Rob Nigh has left the Public Defender’s Office, but he hasn’t stopped fighting for justice

Rob Night recounts the success and failures of his two-and-a-half-year tenure as chief public defender, and decries the state’s "broken" criminal justice justice system.
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Tulsa County preparing property near jail with eye on it becoming Iron Gate’s new home, sources say

Iron Gate has been looking to construct a new soup kitchen and food pantry for more than two years. The organization says it has grown out of its current home at Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S. Cincinnati Ave.
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Emails to Tulsa Superintendent show both disapproval and support for idea of renaming Lee Elementary

One emailer called those opposed to the name “miscreants,” and told Gist “You will not appease this bunch of thugs. You will alienate the rest of us who have supported your previous efforts.”
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TPS expands program for expecting, parenting teens after closure of Margaret Hudson

One of the goals behind expanding Strong Tomorrows is to help the district "offset" the loss of Margaret Hudson, said TPS spokeswoman Emma Garrett-Nelson.
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Family of man injured in altercation with police say officers used ‘excessive force’

A police account of the incident says Jack Morris, 53, refused to obey commands and swore at them before becoming aggressive and resisting arrest.
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Tulsa County already has two new locations in mind for new court holding facility

In a press conference after the City Council meeting, Mayor Bynum said what ultimately kept the two sides from making a deal was an inability to identify what a fair cost was to hold city inmates in the Tulsa Jail.
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Judge greenlights testimony from former state seismologist in earthquake lawsuit

The judge's ruling also gives access to communications between government officials and Tulsa-based New Dominion LLC regarding links between disposal wells and seismic activity.
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Wagoner County’s auction of seized firearms is an approach not shared by many law enforcement agencies

The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office is set to sell off hundreds of firearms seized over the course of several decades. But their approach — raising funds by suddenly allowing hundreds of firearms back into the community — is one not shared by many of the largest law enforcement agencies in the state.
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With death penalty on pause, Tulsa prosecutors poised to seek execution in separate murder cases

As the DOC mulls changes to its death penalty protocol, local prosecutors have quietly set the stage to seek the death penalty in at least two cases.
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Mayor Bynum explains his support for changing city charter to give city employees more freedom to campaign in municipal elections

Mayor G.T. Bynum address potential concerns raised about his proposal to allow city employees more freedom to participate in municipal elections.
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