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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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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Diary of a new dad: Growing under the shadows of passing planes

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My first year as a dad has been a whirlwind of trying to unlock the mysteries of fatherhood while trying to also find my own place in the world.
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The Frontier is taking down its paywall

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In order to expand the reach of its investigative journalism, The Frontier will lift its paywall beginning Tuesday as part of its transition to a nonprofit model.
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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. 

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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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Bartlett’s city manager, economic development director confirm they won’t be on Bynum team

City Manager Jim Twombly, left, and Economic Development Director Clay Bird confirmed Monday that they will not be part of Mayor-Elect G.T. Bynum's administration. Courtesy Channel 6
Two leading figures in Mayor Dewey Bartlett’s administration said Monday they will not be part of Mayor-Elect G.T. Bynum’s administration.
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No clowning around: TPD, TCSO say ‘scary clown epidemic’ hasn’t come to Tulsa

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If you happen to see anyone walking around Tulsa dressed like a clown, don’t bother calling the police, just tell that Bozo to take a hike.
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