Oklahoma News Report - ONR


ONR is your source for news and information that matters for all of Oklahoma, and open, transparent government - Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 2pm on OETA. ONR (Oklahoma News Report) is Oklahoma's only statewide newscast in High Definition - delivering news and information that matters to all Oklahomans.ONR features in-depth reporting on important issues affecting the state and comprehensive year-round coverage of state government, making OETA your source for open, transparent government.


This Week on ONR for September 13, 2013

This week on ONR for September 13, 2013: 

• Governor Fallin signs legislation overhauling the state's civil justice system at the end of a legislative special session.
• The man who has repeatedly forced lawmakers to redo their work sees more laws that are headed for a constitutional battle.
• How to provide funding for school storm shelters is still up for debate as school districts look for ways to pay for them.
• A new report shows much need for improvement in Oklahoma's nursing home industry.
• A new clinical trial gives hop for people with brain tumors.
• In Oklahoma Stories, we profile a legendary Oklahoma football player and trailblazer.
• An Oklahoma-based movie makes it much-anticipated debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.
• And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

This Week on ONR for September 13, 2013

This week on ONR for September 13, 2013: 

• Governor Fallin signs legislation overhauling the state's civil justice system at the end of a legislative special session.
• The man who has repeatedly forced lawmakers to redo their work sees more laws that are headed for a constitutional battle.
• How to provide funding for school storm shelters is still up for debate as school districts look for ways to pay for them.
• A new report shows much need for improvement in Oklahoma's nursing home industry.
• A new clinical trial gives hope for people with brain tumors.
• In Oklahoma Stories, we profile a legendary Oklahoma football player and trailblazer.
• An Oklahoma-based movie makes it much-anticipated debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.
• And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

This Week on ONR for September 6, 2013

This week on ONR for September 6, 2013:

 • Lawmakers return to the Capitol for the first special session in seven years to fix civil justice laws ruled unconstitutional.

• Governor Fallin announces an extension of the Insure Oklahoma program.
• The City of Duncan gets encouraging words from Australian officials after a highly-publicized killing.
• A coalition of Oklahomans adds their voices to the growing opposition to U.S. military involvement in Syria.
• Supporters and opponents speak out on Common Core State Standards for education.
• As Oklahoma strives to produce more college graduates, older students are encouraged to come back to campus to finish what they started.
• Sleep apnea is a disorder that not only can keep people up at night, but can leave them at risk for serious medical conditions.
• And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

This Week on ONR for August 30, 2013

This week on ONR for August 30, 2013: 

• The killing of an international student in Duncan is the kind of story that appears almost daily the news media. But this story is different, and has captured the attention of the world.
• In a Newsmaker Interview, First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine discusses the federal budget, sequestration and the crisis in Iraq – top issues Congress must deal with when it returns from its August recess.
• As the U.S. heads closer to military involvement in Syria, we learn about the political climate in the region from an Oklahoma scholar/educator.
• Amid a teacher shortage, State Superintendent Janet Barresi calls on school districts to give teachers a pay raise.
• A government study could lead to raises for state employees who have gone years without a salary increase.
• Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act promised equal pay for equal work, women still work for less.
• Testing is complete on the cause of a major fish kill in the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River.
• A Skiatook artist makes a name for himself as a teacher.
• The Cherokee Nation celebrates the 61st anniversary of its National Holiday.
• And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

This week on ONR for August 23, 2013

This week on ONR for August 23, 2013: 

• Five decades after the "I Have a Dream" speech, how much has growing up black in Oklahoma improved?
• Oklahoma's all-black towns provide a history lesson on race relations and discrimination.
• Governor Fallin launches an initiative to close Oklahoma's skills gap, and attract more students into the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
• A new study shows the state of Oklahoma's efforts to reduce cancer risks, rates and deaths have room for improvement.
• Exterior renovation of the history Cherokee National Capitol Building in Tahlequah is nearly complete, just ahead of the tribe's national holiday.
• New development along the Oklahoma River boosts the quality of life and the economy in central Oklahoma.
• U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin hears from constituents at a town hall meeting.
• Hospitals take extra precautions to prevent the spread of drug resistant "superbugs."
• The sounds of "blues" strike a historical note in Oklahoma Stories.
• And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.