Last month, a proposal to fund school shelter construction using property taxes passed a State House committee. It was the only shelter bill the House of Representatives heard, and it’s supported by Governor Mary Fallin.
This week, lawmakers may vote to put it on the November ballot.
Back in 2009, a mathematician by the name of Tim Gowers posted a theorem on his blog and asked his readers to help prove it together. They did, in a month. A lot of very bright people came together and solved it. Strength in numbers.
That is also how I see the community of public radio and public media. You are part of a large number of very smart folks. And a number of you financially support the broadcast and digital work from KGOU and StateImpact Oklahoma.
Native American women are the most likely to put off getting a mammogram, according to research by Dr. Eleni Tolma, associate professor at the college of public health at the OU Health Sciences Center.
“When I came to Oklahoma back in 2002, I wanted to find out what I could do in terms of breast cancer, I was always interested in women's health issues,” Tolma, who is also the lead researcher for the Native Women Health Project, said.
Oklahoma's Department of Corrections has temporarily banned news media from bringing cameras or any recording equipment inside its prisons.
The Tulsa World reports that DOC officials notified the newspaper this week that requests to bring photographers inside prisons for two interviews had been denied. They instead said a reporter would be allowed to conduct the interviews, so long as no recording equipment was brought into the facility.
The executive director of a historic preservation nonprofit says he will not appeal a decision to demolish a historic downtown theater complex.
Preservation Oklahoma executive director David Pettyjohn says he's disappointed the Oklahoma City Board of Adjustment voted to sustain the decision by the Downtown Design Review Committee to demolish the Stage Center, but he won't appeal the decision.
A plan to cut both Oklahoma's corporate and individual income tax rates has cleared the Oklahoma House over the objections of Democrats who contend the resulting loss of revenue will decimate critical state services like education, public safety and health care.
The House voted 57-34 Thursday for the bill that includes triggers for both cuts that would require certain revenue collections to grow by enough to offset the lost revenue to the state. Bartlesville Republican Rep. Earl Sears described it as a "modest income tax reduction."