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Google’s latest data center could be in Kansas City

Google, the international tech giant that has already spent millions developing a data center in Pryor, Oklahoma is now considering a $600 million data center project in Kansas City. The Kansas City Star reported that Google wants to locate the project in the city’s northside. International technology giant Google is …

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July is Home Energy Aid Month and PSO is part of it

Public Service Company of Oklahoma is teaming with the Salvation Army, City of Tulsa and other utilities to be part of Home Energy Aid Month in July. Together, PSO and the other organizations will raise awareness and support for area residents who need temporary help in paying their home heating …

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FERC members are split over natural gas and climate change

After interviewing all four members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Axios reporter Amy Harder found them to be divided over natural gas and climate change. Regulatory decisions about America’s bounty of natural gas are in the hands of an obscure and understaffed federal agency with a limited mandate to …

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Chinese scientist barred from Canadian laboratory

  No one’s calling it another example of Chinese spying but a recent incident at a Canadian disease laboratory is raising questions and prompting growing speculation. Sciencemag.org reports that Canadian researchers are reacting with puzzlement to the news that a “policy breach” has caused the nation’s only high-containment disease laboratory to …

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Environmental group loses challenge in Missouri

A Missouri environmental group that has filed suits against the EPA, the Army Corps of Engineers and the state of Missouri has lost an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court. The high court recently upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss the petition of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment …

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Former Commissioner Jim Townsend dies

Former Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Jim Townsend  died on July 18, 2019.  He was 91 and lived in Shawnee. Townsend spent  35 years as a locomotive fireman and engineer for the Rock Island Railroad. He was also elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives and served from 1964 to 1980 and …

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Oil and gas lost workers in June while Oklahoma jobless rate remained at 3.2%

The number of oil and gas jobs dipped slightly in Oklahoma in the month of June as the state’s jobless rate held steady, according to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. The June overall jobless rate remained at 3.2% with a total of 58,214 unemployed Oklahomans out of a labor force …

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Oklahoma firms honored by National Safety Council

The National Safety Council recognized seven Oklahoma organizations for their commitment to keeping employees safe on the roads during the presentation of the inaugural Our Driving Concern Oklahoma Employer Traffic Safety Awards. Awards were presented in partnership with the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and the Oklahoma Safety Council at the Oklahoma Safety …

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