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House Speaker Kris Steele Gets a New Job
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma House Speaker Kris Steele is taking a job as director of an Oklahoma City nonprofit that helps provide education, job training and placement to low-income Oklahomans.
The Education and Employment Ministry announced Thursday that Steele would become the organization's executive director on Nov. 26.
Steele is a Republican from Shawnee who has served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives since 2000 and the last two years as speaker. He was prevented from seeking another term in office because of term limits.
Steele also has been serving as associate pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church in Shawnee.
The organization's current executive director Rev. Tony Zahn praised Steele's "vision and vitality" and says he plans to stay on with the organization as its executive director emeritus.
Posted: Friday, November 16 2012, 07:53 AM CST
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Mock drill in SD riles Keystone pipeline opponents
May 24, 2013 12:17 GMT
HOT SPRING, S.D. (AP) -- An emergency drill in Hot Springs has outraged opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline and a proposed uranium mine in western South Dakota after it portrayed the groups as domestic terrorists.
The Hot Springs School District on Tuesday practiced a lockdown after pretending to receive a letter from a group promising destruction unless the projects were stopped.
The school district and county have been bombarded with emails and calls about the drill from people who felt it unfairly demonized opponents of Keystone XL and a proposed uranium mine near Edgemont.
Farmer Don Kelley tells the Rapid City Journal (http://bit.ly/12S5HBk) he and others want an apology.
Fall River County Emergency Manager Frank Maynard says the focus was on the drill itself, rather than the fabricated threat, and no insult was intended.
Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com
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