Pay to work: Rogers County DA program allows low-level offenders to do community service, for a fee

The Rogers County DA's Office has charged thousands of low-level offenders a monthly fee to do work through its community service program. It's not clear if the office had the legal authority to run the program.
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To reach the state Capitol, Drew Edmondson must accomplish a difficult task

To become Governor, Edmondson must not only secure votes from his own party, he has to convince some Republicans that his message aligns with them better than that of his opponent.
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Mental health agency wants new funding to fight marijuana addiction as ballot measure on medical cannabis looms

“This is where prevention would go to provide accurate information about what marijuana does and doesn’t do to neural development," ODMHSAS Terri White said.
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Hyperlocal Blog: Surprise! Surprise! Tulsans, like the country at large, are divided on importance of Donald Trump Jr. e-mails

My highly unscientific, definitely unrepresentative sampling of Tulsans from east, west, north and south Tulsa produced responses that surely reflect the sentiments of the divided American citizenry nationwide.
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Hyperlocal Blog: Pedaling past Lincoln and Jefferson with Tulsa’s bike-share program on my mind

Phase 1 of Tulsa Bike Share was supposed to launch in the spring. The starting date has been pushed back to the fall to allow time for the bikes to be built.
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Mayor’s budget likely won’t include more money for Tulsa Jail, but that doesn’t mean deal with county is dead

Mayor G.T. Bynum presents his first city budget Wednesday, and although administration officials aren’t sharing details, the proposed budget is not expected to include more money to cover the cost of holding municipal inmates in the Tulsa Jail.
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Testimony in Arkansas death penalty case part of media witness role

During testimony Tuesday, I agreed with the state’s attorney who cross-examined me that I’m not a doctor nor a scientist. However, I took issue with her assertion that our research wasn't scientific.
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Ziva’s setting her sights on bigger targets, but not before teaching us a few tricks

I knew that being around Ziva every day would rub off on me. I’ve always done best when I’ve been forced to sink or swim, and working next to her seemed like jumping into a very deep pond.
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Happy that I’m leaving? Don’t be. The Frontier is here to stay

After about 30 years as a journalist based in Tulsa, I'm leaving for a new opportunity. But The Frontier is here to stay and nothing could make me happier.
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That time Brad Pitt was a no-show but the city changed its approach to solving problems anyway

The Urban Data Pioneers met Friday to begin changing the culture regarding how city employees use data to identify and solve problems.
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