Yearly Archives: 2016


Ohio EPA received another round of test results today from homeowners in the village of Sebring who asked to have their tap water tested and all 28 samples were below the federal allowable limit for lead. Ohio EPA ordered the village of Sebring on January 21 to offer free water testing for any homeowner who asked and will make those results public as they are received.

Federally-Funded Solar Beer, Moonshine, and Bags of Air – Its Waste Watch No.4

Congressman Steve Russell (OK-5), a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released his fourth edition of Waste Watch. Like the three editions released in 2015, the February 2016 publication singles out examples of government programs that, while possibly well-intentioned, ultimately wasted taxpayer funds.

Lead in the Water, Way Beyond Flint

A single serving of pasta cooked with North Carolina tap water in the home of a sick baby contained more lead than a dime-sized paint chip. An increase in spontaneous abortions and miscarriages was tied to undisclosed lead in the Washington, D.C.’s drinking water. And tap water at an Ohio mobile home community was found to have three times the allowable lead levels for months before residents were informed

Inhofe Applauds Announcement of New Commercial Air Service into Stillwater

.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today participated in an event at Stillwater Regional Airport where American Airlines announced it will be establishing its first commercial air service at the airport beginning in August. Inhofe delivered brief remarks and was joined by Casey Norton, director of external communications at American Airlines; Patrick Quayle, managing director, network and fleet strategy at American Airlines

Cherokee Nation helps city of Tahlequah with demolition project

The Cherokee Nation helped the city of Tahlequah save thousands of dollars by donating the tribe’s environmental health experts’ time to check for asbestos in a row of nearly two dozen homes marked for demolition

Cherokee Nation among 26 tribes awarded $5.9M in HUD grant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded $5.9 million in grants Friday to offer a permanent home and supportive services to Native veterans who experience or are at risk of homelessness.


OHFA Awards $600,000 to Organizations Providing Down Payment Assistance

Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Trustees approved Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) contracts during its July meeting to provide funding for affordable housing in Oklahoma. OHFA is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development designated state Participating Jurisdiction.



The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Leased Family Dollar

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant Family Dollar located at 1105 Tulsa Avenue in Kansas, Oklahoma for $975,000.