Oilers break the Missouri curse

INDEPENDENCE, MO.—The Tulsa Oilers snapped a 7 game losing streak to the Missouri Mavericks on Friday night as the defeated the team from the Kansas City suburb 4-1 in front of 5,580 in the Independence Event Center.  The Oilers snapped a three-game losing streak against the Maverick this season with the win which was solved during regulation time and not in the overtime/shootout conversion.

One of the main things that helped Tulsa to the victory was a stellar penalty-kill unit that disposed of nine Missouri power play opportunities in the game.  It was also a game where the Oiler trailed only once, and then for only a little under four minutes.  Another anomaly was that once the Oiler had a two goal-cushion over their opponents, they did not let the lead evaporate to force extra time to resolve the game.

OilersMavericks3The only goal for Missouri in the game came from the recently acquired Josh Brittain at 3:11 of the first period.  Brttain lifted the puck over Tulsa goalie Kevin Carr, to give the home side their one and only lead of the game.  After that, it was all Tulsa.

As a penalty that was leveled after former Maverick defenseman Dave Pszenyczny expired, Pszenyczny raced from the box and gained the puck behind the Missouri net, fed it to Jon Booras who snapped it into the net behind Mavs goaltender John Griggs to knot the score at 1-1.
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OK AG Pruitt: Immigration plan unlawful

Attorney General Scott Pruitt

Attorney General Scott Pruitt

According to a release sent Thursday by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, the legality of President Obama’s Executive Order will be tested in court.

“Tonight, the Administration proved once again that it is willing to mislead the American people about the effects and legality of their policy agenda. As they have admitted with respect to the Affordable Care Act, they think the American people are stupid. The American people are not stupid, and can see right through this blatantly political power grab on the part of the President.

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Faith Technologies hiring to fill 200 positions

FaithTechFaith Technologies, an electrical and specialty systems contractor, is now recruiting to fill 200 full-and part-time positions to accommodate continued growth and an expanded presence in the Tulsa market. Positions include both those on the job site as well as in the office.

Faith Technologies is currently hiring for electrical helpers, electrical apprentices, journeymen, foremen, superintendents, material handlers, Trimble operator, human resources assistant, detailers, estimators, preconstruction manager, project coordinator, assistant project managers, onsite safety manager and specialty systems project manager.

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Thanksgiving travel forecast

TurkeyTravel14aAccuWeather reports cold air will be less intense and much less widespread across the nation during the week of Thanksgiving, but there will still be a few travel trouble spots including areas of winter-like conditions and rain-related issues.

Arctic cold will release its grip over much of the nation by the time millions hit the roads and the skies during the busiest week for travel of the year.

However, while the warmest weather will be in the traditional areas of Hawaii, South Florida and Southern California, early-week travelers may encounter some weather-related problems departing their location and a few may find some rain when they arrive.

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Amendment limits tax increases, not cuts

Oklahoma Supreme Court

Oklahoma Supreme Court

A lawsuit challenging constitutionality of a tax cut amendment earned a strong rebuke from those instrumental in its passage. The lawsuit challenges Senate Bill 1246, an income tax reduction passed by the Legislature earlier this year.

State Question 640, approved by Oklahoma voters in 1992, required that all proposals increasing state taxes must either be sent to a vote of the people or receive three-fourths approval in both houses of the state Legislature. Such measures also cannot be approved in the final five days of the legislative session.

The filers of the suit claim that since the bill pertained to state tax collections, it needed to meet SQ 640’s requirements, which it didn’t. SQ 640 applies to any bill “intended to raise revenue,” according to the amendment’s wording.

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