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December 5, 2013

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“It’s time to move the process forward,” she said.

The new guidelines say commercial buildings will have to be registered within 12 months of becoming vacant. A property undergoing rehabilitation will have to be registered only if it is vacant for more than six months after a building permit is issued.

There are exceptions for property that is for sale and being marketed. 

Owners of vacant buildings will be required to pay registration fees and annual renewal fees. 

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

Data: OK women earned 17 pct. less than in men in 2012

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says Oklahoma women earned 83 percent as much as their male counterparts in 2012. 

The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/1iyMdw7) the statistics rank Oklahoma 10th in the country. The state exceeded the national average for the third time since the agency started tracking wage and salary data by gender in 1987. 

Nationwide, women earned 80.9 percent as much as men in 2012, based on figures from the Census Bureau’s monthly population surveys of about 60,000 households. 

In 2012, Oklahoma women posted their second-highest wage ratio. 

Lynn Gray with the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission says he was surprised to see Oklahoma’s ratio was so high last year. He says Oklahoma’s energy jobs tend to skew the ratio because women typically don’t work in those occupations.

 

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