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Headlines: Teacher Shortage, Charity Runs & Train Whistles

Headlines for Tuesday, August 25, 2015:

  • Mental health issues plagued son of slain Labor Commissioner Mark Costello. (NewsOK)
  • Despite hiring 600 educators, state remains 1,000 teachers short for 2015/2016. (Tulsa World)
     
  • A literacy program in Tulsa shows success. (Tulsa World)

  • An Oklahoma couple is challenging the state’s Indian Child Welfare Act in federal court. (NewsOK)

  • Attendance at runs and walks for charity might be waning. (Journal Record)

  • Group wants legal contract for Tulsa County Sheriff canceled. (Tulsa World)

  • The Cleveland County Sheriff’s office unveils its interactive smartphone app. (Norman Transcript)

  • Four state agencies are fleeing the First National Center after concerns of utility shutoffs. (NewsOK)

  • Some parts of the state are seeing drought conditions return. (News on 6)

  • Alternate routes for a high-voltage transmission line are being investigated. (Muskogee Phoenix)

  • A Chinese company is buying an Oklahoma City Pharmaceutical firm. (NewsOK)

  • The University of Central Oklahoma receives its sixth Student Support Services grant. (Edmond Sun)

  • University of Oklahoma students are mentoring elementary children. (Norman Transcript)

  • A Facebook page looks ahead to MAPS Four. (Journal Record)
     
  • The Oklahoma City Council wants trains to stop blowing their whistles. (NewsOK)

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