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Some laid-off Sprint workers sticking with aviation

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — When Robert Tallie moved to Wichita from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, two years ago, he came looking for a new job. It wasn't a blind move. He received a scholarship from WSU Tech and planned to work in the city's prominent...

 

Trump says he has given his 'blessing' to a deal between Oracle, Walmart and TikTok; new company to be based in Texas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says he has given his 'blessing' to a deal between Oracle, Walmart and TikTok; new company to be based in Texas....

 

Virus-related travel decline hits Las Vegas helicopter tours

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The plummeting of international travel in the wake of COVID-19 has put dozens of helicopter tour pilots and staffers out of work in southern Nevada. Several companies known for scenic tour flights to the Las Vegas Strip and Grand...

 

Nurses say state staffing levels leave patients vulnerable

DENVER (AP) — Some Denver nurses said the state's minimum staffing levels have left them overworked and patients vulnerable to substandard care. A Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment review of staffing regulations coincided with...

 

Oklahoma Supreme Court denies hearing on tribal compacts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected Gov. Kevin Stitt's attempt for another hearing regarding the court's earlier ruling that deemed the state's tribal gaming compacts with two Native American tribes invalid. The high court...

 

No injuries as gas line blast leaves crater in Oklahoma road

PIEDMONT, Okla. (AP) — A natural gas line explosion in a rural area northwest of Oklahoma City left a massive crater in a roadway, but caused no injuries, officials said Thursday. The line, owned by Denver-based DCP Midstream, exploded about 8:30...

 

August collections for Oklahoma's main fund exceed estimate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Collections to Oklahoma's main government operating fund exceeded the estimate last month by about 1%, state finance officials reported Tuesday. Office of Management and Enterprise Services Director Steven Harpe attributed the...

 

Judge awards tenants $52 million for 'horrendous' conditions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tenants who sued over "horrendous" living conditions at a Kansas City low-income housing development have been awarded $52 million in damages. Jackson County Judge Joel Fehestock on Tuesday found in favor of the tenants,...

 

Bars in some Louisiana parishes can open under latest rules

New Orleans (AP) — Bars in a handful of Louisiana parishes will be allowed to re-open under new, looser coronavirus restrictions announced Friday by Gov. John Bel Edwards. Bars in the state have been closed since July unless they have licenses to...

 

Many Wichita bars ignoring local coronavirus curfew order

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Several Wichita bars and nightclubs have been ignoring the city's 11 p.m. coronavirus curfew, with one owner saying he has to do it for his business to survive. City and county officials say the venues that have been flouting...

 

American Airlines holding off decision to cut some flights

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines confirmed Monday it is holding off on its decision to cut flights to Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Roswell, New Mexico, but warned that slumping demand in some markets is forcing the company to consider...

 

Western art collected by T. Boone Pickens offered at auction

DALLAS (AP) — Works of art depicting the American West and other pieces collected by the late Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens are expected to sell at auction for more than $15 million. Christie's said Thursday that the auction will be held Oct....

 

Oklahoma initial weekly, continuing jobless claims decline

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Claims for unemployment benefits in Oklahoma are declining after reaching record levels during the coronavirus pandemic, the state Employment Security Commission reported Thursday. First-time weekly claims for the week ending...

 

Report: Kansas forecast to harvest record soybean crop

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is forecast to harvest a record soybean crop this fall, but corn production in the state is expected to be down from last year, the National Agricultural Statistics Service said Friday. The agency said in its monthly...

 

Latest Garmin® Fantom Series Boosts Its Market-Leading Power for Solid-State Marine Radars

OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 8, 2020-- Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the world's leading marine electronics manufacturer 1, today announced the GMR Fantom ™ 254/256 open-array radars delivering 250W of...

 

US regulators take public comments on nuclear fuel plan

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — U.S. nuclear regulators have hosted their final public hearing on a proposal to build a multibillion-dollar complex in southern New Mexico to store spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the country, and...

 

Nebraska hospitals want money to recover from pandemic

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska hospitals are asking for more federal aid to help recover from the financial toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken. Nebraska Hospital Association officials say the pandemic has meant increased costs and a decline in...

 

Investigators examining Wichita's handling of records

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Investigators are examining the city of Wichita's handling of records after a complaint by a founder of a group seeking to save the Century II Convention and Performing Arts Center. Celeste Racette, leader of Save Century II,...

 

Unit Corporation Successfully Completes Financial Restructuring

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 3, 2020-- Unit Corporation (Company) today announced that it has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This marks the successful completion of the Company's financial restructuring process along with...

 

Oklahoma treasury collections fall 5% in August amid oil dip

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Overall collections to the state treasury last month were nearly 5% below collections from August 2019, driven mostly by a slump in oil and gas prices, Oklahoma Treasurer Randy McDaniel said Friday. The decline in August...

 

4 Kansas cities seek to land U.S. Space Command headquarters

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Four Kansas cities have submitted proposals for the new U.S. Space Command headquarters, the governor's office said Friday. Wichita, Derby, Leavenworth and Kansas City, Kansas, responded to requests from the federal government...

 

Deadline approaching for USDA's Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

WASHINGTON – 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 (CFAP) is Sept. 11, 2020. This program provides direct relief to... Full story

 

Zumwalt named director of Oklahoma unemployment agency

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission on Tuesday announced that interim director Shelley Zumwalt has been named executive director of the agency. The former budget analyst and communications director at the Office of...

 

Oil and gas lease sale nets $8M for New Mexico, other states

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The latest quarterly oil and gas lease sale for dozens of parcels in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas netted more than $8.2 million, federal land managers said. The Bureau of Land Management reported Friday that nearly half of...

 

United says it will drop widely scorned ticket-change fees

United Airlines says it listened to customers and is dropping an unpopular $200 fee for most people who change a ticket for travel within the United States. "When we hear from customers about where we can improve, getting rid of fees is often the...

 

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