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Articles from September 26, 2012

Commentary: Prosperity Policy: Helping Our Neighbors
How do we respond, as individuals and as a society, to those among us who are less privileged and fortunate?Last week, the Census Bureau released the latest poverty numbers. Last year, more than one in six Oklahomans had incomes below the federal poverty...
Dallas-Based Eagle Materials Buying Lafarge Assets for $446M
Eagle Materials Inc. is entering the Oklahoma and Missouri markets with a $446 million purchase. The Dallas-based producer of basic building materials announced that it will buy Lafarge North America's Sugar Creek, Miss., and Tulsa cement plants, as...
Dank Questions Insurance Industry Tax Credits in Oklahoma
Oklahoma's tax credits for insurance premiums have grown from $39 million in 2006 to $58 million in 2012, the chairman of a task force charged with analyzing the state's tax incentive system said Wednesday.Speaking at a legislative hearing, state Rep....
EMSA Board Mulls Tulsa's Recommended Changes
A sense of agreement underlined Wednesday's Emergency Medical Services Authority board discussion of the city of Tulsa Management Review Office's recommended procedural changes. But potential long-term divisions also cropped up, with Tulsa District 8...
Fed Official Upbeat about Oklahoma's Outlook despite Manufacturing Slowdown
Despite economic activity in the manufacturing sector declining for the third straight month, an official from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City remained upbeat about the state's outlook.Chad Wilkerson, vice president and Oklahoma City branch executive...
Industry Experts: More Infrastructure Needed for Energy Independence
Energy independence is possible in the next decade or two, but more infrastructure is needed, energy industry experts said at the Southern States Energy Board conference Tuesday.In order to build pipelines and drill for oil and natural gas, energy companies...
It's a Living: Voter Registration Data Entry Coordinator in Oklahoma
When a voting poll volunteer finds a name on the registration list and hands over a ballot for the presidential race this November, thank Joy Harris."I think most people are kind of clueless about what happens behind the scenes," she said recently. "Over...
Low-Water Dam Dominates Jenks' Vision 2 Sales Tax Discussion
No. 1 on Vic Vreeland's Vision 2 wish list is a low-water dam next to the RiverWalk Crossing outdoor center on the west bank of the Arkansas River. Vreeland, Jenks mayor, said on Wednesday that the passage of the Vision 2 sales tax would benefit the...
OKC Events: September 26, 2012
Halloween isn't here yet and neither is Thanksgiving, but it's time to plan for the eighth annual Holiday River Parade benefiting the Oklahoma River Foundation. The event, which attracts 30,000 people, is scheduled Nov. 23 on the Oklahoma River and will...
Orange Blossoms: Oklahoma City-Based Frozen Yogurt Chain Expects to Beat Growth Goal
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is growing so rapidly that CEO Reese Travis expects the Oklahoma City-based company to beat its goal of opening 300 stores in three years by about three months.Orange Leaf will celebrate the opening of its 200th store on Thursday...
Osage Nation Breaks Ground on Skiatook Casino, Plots Revitalization Effort
Within a small white shelter from the drenching rain, a group of Osage Nation leaders gathered Wednesday in the pooling water to thank God in two languages for the downpour at their feet and the one on their horizon.They then broke ground for Skiatook's...
State Chamber of Oklahoma Releases Supreme Court Judicial Evaluations
Saying he just wanted to provide voters with more information, the president of the State Chamber of Oklahoma released the group's first judicial evaluations of the state's Supreme Court justices.Chamber CEO Fred Morgan, who served as minority floor...
Street Preachers Sue OKC over Noise Ordinance
Four Christian street preachers have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Oklahoma City over a noise ordinance they claim keeps them from proselytizing in Bricktown.The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Western District...
Taking a Swipe at Credit Card Fees: Oklahoma Retailers Say Proposed Lawsuit Settlement Isn't Adequate
Oklahoma retail business operators said they are dissatisfied with the proposed $7.25 billion settlement of a credit-card lawsuit, echoing the position of national trade groups that say the payoff doesn't fix an underlying problem.The assessment of so-called...
The Journal Record Business Briefs: September 26, 2012
Williams signs agreementTULSA - Williams has signed a new long-term gas processing agreement with a producer in the Canadian oil sands.Williams will extract, transport, fractionate, own and market the natural gas liquids and olefins recovered from the...
The Journal Record Legal Briefs: September 26, 2012
2 attorneys join GableGotwalsTULSA - Katherine Koljack and Barbara M. Moschovidis have joined GableGotwals as associates in the Tulsa office.Koljack is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and received her law degree from the University of Oklahoma...