Oklahoma News Report - ONR

ONR is your source for news and information that matters for all of Oklahoma, and open, transparent government - Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 2pm on OETA. ONR (Oklahoma News Report) is Oklahoma's only statewide newscast in High Definition - delivering news and information that matters to all Oklahomans.ONR features in-depth reporting on important issues affecting the state and comprehensive year-round coverage of state government, making OETA your source for open, transparent government.

This Week on ONR for January 31, 2014

• At two very different locations, a similar story about enrollment for health care under the Affordable Care Act.
• Tax cuts remain a high priority for many legislators, while others warn now is not the time to reduce state revenue.
• As jail populations rise, many counties complain the state is not paying enough to house inmates waiting for a prison bed.
• A newly-opened blood bank offers hope to Oklahomans suffering from blood-related cancers.
• State Impact Oklahoma's Joe Wertz gives us an update on the opening of the southern leg of a major oil pipeline.
• E-Capitol News Director Shawn Ashley discusses the upcoming legislative session.
• The organization that regulates high school athletics in Oklahoma is coming under legislative scrutiny.
• And, Ted Streuli, Editor of The Journal Record, reviews the week in business.

This Week on ONR for January 24, 2014

• A federal judge's decision pushes Oklahoma to the forefront in the legal battle over same-sex marriage.

• State employees who have gone eight years without a pay raise voice concerns about proposed changes to Oklahoma's public pension system.
• Rural hospitals are facing financial hard times. In Pauls Valley, an increase in sales taxes is seen as a way to keep their hospital from closing.
• E-Capitol News Director Shawn Ashley discusses the upcoming legislative session and how U.S. Senator Tom Coburn's decision to not seek re-election is changing the political landscape at the capitol.
• As more and more grandparents are raising children, services are available to help them re-adjust to parenting.
• Cutting edge technology is helping increase detection of breast cancer.
• Oklahoma journalists and business advisors learn about the explosion of population and the media in Bangladesh.
• And, Adam Brooks, Managing Editor of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

This Week on ONR for December 27, 2013

• The year in review program features stories on:
o Moore Tornado
o Duncan Reacts to the Death of Christopher Lane
o Veterans Mental Health
o Concussions in Football
o Injection Wells and Earthquakes
o Death of Small Towns
o Where the Buffalo Roam
o Oklahoma Pecan Harvest


NOTE: ONR is pre-empted on January 3, 2014, but will return with a new program on January 10, 2014.

This Week on ONR for December 20, 2013

• The Highway Patrol says low salaries compared to other law enforcement agencies mean fewer troopers on Oklahoma roads.
• The Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism was formed after the Oklahoma City Bombing. Now, funding cuts threaten the Institute's future.
• The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office is giving a boost to military veterans looking for new jobs and careers.
• While drinking and driving is always a concern during the holidays, the laws that regulate alcoholic beverage production and sale in the state are haled as being business-friendly.
• An Oklahoma-produced Bible app has become a huge seller nationwide.
• Tulsa doll-makers deliver Christmas gifts and memories that last a lifetime.
• Oklahoma charities express concerns about a lag in holiday giving.
• The Equalization Board certifies less money than expected for the upcoming 2014-15 fiscal year. And, the Oklahoma Supreme Court issues two major decisions. We discuss a busy week at the capitol with Shawn Ashley of eCapitol.
• And, Adam Brooks of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

This Week on ONR for December 13, 2013

• The State Department of Education responds to criticism of the A Through F school grading system as many parents and educators ask for it to change.
• Oklahoma's sluggish economy threatens a plan to provide salary increases to state employees.
• Declining revenues may lead to "flat" budget year for state government.
• Small non-specialty hospitals are facing a patient and financial deficit, which threatens to shutter some rural medical facilities.
• Oklahomans have discovered the benefits of volunteering – not just for those who need help, but also to help those provide it.
• "Women in Recovery" gives women who would have been in prison another chance to lead happy, healthy lives.
• In an It's Your Government report, we visit the state agency that preserves and shares Oklahoma's past.
• And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.