Rob Nigh has left the Public Defender’s Office, but he hasn’t stopped fighting for justice

During a nearly hour-long interview, Rob Nigh recounted the success and failures of his two-and-a-half-year tenure as chief public defender, decried what he described as the state’s broken criminal justice justice system, and insisted that he was just a “flash in the pan” at the Public Defender’s Office and that its work would continue without him there.
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Tulsa County preparing property near jail with eye on it becoming Iron Gate’s new home, sources say

Iron Gate has been looking to construct a new soup kitchen and food pantry for more than two years. The organization says it has grown out of its current home at Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S. Cincinnati Ave.
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With death penalty on pause, Tulsa prosecutors poised to seek execution in separate murder cases

As the DOC mulls changes to its death penalty protocol, local prosecutors have quietly set the stage to seek the death penalty in at least two cases.
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Mayor Bynum explains his support for changing city charter to give city employees more freedom to campaign in municipal elections

Mayor G.T. Bynum address potential concerns raised about his proposal to allow city employees more freedom to participate in municipal elections.
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Court case set stage for proposal to give city workers more election rights

If approved, the mayor's proposal to change the city charter to give city workers more freedom to participate in city elections would mark an historic shift.
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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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In the midst of gubernatorial race, Tulsa attorney represents vaccine choice group in defamation lawsuit

“I believe it should be the parents’ privilege to decide. I believe the parents should be fully informed about the vaccination and the parents should have the right to decide whether the vaccination should be given to their child," Richardson said.
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Push to video visitation should be financial boon to cash-strapped Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office

More than 10,000 people use the video visitation service each month, and that number is expected to rise given changes to onsite visitation. At 50 cents each minute, those video calls can quickly add up for both the user and the Sheriff's Office.
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City of Tulsa asks Oklahoma Supreme Court to weigh in on Helmerich Park case

The city of Tulsa and the Tulsa Public Facilities Authority want the state Supreme Court to assume jurisdiction in the Helmerich Park case and to dismiss it.
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Oklahoma second in nation for number of pipeline spills, federal data shows

The state is also third in the nation in amounts of crude oil and other hazardous liquids spilled from pipelines from 2010 to mid-2017.
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