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Hunter Alexander calls his decision to leave his teaching job in Oklahoma for one in Northwest Arkansas the toughest he's had to make in his career. Alexander grew up in Oklahoma and, after graduating from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, moved back to his home state so he and his wife could ... schools
Severe weather is not expected across northeast Oklahoma. The northwest flow will remain for a few days this week with another system nearing Thursday night into Friday before slowly transitioning back to a southwest flow pattern this weekend into next week. This pattern change will eventually ...
Divide $33 million by the nearly 695,000 public school students in Oklahoma, and it's an average of $47.50 per student. Textbook costs vary, but most are in the $90 to $100 range. So $33 million is about one new textbook for every other student. Districts can, and do, spend other dollars on textbooks, ... teacher
Governor Mary Fallin will get a firsthand look at the damage massive wildfires have spread across parts of western Oklahoma. According to the Governor's office, Fallin will travel to Taloga on April 23 to meet with officials at the Multi-Agency Resource Center. Fallin and Oklahoma Department of Emergency ...
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma lawmakers in both chambers have passed criminal justice reform measures that would keep nonviolent offenders out of prison. The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed House Bill 2281, which would adjust penalties for low-level property offenses like larceny, forgery ...
The rating agency gave Oklahoma a negative credit outlook last fall after lawmakers were unable to fill a $200 million budget hole. In its latest report, Moody's gave Oklahoma a slight credit positive, saying the recent passage of more than $500 million in tax increases was a step in the right direction.
Stay up to date with Oklahoma football recruiting with the latest news and notes and analysis in the daily edition of DieHards' Wagon Wheels. In this edition, we catch up with 4-star safety Jamal Morris and learn what led him to commit to Oklahoma last week.
Meteorologist Shelby Hays spoke with Monte Chain of Canton, Oklahoma about the impact the drought is having on northwest Oklahoma ranchers. Even before the fires began in northwest Oklahoma, with exceptional drought, conditions were bad. Advertisement ...
The Oklahoma Aquarium is the state's must-see attraction for marine life, eco-education and conservation. Bull sharks are a big deal at the Oklahoma Aquarium, which has the largest in captivity and a unique tunnel and dome where visitors can get a good look at the magnificent creatures.
How do people respond to shared trauma? Studies of the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing of April 19th, 1995, indicate that the traumatic event resulted in people seeking to strengthen their bonds with loved ones: Divorce rates went down, and birth rates went up. While tragic, the Oklahoma City ...
Nearly one out of every five school districts in Oklahoma are now only going to class four days a week. The number of schools moving to shorten the educational week is often pointed to as a symptom of the educational crisis in Oklahoma. However, some districts say four-day weeks have been part of the cure for what ails ...

In the last 24 hours, the Oklahoma National Guard has provided more than 32,000 gallons of water for firefighters fighting wildfires near Taloga. The water is pumped from national guard hippo water tankers directly into fire trucks. This saves much-needed time on the front lines. And when they're not on the front lines, they're ...
Starting at 7 a.m., staff at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum will place a single rose on the 168 chairs in the memorial, each one symbolizing a person killed in the bombing. At 8:55 a.m., the annual ceremony will begin, featuring 168 seconds of silence to honor the victims and a reading of each of their ...
Authorities say Christian Costello fatally stabbed his father, Mark Costello, in August 2015 at an Oklahoma City ice cream shop. On Wednesday, Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott found Costello not guilty by reason of insanity and ordered that Costello be sent to the state hospital for treatment.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Firefighters are hoping higher humidity and milder winds will help them fight wildfires in Oklahoma, though conditions are critical in Arizona and New Mexico. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Todd Schroeder said Thursday that a fire near Leedey, about 110 miles (180 kilometers) ...
Hundreds of schools were closed Monday morning in Oklahoma and Kentucky while thousands of teachers rallied at their state capitols, CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca reports. They're demanding higher pay and increased school funding. The scheduled strikes follow a growing trend of teacher ...
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety released information for anyone who plans to travel to the Oklahoma State Capitol for the walkout. Teachers and state employees across Oklahoma plan to stage a walkout on Monday, April 2. Many of these individuals will be traveling to the ...
Tens of thousands of people on Monday gathered at the Oklahoma state Capitol in support of teachers who walked out and shut down schools across the state. Teachers in schools across Oklahoma walked off the job Monday, demanding pay raises and more funding for schools, Sky 5 News reported.
Key stat: Posted three straight seasons with 1,000-plus yards and double-digit touchdowns for the Cowboys, capping his college career with 74 catches for 1,549 yards and 13 scores in 2017. Notable: As star quarterback Mason Rudolph's top target, a finalist for the Fred Biletnikoff Award and a selection to ...
OKLAHOMA CITY – School districts across the state are planning to cancel class for a second day so teachers can continue to pressure lawmakers into making a permanent change in education funding. Over the past several years, budget cuts have negatively impacted numerous state agencies, including ...
The Department of Public Safety estimates that about 30,000 people will show up at the Oklahoma State Capitol on Monday as part of the walkout. School districts throughout the state cancelled due to the walkout. Now, officials with Oklahoma City Public Schools say their school district will remain closed ...
As an Oklahoma politician, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt received $181,000 in political contributions from donors who lobbied the EPA last year, according to a MapLight review. The donors include lobbyist J. Steven Hart and his wife, who have attracted attention for renting a ...
Thousands of teachers in Oklahoma, above, and Kentucky walked off the job, shutting down school districts in protest of cuts in pay, benefits and school funding. The walkouts add to a wave of strikes in red states that began in West Virginia. Mainly organized on Facebook by teachers fed up with years of ...
OKLAHOMA CITY – A sign stating “In-N-Out Burger Coming Soon” in the northwest side is cooking up a storm this April Fool's Day. The sign was spotted on Sunday, April 1 at the corner of N.W. 63rd Street and N.W. Expressway. Posted in front of Academy and a construction site, a “For Lease” sign also ...
Nevertheless, as numerous offers from programs such as invitations from Florida State, Nebraska, UCLA, Tennessee, Ohio State, USC, Florida and Texas A&M have rolled in since he de-commitment, Oklahoma has remaining a factor in Wease's recruitment. Wease has since visited Oklahoma on numerous ...
The state legislature passed a bill that raises teacher salaries by $6,100. Teachers say the bill doesn't go far enough. NPR's Sarah McCammon asks state Sen. Joseph Silk about why he opposed the bill. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email ...
Craig Troxell steps precariously across a customer's roof, marking hail damage from yet another Oklahoma storm. He still smells of the freshly cut grass from the swanky side of town, where he had just mowed lawns to make a few extra dollars. But Troxell, 50, isn't a landscaper nor roof salesman by trade.
Oklahoma Teachers Set To Walk Out Over Pay Dispute ... Heard on Morning Edition. Oklahoma teachers may strike despite a 5 percent pay increase. Their salaries rank 49th in the U.S. Rachel Martin talks to Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard
Tens of thousands of public school teachers in Kentucky and Oklahoma plan to attend rallies on Monday at their state capitols in what they hope will be the latest display of muscle by the nation's educators demanding higher wages and better classroom resources. The double demonstrations come less ...
Keep Oklahoma Beautiful provides free supplies, water and promotional items to registered Trash-Off participants. Trash bags are provided with assistance from American Waste Control Inc., Waste Connections and Waste Management; gloves and safety vests come from Warren CAT, ODOT and the ...
The Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association, which represents some of the state's largest energy companies, issued a statement in opposition to the proposal even before it became public. Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, speaking for the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, also came out in opposition.
OKLAHOMA CITY -. The House of Representatives passed a $447 million dollar tax bill to give Oklahoma teachers raises they demanded. But, that likely won't stop an April 2 walkout. After more than a year of wrangling, Republicans and Democrats in the House worked together to pass a massive tax ...
James Gallogly has been named the University of Oklahoma's 14th president, the school announced Monday after a vote by the board of regents. A former energy executive and major donor to the university, Gallogly, 65, will succeed David Boren on July 1.
Ed Fite, vice president of Scenic Rivers and Water Quality for Grand River Dam Authority, said rains of 3-4 inches, or more in places, over the next 24-36 hours yielded the following projections: A crest at 19 to 21 feet early Wednesday at the Watts Gauge (Oklahoma-Arkansas state line), where minor flood ...
Those who completed leadership training such as Leadership Oklahoma and Leadership Oklahoma City need to step up and consider running for office as a public service. Yes, I am a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City, but will not run because I want to retain my First Amendment watchdog role as a ...
A week ahead of their potential walk out, Oklahoma teachers have taken to posting pay stubs on the internet to show what they believed to be egregious financial treatment on behalf of the state. As KFOR reports, the average starting salary for a teacher in Oklahoma is just over $31,000 a year, one of the ...
The move comes as teachers consider a walkout early next month over low pay and education funding. Those praying Sunday said they believe everyone can agree on the value of children, teachers and state leaders. TULSA, Okla. - People from Tulsa churches gathered to prayer for area schools Sunday.
No. 8 Texas (13–4, 4–0 Big 12) made quick work of their opponents this weekend, adding two more wins and remaining undefeated in conference play. The Longhorns' successful weekend started Friday evening in the Texas Tennis Center against rival No. 49 Oklahoma, who didn't put up much of a fight.
Nothing here against the scissortail flycatcher, Oklahoma's current state bird. However, the turkey buzzard better represents Oklahoma's desperate legislative need to clean-up governmental fraud and waste, and building a tax base to fund our crumbling infrastructure, prisons, educational and health care ...
Oklahoma State is No. 1 in the country and the team's home course, Karsten Creek Golf Club, will play host to the NCAA Championship. That was the scenario when the Cowboys thrived during the 2010-11 season. Of course, college golf aficionados remember that one didn't turn out as planned for the ...
Scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop along a frontal boundary late Sunday in parts of central Texas and southern Oklahoma. On Monday, thunderstorms are more likely to develop and are expected to be more widespread -- from San Angelo, Texas, to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Damaging winds and ...
He committed to Oklahoma in on June 23, 2017, and shows no sign of backing away. In fact, he told DieHards the official visit he'll take to Norman on April 13-14. The No. 102 player in the 2019 247Sports composite rankings and the No. 2 tight end talked to DieHards about what drew him to become one of ...
Department of Corrections records indicate Ely was an inmate at the Oklahoma State Reformatory Work Center in Granite, located about 144 miles (232 kilometers) southwest of Oklahoma City. He disappeared Thursday while working at a golf course in Mangum, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the ...
OKLAHOMA CITY -. State legislators are going home for the weekend after failing to reach an agreement on a teacher pay raise, just 11 days before a planned walkout. Right now, there are three plans in play: One by the Senate that will never pass in the House of Representatives; one in the House of ...


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