Category Archives: Local

Attorneys bankroll campaigns of judges

Trevor Brown writing for Oklahoma Watch provides details of which judges raise how much money in campaigns from attorneys – some who profit mightily from favorable judicial decisions.  Brown begins:

George Gibbs is no stranger to District Judge Linda Morrissey’s courtroom. The founding partner of the Gibbs Armstrong & Borochoff law firm has spent much of his career litigating in Tulsa County, where Morrissey has been a district judge for 22 years.  Continue reading

Remembering Jimmy “Junior” Markham

Jimmy “Junior” Markham

We lost Junior Markham Sept. 21. He was one of the greatest figures in Tulsa music for the last 60 years. He knew everybody and had millions of stories which he told in a poetic and entertaining manner – often onstage.

He was a singer, a handsome and charming front man and he developed a barn-burning ability on the harmonica.  Continue reading

All you gotta do is…

Karen O’Brien takes oath to serve on City Council.

Maybe it’s because I’m a Leo, or maybe it’s because I’ve watched too many incidences when no one stepped forward, that I volunteered to help my city when asked.

I have been appointed as an interim, temporary Tulsa City Councilor to allow that government body to lawfully perform the tasks needed. Continue reading

Federal Grand Jury indictments released

United States Attorney Trent Shores announced yesterday the results of the October 2018 Federal Grand Jury. The following individuals have been charged with violations of law ranging from “dark web” activity to criminal invasion.  Indictments must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome a defendant’s presumption of innocence.  Continue reading

A Streetcar undesired

Kansas City Streetcar

Analysis:  As Tulsans consider spending hundreds of millions of dollars for a streetcar system, proponents point to Kansas City as an example of a successful system. But the claims about Kansas City’s success are grossly overstated and voters reject the system almost every time they are given a chance. I hope Tulsa can learn from our misadventure.  Continue reading