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Kansas couple designs covered wagons for 'glamping'

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas couple is turning the concept of covered wagons that pioneers once used to journey west into a luxury experience for campers who want to enjoy nature without sacrificing the comforts of electricity and spacious beds....

 

State sells $5.1 million in bonds to update dams

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma has sold about $5.1 million in bonds which will be combined with previously designated federal and state funds to strengthen four high-hazard dams. The Oklahoman reports that a recent sale on behalf of the state's...

 

Oklahoma Legislature approves ban on taxing plastic bags

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature has approved a bill to prevent cities and towns from imposing a fee on single-use plastic and paper bags and it will now proceed to the governor's office. The measure aims to bar local governments from...

 

Oklahoma governor signs bill for commercial hemp production

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed legislation establishing guidelines for producing commercial hemp in the state. The bill signed by Stitt Thursday authorizes the state Department of Agriculture to develop and manage a hemp...

 

Colorado begins rewriting oil-gas rules with focus on safety

DENVER (AP) — Colorado oil and gas regulators are taking the first steps to implement a new law that makes public health and the environment their top priority. The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission released interim guidelines Friday for...

 

Austin buys $469M power plant, sidesteps 20-year contract

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The city of Austin bought a wood chip-fueled biomass power plant in East Texas for $460 million to break away from a punitive contract, a move energy officials called one of the largest single purchases in the city's history....

 

2 Missouri measures could halt local rules over large farms

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Measures advancing in the Missouri Legislature would limit the scope of rules that local governments can slap on large animal feeding operations. House lawmakers on Thursday voted 101-42 to pass a bill to give county...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    April 18, 2019

Lawsuits over shootings at Kansas business settled for $2M

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Families of the victims of a mass shooting at a central Kansas lawn equipment factory in 2016 have won a $2 million legal settlement from a now-defunct pawnshop that sold the firearms to the shooter's girlfriend. The settlement...

 

Defense awards Boeing $14.3B bomber maintenance contract

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Boeing Co. has won a $14.3 billion contract to service and maintain all B-1 Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress bombers at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. The contract includes hardware and software development and...

 

Kansas adds internet upgrade to avoid another massive outage

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has taken steps to prevent a crippling internet outage similar to the one that occurred in 2016. University spokeswoman Mary Walsh says the school recently installed a third fiber cable to campus....

 

Judge clears way for lawsuit by Muslim engineer in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has rejected a move by Spirit Boeing Employees Association seeking to dismiss the lawsuit filed by a Muslim aerospace engineer alleging discrimination stemming from a party at a Kansas lake. U.S. District Judge Julie...

 

Oklahoma City council approves financing plan for food hall

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials in Oklahoma City have approved a financing plan for a food hall in an area damaged in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building almost 24 years ago. The Journal Record reports that the city council...

 

Audit finds lack of oversight at Murray County's 911 center

SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) — Financial supervision of a 911 emergency call center in a southeastern Oklahoma county was so lax that governing board members once gave a $65,000 check to a company that was only required to be paid $650, according to a...

 

Educational TV network, foundation settle funding dispute

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A nonprofit foundation established to support the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority network has agreed to dissolve and hand over millions in assets to a replacement organization. OETA and OETA Foundation, Inc....

 

Plan to give Oklahoma pensioners pay boost stalls in Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A House-backed plan to give Oklahoma's public pensioners a 4% cost-of-living increase has been delayed in the Senate, which is opting to have a study conducted over the interim. The Senate Committee on Retirement and Insurance...

 

Census: Number of Kansas farms has dropped 5% over 5 years

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The government's latest Census of Agriculture for Kansas shows the number of farms in the state has dropped 5% from the count taken five years earlier. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Thursday that there...

 

Industrial hemp bill proceeds to Oklahoma governor's office

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation paving the way for the production of industrial hemp in Oklahoma is heading to Gov. Kevin Stitt after the state House passed the proposal. The bill would allow the state Department of Agriculture to develop and...

 
 By CASS RAINS    Regional    April 12, 2019

Family ranch uses higher-end breed to produce healthier meat

FAIRMONT, Okla. (AP) — Linda Woodruff and her family raise the Japanese breed of Wagyu cattle on their family farm, Silverwood Wagyu, east of Fairmont. The name comes from "Wa," which means Japanese, and "Gyu," which means cow. Silverwood also is...

 

To-go beers set to return to Oklahoma golf courses, marinas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Golfers in Oklahoma will again be allowed to take beer or wine onto the course. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Wednesday that closes a loophole in a voter-approved law that took effect Oct. 1 allowing the sale of...

 

Audit questions $10 million in fund use by Oklahoma DHS

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state audit questions the Oklahoma Department of Human Services' use of $10 million in federal funds to assist needy families with adoption expenses. Funds from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program are...

 

Drug manufacturers divided over jury trial in Oklahoma case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Drugmakers that Oklahoma sued over their alleged role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis appear divided over whether they want their case tried before a judge or jury. Johnson & Johnson filed a motion Tuesday seeking a...

 

1 in 4 Kansas public defenders quit last fiscal year

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A record 1 in 4 Kansas public defenders quit last fiscal year, with many blaming high caseloads and low salaries. Among them was Ruslan Ivanov, who told KCUR-FM that he typically juggled between 60 and 90 cases and sometimes...

 

Treasurer: Oklahoma revenue shows continued growth in March

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State Treasure Randy McDaniel says March revenue to the state treasury shows continued growth in the state's economy. McDaniel said Friday the state collected $1.1 billion during the month, an increase of $101.2...

 

Oklahoma City commission moves forward to preserve church

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City's Historic Preservation Commission is moving forward with a process that could designate an iconic egg-shaped church as a historic landmark. The Oklahoman reports that commissioners Wednesday instructed city...

 

Kansas lawmakers allow veto of tax relief measure to stand

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of a Republican tax relief bill will stand because GOP lawmakers did not attempt to override it. The Republican-controlled Legislature adjourned Friday for its annual spring break without an...

 

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