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State Tipoffs Involving Oklahoma Newsletter for Sunday March 08, 2020 ( 7 items )  

Life Began at 70 for Globe-Trotting Chickasaw Philanthropist With a Life Devoted to Others
ADA, Oklahoma, March 5 -- The Chickasaw Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: Many dream about retirement. A time to sit back, enjoy the grandkids, live life at a slower pace, and just relax and appreciate the smell of freshly brewed coffee. These activities just get 97-year-old Chickasaw citizen Lois Colaw started. With days full of volunteering at local hospitals and a bursting social calendar, Colaw has found time to actively indulge her pa  more

Louisiana Tech University: Council for Advancement & Support of Education Honors Communications Work
RUSTON, Louisiana, March 4 -- Louisiana Tech University issued the following news: Louisiana Tech University brought home five awards from the CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District IV annual conference in Grapevine, Texas, including three silver and two bronze awards. Each year, the CASE Accolades competition recognizes the best advancement-focused work in over 50 categories from social media to print publications. Louisiana Tech competed against universities and col  more

Nation's Leading Historians to Headline University of Oklahoma 'Teach-In on American Immigration in Global and Historical Context'
NORMAN, Oklahoma, Feb. 26 -- The University of Oklahoma issued the following news release: Five nationally renowned historians and authors will speak at the University of Oklahoma's 2020 Teach-In, a single-day lecture series designed to engage the broader community on civic education through history. This year's Teach-In will focus on "American Immigration in Global and Historical Context" and will be held Monday, March 9, with lectures taking place in the Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall in Catlet  more

Oklahoma A.G. Hunter Joins Defense of States' Authority to Limit the Rising Cost of Prescription Drugs
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, March 4 -- Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter issued the following news release: Attorney General Mike Hunter has joined a bipartisan coalition of 46 attorneys general from across the country filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court that supports the authority of states to address the rising cost of prescription drugs. The brief is in support of the state of Arkansas' 2015 law that sought to require Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) to raise their reimburseme  more

Oklahoma Health Care Authority Submits State Plan Amendment to Increase the Eligibility of the Soonercare Population
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, March 7 -- The Oklahoma Health Care Authority issued the following news release: The Oklahoma Health Care Authority has submitted a state plan amendment to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to increase eligibility of the SoonerCare population. SoonerCare is Oklahoma's Medicaid program. This plan would add the new adult group ages 19-64 with incomes at or below 133% of the federal poverty level, which is $34,846 for a family of four. The request will increase   more

Public Service Company of Oklahoma Joins National Campaign to Combat Scams
TULSA, Oklahoma, March 4 -- Public Service Company of Oklahoma issued the following news release: The FTC's National Consumer Protection Week is underway and as a member of Utilities United Against Scams, PSO is joining this weeklong advocacy to educate customers on how they can guard against falling victim to imposter utility scams. * In 2019, PSO received more than 1,500 calls from customers reporting an attempted scam. It is unknown how many attempted or successful scams went unreported. *  more

University of Oklahoma: Legacy of American School of Architecture
NORMAN, Oklahoma, March 3 -- The University of Oklahoma issued the following news release on March 2: A large display hangs from a wall in the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art showcasing student architectural concepts from various schools across the United States in 1957. Most are familiar renderings of idealized structures comprised of straight, pragmatic lines converging to create beautifully simple, yet sophisticated concepts. One among them however seems to stand in defiance of the others with   more