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Headlines: VA Shutdown, Jail Sewage & OKC Fest

Headlines for Thursday, June 25, 2015:

  • Staff shortages force the Oklahoma City VA hospital to close its heart surgery program again. (NewsOK)

  • The political director of the state Republican Party resigns amidst controversy. (NewsOK)

  • Tulsa Sheriff Stanley Glanz is challenging the petition calling for a grand jury investigation of his office. (Tulsa World)

  • The mayor of Norman might have violated an ethics ordinance. (Norman Transcript)

  • Judge rules against the family of a man killed in a botched execution last year. (NewsOK)

  • Protestors decry the sewage condition at Oklahoma County Jail. (Oklahoma Watch)

  • Court listening to arguments in fate of OKC’s Union bus station. (Journal Record)

  • The $120 million for renovations at the State Capitol might not be enough. (Fox25)

  • Turner Falls Park in southern Oklahoma plans to re-open in time for the Fourth of July weekend. (KOCO)

  • Earthquake rise could be a “game changer” in drilling regulations. (Reuters)

  • Workers’ Compensation policy holders could see an increase in costs. (Journal Record)

  • The University of Oklahoma Regents approves a tuition hike. (NewsOK)

  • Changes might be coming to credit unions. (Journal Record)
  • Tulsa’s new superintendent reviews student achievement. (Tulsa World)                                    

  • The mother of a fallen soldier wants wreaths for every veteran's headstone at an eastern Oklahoma cemetery. (Muskogee Phoenix)

  • While some states are dealing with the confederate flag, Oklahoma had its own history with it. (News9)

  • About 30,000 people are expected this weekend in downtown Oklahoma City for OKC Fest. (OK Gazette)

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