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Rep. Leslie Osborn On GRDA: Should We Be In The Electric Utility Business?

State Representative Leslie Osborn is the new chair of the powerful House Appropriations and Budget Committee, an influential position that gives her bills extra weight. StateImpact talked to Osborn about legislation she’s pushing to increase mining fees, and to explore the sale of the Grand River Dam Authority.

Longhorn Mountain Limestone Mine Has Stalled, Tribe Says

Longhorn Mountain near Coopertown, Okla. has major deposits of limestone and cedar Kiowa Indians use for ceremonies.

In August, tribal members and farmers near Cooperton were worried that limestone mining was about to start on Longhorn Mountain. The mountain is a sacred site for the Kiowa Tribe, which uses the mountain as a temple for vision quests and a source of ceremonial cedar. Material Service Corporation has had a permit to mine [...]

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