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Highway is happening

  By Ryan Horton Managing Editor When Tim Hight was brought on as executive director of the Eastern Oklahoma County Partnership five years ago, his number one mission became bringing a high-speed transportation corridor through the area to benefit the future growth of local communities. His dedication paid off last week when the “Driving Forward:…

Lawmaker calls for moratorium on builidng more turnpikes

  State Rep. Lewis Moore Thursday called for a moratorium on new turnpikes in Oklahoma until an agreement can be made to dedicate the current collection of fees and taxes on fuel, drivers’ licenses and vehicles to roads, highways and bridges. “We collect enough money to meet our transportation needs without having to resort to…

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Boeing opens new facility near Tinker AFB

OKLAHOMA CITY  – Boeing today opened a new engineering, research and development lab facility near Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City that will design, test and apply modernization technologies for legacy aircraft such as the C-17 Globemaster III and the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS). The 300,000-square-foot structure is the newest addition to…

Local Wendy’s affected by cyber attacks

  Choctaw location is only compromised site in Oklahoma By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Fast-food chain Wendy’s announced last Thursday that customers’ personal information was compromised in a series of cyber attacks that started last year. Wendy’s has been investigating “unusual payment-card activity” since early this year, and they announced that cardholder names, credit and…

Regents approve tuition increase

By Jeff Harrison Managing Editor Students at Rose State College can expect to pay more for classes next fall. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education approved a 12.9 percent increase for tuition and mandatory fees at Rose State College last week. The school’s tuition will increase by 10 percent or $9.15 per credit hour.…

‘Reel Dead’ Prepares to Film

  By Ryan Horton Managing Editor Adam Bass has used film to help students learn many academic and life lessons throughout the years, and now this Choctaw High School teacher hopes to lead by example and inspire others to follow their dreams. Bass has produced and filmed a variety of short productions during his 18…

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