Early voting scheduled for Runoff Primary Election

TulsaVoteSmartVoters have until Wednesday, Aug. 20 to request an absentee ballot for the Aug. 26 Runoff Primary Election, Oklahoma State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax said Monday.

Early voting for the runoff begins Thursday.

Applications for absentee ballots can be downloaded from the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website by clicking here or picked up at any of the state’s 77 county election boards. The Tulsa County Election Board is located at 555 N Denver Ave, Tulsa.

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Fighting continues at Mosul Dam

Iraq's Mosul Dam

Iraq’s Mosul Dam

Contrary to President Obama’s assertion Monday; fighting continues at the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq with US jets spotted flying overhead, Sky News corespondents on the ground report.

Islamic State (ISIS) militants seized the strategically important site, which supplies water and power to millions of people down the Tigris river valley, nearly two weeks ago.

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Disendorsement of Patrice Douglas on character

Patrice Douglas

Patrice Douglas

Election Editorial: It is not just because Tulsa Today broke the story of Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner and current candidate for Oklahoma’s District 5 Congressional seat, Patrice Douglas, abusing authority that inspires this call to not elect.  It is the manipulation of her current statewide position and abuse of authority in that effort to advance to higher office. The standard we apply is Abraham Lincoln’s.

Lincoln said, “…if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

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Rogers County Fair celebrates 100 years

RogersCountyFairMetropolitan residents and visitors worldwide are welcome to join in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Rogers County Fair.  Will Rogers would be proud of the event set for September 11 – 14 at the Claremore Expo Center with no admission or parking charge.

The carnival and midway will open Thursday and Friday 6-10 pm, Saturday 1-10 pm and Sunday 1-5 pm. There will be rides for children of all ages! Wristbands are available for all-you-can-ride each night for $20 or individual tickets as guests may select.

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District Attorney debate online

TulsaLiveEventsGOPTulsa Live Events has provided video of the debate between Tulsa County district attorney candidates Fred Jordan and Steve Kunzweiler Friday at the Tulsa County Republican Club.

While the daily newspaper notes the candidates “shared some tense moments over whether the state reduced funding to county district attorneys’ offices;” funding was not the only issue on which they disagreed.

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