Bobby LortonTulsa’s best in-depth reporting team has launched its new website.

As you know, we’ve been working to build a new web-based news source that gives you insight, investigations and intrigue. We launched the site today and it already is well stocked with stories you will find illuminating.

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Beyond the existing queue of more than 100 news stories and blogs we already have loaded for you to read, I’d like to share just a few of the following stories our team is working on for you this week:

· Unsigned letter circulated by sheriff: Who is behind a two-page anonymous letter calling a citizens group that circulated a grand jury petition “brainwashed?” And what is the shadowy subgroup of Shriners — the Royal Order of Jesters — to which Sheriff Stanley Glanz belongs?
· Dispatch from the earthquake zone: Dylan Goforth talks to the new director of Oklahoma Geological Survey, who is learning how to adjust to the political hot seat during another record year for earthquakes.
· Two killers, telling different tales: Richard Glossip is set to be executed Sept. 16 by the state of Oklahoma, after death row inmates lost a challenge at the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this summer. He claims he’s innocent and has garnered support from Sister Helen Prejean. But what do records, interviews and letters from the case really reveal? Cary Aspinwall and Ziva Branstetter report.
· When lawyers go bad: Contributor RJ Young has a contrasting tale of two lawyers, both disbarred – one who left the business and another who fought to get her law practice back.
· Fighting for the voiceless: Kevin Canfield profiles Tulsa County public defender Rob Nigh.
· Frontier Reads, Listen Frontier and our blogs: We will continue our popular weekly podcasts and blogs from the Frontier staff and add a new feature: book reviews from guest contributors.

The Frontier will be your light. We will cover, uncover and discover what is good and what needs to be exposed within our community. We want to hear from you about what needs to be investigated or celebrated within our state.

I thank you in advance for supporting The Frontier and for helping us uplift Tulsa. Our journalists are supported by readers like you, who care about Tulsa.

We will have no distracting advertising, just news. For $30 a month you will get fearless, in-depth journalism. Help us succeed. Make the investment and become a member of The Frontier.


Robert E. Lorton, III