The Morning Brew: Oklahoma Uber drivers get a break
THousands of Oklahoma drivers will get $100
Uber reached a large settlement in a data breach case this week, and Oklahoma drivers are getting a little bit of cash in their pocket as a result.
Thousands of Oklahoma Uber drivers affected by a 2016 data breach will each get $100 as part of a nationwide settlement with the California-based ride-booking company.
The $148 million settlement, announced Wednesday, came after attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia investigated Uber for failing to report the breach for a year.
Hackers stole data from about 600,000 drivers. More than 4,600 were in Oklahoma.
Officials began talking about amending medical marijuana before vote
Oklahoma City — On the day Oklahoma voters went to the polls to decide whether to legalize medical marijuana through State Question 788, a behind-the-scenes campaign to prohibit the sale of smokable products already was underway.
The public didn't learn that a ban on selling some forms of marijuana was even a possibility until a coalition of health professional groups and agencies held a news conference on July 9. The next day, the Board of Health voted to ban the sale of smokable forms of marijuana and to require dispensaries to hire pharmacists — also one of the health groups' priorities.