ABC’s of Saturday’s TCC Ecofest

The 2017 Ecofest offers something for everyone in the family from cooking demonstrations to presentations on protecting our environment, gardening and aquaponics. A new feature this year is the Repair Café with how-to’s for areas of home repair and gardening. The event is free and will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 25 on the TCC Northeast Campus, 3727 East Apache Street. Continue reading

OK Workers’ Comp review

Guest Editorial:  February marked the 3rd anniversary of the Oklahoma Legislature’s reform of the workers’ compensation system and the establishment of the Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC), as an administrative agency of the State.

The system was designed to reduce litigation, streamline processing of claims, and control medical costs through more efficient and timely delivery. Good News: it is working as promised. Continue reading

NASA reauthorization signed

President Donald Trump listens to Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., left, after signing the NASA Transition Authorization Act

Today 1st District Rep. Jim Bridenstine and 3rd District Rep. Frank Lucas were  guests at the ceremony in the White House as President Trump signed into law S. 442, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017.

“For our space program to be successful, NASA needs consistency in its mission,” said Congressman Bridenstine. Continue reading

OK Senate advances criminal justice reforms

Building upon the success of previous legislation, the Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday approved a series of criminal justice reform bills.

“These historic votes will improve public safety in Oklahoma, and save our state $1.9 billion,” Governor Mary Fallin said. “Making smart, data-driven decisions on how to increase safety while decreasing our overcapacity prisons is key to pursuing smaller, more efficient, and more moral government. My thanks to Majority Floor Leader Greg Treat and Senator Wayne Shaw for sponsoring this landmark legislation, and for taking a huge step towards a better criminal justice system and a safer Oklahoma.” Continue reading

Roughnecks FC begin USL season play

Tulsa’s Kosuke Kimura & Jaoquin Rivas in St. Louis last Saturday.

The Tulsa Roughnecks FC with a very successful preseason are set to begin the 2017 USL season this Satruday night against the Colorado Springs Switchbacks. Kickoff for the match is set for 7:00 pm at ONEOK Field.

One most remarkable preseason match was against the Chicago Fire, Tulsa’ Major League Soccer affiliate. The Roughnecks battled the parent club to a 2-1 decision.  Continue reading