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One man's mission: Save the turkey with a school for fowl

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Frank Reese agrees with Benjamin Franklin that turkeys are not only interesting, they are special. For several decades, he made it his life's mission to save the non-commercialized bird. At his farm in Lindsborg, he wants...

 

Extended unemployment benefits ending next month in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal program that had extended unemployment benefits for an extra 13 weeks in Kansas will stop next month just as new COVID-19 restrictions could lead to more furloughs and layoffs. The U.S. Department of Labor informed...

 

Report cites need for economic diversity in Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A new report commissioned by the city of Lawrence cites a need for the community to diversify its economy or risk becoming too expensive for many people. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the city in June hired Ernst &...

 

Extended unemployment benefits ending next month in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal program that had extended unemployment benefits for an extra 13 weeks in Kansas will stop next month just as new COVID-19 restrictions could lead to more furloughs and layoffs. The U.S. Department of Labor informed...

 

Some New Mexico essential business close due to virus spike

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some New Mexico essential businesses have been shut down because of a substantial increase in coronavirus cases. A new edict announced Thursday allows the New Mexico Department of Health to shut down workplaces for two...

 

Family that got virus warns public to spend holidays at home

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arlington is using one family's brush with the coronavirus as a warning to others who might be considering big get-togethers this Thanksgiving. Alexa Aragonez told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that her family weighed the ris...

 

Advocate worries over New Mexico utility's growing power

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — In a fight that was already lopsided, the Goliath could be getting steroids. At least that's what Mariel Nanasi, executive director of the nonprofit New Energy Economy, fears is possible with major changes coming for the New...

 

Fishing license fees going down in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — It will be a little less expensive to fish in Kansas starting Jan. 1. The Wichita Eagle reports that on Thursday, the Kansas Wildlife Parks and Tourism Commission announced several change related to outdoor recreation. Among...

 

Williams Announces Global Resolution with Chesapeake

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 23, 2020-- Williams (NYSE: WMB) today announced that it has reached a global resolution with Chesapeake as part of Chesapeake's Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring process. "Williams has strategically invested in...

 

Apply now for USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds farmers and ranchers that the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) is Dec. 11. This program provides direct...

 

Stitt hires Chesapeake accountant for new CFO position

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Tuesday the hiring of Amanda Rodriguez, a longtime accountant for Chesapeake Energy, for the new role of chief financial officer for the state of Oklahoma. Stitt said in a press release Rodriguez...

 

ADOT: Dust warning system worked well during August storm

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A new high-tech system to detect dust and alert drivers on a dangerous stretch of Interstate 10 in the southern Arizona desert didn't get much of a workout during this year's meager monsoon, but officials say it worked well...

 

Oklahoma business files suit after state, tribe impose taxes

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A grocery store chain filed a second lawsuit in Tulsa federal court asking a judge to determine whether one of its stores should be subject to sales tax for the Oklahoma Tax Commission, while also paying sales tax to the...

 

APMEX Leads Charge to Serve the Hungry

OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 16, 2020-- Oklahoma is the fifth hungriest state in the nation, according to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Leading online precious metals retailer APMEX is working to change this statistic by partnering with...

 

Forecast: Fewer corn bushels to be harvested in Kansas

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas farmers are forecast to harvest 759 million bushels of corn this season, down 5% from last year's production, the government said Tuesday. The National Agricultural Statistics Service said in its monthly crop report...

 

HireRight Ranked Among Top Pre-Employment Screening Providers by HRO Today

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 10, 2020-- HireRight, a leading provider of global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, has been recognized across four of HRO Today's...

 

Oklahoma-based Wheeler Labs Offers At-Home COVID-19 Test Nationally

OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 10, 2020-- Advancements in COVID-19 testing are now being offered by a Midwest start-up, Wheeler Labs, located in Oklahoma City. The product is an at-home saliva collection kit coupled with PCR testing, which gives...

 

Oklahoma City leaders miffed at utility over storm outages

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City leaders expressed frustration with the widespread power outages caused by an ice storm last month, with one City Council member suggesting that the utility that provides most of the city's electricity could do...

 

Plans for $75 million aquarium approved for Kansas City Zoo

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City parks officials have approved plans for the Kansas City Zoo to build a $75 million aquarium. The Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners on Tuesday approved spending $500,000 in capital improves to kick off...

 
 By JOSH FUNK    Regional    November 8, 2020

Profit jumps 82% at Buffett's firm but virus hurts business

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's conglomerate reported an 82% jump in its third-quarter profit as the value of its investment portfolio soared, but Berkshire Hathaway said the coronavirus pandemic continued to hurt its assorted businesses, such...

 

Average US gas price falls 3 cents to $2.19 per gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell 3 cents over the past two weeks to $2.19 per gallon. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that gas prices will likely continue to drop...

 

PHX MINERALS INC. TO ANNOUNCE FISCAL 2020 RESULTS AND HOST EARNINGS CALL ON DEC. 10, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PHX MINERALS INC., "PHX," (NYSE: PHX), today announced it will release results for its fiscal 2020 year ended Sept. 30, 2020, on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, following the close of trading on the New York...

 

Gateway Promotes Chris Dunlap to Regional Vice President

JENKS, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 9, 2020-- Gateway Mortgage, a division of Gateway First Bank, has promoted Chris Dunlap to Vice President of the North Central region of the United States. In this role, Dunlap will oversee all Gateway Mortgage...

 

Cherokee Nation to buy ranch where Will Rogers was born

OOLAGAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation has agreed to buy the ranch where Will Rogers was born from the Oklahoma Historical Society. The Cherokee Nation signed a purchase agreement Wednesday and promised to make needed repairs, restorations and...

 

Slumping energy prices drag down Oklahoma tax collections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Slumping oil and natural gas prices are dragging down overall collections to the state treasury, Oklahoma Treasurer Randy McDaniel reported Thursday. Gross receipts to the treasury in October were down about $47 million, or...

 

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