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Committee Saves Residential Facilities From Closing
A committee in the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted Monday to stop the closing of two facilities in Oklahoma.
The House Human Service Committee voted unanimously to stop the implementation of a plan that would have closed Northern Oklahoma Resource Center of Enid and the Southern Resource Center of Pauls Valley.
House Bill 2053 requires the Department of Human Services to develop a plan for the facilities that considers the families and the state's need for services for citizens with disabilities.
In November, the agency's oversight board voted to close the two facilities. Just a few days later, the board was voted out of existence.
The two facilities provide residential services for Oklahoma's developmentally challenged adults, most of whom suffer from serious chronic medical conditions.
HB 2053 will advance to the Calendar Committee for consideration.
Posted: Tuesday, February 26 2013, 07:36 AM CST
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Civil Air Patrol helps asses Okla. tornado damage
May 25, 2013 18:12 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- The Oklahoma Civil Air Patrol Wing is helping the Federal Emergency Management Agency by going door-to-door to help assess damage from the killer tornado that struck Moore.
Lt. Col. Dave Roberts says the work began Wednesday to photograph the estimated 12,00 homes damaged by the tornadoes in Moore and south Oklahoma City.
He says the CAP has been taking an average of 500 photos per day and hopes to triple that amount Saturday with the addition of more volunteers.
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