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Report cites Los Alamos lapses in handling of toxic metal

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new federal report says Los Alamos National Laboratory violated regulations to protect workers from exposure to a metal that can cause lung disease and cancer. The Energy Department inspector general's report says the...

 

14 Oklahoma counties could lose right to sell beer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Up to 14 counties in Oklahoma might lose their right to sell beer after a new law taking effect in October replaces low-alcohol beer with stronger beer. Counties will be required to have liquor-by-the-drink sales approved in...

 

Across-the-board cuts pending in bill on governor's desk

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill to impose across-the-board cuts to all state agencies, including public schools, for the remainder of the fiscal year is heading to the desk of Gov. Mary Fallin, who has indicated she plans to sign it. The Oklahoma...

 

Senate advances business tax break, despite school worries

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill restoring a small business tax break has advanced in the Kansas Senate despite concerns that the money may be needed to fund public schools. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the measure received first-round...

 

Pawn shop sued over 2016 Kansas business shooting

HESSTON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas pawn shop is being sued over the sale of firearms used in a 2016 mass shooting at a lawn equipment factory. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Harvey...

 

Retail gasoline prices in Texas, nation continue to drop

COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices across Texas and the nation have dropped again this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide for unleaded was $2.26 per gallon, down 4 cents from last week. The...

 

Chesapeake Energy back to profit as production, prices rise

A boost in production and commodity prices pushed Chesapeake Energy Corp. back into a profitable fourth quarter. The company also finished 2017 with its first annual profit in three years after years of cost-cutting. Shares jumped almost 13 percent...

 

Before the US approves new uranium mining, consider its toxic legacy

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Uranium – the raw material for nuclear power and nuclear weapons – is having a moment in the spotlight....

 

Drought forces painful choices for New Mexico ranchers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some stretches of New Mexico have gone months without meaningful moisture, leaving farmers and ranchers to make difficult decisions as long-term forecasts call for drought to intensify across the already arid state....

 

McCaskill, O'Dear favor assault weapons bans, Hawley doesn't

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and an independent candidate running for her job support banning assault weapons to stifle the sort of violence that killed 17 at a Florida high school, while the likely Republican challenger says...

 

Topeka Capital-Journal names new publisher

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former intern at the Topeka Capital-Journal has returned to the city to become publisher of the newspaper. Gatehouse Media announced the appointment of Stephen Wade on Friday. As a young journalism student at the University...

 

Kansas Senate approves chicken house expansion

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers advanced a bill that would allow industrial chicken farms to house more birds closer to homes and communities, despite a public outcry last year over a proposed Tyson Foods chicken plant. Senators on Thursday pa...

 

Spirit AeroSystems to pay bonuses to Wichita employees

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — About 11,500 Spirit AeroSystems workers in Wichita have received bonuses. The employees received bonuses Thursday after the aircraft supplier reported a 13 percent year-over-year increase in profit on revenue of $7 billion last...

 

Texas adds 3 rigs as US rig count increases to 978

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by three this week to 978. That exceeds the 754 rigs that were active this time a year ago. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday...

 

Mavs launch probe after allegations of workplace misconduct

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace for women. Ussery was accuse...

 

Wichita bank sues after ATM gave out $100s instead of $5s

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita bank is trying to get money back from a woman accused of making more than 50 withdrawals from an ATM that was spitting out $100 bills in place of $5s. The Central National Bank filed a lawsuit last month in Sedgwick...

 

Wichita State's new business school gets $1 million gift

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Fidelity Bank and its owners have donated $1 million toward of a new business school at Wichita State University. The university announced the donation Wednesday from the bank, its foundation and bank's owners, the Bastian...

 

Arkansas panel endorses change to college savings plans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have advanced a proposal to allow taxpayers with tax-deductible 529 college savings plans to withdraw funds for tuition at public, private and religious K-12 schools. A legislative subcommittee on...

 

Oil spill cleanup underway in suburban Oklahoma City

YUKON, Okla. (AP) — A spokesman for the Environmental Protection Agency says cleanup is underway in suburban Oklahoma City where about 2,000 barrels of oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline. EPA on-scene coordinator Mike McAteer said Tuesday that...

 

Google plans to expand data center in Oklahoma

PRYOR, Okla. (AP) — Google is planning to open another four-story data center in Oklahoma, bringing the company's total investment in the state to at least $2.5 billion. The company recently announced plans to spend $600 million on the additional...

 

Revenue numbers show mixed bag for Oklahoma budget

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Revenue collections are continuing to climb as Oklahoma emerges from an economic recession, but finance officials say state legislators still will have a $167 million hole to fill in next year's budget because of increasing...

 

Dallas official asks NRA to move May convention elsewhere

DALLAS (AP) — A top elected official in Dallas says the "madness" of school shootings must stop and is asking the NRA to hold its annual convention elsewhere. Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway told reporters Monday that the nation's largest gun lobby...

 

Missouri House gives initial approval to industrial hemp

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill legalizing industrial hemp. Proponents said Tuesday that the bill was a development opportunity that could be a boon for farmers and businesses. Hemp, which can be...

 

Oklahoma official says rail used by Amtrak is compliant

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma transportation official says rail used by Amtrak for the Heartland Flyer that runs daily between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas, complies with a new speed control system. Amtrak President and CEO Richard...

 

Missouri, Kansas work to secure national bicycle route

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Missouri and Kansas officials are working to designate sections of Route 66 as a national bicycle route. The U.S. Bicycle Route System is the national cycling route network serviced by state and local governments. The goal of the...

 

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