Category Archives: Local

Arkansas River receding in Oklahoma (for now)

Arkansas River is receding in Northeastern Oklahoma as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers scales back releases from the hydroelectric dam near Tulsa.

Storms dropped more than 20 inches of rain on parts of the region over the past month and pushed the Keystone Lake reservoir to record levels.

The river fell into the minor flood stage at about 7 a.m. in Tulsa County Friday morning, according to data from the National Weather Service. The river had climbed to the major flooding stage (over 23 feet) during the worst of the flooding.

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Tulsa Teacher discovers calculus flaw

Jonathan Bartlett

Sometimes new discoveries just require asking the right questions. Jonathan Bartlett, a software developer for software development firm ITX, spends his free time teaching at homeschool student co-op programs. Recently, Bartlett discovered a flaw in calculus while trying to find the best way to describe one of the concepts to his students.

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Tulsan to head Presidential Task Force on protecting Native Children

Trent Shores U.S. Attorney, Northern District, OK

President Donald J. Trump today announced formation of a Presidential Task Force on Protecting Native American Children in the Indian Health Service System. He charged the Task Force with investigating systemic breakdown that failed to prevent a predatory pediatrician (now in Federal prison) from sexually assaulting children in his capacity as a doctor in the Indian Health Service. U.S. Attorney Trent Shores will co-chair the Presidential Task Force.

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Self-Supremacy and the Oklahoma GOP

David Arnett, Oklahoma Pundit and Patriot

Opinion: The name alone communicates the issue.

This weekend self-supremacy will be on full display at the Tulsa County Republican Convention and it is with great joy I find myself attending  and voting without an agenda beyond Constitutional governance. I can be then, as former-mayor Kathy Taylor Lobeck once noticed I greatly enjoy; an equal opportunity aggravator.

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Who’s teaching whom?

Editor’s Intro: The New Year is a time to review and here we revisit how Tulsa Today’s Publisher began in journalism. Later he included stints as a daily reporter (city beat), talk show host, Vision 2025 public information manager and then communications consulting and management. This is what the Columbia Journalism Review, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University published in 1987. The headline: Who’s teaching whom at Tulsa Junior College? Rebecca L. Martin writing for CJR begins:

David Arnett was more interested in business than journalism when, at age thirty-two, he decided to go back to school. Continue reading