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World moves reader comments to Facebook

Tulsa World headquarters in downtown Tulsa.

Analysis: While Tulsa Today has long had a Facebook page for extended conversations with readers, apparently, The Tulsa World is now moving exclusively to the social media platform for reader comments.

“Online comments will no longer” be allowed, according to a post seen this morning on the primary news web site.

In many ways, we are going to miss that feature.    Continue reading

Finally, Back to School

Rep. Chuck and Angela Strohm (Tulsa Dist. 69)

While milling around at church after Easter Service, I was asked the following question: “What can we pray about so that the legislature is willing to fix the injustice that has been done to our teachers?”

At that very moment, I realized that the legislature and the governor have lost the discussion. We have failed at getting the truth about education out to the public.

When normal people believe that our teachers are victims of “injustice” perpetrated by the legislature, the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA) has won the discussion. Continue reading

Thomas Rhett “Life Changes” Tour

Photos by William Tessier & Greg Duke, Tulsa Today

Reigning ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett unveiled his “Life Changes” Tour at Tulsa’s BOK Center Thursday night before an enthusiastic crowd of both new and longtime fans.

Taking the stage wearing all black except his white sneakers, the Georgia native thrilled the audience.    Continue reading

OK AG Hunter releases Tar Creek Audits

Attorney General Mike Hunter today requested and received approval from Judge Thomas Prince, who presides over the state’s Multicounty Grand Jury (MCGJ), to release the Lead Impacted Communities Relocation Assistance Trust (LICRAT) audits that were requested by the state’s previous attorney general in 2011. Continue reading

Syria: Barrel bombs from helicopters

Children suffer chemical attack in Syria

The State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said late Saturday, “We continue to closely follow disturbing reports on April 7 regarding another alleged chemical weapons attack, this time targeting a hospital in Douma, Syria.

“Reports from a number of contacts and medical personnel on the ground indicate a potentially high number of casualties, including among families hiding in shelters. These reports, if confirmed, are horrifying and demand an immediate response by the international community. Continue reading