River Parks enthusiasts, meet Janet Kendall, the quiet, steady force behind the park’s success

Janet Kendall, the longest-seeing employee at River Parks Authority, is retiring from her full-time position as administrative manager on Dec. 1. Kendall, 66, was the second employee ever hired by River Parks. KEVIN CANFIELD/The Frontier
Established in 1974, River Parks today comprises more than 26 miles of paved trails and 300 acres of Turkey Mountain.
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With Iron Gate case possibly headed to district court, here’s a look at how that legal process works

Board of Adjustment members, left to right, David White, Austin Bond and Stuart Van De Wiele discuss the Iron Gate application for a special exception to the zoning code during Thursday's meeting. Van de Wiele and two other members of the board had to recuse themselves from the case, leaving White and Bond as the only voting members. KEVIN CANFIELD/The Frontier
The Board of Adjustment voted Thursday to deny Iron Gate's application for relocate its soup kitchen and grocery pantry, a move that is likely to send the case to district court.
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Here’s Mayor-elect G.T. Bynum’s plans for nine issues, including REI deal, that he’ll inherit Dec. 5

The city of Tulsa has scheduled two public meetings in April on proposed development regulations along the Arkansas River. DYLAN GOFORTH/The Frontier
"We were very clear with the citizens of Tulsa, and have been with the Muscogee Creek Nation's leadership, that if the Nation doesn't contribute, the (south Tulsa) dam will not be built. Nothing has changed in that regard." G.T. Bynum
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Listen Frontier: Tulsa’s booming but its flag is lame. That’s about to change

For more information on why the city is getting a new flag and to submit ideas, go to www.tulsaflag.com
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City of Tulsa water board member rails against Right to Farm proposal

City of Tulsa water boar Lou Reynolds speaks about proposed State Question 777 during Thursday's board meeting. KEVIN CANFIELD/The Frontier
State Question 777 would give farmers and ranchers an additional — and some argue unprecedented — level of protection by prohibiting the Legislature from passing laws that would restrict farming and ranching practices “without a compelling state interest.”
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Iron Gate’s latest attempt to relocate its soup kitchen, grocery pantry, just got a lot trickier

Iron Gate officials confirmed Wednesday that they have identified  a site on which to construct a new soup kitchen and grocery pantry. The xxxx-acre lot is between Seventh and Eighth streets and and south Elgin Avenue and Kenosha Avenue. Iron Gate's effort to relocate from downtown to the Pearl District last year was rebuffed after an outcry from Pearl District residents who claimed the project would hurt their property values and potentially lead to more homeless people in the area. 
Iron Gate's application for a special exception to the zoning code to build a new soup kitchen and grocery pattern near downtown is likely to be heard Nov. 17
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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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Tulsa Parking Authority buys land in Brady Arts District for new parking facility

The Tulsa Parking Authority has bought an approximately 44,000-sqaure-foot lot in the Brady District for use as a future parking site. The land is along East Cameron Street between Boulder Avenue and Main Street. KEVIN CANFIELD/The Frontier
The Tulsa Parking Authority recently purchased a 45,000-square-foot property that runs along the north side of East Cameron Street from Boulder Avenue to Main Street.
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Tulsa police chief talks about city’s response to fatal police shooting

Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan comments during a press conference at the ComSat Center in Tulsa, OK, Sept. 19, 2016, prior to the release of the police video of the shooting of Terence Crutcher by TPD officer Betty Shelby.

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The criminal case against Betty Shelby is just beginning. Shelby, flanked by attorneys and law enforcement officers, pleaded not guilty Friday to the charge of first-degree manslaughter.
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Iron Gate identifies property near 7th Street and Elgin Avenue for its new soup kitchen, sources say

Iron Gate soup kitchen. DYLAN GOFORTH/The Frontier
Iron Gate officials have said they need a new, larger facility was needed to accommodate its ever-growing number of clients.
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