Golden Hurricane preview

TUfootballCityIt’s the middle of hurricane season meteorologically speaking, but for the University of Tulsa, the real hurricane season begins next Thursday night as the 2014 version of the Golden Hurricane takes the field against Tulane at 7pm in H.A. Chapman Stadium. The fall camp is over and TU Head Coach Bill Blankenship is anxious to turn his player loose on the Green Wave.

“We’ve had a really, really physical, demanding fall camp, and I think our guys have thrived in it. I feel really, really good about this team going into our game on Thursday.” Coach Blankenship said, “From a health standpoint, really for the grind we’ve put them through, we’re really in a pretty good place. Very healthy.”

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Endorsement for Tulsa District Attorney

Chief Tulsa County Prosecutor Steve Kunzweiler

Chief Tulsa County Prosecutor Steven Kunzweiler

While both candidates are talented public servants and friends, the District Attorney race shows a significant difference in approach to the office critical for voter consideration.

Both candidates, Fred Jordan and Steven Kunzweiler are talented attorneys.

However, Jordan’s focus is outward in leadership of the community. Kunzweiler is primarily focused on the objectives of the office – prosecution of criminals.

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GOP rebukes Tulsa Chamber

TulsaRegionalChamberUPDATED: All members of the Oklahoma federal delegation to Congress Sunday released the following unanimous public letter addressed to the Tulsa Regional Chamber:

Dear Members of the Tulsa Regional Chamber,

We are writing an open letter to express our surprise and disappointment with a letter you received from the Tulsa Chamber as business and energy leaders. The Tulsa Chamber invited you to a fundraiser benefiting an out-of-state Democrat running for U.S. Senate. This is not only one of the most competitive races in the country, but a race that will determine the balance of power in the U.S. Senate.

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TPS struggling to accomodate Hispanic growth

Michelle Linn, Fox 23

Michelle Linn, Fox 23

Tulsa’s Fox 23 has reported an interesting and timely study that notes nearly one third of all students in Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) are Hispanic, and speak Spanish at home.

District leaders, like Laura Grisso, the Title 3 Director for TPS, told Fox 23′s Michelle Linn a lot of the growth is happening at schools like Skelly Elementary, in east Tulsa.

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Inhofe leads on ISIS details

Sen. Jim Inhofe

Sen. Jim Inhofe

Updated: Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), the highest-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, told Oklahoma City FOX affiliate KOKH 25 that because of the threat of groups like ISIS “we’re in the most dangerous position we’ve ever been in as a nation.”

The quotes have gained national attention with many noting that Inhofe said ISIS is “Rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major US city.” A video of the interview with notes from the National Journal and others follow with an update of ISIS threat on American cities.

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