OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wildfires burning in Oklahoma, a blaze that's resulted in the death of one person. Dewey County Sheriff Clay Sander said Friday that one person has been questioned, but not arrested, about a fire that began April 12 near Vici. Sander said he's asked the state Department of Food, Forestry and Agriculture for arson investigators to determine the cause of the fire.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A recent report shows Oklahoma was among four states nationwide to generate at least 30 percent of the electricity produced inside state borders last year. The industry report published by the American Wind Energy Association shows that Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa and South Dakota achieved that mark for 2017. The Oklahoman reports that Oklahoma also ranked second in the nation behind Texas for its electricity generating capacity provided through wind farms.
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job April 26 to demand increased school funding. Arizona jumped into a movement for higher teacher pay that started in West Virginia, where a strike garnered a raise, and spread to Oklahoma, Kentucky and most recently Colorado. Arizona's governor has proposed a 20 percent raise by 2020 but critics have questioned how he will fund it. Teachers say the governor's plan fails to address much-needed funding for classrooms and support staff.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - New documents are raising ethics and spending questions about Scott Pruitt's time as Oklahoma attorney general. Pruitt, now head of the EPA, assigned investigations agents from his AG office in Oklahoma to be his personal driver and bodyguard, at times taking them out of state to speak to conservative political organizations. Similar questions have been raised about his security and travel since taking over the EPA.
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