County commissioner questions formation, motives of newly-formed parks commission

Tulsa County Commissioner John Smaligo confronted Commissioner Ron Peters on Thursday during the Tulsa Board of County Commissioners’ management conference.
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Group presents findings, recommendations in report on reducing jail incarceration in Tulsa County

Since 1970, the number of people overall in Tulsa’s jail has increased by more than 380 percent and the number of women in the jail grew by 3,400 percent, the Vera Institute’s report found.
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Rape on Campus: Too scared to tell

Part Four of our Shadow Land series: “We kept telling them, ‘This is not aggressive enough.' We knew immediately after the first one, this is not a burglary." — Tulsa Police Department Sgt. Jillian Phippen
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Not In My Backyard: A sexual assault victim fights back when her attacker moves next door

Part Three of our series: The ripple effect of Danyelle Dyer's case is still being felt across Oklahoma as state legislators vow to amend the sex offender law during the next session.
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Rape Victims at the Capitol: When pain & politics collide

“The bottom line for us: All we wanted was the statute of limitations to be raised to age 45. There were a couple of men who wanted us just to go away. My problem is, if it’s fight or flight – I’m a fighter.” — Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa.
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