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Best Storyteller in Tulsa finals Friday

This Friday, April 28th at 8 pm, the BEST STORYTELLER IN TULSA will be crowned by “Ok, So” during their yearly Grand Slam.

Ok, So… is Tulsa’s version of the Moth heard on public radio and is a semi-competitive storytelling event. Over 100 people have competed and it has now come down to the finals – time to crown a winner.  Continue reading

OK increases child victim protection

A bill to strengthen Oklahoma’s human trafficking laws and better protect underage victims was signed into law Monday. Senate Bill 34, by Sen. Kim David and Rep. Scott Biggs, provides that lack of knowledge of the age of the victim does not constitute a defense for the human trafficking of a minor.

“Human trafficking is a growing industry in our state and nation.  Hundreds of thousands of Americans, many of which are young women and children, are kidnapped and forced into this modern day slavery. We must do all we can to stop these predators in Oklahoma,” said David, R-Porter.  Continue reading

Absentee ballot deadline nears

Less than two weeks remain for registered voters in Tulsa County to apply for absentee ballots to be mailed to them for the May 9 State House District 75 Special Primary Election, County Election Board Secretary,  Patty Bryant said Wednesday.

Applications for absentee ballots must be received by the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, to be processed in time for the election. Continue reading

Tulsa filmmakers conquer mountains

Local, first-time filmmakers conquer the elements and rediscover individual purpose among towering mountains and daunting trails, while capturing it all on film in a new release.

The Trip: Mountains & Manhood” premieres April 19 at the Bare Bones International Film Festival in Muskogee, Okla.

In July 2016, a group of men loaded their packs and headed into the wilderness of Colorado, following a 25-year tradition. They entered the woods with baggage, defeat, fear, doubt and addiction, but left with victory and fresh vision.   Continue reading

Rep. David Brumbaugh dies of heart attack

David Brumbaugh

Updated Breaking News: Oklahoma Rep. David Brumbaugh suffered a heart attack Saturday evening and died in his home at age 56.  Brumbaugh had served House District 76 since 2010. He was the Republican Caucus Chair since 2014 and vice chair of the House Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee on General Government.

Services are pending.

First elected in 2011, Brumbaugh represented Broken Arrow and Tulsa (zip codes 74012 and 74133). He is survived by his beloved wife Shelley and two cherished daughters: Abigail and Hannah.   Continue reading