Archive: 10/20/17: Friday
Pollution Linked To 9 million Deaths Worldwide Each Year
Pollution isn't just an unfortunate fact of modern life -- it is a killer. In fact, pollution is linked to about 9 million deaths each year -- three times as many deaths as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined -- according to a new large report published in The Lancet. It says pollution played a role in one in six of all deaths across the globe in 2015.
OK House Speaker Tells State Agencies To Hold Off On Cuts
Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives Charles McCall (R-Atoka) told state agencies to hold off on program and service cuts after nearly three weeks of this year’s rare special session at the Oklahoma state capitol have proved fruitless.
Oklahoma Granted Extension For Incorporating Federal "Real ID's"Twelve years after Congress passed the REAL ID Act--Oklahoma is still not complient. However, The Department of Public Safety assures us they are making progress--proof of that is the granted extension. The federal law was a recommendation of the 9/11 Commission in an effort to make IDs more secure. But In 2007, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a law that said our state would not comply due to concerns with how residents' information was stored. Ten years and multiple extension...
Trends, Topics & Tags: Colorado City Councilmember Uses App For Voting
A City Council candidate in Boulder, Colorado is trying a different approach. He's promising more voting power to the people on all issues if he's elected. He says he'll utilize an app to basically let voters decide which way he falls on the issue.