New Vance Air Base Tower Dedicated by Sen. Jim Inhofe

Ceremonies were held Friday for the opening of a new air traffic control tower at Vance Air Force Base in Enid. Funds for construction came from the National Defense Authorizataion Act for Fiscal Year 2010.
The new tower was officially named the “Inho…

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State Capitol Rally Planned by Opponents of Turnpike Link across Oklahoma County

Those residents in eastern Oklahoma County who are fighting the State Turnpike Authority over a proposed link between Interstate 40 and the Turner Turnpike plan a State Capitol rally next week.
Members of Stop the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority or SOTA w…

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State to Unveil Another Earthquake and Disposal Well Plan

Coming soon—another earthquake and wastewater disposal well plan from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Weeks after announcing a plan that covered at least 5,200 square miles and 245 disposal wells in northwestern Oklahoma, the commission no…

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New Study of I-35 from Moore to Norman Under ODOT Consideration

The Oklahoma Transportation Department is preparing to begin a nearly year-long engineering study to improve the flow of traffic on and off a 6-mile stretch of Interstate 35 in the cities of Moore and Norman.
The issue is to be voted on Monday when th…

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Who’s Hauling the Nation’s Freight? How Much will It Grow in the Next 30 Years?

A new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics projects freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will nearly …

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Rep. Russell Targets More Government Waste

Oklahoma congressman Steve Russell isn’t giving up on efforts to get the federal government to stop wasting taxpayers’ dollars. He’s now introduced the End Subsidies for Tobacco Act which would eliminate tens of millions of dollars a year in federal cr…

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Royalty Owners Sue Chesapeake, SandRidge and former SandRidge CEO Tom Ward

Even though federal prosecutors dropped their bid-rigging case following the death of Oklahoma oilman Aubrey McClendon, private landowners are stepping in and seeking their own justice.
A group of oil and gas royalty owners, led by the Dallas,Texas la…

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Royalty Owners Sue Chesapeake, SandRidge and former SandRiddge CEO Tom Ward

Even though federal prosecutors dropped their bid-rigging case following the death of Oklahoma oilman Aubrey McClendon, private landowners are stepping in and seeking their own justice.
A group of oil and gas royalty owners, led by the Dallas,Texas la…

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Feds to Drop Charges Against Oilman Killed in Crash—–Probe Not Ending

The Justice Department is dropping the case against the late Oklahoma oilman Aubrey McClendon in the wake of his death Wednesday morning in a traffic crash in Oklahoma City. However, it does not mean the government is ending its probe of bid-rigging al…

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State Treasury Suffers Another Tax Collections Hit in February

If it’s March, then the monthly gross receipts to the Oklahoma Treasury in February were down again. State Treasurer Ken Miller said they were for the 10th consecutive month. The February receipts of $758.5 million are down by nearly $90 million or mo…

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