Archive: 1/26/16: Tuesday
Residents Outraged Over Turnpike Expansion Plan In Eastern OK
Hundreds of Eastern Oklahoma County residents attended a meeting of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA). The crowd was there to voice concerns and learn more about the state's proposal to add 21 miles of toll roads linking I-40 to I-44 near Peebly Road.
OK Legislature Still Hoping Tax Incentive Panel Can Help Solve Budget Crisis
Last year, when the Oklahoma State Legislature was facing a $600-million shortfall, a panel was established to look into the state’s tax incentive program and suggest cuts. That panel was supposed to meet Jan. 1 to list the programs it was supposed to review. But as of today, and with the state facing an estimated $1-billion budget gap, all of the panel members still haven’t been chosen.
Advocates For LGBTQ Rights Fight Proposed Bills
With six days to go before the start of the state legislative session, one group is already taking aim at bills they find offensive. Advocates for LGBTQ rights came to the capital Tuesday with a message for legislators: Strike down 27 bills they call discriminatory, or it will cost Oklahomans
Medical Minute: Diabetes Research
According to the Oklahoma State Health Department, diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death in our state in 2012. In today's Medical Minute, News 9’s Angela Buckelew has the latest on diabetes research, including some groundbreaking work being done right here in Oklahoma.
Trends, Topics & Tags: Walmart Petitioned To Rebuild Baseball Field
Last week, Wal-Mart announced its closing more than 150 stores here in the U.S., including one in the town of Luther. Residents say the retailer tore down a little league football field in order to put the store in. Now they're calling on Wal-Mart to rebuild the field.