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 By ALEX VEIGA    Regional    April 12, 2024 

Homebuyers' quandary: to wait or not to wait for lower mortgage rates

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shop for a home now or hold out for the possibility of lower mortgage rates? That question is confronting many home shoppers this spring homebuying season. Lower rates give home shoppers more financial breathing room, so holding o...

 

Oklahoma sues natural gas companies over price spikes during 2021 winter storm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Texas-based natural gas companies are being sued by Oklahoma, which alleges they fraudulently reduced gas supplies to send prices soaring during Winter Storm Uri, making huge profits while thousands shivered across the s...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    April 3, 2024

A Kansas paper and its publisher are suing over police raids. They say damages exceed $10M

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A weekly central Kansas newspaper and its publisher filed a federal lawsuit Monday over police raids last summer of its offices and the publisher's home, accusing local officials of trying to silence the paper and causing the deat...

 

Oklahoma State Patrol says it is diverting traffic after a barge hit a bridge

SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Patrol said Saturday that it closed a highway south of Sallisaw after a barge struck a bridge over Arkansas River. Troopers closed South U.S. Highway 59 after the incident and diverted traffic from the a...

 

Third employee of weekly newspaper in Kansas sues over police raid that sparked a firestorm

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — An office manager at a weekly newspaper in Kansas is the latest employee to sue over a police raid last year that sparked a firestorm. Cheri Bentz alleges in the suit filed Friday in federal court that she was unlawfully d...

 

Oklahoma highway reopens following shutdown after a barge hit a bridge

SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma highway was reopened Saturday following its closure for a few hours after a bridge over the Arkansas River was struck by a barge. Troopers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol closed a portion of U.S. Highway 59 s...

 

Dairy cattle in Texas and Kansas test positive for bird flu

Milk from dairy cows in Texas and Kansas has tested positive for bird flu, U.S. officials said Monday. Officials with the Texas Animal Health Commission confirmed the flu virus is the Type A H5N1 strain, known for decades to cause outbreaks in birds...

 
 By JOHN HANNA    Regional    March 27, 2024

Kansas considers limits on economic activity with China and other 'countries of concern'

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas advanced proposals Wednesday aimed at preventing individuals and companies from China and other U.S. adversaries from owning farmland or business property, limiting state investments in foreign c...

 

With all the recent headlines about panels and tires falling off planes, is flying safe?

DALLAS (AP) — It has been 15 years since the last fatal crash of a U.S. airliner, but you would never know that by reading about a torrent of flight problems in the last three months. There was a time when things like cracked windshields and minor en...

 

Businesses are ready for April's total solar eclipse with celestial-themed doughnuts and beer

NEW YORK (AP) — Eclipse-themed beer. Jewelry and ornaments. And doughnuts that capture the sun's disappearing act with the help of buttercream frosting. With April 8's total solar eclipse right around the corner, businesses are ready for the c...

 

US military chief tours arms plants with GOP lawmakers to show that Ukraine aid boosts jobs at home

CAMDEN, Ark. (AP) — As they stood before massive rocket launchers built in part by their Arkansas constituents, Republican lawmakers were getting an unambiguous message Thursday from America's top military officer: A Ukraine aid package that's s...

 

Texas fires: With over 1 million acres of grassland burned, cattle ranchers face struggles ahead to find and feed their herds

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Strong winds spread the largest wildfire in Texas history across more than 1 million acres of rangeland in the...

 

Oklahoma grand jury indicts barbecue restaurant owner over deal with state parks agency

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The owner of an Oklahoma barbecue company that landed a sweetheart deal to build restaurants at several state parks was indicted Thursday on conspiracy and fraud charges in connection with the deal. Ronald Brent Swadley and t...

 

Kansas is poised to expand tax credit for helping disabled workers after debate over low pay

Kansas is poised to expand an income tax credit for goods and services purchased from companies and nonprofits employing disabled workers, a year after a debate over how much the state should buck a national trend against paying those workers below...

 

Liquefied Natural Gas: What to know about LNG and Biden's decision to delay gas export proposals

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Friday it is delaying consideration of new natural gas export terminals i n the United States, even as gas shipments to Europe and Asia have soared since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The decision by P...

 

Record-breaking economic impact of travel in state

OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Stitt and the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department released the record-breaking annual Economic Impact of Travel in Oklahoma report for the 2022 calendar year. “I always say Oklahoma is the best state in the country to sta...

 

Supreme Court allows federal agents to cut razor wire Texas installed on US-Mexico border

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed Border Patrol agents to cut razor wire that Texas installed on the U.S.-Mexico border, while a lawsuit over the wire continues. The justices, by a 5-4 vote, granted an emergency appeal f...

 

From brain drain to brain gain, Oklahoma's population on the rise

Following several years of sluggish population growth prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Oklahoma experienced a surge of in-migration from other states in recent years, including in 2023. The recent surge of new residents was driven primarily by...

 
 By Anna Pope    Regional    January 5, 2024

USDA report shows foreign-owned land holdings rising in Oklahoma

The U.S. department of Agriculture released its latest report on foreign-owned land files across the nation. Foreign-owned land holdings increased in Oklahoma and across the nation in 2022, according to the latest report on land ownership from the...

 

Odds for more sports betting expansion could fade after rapid growth to 38 states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — At his suburban St. Louis home, Brett Koenig can pull out his smartphone and open a sports betting app. But he can't place a bet. He is blocked by a pop-up message noting he is not in a legal location. Missouri is one of a...

 

Illegal crossings surge in remote areas as Congress, White House weigh major asylum limits

LUKEVILLE, Ariz. (AP) — Hundreds of dates are written on concrete-filled steel columns erected along the U.S. border with Mexico to memorialize when the Border Patrol has repaired illicit openings in the would-be barriers. Yet no sooner are fixes m...

 

AP Breakthrough Entertainer: Lily Gladstone is standing on the cusp of history

NEW YORK (AP) — Lily Gladstone is named after her great-grandmother. The elder Lily bore many similarities to Gladstone's character in Martin Scorsese's "Killers of the Flower Moon," Mollie Burkhart. Both women, born 10 years apart in the late 1...

 

Agency finalizing rules for Oklahoma's $215 million affordable housing program

New homes and rental properties could hit the Oklahoma market in the next two years if rules for a $215 million state-funded construction loan program are approved by the end of the year, officials said. The Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency, which...

 

How to talk to older people in your life about scams

NEW YORK (AP) — This summer, Daniel Goldstein's 86-year-old mom got an email that looked like it was from her bank. She was alarmed because she hadn't spent the money it mentioned, so she called a help number on the email. The person on the other e...

 

Kansas oil refinery agrees to $23 million in penalties for violating federal air pollution law

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas refinery has agreed to pay more than $23 million for violating the federal Clean Air Act and breaching a 2012 settlement for earlier pollution problems, the U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection A...

 

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