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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Tulsa County elected officials’ pay highest in state

The eight elected officials’ yearly pay will increase from $104,600 to $107,000. Elected county officials in Oklahoma County, which has a larger population than Tulsa County, are paid $105,300 per year.
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Mayor Dewey Bartlett talks about his legacy at State of the City speech. But what are others saying?

Mayor Dewey Bartlett gives his seventh and final State of the City address Tuesday at Cox Business Center. KEVIN CANFIELD
Mayor Dewey Bartlett gave his last State of the City speech Tuesday. He leaves office Dec. 5 and will be succeeded by G.T. Bynum, who defeated him in the July 28 election.
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Two racist incidents at OU following Trump election among handful reported in Oklahoma

A professor at OU on Monday found racist fliers posted around campus, and several students reported finding them in campus newspapers.
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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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What happened to Jack? Voters explain why they voted against longtime Councilor Jack Henderson

Longtime District 1 City Councilor Jack Henderson was defeated by Vanessa Hall-Harper in his bid for re-election Tuesday. Henderson is considering challenging the outcome of the race. DYLAN GOFORTH
In 2014, Vanessa Hall-Harper lost to Jack Henderson in a three-way race in which she received just 33.1 percent of the vote. But she never stopped campaigning. It paid off: she earned 52.1 percent of the vote Tuesday.
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Despite strong recent quakes, total this year hundreds below 2015

A 5.0 earthquake damaged buildings in downtown Cushing Sunday night, leading to evacuations and school closures. Photo courtesy NewsOn6
With Cushing residents still shaking from Sunday's 5.0 magnitude earthquake, the OGS director said a decline in injection has led to fewer quakes.
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Emails suggest Hofmeister, Holland risked charges to defeat unpopular candidate

State Education Superintendent Joy Hofmeister talks to reporters late Thursday about charges filed against her related to campaign contributions. Photo courtesy NewsOn6
The race against incumbent Janet Barresi wasn't even close in the end. But prosecutors allege Joy Hofmeister and her political consultants decided they needed to go negative while Hofmeister took "the high road."
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How Mayor-elect G.T. Bynum got former Mayor Kathy Taylor to come back to work at City Hall

Kathy Taylor. Courtesy
Bynum has promised that his administration will do a better job than the present occupants of the Mayor's Office in keeping the public and the City Council aware of economic development projects.
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