OK Watch offers debate takeaways

As Tulsa Today covered in advance (posted here), six of the 10 candidates vying for the gubernatorial nomination joined Monday in a forum hosted by The Oklahoman.

Trevor Brown with Oklahoma Watch provided yesterday some interesting takeaways worthy of deeper consideration and additional perspective.  Continue reading

Walkaway captured in Tulsa

Assisted by Tulsa Police, agents with Oklahoma Department of Corrections Office of Fugitive Apprehension and Investigations arrested Troy Peiffer Monday night in Tulsa.

Peiffer, who walked away Dec. 16, 2017, from Jim E. Hamilton Correctional Center in Hodgen, was arrested at the 21st Street and Memorial Road area. He had been living homeless and begging for money from drivers in Tulsa.     Continue reading

OK is the 10th most gambling-addicted

With Americans losing over $100 billion through gambling each year, personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Most Gambling-Addicted States.

To find where gambling addiction is most prevalent, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 19 key metrics. Oklahoma is first in the nation in casinos per capita.   Continue reading

Gov Fallin signs bill for hemp pilot program

Governor Mary Fallin signs House Bill 2913 on Monday.

Governor Mary Fallin today signed a bill that creates a pilot program, overseen by state agriculture officials and Oklahoma’s higher education institutions, allowing permits to grow industrial hemp.

House Bill (HB) 2913 creates the Oklahoma Industrial Hemp Agricultural Pilot Program.   Continue reading

George Strait concert street party

George Strait

In the ultimate warm-up concerts; QuikTrip, BOK Center and Pepsi are throwing a free street party prior to both of George Strait’s sold-out Tulsa performances at BOK Center on Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2 from 5:00 – 7:15PM.

The pre-concert Street Parties feature Country Artists Jerrod Niemann and Tulsa Native Joe Diffie.    Continue reading