As TPS mulls name change for Lee Elementary, mysterious survey circulates calling Confederate General a ‘cruel,’ violent slave owner

The survey questions public knowledge about the history of Robert E. Lee as TPS mulls changing the name of Lee Elementary School.
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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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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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