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Lawsuit could dismantle 20 years of tax reform in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has a case before it that could dismantle nearly every tax reform in the State of Oklahoma passed since 1992. It involves State Question 640, passed by voters that year, which basically mandated that all bills which raise revenue originate in the House, and pass both ...

Two of Tulsa's largest malls will open Thanksgiving Day

Around the country, some shopping malls have come under fire for forcing stores to open on Thanksgiving Day, but that's not the case at two of Tulsa's biggest shopping destinations. Tammy Stefanoff at Tulsa Promenade tells KRMG they encourage store owners to extend their hours, but don't require them to ...

Make your holiday visit to the airport hassle-free

Heading to the airport on one of the busiest weeks of the year can be a daunting experience, but a little planning and common sense can go a long way toward making the experience quicker and easier. The Sunday and Monday after Thanksgiving are two of the busiest days of ...

Rally held for education: 49th is not OK

No Child Left Behind waiver reinstated

When Oklahoma voters turned down Common Core, it left the state without academic standards for its schools, and the federal government cancelled Oklahoma's flexibility waiver under the No Child Left Behind Act. The state board couldn't make an August deadline to prove Oklahoma had "college and career ready" educational standards ...

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center, leaves the USS Anchorage at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on April 2, 2014, in Honolulu. Hagel, who is in Hawaii for the first U.S.-hosted U.S.-ASEAN Defense Forum, briefly spoke on the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas. Hagel said he needed to get more information before he could comment on the shootings.

Hagel resignation fuels speculation about why, what next

A Vietnam veteran with several decorations including two Purple Hearts, Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is resigning from his position as Secretary of Defense. In an appearance with President Obama late Monday morning, both men expressed mutual admiration and gratitude, but reports from inside the Beltway indicate the resignation may ...

Stoplights at one of Tulsa's most dangerous intersections, 71st and Memoria

Red light cameras not a hit with many, including Tulsa's mayor

While the city council's looking for a legal opinion on red light cameras, Mayor Dewey Bartlett has his own opinions on the topic. He tells KRMG he prefers the old "tried and true" methods of traffic enforcement, namely "police officers doing their job and looking out after those who run ...

TARE chairman responds to council, defends green waste decision

The process could have gone more smoothly, but the chairman of the city's trash board has no complaints with the solution reached to deal with Tulsa's green waste disposal. Overseeing the disposal of garbage, recyclables, and green waste is the purview of the Tulsa Authority for the Reclamation of Energy ...

Stoplights at one of Tulsa's most dangerous intersections, 71st and Memoria

Council to seek advice on red light cameras

A Tulsa city councilor hopes to get a legal opinion Thursday on whether red light cameras are legal under state law. Councilor G.T. Bynum wants the council to request City Attorney Dave O'Melia to research the topic after Bynum's staffers were unable to find any laws expressly forbidding or allowing ...

Trash board gets rid of green waste program

After the city spent millions converting to a new trash system, including money spent to educate the public on how to separate green waste from trash and recyclables, the trash authority has voted to approve a contract that eliminates the green waste program without allowing public comment, nor consulting with ...

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Major change coming to Cox cable lineup in Tulsa

It's a plan that's been brewing for several years, and next month, Tulsa becomes the first city in the country to see the all new lineup on Cox. Bruce Berkinshaw tells KRMG he has been working toward that day for about four years. The reason for the change is simple. ...

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Israeli ambassador: Recent violence orchestrated, not random

Recent attacks on Israelis in Jerusalem are part of an orchestrated campaign of terror, not isolated acts, according to Israeli Ambassador to the United States Meir Shlomo. In an exclusive interview, he told KRMG the violence is "a systematic incitement by Palestinian terrorist organizations, by the Palestinian Authority unfortunately, even ...

Aetna to drop individual health plans in Oklahoma

Health insurance giant Aetna will no longer cover individual health plans in Oklahoma, a move that will affect thousands of customers who need to act quickly to save themselves money and a major inconvenience. Aetna spokesman Rohan Hutchings confirmed the news Wednesday, saying "this decision was not taken lightly." "All ...

Domestic oil, gas production fueling low gas prices

Domestic production of oil and natural gas has climbed significantly in recent years, which has driven a drop in prices at the pump. That's one of the factor QuikTrip's Mike Thornbrugh pointed to in a discussion with KRMG Tuesday about the dramatic decline in prices. The average price of a ...

Bodies of elderly couple discovered near Sapulpa

Creek County investigators confirm two people were found dead inside their home just north of Sapulpa early Monday evening. Investigators say they responded just before 6:30 p.m. to the home near W. 76th Street and 145th West Avenue, after a call from the Creek County Ambulance Service. It appears both ...

President Obama in Cushing, Okla.

Senate to take up Keystone XL pipeline bill

The US Senate will likely vote to approve a bill that would allow the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline to go forward Tuesday, but whether the president will sign such a bill remains an open question. The House voted last week to approve the pipeline, which would move ...

First storm of the season good practice for city crews

Tulsa's first winter storm of the season wasn't big enough to pose a real danger, but big enough that crews deployed hundreds of tons of salt on the roads, taking the opportunity to troubleshoot their system. Tim McCorkell, Street Maintenance Manager for the city, tells KRMG "everything went well. It ...

City, county reach deal on jail, announcment coming Monday

Taxpayers in Tulsa County will soon know how much of their money will be spent on jail operations, and by which entity, as the city and county have reached an accord on a new agreement. For months, the two sides have bickered over how much the city should pay to ...

ROSEMONT, IL - Garth Brooks performs at the Allstate Arena on September 4, 2014 in Rosemont, Illinois. 

Garth Brooks adds four more shows in Tulsa

Oklahoma’s own country music legend said he would make sure everyone who wants a ticket to his Tulsa show gets one. Shortly after tickets went on sale Friday morning, Garth added three more shows January 10 through January 12. About an hour later, he added a seventh. The Garth Brooks ...

'Digital divide' a real challenge for Tulsa schools

In 2013, voters approved a $38 million bond issue designed in part to help bring Tulsa Public Schools classrooms into the digital age. The goal was to ensure all classrooms had wireless Internet, and the same access to equipment. There was also the stated goal of having at least one ...

Garth: 'Everyone who wants a ticket will get one'

The hottest ticket in town for the next few months will be a ticket to one of several Garth Brooks shows scheduled for January at the BOK Center in Tulsa. But it won't be all that easy to get one, at least on Friday morning when they go on sale. ...

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