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New chairman brings tribal perspective to business group

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mike Canfield is the first tribal member to serve as board chairman for a business advocacy group that covers New Mexico's largest metropolitan area. Canfield is a member of Laguna Pueblo and will lead the Greater...

 
 By Steve Metzer    Regional    October 20, 2019 

Lawmakers told state must plan for more electric vehicles

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When it comes to electric vehicles, the Cherokee Nation, along with Oklahoma and the rest of the world, is charging toward the future. Three electric buses being built for the Cherokee Nation will soon be used to take students...

 

Bank7 Corp. Announces Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank7 Corp. (NASDAQ: BSVN), the parent company of Oklahoma City-based Bank7, announces that financial results for the third quarter of 2019 will be released before market open on Wednesday, Oct. 30th,...

 

Kansas farmers make progress planting next year's wheat crop

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A government snapshot shows Kansas growers making progress planting next year's winter wheat and harvesting fall crops. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that winter wheat planting was 77% complete,...

 

FAA to test whether packed planes affect evacuation time

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The size of your seat and how much legroom you'll get on a future flight could be decided by 720 Oklahomans taking part in a first-of-its-kind test to determine if jam-packed planes slow emergency evacuations. Frequent flyers...

 

Update: Oklahoma officials to meet with tribes for gambling talks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Native American tribes in Oklahoma will meet with state officials to discuss clashing views on the tribes' gambling agreement, which the governor has said it expires beginning of next year. The dispute over the agreement...

 

Oklahoma unemployment rate unchanged at 3.2% in September

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's unemployment rate held steady in September at 3.2%. The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that the jobless rate was unchanged from August and below the national unemployment rate of 3.5%. The...

 

In Oklahoma, governor tests power of tribal gambling

ADA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's history is so deeply intertwined with the 39 Native American tribes located there that the state's creation in 1907 was celebrated with a symbolic wedding ceremony between the Indian and Oklahoma territories. The...

 

Judge says he miscalculated award by $107M in opioid case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Tuesday acknowledged making a nearly $107 million miscalculation in determining how much drug maker Johnson & Johnson must pay the state to help address the state's opioid crisis. Following a hearing in Cle...

 

Prosecutors seek to keep $180K in suspect drug money

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors want to keep $180,000 in suspected drug money that was found during a Kansas traffic stop. The Wichita Eagle reports that court records say the money was uncovered in July when a Kansas Highway Patrol...

 

Report: New Mexico construction job boom driven by oil, gas

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A surge in construction jobs continues in New Mexico thanks in large part to the oil and gas boom in the southeastern corner of the state. A new report by the Associated General Contractors of America found that New Mexico...

 

About 2,000 workers prepare to strike against miner Asarco

About 2,000 workers at copper producer Asarco are preparing to picket in Arizona and Texas after voting to strike. The United Steelworkers said late Friday that workers rejected the latest contract offer from the subsidiary of Grupo Mexico. The...

 

A Kansas city buys Tesla to encourage use of electric cars

LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP) — The city-owned utility in Lindsborg wants to sell more electricity to the 3,500 people in town. So it bought a $40,000 Tesla Model 3 sedan. It wants to show that getting around in an electric car can make sense. "We're...

 

Wichita lawyer to change his plea in cyberattack case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita lawyer accused of plotting a cyberattack on websites with information criticizing his work has told a federal court he intends to change his plea. A docket notation Friday shows attorney Bradley Pistotnik has a...

 

Ornate desk owned by late oil magnate headed to Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An ornate conference-room table where the late legendary oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens made billion-dollar deals and hosted VIPs in his Dallas office is heading to the Oklahoma Capitol. Officials at Oklahoma State University...

 

Greyhound apologizes to Texas man who was kicked off bus

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Greyhound Lines has apologized to a Texas man who sued the company after a driver forced him off a bus at a station in Kansas at the dead of night, accusing him of being unruly and uncooperative. Mohammad Reza Sardari was...

 

Another Louisiana university joins beer-branding business

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A southeastern Louisiana university is releasing its first branded beer. Nicholls State University was launching Colonels Retreat, a lager brewed by Bayou Tech Brewery, at Saturday's football game against Central Arkansas....

 

World's first bladesmithing school relocates to Texarkana

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — The world's first recognized school of bladesmithing will celebrate its recent move from Historic Washington State Park in Washington, Arkansas, to Texarkana College next month with an open house and ribbon cutting. The...

 

OGE Energy Corp. third quarter 2019 earnings webcast

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss third quarter 2019 results at 9 a.m. Eastern time (8 a.m. Central time), Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. This call is being webcast...

 

At-home rape kit makers respond to Oklahoma cease-and-desist

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two companies marketing self-administered rape kits have responded to cease-and-desist letters sent by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter, arguing that they believe there's a legitimate market for their products among some...

 

Governor launches design of economic development strategy

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says she's launching the state's first formal strategy in 30 years to strengthen economic development. Kelly pledged Monday to work with industries and economic development specialists to write a...

 

Spirit churns out fuselages despite 737 Max grounding

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems has seen its stock price decline by 20% since the Boeing 737 Max jet was grounded but continues to churn out fuselages in anticipation of a rebound when the plane returns to the sky. Spir...

 

Oklahoma treasurer reports revenue collection growth slowing

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Treasurer Randy McDaniel says overall collections to the state treasury grew last month, but he says the growth is slowing, mostly due to a decline in oilfield activity. McDaniel reported overall collections to the...

 

Saracen Casino Resort partially opens in Arkansas

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — The largest tourism investment project in Arkansas has partially opened nearly a year after voters approved casino legalization, bringing thousands of jobs to Pine Bluff. The Saracen Casino Annex officially opened Tuesday...

 

Company claims Oklahoma judge miscalculated opioid award

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge made a $107 million miscalculation when he ordered consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to help clean up the state’s opioid crisis, attorneys for the company argue in a court...

 

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