It's been 45 years since Oklahoma's Judicial Nominating Commission was established, but the bribery scandal preceding it hasn't been forgotten.
Tulsa attorney and commission member John Tucker watched the impeachment trials on TV as a young law student.
"Here are people just admitting that they paid money for decisions, and not just that they paid money, but it was only, like, a couple of thousand bucks to buy four votes in the Supreme Court," Tucker said. "How bad is that?"
Kids are wonderful. Kids are amazing. Kids enrich, brighten, and deepen our lives as parents, obviously. But they also change us --- in so many ways --- and "being a parent" in America today means something very different from what it meant, say, fifty or sixty years ago.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill that would restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma has easily passed the state Senate. The Senate voted 37-5 Tuesday for the bill that was written in direct response to a state Supreme Court decision that tossed a similar measure approved by the Legislature in 2011. The bill would prohibit off-label uses of certain abortion-inducing drugs by requiring doctors to administer the drugs only in accordance with U.S.
Takings Law in the energy sector - what is a proper governmental purpose, and what is adequate compensation? T.U. Professor Marla Mansfield discussed her in-depth and ongoing research on takings law. (Recorded March 10, 2014)
The Cherokee Nation hosts a regional job and resource fair with nearly a dozen vendors on today at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
The fair is being held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the upstairs salons A, B, C and D of the casino. Jobs available within Cherokee Nation Businesses include gaming, hotel, and food and beverage positions.
Accidental “hits” on utility lines continues to be a very real problem in Oklahoma and across the nation. It is also avoidable. April has been declared Safe Digging month by Governor Fallin. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is joining with the Governor to remind all Oklahomans of the importance of calling 8-1-1 or 1-800-522-OKIE before starting any project that involves digging.
Oklahoma Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Anthony says the warning is for all Oklahomans, not just those doing large projects.
The Cherry Street Farmer's Market will not be going to the dogs. The board that oversees the weekly market on 15th Street near Peoria will ask pet owners not to bring animals to the market, effective this week.
In part, this is due to an attack by a dog on a customer on April 5th at the market.
The requiem of Johannes Brahms was first heard in public performance on Good Friday in 1868 in Bremen Cathedral, a highly personal and intimate portrait of the composer emerging in this sacred but non-liturgical piece which reshaped Brahms’ career. Though portions of the second movement were part of an earlier symphony begun in 1854 in response to Robert Schumann's attempted suicide, a more immediate impetus for the work as a whole was the death of Brahms' mother in 1865.
UPDATE:Orchard owner Kent Livesay says it appears the peach crop escaped any serious damage from the overnight cold.
A helicopter makes lazy circles over the Livesay Orchard at Porter. It is an attempt to force warm air aloft down into the orchard. Owner Kent Livesay says it is an effort to save his peach crop from a late freeze. The temperature dropped to a critical level at the orchard just before 7 a.m.