Despite local police making arrests at behest of Trump campaign, city of Tulsa ‘will not bill the campaign’

City of Tulsa Director of Communications Michelle Brooks told The Frontier on Tuesday that the “City did not have a contract with the campaign and will not bill the campaign.”
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Heated confrontations at Trump rally, but interactions remain largely nonviolent

Protestors and Trump supporters engaged in verbal, and sometimes heated confrontations, but demonstrations were largely nonviolent.
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In surprise, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum rescinds downtown curfew around Trump rally

Less than a day after enacting a curfew covering a portion of downtown that includes the BOK Center, the site of President Donald Trump’s planned rally this weekend, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum surprisingly rescinded the curfew on Friday afternoon. 
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As Trump’s visit nears, a reminder that Tulsa’s racist history extends well beyond the 1921 Race Massacre

And while the Tulsa Race Massacre will, and in the case of national attention on Trump’s visit, already has, serve as a backdrop to the rally, there are many more racial incidents that curl like inky fingers around the city’s recent history.
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‘We would have said no:’ BOK Center management said they would have turned down Trump had Tulsa Mayor told them to

As Tulsa prepares to host thousands of people downtown, and health officials warn about infections and possible deaths as a result of the rally, the group that manages the BOK Center said during a public meeting Thursday they were “looking for” Tulsa’s mayor to tell them to turn down the event.
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Oklahoma tops list of illegal shipping of fighting chickens, says animal welfare group

“We are basically making the argument, and we have the facts to support it, that there is a brisk trade in illegal fighting animals coming from Oklahoma,” said Wayne Pacelle, founder and president of Animal Wellness Action.
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An already hungry state sees its food crisis deepen

This is what it looks like when one of the hungriest states in the nation experiences an economic crisis of historic proportions, when more than 154,000 Oklahomans have filed unemployment claims and thousands of jobs seemed to vanish overnight at hotels, restaurants and in the oil fields. 
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Federal lawsuit asks judge to strike down Guthrie’s COVID-19 ‘shelter-in-place’ ordinance

The ordinance infringes on the residents’ First Amendment right to assembly, the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection and due process clauses, the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution, as well as state laws and constitutional protections, the lawsuit alleges.
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American Sign Language interpreters shine during COVID-19 press conferences

“This is potentially life or death,” Jimmy Mitchell said. “For me, it’s really important because it’s my community ... This is one of the most important things we’ve been trying to do."
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