Parents and their kids, it's rare that the two ever agree on anything, but with everyone pinching pennies these days, these potential college students and their parents seem to be on the same page. "To stay out of debt and stuff, yeah," said a future student. "Mark has been approved for OLAP. We're going to try to avoid the loan scene, and try to remain out of debt if we can," said his mother.
Associate Vice-president for Enrollment Management Jamie Glover says the gift of a college education is not something every parent thinks they can give. But even in today's struggling economy, Glover said it is possible. "There are phenomenal resources out there both through the federal government grants like the PALE program and Oklahoma program, or OTAC that help students fund their education."
Glover said it's no surprise to anyone that an education doesn't come cheap, but she says universities and colleges are recognizing an increased struggle for students to make tuition and are helping out. "72% of our students receive some kind of aid to attend Cameron and that's compared to 50% state wide, so you can see we're going the extra mile, we're doing the things we need to do to try and help students." While at the event, parents and their future students were able to learn about campus programs, events, and even met some of Cameron's professors.
At least a dozen GOP senators have openly said they oppose or criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's legislation, which he's revised as he's hunted Republican support.
An Oklahoma police officer is speaking out after dash cam video was released showing a train coming within inches of an overturned car. Dash camera video shows officers getting to the intersection in Muldrow. They can be seen trying to get a woman out who was trapped by her seat belt inside. That's when the train speeds by.
Privately, Trump has speculated aloud to allies in recent days about the potential consequences of firing Sessions, according to three people who have recently spoken to the president.
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will return to Capitol Hill Tuesday for a second day of private meetings with congressional investigators.
Tonight, the Lawton city council is expected to discuss mold found in the basement of the Lawton Police Department and funding for the Great Plains Museum. Last week, mold was found on a ceiling tile at the police department. Findings also included water stains on walls and unusually high humidity. The city council will discuss tonight what steps to take to fix the problem. Employees who work in LPD's basement have been moved out in the meantime.