Listen Frontier: TPS Superintendent Deborah Gist talks about Oklahoma school funding

Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist talks to City Councilors on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. DYLAN GOFORTH/The Frontier
TPS Superintendent Deborah Gist talks about teacher pay and school funding with The Frontier's Ziva Branstetter.
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New pods will more than double jail’s capacity to house mentally ill inmates

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Right now the housing of the mentally ill in the Tulsa jail is a game of musical chairs. Those inmates are housed all over the jail, in segregation cells, medical beds, even general population pods.
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Frontier exclusive: Pruitt failed to follow law on reporting outside attorney contracts

Pruitt has engaged in years of complex litigation against the Environmental Protection Agency, which he has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to lead, as well as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies. 
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State law requires agencies to report annual spending on outside attorneys. However, Attorney General Scott Pruitt Office has omitted itself from those reports since 2012, an investigation by The Frontier has found.
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Saloon: Ask legislators to walk by ‘both faith and sight’

Anger at state lawmakers boiled over during the recent session, which concluded last week.
In a guest column, educator and blogger Dallas Koehn looks at the need for legislators to "consider the needs of the many, not merely their favorite few."
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Another rise in violent crime in Tulsa in 2016

The preliminary FBI statistics compare the first six months of reported crimes in 2015 to the same period one year later.
In Tulsa, compared to the first six months of 2015, the same period in 2016 saw a 24 percent increase in violent crime. Still, the overall violent crime rate in Tulsa remains low compared to historic standards.
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