Oklahoma http://hppr.org en Oklahoma oil and gas production tax cut passes legislature http://hppr.org/post/oklahoma-oil-and-gas-production-tax-cut-passes-legislature <p>The Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill making tax incentives for oil and gas production permanent.</p><p>Governor Mary Fallin is expected to sign the controversial legislation, despite threats of a constitutional challenge posed by an Oklahoma City attorney. Wed, 28 May 2014 05:01:27 +0000 Adam Vos 32408 at http://hppr.org Oklahoma oil and gas production tax cut passes legislature Tax credit expiration leads to wind farm construction boom in Oklahoma http://hppr.org/post/tax-credit-expiration-leads-wind-farm-construction-boom-oklahoma <p>On December 31, the federal production tax credit for renewable energy expired. In Oklahoma, this stimulated 12,300 megawatts of wind projects to begin construction ahead of the deadline. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 06:01:01 +0000 Adam Vos 27694 at http://hppr.org Tax credit expiration leads to wind farm construction boom in Oklahoma THANKSgiving in the Panhandle and ThanksGIVing in Kansas – speaking of food on the High Plains http://hppr.org/post/thanksgiving-panhandle-and-thanksgiving-kansas-speaking-food-high-plains <p>If you live in the Texas Panhandle you’re more likely to be discussing plans for THANKSgiving rather than ThanksGIVing, as you might it Kansas.&nbsp; There’s commonality in how we speak across the High Plains but also differences.&nbsp; Click through the slide show above to view some food-related differences in pronunciation and usage across the region.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:01:00 +0000 Quentin Hope 24642 at http://hppr.org THANKSgiving in the Panhandle and ThanksGIVing in Kansas – speaking of food on the High Plains Where we don't speak the same language across the High Plains http://hppr.org/post/where-we-dont-speak-same-language-across-high-plains <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We think of the High Plains as a region with a common geography, environment and economy.&nbsp; But there are differences in language and dialect.&nbsp; In some cases Panhandle Texans talk like other Texans and in others case they speak more like western </span>Kansans<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; And in still other cases there are differences once you cross the state line into eastern Colorado. &nbsp;Browse through the dialect maps below to see some of these distinctions. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 06:43:15 +0000 Quentin Hope 23290 at http://hppr.org Where we don't speak the same language across the High Plains The gossip on states http://hppr.org/post/gossip-states <p>Side-by-side Kansas and Colorado were ranked first as having “the worst” and “the most beautiful” scenery in the country, respectively, according to a recent poll by <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/">Business Insider</a>.&nbsp; It is not clear whether eastern Colorado was considered part of Kansas or Colorado by the poll respondents.</p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 17:12:00 +0000 Quentin Hope 20994 at http://hppr.org The gossip on states High Plains States among Top in Wind Production http://hppr.org/post/high-plains-states-among-top-wind-production <p>Texas remains on top of the nation in total wind energy produced in 2012, while Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado are not far behind, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Energy.</p><p>Additions to each state's wind generation capacity last year are keeping the four plains states in the top ten of wind energy producers, as indicated by the DOE's <a href="http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/pdfs/workshops/2013_summit/wiser.pdf"><strong>Wind Technologies Market Report</strong></a>. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Adam Vos 19902 at http://hppr.org High Plains States among Top in Wind Production High School report card: TX 88%, KS 83%, CO 74%, OK no report http://hppr.org/post/high-school-report-card-tx-88-ks-83-co-74-ok-no-report <p></p><p></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 03:05:36 +0000 Quentin Hope 9358 at http://hppr.org High School report card: TX 88%, KS 83%, CO 74%, OK no report