News You Can Use – January 20, 2022

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Each weekday morning, Tulsa Area United Way’s own DJ Morrow Ingram scours media outlets for this daily news series. It features local and regional headlines as well as spotlights on TAUW partner agencies and companies. DJ even adds some news to amuse. Enjoy!

LOCAL AND REGIONAL

·         Tulsa County getting federal funds to improve levee system (kjrh.com) (Note: this has been a key project for our 2021 TAUW campaign co-chair Karen Keith)

o   Related: Watch Now: Tulsa levee system getting $137M in federal funds for repairs | Politics | tulsaworld.com

·         How you can help as an arctic blast moves through the Tulsa metro – FOX23 News

·         Tulsa’s Greenwood Rising Museum Brings Big Economic Impact To Black Wall Street (newson6.com)

COVID NEWS

·         Oklahoma COVID-19 hospitalizations outstrip delta variant wave’s peak from summer | State and Regional News | tulsaworld.com

·         Record-breaking COVID-19 surge in Oklahoma (kjrh.com)

·         All 42 ZIP codes in health department’s COVID map remain in severe high risk | KTUL

·         University of Tulsa extending COVID safety measures | KTUL

·         OSDH urges people to avoid ER unless they absolutely need to go there | KTUL

·         Bixby Public Schools, Jenks Public Schools update list of campuses in distance learning – 102.3 KRMG

NEWS TO AMUSE

·        Alert system mistake warns Missouri residents Joker is on the loose – UPI.com

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