Archive: 9/16/17: Saturday
Legislator, Gov. Fallin At Impasse Over Criminal Justice Reform Survey
The latest sticking point in the political battle to reform Oklahoma's criminal justice system is a survey created by an Oklahoma legislator. Rep. Scott Biggs (R-Chickasha) is accused of stonewalling several criminal justice reform bills in the state House this past session, bills that Biggs says are fundamentally flawed in that they fail to define what constitutes violent crimes and what constitutes non-violent crimes. This last session, he put together a survey asking 150 public p...
Oklahoma Unemployment Rises To 4.5 Percent In AugustOklahoma’s unemployment rate rose one-tenth of one percent to 4.5 percent in August as the number of unemployed increased by a seasonally adjusted 2,274 and the number of people with jobs fell by nearly 100. The transportation, warehousing and utilities sector added 900 jobs over the month, but was offset by declines of 600 jobs in government, and 200 jobs in both the information and the professional and business services industries. The national unemployment rate for August a...
Houston Launches All-Out Assault To Combat Mosquitoes In Wake Of Harvey
As Houston and its surrounding areas begin to recover, people there are taking steps to head off a potential health threat: the mosquito population is expected to explode after Harvey left behind countless pools of stagnant water.
Sessions Tried To Resign After Heated Exchange With Trump In May
President Trump, infuriated by the naming of the special counsel in the Russia investigation in May, exchanged heated words with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett confirmed. Afterwards, Sessions tried to resign.
Sliding NFL Ratings Could Throw Networks For A Loss
In a fractured media environment where award-winning scripted dramas compete for the public's attention along with goofy cat videos, one of the few things that multibillion dollar media and entertainment conglomerates could count on to attract millions of viewers -- and generate the ad revenue that keeps them in business -- was the National Football League.