Resignation of Fallin’s general counsel tied to efforts to free Robert Bates

The sudden resignation of Gov. Mary Fallin's general counsel, Jennifer Chance, is linked to her referral of legal business to her husband, The Frontier has learned. Chance suggested that relatives of former Reserve Deputy Robert Bates hire her husband to seek commutation of his sentence.
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Map shows Turkey Mountain, park space protected under proposed 50-year lease with River Parks

The city's proposed master lease agreement would not guarantee that park space will remain park space for the term of the lease but would put that decision in the hands of the River Parks Authority.
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Latest estimate for Tulsa County juvenile justice center $83 million – nearly double promised figure

The latest cost estimate was produced by the firm managing the project, Manhattan Construction, based on drawings done by Selser Schaefer, Janet Selser said, and reflects “every want that they (the county) wanted, which we all know that is not going to happen.”
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Divided council votes to vacate Helmerich Park acres for development

Councilors voting in favor of vacating the park land were Phil Lakin, Ben Kimbro, Anna America, David Patrick and Karen Gilbert.
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By the time deadly riot rocked private prison, company that ran it had reaped millions in state tax dollars

While private prison company CCA reaped more than $2 million in taxpayer benefits, one of their prisons saw the deadliest riot in Oklahoma history. Meanwhile state prisons languished under financial difficulties.
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Update: Mayor Bynum lays out his development plan for 71st Street and Riverside Drive

Should the City Council approve the resolutions Tuesday, the Tulsa Public Facilities Authority would vote on an amended agreement with URC Development on Thursday.
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Protestors march through downtown in response to President Trump’s executive actions

As a dual-citizen of the United States and Brazil, Danielle Carlotti knows what it's like to live as a foreigner in a different country.
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Mayor, police chief reiterate stances in wake of President’s executive order on immigration

Tulsa mayor G.T. Bynum and Police Chief Chuck Jordan said on Thursday they do not feel the order will impact the way officers here interact with immigrants.
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Gilcrease Expressway extension project inching closer to reality

City officials sound cautiously optimistic that the state will agree to build a 5-mile extension of the Gilcrease Expressway.
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Undocumented immigrants in Tulsa feel sense of trepidation as President Donald Trump takes office

They are just two of the estimated 75,000-or-so undocumented immigrants in Oklahoma. As President Donald Trump takes office, they spoke to The Frontier about their lives and how they feel about the new Commander-in-chief.
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