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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Who is going to college in Oklahoma?

One takeaway from enrollment data? The racial disparity is shrinking.
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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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On faith, TPD chaplain resigns to move to ‘whitest city in America’

The fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy in 2009 sent Andru Morgan on a path he could never have expected.
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New flag may be coming whether the City Council likes it or not

Adoption of the flag, which was once considered by some to be a formality, now appears unlikely given the recent reticence of several council members. But like it or not, the merchandise is coming.
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‘It’s just so damn expensive’: Dental care an uphill battle for Oklahoma veterans

According to the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs, fewer than 10 percent of the 61,000 veterans in Tulsa County are supplied with dental benefits through the VA, causing many to forgo dental insurance altogether.
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Park Board members frustrated with Tulsa County over lack of progress developing Cousins Park

Cousins Park occupies nearly 45 acres of untouched land at 121st Street and South Delaware Avenue.
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Chronic homelessness rises in Tulsa, despite increasing success getting people into housing

Despite the growth in that population, almost $300,000 has been poured into the community by local non-profit agencies to prevent homelessness, according to the Community Service Council. And at the same time, 587 veterans and 176 chronic homeless people have been housed since 2015.
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Fire department misuse by ‘super users’ appears to be going down. Here’s why.

The Tulsa residents are considered“super users” — a relatively small group of people who account for a disproportionate amount of calls made to the city’s 911 system — sometimes more than 100 times per year — for nonemergency situations.
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