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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‘You’re gutting the EPA’: Scott Pruitt’s talk at Earth Day Texas met with protests

"We don't want you here speaking," a protestor carrying a white banner that read "Scott Pruitt" yelled. "You are part of the problem, Scott Pruitt."
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Veteran Tulsa journalist Mary Hargrove to receive lifetime achievement award

Ziva Branstetter sits down with her mentor, Mary Hargrove, for a discussion about Hargrove's distinguished career and about journalism today.
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Despite lack of experience, newly appointed election board secretary ‘a quick learner’

County commissioners indicated Friday that Freeman would likely only be paid the minimum figure the state allows for election board secretaries.
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Dylan Roberts lives an amazing life that no one quite believes. But he has the videos to prove it.

Tulsan Dylan Roberts has turned his passion for travel and films into a career of documenting the world's worst conflict zones.
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Three years away from election cycle, Sheriff Vic Regalado to hold campaign fundraiser

“There’s no other way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with Sheriff Vic Regalado!” the invitation states. Regalado is the first Hispanic sheriff in Tulsa County and is one of the only minority sheriffs in the state’s history.
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‘I try to respect everybody’: Sen. James Lankford avoids confrontations that have plagued others at town halls

“Most people just want to be heard,” he said. “When you’re in a large group, the way to be heard is to yell. When you’re in a small group, the way to be heard is to ask your question and have a discussion."
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Nearly two years after deadly prison riot, seven inmates face charges

If found guilty, the prisoners could face up to life in prison, according to court documents.
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City of Tulsa narrows Arkansas River pedestrian bridge design options to 4

The city initially planned to rehabilitate the century-plus-old bridge and add a second deck in time for the opening of A Gathering Place for Tulsa park in early 2018. But that idea was scrapped in late 2014 because of cost-prohibitive deficiencies in the bridge.
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Update: Judge issues order halting Arkansas’ executions

A judge on Saturday issued an order stopping the seven executions Arkansas had scheduled for later this month.
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