Nonprofit’s pilot program will place ‘little free libraries’ in 15 city parks

“One of our primary objectives is to address the literacy gap in Tulsa,” said one of the founders of the Tulsa Little Free Libraries pilot program.
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Dueling press releases by DOC, Rep. Scott Biggs highlight struggle of criminal justice reform to take hold in Oklahoma

“We’re talking about a (prison) system that has 63,000 people in it,” DOC spokesman Matt Elliott said. “So this is one very small component of what we’re hoping to do."
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Ponca City native’s dream to play on the Arkansas River led to the revival of Tulsa’s Great Raft Race

About 900 people took to the river in 2015, the first year of the Great Raft Race revival. The number dipped to about 800 in 2016 before bouncing back to between 900 and 1,000 this year.
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UPDATE: ACLU asks Mounds police chief to halt religious Facebook posts

The posts "are clear violations of a foundational constitutional principle of both the state of Oklahoma and the nation as a whole," the ACLU letter states.
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For Tulsa Dreamers, uncertainty as potential DACA cancellation looms

President Donald Trump has signaled the program may end as soon as Friday, putting the future of many Tulsa immigrants up in the air.
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Many ‘Teacher of the Year’ winners leave the classroom. The latest one is determined to stay. Will he?

“I really don’t want to go anywhere but back to my classroom,” he told The Frontier. "I see myself going back there."
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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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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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