Headlines: VA Doctor Shortage, Trucker Testing Backlog & Cox Center Construction

Jul 9, 2018

Headlines for Monday, July 9, 2018:

  • Oklahoma City’s VA Medical Center finds itself in the midst of a doctor shortage. (NewsOK)
  • Oklahoma voters could be deciding on another initiative for marijuana. (Tulsa World)
  • State’s new industrial hemp development program gains a dozen applicants. (Journal Record)
  • Tobacco quit lines are seeing an increase in calls. (NewsOK)
  • Oklahoma truck drivers are facing a backlog to take exams. (Journal Record)
  • The Tulsa Schools District is raising concerns about a drop in state aid and enrollment. (Tulsa World)
  • Thousands of educators expected to take part in the state’s education conference this week. (Tulsa World)
  • Oklahoma’s top prosecutor warns against answering phone calls from unknown numbers. (Tulsa World)
  • The number of runoffs in state races might be unprecedented. (Tulsa World)
  • EPA plans to remove lead from a former oil refinery in Bristow. (NewsOK)
  • A $55M overhaul of the Cox Center in Tulsa begins this week. (Tulsa World)