Wednesday - October 21, 2020
State Tipoffs Involving Oklahoma Newsletter for Sunday April 19, 2020 ( 9 items )  

Multidisciplinary University of Oklahoma Team Unites to Prototype, Test and Validate Essential Equipment Designs
NORMAN, Oklahoma, April 16 -- The University of Oklahoma issued the following news release: As the nation works to alleviate the widespread shortage of protective gear and equipment for health care workers and first responders, the 3D printing community, manufacturers and hobbyists are stepping in to help. More than 40 individuals from across the University of Oklahoma's three campuses have combined their expertise to develop, prototype, validate and offer recommended essential equipment desig  more

NASA Oklahoma Space Grant Funds SWOSU Student to Research Supercomputer Education
WEATHERFORD, Oklahoma, April 14 [TNSgrants] -- Southwestern Oklahoma State University issued the following news release: Southwestern Oklahoma State University student Ezgi Gursel of Weatherford is one of four SWOSU students who is receiving funding to conduct National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)-related research. The NASA Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium is providing the funds to assist Gursel with supercomputing research with SWOSU Computer Science Assistant Professor Dr. Jere  more

Okla. A.G. Hunter Partners With Amazon to Combat Coronavirus Fraud Online
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, April 18 -- Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter issued the following news release: Attorney General Mike Hunter announced his office's ongoing partnership with Amazon to combat fraud and price gouging related to the Coronavirus. The partnership will involve representatives from the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Unit and Amazon working together and frequently communicating about complaints on the price of goods and other fraudulent sales practices on the comp  more

Okla. State Sen. Pederson to Host a Series of Blood Drives for the Oklahoma Blood Institute
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, April 16 -- The Oklahoma State Senate issued the following news release: The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a shortage of blood supplies across the nation and in Oklahoma. To combat this shortage, State Sen. Roland Pederson, R-Burlington, has partnered with the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) to host five mobile blood drives across northwestern Oklahoma. The first drive will be hosted on Monday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Blackwell Fairgrounds and Event Ce  more

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt Amends Executive Order to Allow For Elective Surgeries to Resume
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, April 17 -- Gov. Kevin Stitt, R-Oklahoma, issued the following news release: Governor Stitt issued an amendment to Executive Order (EO) 2020-13, which sets guidelines for medical providers to determine which elective surgeries that can resume April 24. Additionally, Gov. Stitt signed Executive Memorandum 2020-02 outlining an Elective Surgery Acuity Scale (ESAS) for medical providers to follow regarding when elective surgeries can be performed during the COVID-19 state   more

Oklahoma State Senate Leader Statement on 25th Anniversary of OKC Bombing
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, April 18 -- The Oklahoma State Senate issued the following statement: Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, released the following statement on the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing: "The bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City changed our state and nation forever. We will always remember the 168 lives lost and honor the survivors from that terrible day 25 years ago. "Out of that tragedy, though, the world learned of   more

Recovered From COVID-19, Okla. State Sen. Rosino Donates Plasma to Help Those Still Battling the Virus
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, April 17 -- The Oklahoma State Senate issued the following news release: It's been nearly a month since Sen. Paul Rosino was diagnosed with COVID-19 and now he's helping others who are critically ill with the virus by answering a request from the Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) for convalescent plasma. Plasma from those who have recovered from the coronavirus has shown promise for treating others who are seriously ill with the disease. Rosino, R-Oklahoma City, donated h  more

Statement From Okla. State Senate Democratic Leader Floyd on State Question 802
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, April 18 -- The Oklahoma State Senate issued the following statement: Senate Democratic Leader Kay Floyd, D-Oklahoma City, issued the following statement in response to Governor Kevin Stitt's announcement that State Question 802 will be on the ballot for the June 30th Primary Election: "After many years of legislative attempts to address this issue failed to advance, Oklahomans will finally have a chance to vote on Medicaid expansion. "Oklahoma Senate Democrats have   more

Va. A.G. Herring Continues Fight to Protect Women's Reproductive Rights
RICHMOND, Virginia, April 13 -- Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following news release on April 10: Attorney General Mark R. Herring joined a multistate coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief fighting to preserve access to reproductive healthcare for women across Oklahoma. Last month, Oklahoma banned almost all abortions in the state, using the COVID19 public health crisis as an excuse, leading two reproductive health clinics and a physician in Oklahoma  more