Mayor’s budget likely won’t include more money for Tulsa Jail, but that doesn’t mean deal with county is dead

Mayor G.T. Bynum presents his first city budget Wednesday, and although administration officials aren’t sharing details, the proposed budget is not expected to include more money to cover the cost of holding municipal inmates in the Tulsa Jail.
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‘You’re gutting the EPA’: Scott Pruitt’s talk at Earth Day Texas met with protests

"We don't want you here speaking," a protestor carrying a white banner that read "Scott Pruitt" yelled. "You are part of the problem, Scott Pruitt."
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Despite lack of experience, newly appointed election board secretary ‘a quick learner’

County commissioners indicated Friday that Freeman would likely only be paid the minimum figure the state allows for election board secretaries.
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Three years away from election cycle, Sheriff Vic Regalado to hold campaign fundraiser

“There’s no other way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with Sheriff Vic Regalado!” the invitation states. Regalado is the first Hispanic sheriff in Tulsa County and is one of the only minority sheriffs in the state’s history.
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‘I try to respect everybody’: Sen. James Lankford avoids confrontations that have plagued others at town halls

“Most people just want to be heard,” he said. “When you’re in a large group, the way to be heard is to yell. When you’re in a small group, the way to be heard is to ask your question and have a discussion."
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City of Tulsa narrows Arkansas River pedestrian bridge design options to 4

The city initially planned to rehabilitate the century-plus-old bridge and add a second deck in time for the opening of A Gathering Place for Tulsa park in early 2018. But that idea was scrapped in late 2014 because of cost-prohibitive deficiencies in the bridge.
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Rowdy, noisy crowd meets Congressman Jim Bridenstine at town hall meeting

The town hall came as congress began its two-week recess Monday . Rep. Markwayne Mullin scheduled four town halls in rural Oklahoma towns Tuesday, and Sen. James Lankford (R) is hosting a slew of intimate meetings with constituents in the coming weeks.
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Here are the stances of Oklahoma congressmen on Trump’s Syrian airstrikes

Following Trump's order, Oklahoma Republicans who issued statements all approved of the move, while all who took positions in 2013 opposed using force in Syria.
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Parks Department unveils conceptual design plan for Johnson Park at 61st and Riverside Drive

“If we don’t do anything, we’re not going to have anything, and this has been going on long enough,” Parks and Recreation Director Lucy Dolman said Tuesday.
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Public Safety Districts Wouldn’t Necessarily Ease Budget Woes at City Hall

In Tulsa, allowing the use of property taxes to fund public safety won't necessarily free up revenue for parks or other city operations.
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