House Speaker Jeff Hickman approved the interim legislative study by the Rush Springs Democrat and three other bipartisan co-sponsors.</span></p><p>Dorman says state budget cuts and the potential loss of federal matching funds will be key to this fall's study. He plans to ask for testimony from the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:38:51 +0000 KGOU Staff 34120 at http://kgou.org Interim Studies To Explore Veterans Center Care And Funding TRS: Investment Returns Excellent, Nonvoting Board Member And Search For A New Executive Director http://kgou.org/post/trs-investment-returns-excellent-nonvoting-board-member-and-search-new-executive-director <p>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.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:42:20 +0000 eCapitol 34099 at http://kgou.org TRS: Investment Returns Excellent, Nonvoting Board Member And Search For A New Executive Director Coburn Announces 'Farewell Tour' Of Town Halls http://kgou.org/post/coburn-announces-farewell-tour-town-halls <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; line-height: 15.9375px;">U.S. Sen. Tom&nbsp;<font color="red">Coburn</font>&nbsp;plans a series of town hall meetings in Oklahoma as he prepares to resign from the Senate at the end of the current term.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:19:51 +0000 Associated Press & KGOU Staff 34098 at http://kgou.org Coburn Announces 'Farewell Tour' Of Town Halls Feds Say Immigrant Children All Medically Cleared http://kgou.org/post/feds-say-immigrant-children-all-medically-cleared <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">The federal government says more than 200 unaccompanied children in&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;have been placed with sponsors so far this year.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:38:39 +0000 Associated Press 34097 at http://kgou.org Feds Say Immigrant Children All Medically Cleared