Union Pacific to upgrade railroad crossing on Main Street Main Street in Durant from First Avenue to Malone Street at the Union Pacific railroad crossing will be closed from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, Durant/Bryan County Emergency Management announced.
Union Pacific will be upgrading the Main Street crossing and motorists will have to detour around the construction area. The closing will be for Thursday only.
Drivers are reminded to slow down and watch for construction workers.
Okla. panel approves rejection of health care law
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state legislator called on his colleagues Tuesday to formally reject federal health care reform, arguing that Oklahoma should add its voice to a growing chorus of opposition to the law.
Legislation from Rep. Mike Ritze, R-Broken Arrow, would essentially declare President Barack Obama’s health care law unconstitutional and void in the state. Although it would carry little weight, Ritze argued that approval of the m...
Durant students are ahead of the curve A new, tougher common core for all grades and subjects in schools across the country will soon get its first testing in Oklahoma, but young Durant students are well ahead of the curve — working with the new Common Core Standards since September.
DISD Superintendent Jason Simeroth says, “We wanted to get started on it so we introduced it in all classes from kindergarten through third grade, and so far it’s going well.” It’s too soon to measu...
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Okla. Legislature to have $7B to spend on budget
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature will have $7 billion in revenue to spend on the coming fiscal year’s budget, an increase of $212 million over what was appropriated last year, a state panel determined Tuesday.
The figures approved by the State Board of Equalization are for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Gov. Mary Fallin said her priorities for the additional revenue are increased funding for public education and a pr...