Labor Day sales by the numbers

TulsaSalesTaxWith summer winding down and back-to-school season in full swing, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released a pair of reports to celebrate the upcoming holiday weekend.

WalletHub’s Best Labor Day Sales report provides a roadmap to savings, if shopping is your preferred form of relaxation. And the Labor Day 2016 By The Numbers report helps to educate and entertain consumers with fun facts on all aspects of the holiday – from hotdogs and history to financials and 5Ks. You can find a handful of highlights following.

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Should football fans boycott SF 49ers?

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

Updated: Donald Trump Monday weighed in on this story saying, “I think it’s personally not a good thing.” Trump said on the Dori Monson Show. “I think it’s a terrible thing, and you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try, it won’t happen.”

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has “willingly immersed” himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the national anthem in protest of wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States according to

His latest refusal to stand — he has done this in at least one other preseason game — came before the 49ers’ preseason loss to Green Bay at Levi’s Stadium on Friday night. While many support his freedom of expression, fans may also boycott the team. Tulsa Today readers are saying they will.

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Students receive free backpacks and supplies

KidsBackpack1Back to school season can be a financially challenging time for many North Tulsa Families. Buying new clothes, books, and school supplies can be extremely expensive, especially for families with more than one child. This year, several Tulsa community leaders have come together to organize a program that provided a free, brand new backpack filled with school supplies to every single student at Jackson Elementary School in North Tulsa.

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“GREATER” movie has ties to Tulsa Football

GreaterMovieThe college football-themed film “GREATER”, which debuts in movie theatres on Friday, August 26, has eight former Tulsa Golden Hurricane football student-athletes making appearances.

The former TU players recruited to play “real players” in the film included: H-back Michael Britton, quarterback Malachi Blankenship, defensive end Cory Dorris, defensive tackles Daeshon Bufford and Derrick Jackson, offensive linemen Brian DeShane and Trent Dupy and linebacker DeAundre Brown. The right leg of former Tulsa kicker Cory Jefferis also makes an appearance in the film. Continue reading

Primary runoff today

Vote2016aSeveral runoff contests for elected office will be decided today as polls open this morning. A low turnout is expected which could dramatically impact outcomes. Most candidate feature video messages in their online presentation so you may research each from the site links following.

One of the most hard fought and closely watched effort is Senate District 25 matching Lisa Kramer, a Bixby school board member and outspoken public education supporter, against Joe Newhouse, a naval officer, backed by a national school choice organization and endorsed by former district candidates Bob Jack and Craig Murray.

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