Farewell, Tulsa: Why we launched The Frontier in a city I love

A Tulsa mural, photographed on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. DYLAN GOFORTH/The Frontier
Our Creative Director, Cary Aspinwall, says farewell to a city she loves before heading to a new adventure in Dallas. And her crazy crew at The Frontier is among the things she will miss the most.
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Five more lives lost; let the bells ring

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Cary talks about the 49 Bells Project and five more lives lost to violence in a week filled with it. Also, a look at some coverage for those who want to read more about what happened.
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Our grand election night experiment with technology

Tulsa mayor elect G.T. Bynum acknowledges his family as he speaks to his supporters after Dewey Bartlett conceded the race at Bynum's watch party at the Stokely Event Center on election day in Tulsa, OK, June 28, 2016.

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Across town, I was trying to explain to Tulsa businesswoman Sharon King Davis what we were about to be doing. “We’re going to do a Facetime that will be broadcast live on Facebook? I didn’t know you could do that,” Davis said. Frankly, I’m not sure we knew we could either.
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Talking, reading and thinking about Orlando

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We need to talk about Orlando and what we can do to keep it from happening again. Cary shares some worthwhile reads and moving tributes to the victims.
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So about ‘Matt Damon’…

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The real question from last night's mayoral debate was: Who’s the Matt Damon lookalike that Paul Tay calls out as he’s about to be escorted off stage?
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A few really cool Tulsa causes…

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A few Tulsa causes need your help: Danny Boy O'Connor wants to save "The Outsiders" house and the Philbrook Museum hopes Kickstarter campaign could enhance Films on the Lawn. Also, meet Little Pink Bear.
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Cheering on the guy who’s cheered for all of us

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Chris Lieberman is a friend who has always wanted big things for Tulsa: Marathons, music festivals. Now he needs our positive thoughts and prayers as he recovers from a serious injury.
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‘What the hell are #squadgoals ?’

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What the heck are squad goals, anyway? Cary explains the fuss about the popular social media hashtag with a few choice examples.
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Year of the goat

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Today is a big day at The Frontier: We're eagerly moving into our brand-new offices at 36°N in the Brady District. Cary looks back on the adventure of 2015, the year of the goat.
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A look back Robert Patton’s era at DOC (and beyond)

Department of Corrections Director Robert Patton speaks briefly about the stay of execution issued for Richard Glossip after it was discovered the state didn't have the correct drug.
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My first introduction to Robert Patton was being told no to a simple interview request. Then the Lockett execution happened, and I reported a few months later about an inmate who'd been released early to "recalculated" credits who was accused of a string of sexual assaults in Tulsa.
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