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2 Works for You evening digital news update

Posted at 12:29 PM, Jul 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-02 22:55:59-04

2 Works for You's Brian Sanders and Karen Larsen with the evening digital news update.

South Beach on Lake Eufaula is closed for the July 4 weekend because of high levels of bacteria.
The city says swimmers aren't allowed in the water from the marina to the other side of the cove until further notice.
The North Beach and Jellystone park are open, as well as volleyball courts on the south end.
The city of eufaula is working with the corps of engineers and department of environmental quality before deciding when the area will re-open.

Students at Oklahoma State University will pay a little more when classes begin next semester.
OSU is increasing in-state tuition and fees by $280.
That's just over three percent from last year.
The Oklahoma State Regents also approved increases for five other state universities.

Not on that list of tuition increases is the University of Oklahoma - even though the school faces $1 billion in debt at the Norman campus alone!
OU's new president - James Gallogly - says he plans to keep tuition down while tackling the budget.
Today was his first day on the job and quickly announced that he's laying off a third of the executives who report directly to him.
Gallogly says the reorganizing will keep tuition stable and help work toward faculty pay raises.

Your trip to the gas station is costing you a little more, after a tax hike officially went into effect today.
The $447 million package raises taxes on oil and gas production, cigarettes and motor fuel.
It was approved by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Mary Fallin earlier this year - to pay for more education funding and pay raises for teachers and support staff.

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