About 300 people had voted at a church near John Marshall HS this morning in NW OKC. Time was around
I was in a long line that resulted in about a 40 minute wait to vote. Those with last names A-Layne had a longer wait than those of us with Layne-Z.
And they passed out Halloween candy to everyone.
It’s Tuesday, here are some headlines for you…
Today’s Oklahoma County bond issue election is mostly about Tinker Air Force Base. County leaders want to buy the abandoned General Motors plant on the south border of the base and lease it to Tinker. The county has negotiated a $55 million purchase of the plant from GM should voters approve the proposition.
Other bond propositions would pay for fixes to flood control, the county courthouse and county records retention, as well as a new county extension building.
You can find your Oklahoma County polling places online at NewsOK.com.
Ok turning to international headlines, in China, the toll of the dead and missing soared as rescue workers dug through flattened schools and homes today in a desperate attempt to find survivors of China’s worst earthquake in three decades.
In Oklahoma… As Picher residents searched Monday for their lost belongings in the rubble left by Saturday’s tornado, they faced a unique barrier to recovery: They can’t go back. With a federal buyout in progress, many storm victims don’t know what the future holds, but they know it won’t be in Picher. They say rebuilding would be foolish.
More severe weather is predicted to return today to Oklahoma.
A slight risk for severe thunderstorms will be east of a line from Medford and Enid to Lawton. Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs about 80 and windy. Thirty percent chance of thunderstorms, with some turning severe, in the late afternoon. 40 percent chance tonight.
The price of a first-class stamp rose to 42 cents Monday. But folks bought Forever stamps at 41 cents can still use them without extra postage. New Forever stamps went up to 42 cents.
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Ed Kelley, Editor of The Oklahoman, provided some analysis of OKC’s bond vote.