Mayor G.T. Bynum: Entrepreneurship is the path to economic development and personal empowerment

Our great city offers a wealth of resources, all dedicated toward providing excellence in entrepreneurship.
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Get Shortey

There are few people more disliked by both sides of the political aisle than Ralph Shortey, the disgraced former Oklahoma lawmaker now serving prison time. But Barry Friedman tries to muster some humanity up anyway.
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Tulsa elementary school student reviews his trip to the Gathering Place

Keith Bell, 6, is one of the lucky ones who've already gotten to play on the park. What did he think of his trip?
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Deborah Gist: Want to avoid a ‘bleak future?’ Put pressure on your legislators

If our state leaders are unable to agree upon a sustainable revenue plan, by the start of the 2020 school year, we would be operating with a budget reduced by more than $50 million.
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What to do in the wake of the worst mass shooting in modern American history? Here’s what.

"Acceptance is the worst thing we can have right now. It is time to be angry."
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The Saloon: Let me explain how ‘social enterprise’ can change the world – and Tulsa, too

I define "social enterprise" as an organization that uses business principles to generate revenue in order to solve a social issue.
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Room 918: Thanking Oklahoma teachers for what they do

From helping our littlest learners master their ABCs and 123s, to supporting high school students on their path to college and careers, teachers inspire our next generation of leaders. And for that, Tulsa parents and community members are grateful.
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Room 918: Why is a law-school graduate teaching public school?

As a black man, I felt my presence in a space normally occupied by white women could have a unique positive impact on the disproportionate suspension and expulsion rates experienced by our youngest black boys and girls.
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Saloon: Journalist recalls dark chapter reading McVeigh’s hateful ideology

An Oklahoma journalist recalls a dark chapter in his life reading about how Timothy McVeigh's hateful ideology led to the bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building. Journalist Ben Fenwick is featured in a documentary now playing at Circle Cinema and airing on PBS.
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Saloon: Following fight for marriage equality, Tulsans author book on the experience

I’ve been a writer most of my life. But in all that time I never really thought about writing a book
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