Federal appeals court rejects state’s request to reconsider decision in American Indian death penalty case

A spokesman for the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office said Thursday that the state will seek to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Oklahoma business, municipal and energy groups ask federal court to reconsider death penalty decision from ‘Indian Country’

The U.S. Department of Justice is also asking the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of appeals to reconsider the decision, after a panel of judges found the Muscogee (Creek) Nation reservation was not disestablished and that the state did not have jurisdiction.
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‘This is not a test run, this is the Super Bowl:’ As Amazon HQ proposal deadline nears, Tulsa Mayor is shooting for the stars

“I’m a year removed from being a guy who was supposed to lose the mayor’s race by 30 points a week out (from election day,) and who won by 18 points,” Bynum said. “I didn’t listen to the naysayers.”
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City of Tulsa looking at ways to encourage use of neon signs along historic Route 66

The incentives for putting neon signs along Route 66 being considered by the city of Tulsa include loosening sign regulations to allow for more design and placement options; waiving permitting fees; and offering grants to help cover the cost of the signs.
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Millions of gallons of oil, wastewater spilled over last three years, state data shows

A little more than half of oil spilled between 2014 and 2016 was recovered, while about two-thirds of wastewater spilled was recovered, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission data shows.
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It took the city 30 minutes — and more than a year of preparation — to raise $115 million. Here’s how.

Municipalities, including Tulsa, use bond sales to advance fund projects all the time. But the stakes are high: underestimate what interest rate the city will pay on the bonds, for example, and the entire funding package can be put in jeopardy.
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Evans-Fintube property north of downtown one of lead sites being considered for BMX facilities

City leaders have been looking for years to develop the Evans-Fintube property, which covers approximately 23 acres along the 100 block of North Lansing Avenue.
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Lawsuit: Oklahoma auto dealership, loan company engaged in predatory lending for years

The lawsuit alleges the David Stanley auto dealerships inflated customer incomes and vehicle values to provide more costly loans to customers with bad credit, and after the finance company found out it hid the information from customers.
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Map shows Turkey Mountain, park space protected under proposed 50-year lease with River Parks

The city's proposed master lease agreement would not guarantee that park space will remain park space for the term of the lease but would put that decision in the hands of the River Parks Authority.
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