Blake Ewing wants you to read these angry New Year’s Eve texts about his lawsuit …

City Councilor Blake Ewing has said he will ask his fellow councilors to go against the Planning Commission's recommendation and allow property owners within the Central Business District the option of creating Special Area Overlays in the  district. The overlays are used to establish development guidelines within the district. DYLAN GOFORTH/The Frontier
I informed Councilor Ewing that the plaintiff did not agree that the lawsuit had been settled. Nevertheless, I received numerous angry texts from Ewing Saturday night and since he said that I should share them with readers, feel free to read them.
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Pruitt’s nomination to lead EPA draws jeers, cheers

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Courtesy NewsOn6
Reaction to AG Scott Pruitt as Trump's choice to lead the EPA ranged from apoplectic to gleeful.
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Fallin defends use of personal email for state business as ‘more efficient’

Gov. Mary Fallin says she uses personal email for state business because it's more efficient at times. Photo courtesy NewsOn6
Gov. Mary Fallin handles most of her state-related email on her personal email address and two former top staff members also used personal email addresses for official business. It's not clear whether the governor's office is abiding by requirements to preserve, archive and search these accounts when Open Records Act requests are made.
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Will Trump’s election spark a new era in journalism?

5/7/15 12:11:23 PM -- Ziva Branstetter, Cary Aspinwall, Bobby Lorton, Kevin Canfield and Dylan Goforth. The Frontier staff poses for portraits in a studio in Downtown Tulsa, Okla. on the day of their launch. 

Photo by Shane Bevel
Donald Trump’s election signals dark and challenging days ahead for the nation’s journalists, but there are signs his election may also spark a renaissance of sorts for hard-nosed, investigative reporting.
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Get ready for Trump nation: Let’s be kind to each other

Donald Trump appears at a rally in Tulsa in January. Dylan Goforth/THE FRONTIER
One of the nation’s most divisive candidates in modern history pledged Wednesday to “be president for all Americans.” Will he back up that promise?
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Here’s why we’re suing Sheriff Regalado

Nathan Bradshaw, left, died after attempting to hang himself in the jail March 8. David Fulps II, right, suffered a broken neck, back and pelvis in the jail sometime between April 29 and May 2.
Newly elected Sheriff Vic Regalado doesn't think citizens are entitled to see jail videos. We disagree, so we've taken the only option now available and sued him.
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Making up for lost time, exoneree marries childhood sweetheart

Andre Harris, left, officiated a wedding ceremony Sunday for exoneree De'Marchoe Carpenter and his fiancee, Brandy Guest. Courtesy photo
After more than 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, De'Marchoe Carpenter finally marries the girl next door.
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Those pushing ‘Redaction Queen Mary’ as VP choice should read this

This heavily redacted document related to the botched execution of Clayton Lockett is among the records we are asking a judge to unseal in a lawsuit against the state.
Fallin is recipient of the IRE Golden Padlock Award. Architect of executive privilege. And two-time winner of Freedom of Information Oklahoma’s Black Hole Award.
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Five years later, Elliott Williams’ death gains attention amid Twitter feud

Elliott Williams is pictured on the floor of his cell in the Tulsa Jail in 2011. Williams sustained a broken neck at the jail and did not receive medical attention, dying after more than 50 hours. No charges were filed. Photo courtesy NewsOn6
By late afternoon, a video showing the paralyzed Elliott Williams dying while staff at the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office placed food and water just out of his reach had been viewed more than 60,000 times.
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