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Oklahoma News Report

July 15, 2010 (28:40)

Originally broadcast on July 15, 2010


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Oklahoma News Report

July 14, 2010 (28:42)

When BP tries its new cap to shut down the leaking Deep Horizon well, it will be special valves made in Oklahoma that will be used. The equipment made by Pipers Valve Systems of Oklahoma City produced a dozen or so of the valves on the new BP containment cap. The S.B.A. has approved listing Oklahoma County as a disaster area because of last months floods. That will provide low interest loans to renters, homeowners and businesses for damage not covered by insurance. The governor is requesting more federal aid, this time for seven counties impacted by the floods and severe storms from last month. With the July primary elections now less than two weeks away candidates are filing their first campaign expenditure reports. In our ongoing Oklahoma Votes 2010 coverage tonight we profile republican candidate for Governor, state Senator Randy Brogdon.

Originally broadcast on July 14, 2010


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Oklahoma News Report

July 13, 2010 (28:40)

State government has closed the books on fiscal year 2010. The final numbers show the state brought in just under 1-billion dollars less than the year before. For the month of June tax collections were up a meager 2% compared to a year ago. A new poll of likely republican voters in the states fifth congressional district show the race between the top three candidates is now very close. Kevin Calvey is still the front-runner with James Lankford and State Rep. Mike Thompson close behind. The undecided still have the biggest number in the contest. The NAACP is expected to approve a resolution condemning what it believes is rampant racism in the Tea Party movement. Tea Party leaders are firing back and we talk live tonight with an Oklahoma Tea Party leader about the resolution. The city of Sapulpa has decided to make major cuts in funding for its fire department because of a funding shortfall. City leaders take up possible cuts for police next. Four Oklahoma communities are among Money Magazines top 100 smaller cities to live in. Tonight we begin a series of reports on what is so special about these four communities. Ranked 35th on Money’s list is the city of Edmond.

Originally broadcast on July 13, 2010


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Oklahoma News Report

July 12, 2010 (29:34)

Despite efforts by the legislature to fix the problem, another new study shows the states Teachers Retirement system is among the worst funded in the nation. The fund is at least $10-billion dollars underfunded. More than 400 state employees have accepted voluntary buyout offers for early retirement. Nearly 300 employees of the Department of Corrections have taken advantage of early buyouts. Despite newly energized voters brought to the world of politics by the Tea Party movement, when the legislature convenes next year there will be many familiar faces. 46 House members and 6 in the Senate have won automatic re-election since no one filed to oppose them. A team of volunteers from Norman is preparing to leave for Uganda this month on a humanitarian mission. We talk with the leader of the group about new concerns in light of two deadly bombings there over the weekend. Pine trees across the state are being wiped out as a pine beetle epidemic spreads. What it means for the future from state Forestry officials tonight on the ONR.

Originally broadcast on July 12, 2010


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Oklahoma News Report

July 9, 2010 (28:39)

A state of emergency is now in effect for 63 counties because of the severe storms and flooding. So far there has been at least three drowning deaths connected to the floods. The family that spent five years attempting to convince lawmakers to pass a law mandating insurance coverage for children with autism has decided it is time to move on. The Wayne Rhode family is leaving Oklahoma in favor of Minnesota, where insurance coverage is available for their autistic son. As part of Oklahoma Votes 2010 coverage, tonight we profile Robert Hubbard, who is seeking the Republican Party nomination for Governor. The recent flooding has captured pictures of young children playing in the water, which is extremely dangerous. We talk live with the head of Oklahoma Safe Kids on the message they are sending to parents of just how dangerous it is to allow children to play in or near flood water.

Originally broadcast on July 9, 2010


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Oklahoma News Report

July 8, 2010 (28:35)

A state of emergency is now in effect for 63 counties because of the severe storms and flooding. So far there has been at least three drowning deaths connected to the floods. The family that spent five years attempting to convince lawmakers to pass a law mandating insurance coverage for children with autism has decided it is time to move on. The Wayne Rhode family is leaving Oklahoma in favor of Minnesota, where insurance coverage is available for their autistic son. As part of Oklahoma Votes 2010 coverage, tonight we profile Robert Hubbard, who is seeking the Republican Party nomination for Governor. The recent flooding has captured pictures of young children playing in the water, which is extremely dangerous. We talk live with the head of Oklahoma Safe Kids on the message they are sending to parents of just how dangerous it is to allow children to play in or near flood water.

Originally broadcast on July 8, 2010


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Oklahoma News Report

July 7, 2010 (28:58)

The Department of Environmental Quality is issuing advisories for 16 Oklahoma lakes for high mercury levels in fish. The warning involving bass, walleye and flathead catfish. A democrat running for Lt. Governor is calling for major changes in legislative process to stop “end of session” surprise legislation coming out of committees that work largely in secret. Senator Kenneth Corn also wants the legislature placed under requirements of the Open Records and Open Meeting Acts. The latest Rasmussen poll shows Congresswoman Mary Fallin’s lead over Attorney General Drew Edmondson is shrinking. The two are seeking their party nominations to run for Governor in the July 27th primary election. A search of public records shows BP has had 44 environmental violations in Oklahoma over the last decade. Oklahoma City Thunder signs Kevin Durant to a five year contract.

Originally broadcast on July 7, 2010


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Oklahoma News Report

July 6, 2010 (28:55)

The Department of Environmental Quality is issuing advisories for 16 Oklahoma lakes for high mercury levels in fish. The warning involving bass, walleye and flathead catfish. A democrat running for Lt. Governor is calling for major changes in legislative process to stop “end of session” surprise legislation coming out of committees that work largely in secret. Senator Kenneth Corn also wants the legislature placed under requirements of the Open Records and Open Meeting Acts. The latest Rasmussen poll shows Congresswoman Mary Fallin’s lead over Attorney General Drew Edmondson is shrinking. The two are seeking their party nominations to run for Governor in the July 27th primary election. A search of public records shows BP has had 44 environmental violations in Oklahoma over the last decade. Oklahoma City Thunder signs Kevin Durant to a five year contract extention.

Originally broadcast on July 6, 2010


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Oklahoma News Report

June 30, 2010 (28:40)

The Union Public School District has announced that it is eliminating 53 teaching jobs and 40 other positions due to state education budget cuts. Cathy Tatom will have details. A Tulsa grand jury is applying a frequently-used law to call for the removal of Skiatook’s school board president. Oklahoma labor groups are urging Oklahoma senators James Inhofe and Tom Coburn to end their opposition to a bill that would extend unemployment benefits. In Depth, we’ll hear an excerpt of Oklahoma U.S. Senator Tom Coburn’s questioning of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. The city of Luther is in desperate need of a new pumper truck and thanks to an on-line contest they may be getting one. Lori Rasmussen will have our report. Angela Rosecrans has a story about efforts by the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma to preserve their culture by protecting eagles from predators.

Originally broadcast on June 30, 2010


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Oklahoma News Report

June 29, 2010 (28:39)

In announcing a cut in the state education budget of $200 million, State Superintendent Sandy Garrett said the cuts passed by the State School Board will reduce classrooms to bare bones education. A Tulsa County grand jury has indicted the former school superintendent of Skiatook Public Schools on criminal charges. In our Newsmaker Interview, we talked to Oklahoma City University law professor Michael O’Shea about the new U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Second Amendment. New figures show that 40 of Oklahoma’s 77 counties have an average income that is below the federal poverty level. University of Oklahoma Sociology Professors Susan Sharp and J Hall discussed why Oklahoma has such a high poverty rate and what can be done about it. In our Living Well franchise segment, we profile an Oklahoma woman who is teaching life skills to the deaf-blind.

Originally broadcast on June 29, 2010