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State unemployment edging higher in May

June 24, 2013

Unemployment was on the rise across Oklahoma during the month of May, but only by one-tenth of a percentage point, according to statistics released from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission on Friday.
According to OESC, this it the first time since July 2012, Oklahoma reported an over-the-moth unemployment rate increase.
The national unemployment rate also rose 0.1 percent over a 30-day period closing at 7.6 percent at the end of May. Oklahoma's unemployment rate during the month increased to 5 percent.

Grand opening held at Poteau Vision Source

June 24, 2013

Dr. Tamatha Holt, chamber members, staff, family and friends attended a grand opening, ribbon cutting and blessing service on Friday at the new location of Poteau Vision Source located at 102 Cole St. in Poteau.

Gov. says Okla. execution will go on Tuesday

June 24, 2013

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man is set to be executed this week for raping and murdering his girlfriend's mother despite a recommendation by Oklahoma's pardon and parole board to commute his death sentence after he apologized.

Brian Darrell Davis is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday evening at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. The 39-year-old will be the third inmate to be executed by Oklahoma this year and the second in as many weeks.

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