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Commissioner Doak endorses Kevin Hern

Kevin Hern and OK Insurance Commissioner John Doak

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak has endorsed Tulsa businessman Kevin Hern for Oklahoma’s 1st Congressional Seat being vacated by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R) who has declared he will not seek re-election.

“I am proud to endorse Kevin Hern for the 1st Congressional District,” Doak said.

“Kevin is the right man at the right time – we need a conservative, business-minded leader who has the know-how to take the power back from the federal government and return it to the people.  Continue reading

Ken Yazel supports jail fee resolution

Tulsa County Assessor Ken Yazel is urging support for an initiative by Tulsa County Commissioner John Smaligo to achieve a resolution to the jail fee issues between Tulsa County and the City of Tulsa.

“I view everything by what it is doing to the taxpayers of this county.  It is unfair to ask the citizens of communities outside the City of Tulsa to subsidize City of Tulsa detainees, and that is what’s happening.  This has been a festering issue for years, and it is obvious to any reasonable person that the City of Tulsa is not paying what it costs to house their prisoners.    Continue reading

Arby’s “School’s Out, Food’s In” helps kids

Beginning in May over 10,000 Tulsa Public School elementary students  who rely on school meals during the school year will receive meal cards to redeem 10 free, wholesome Arby’s® Kid’s Meals throughout the summer.

The Arby’s Foundation program “School’s Out, Food’s In” helps kids and informs us all that hunger can happen in our own backyard. Tulsa has a food insecurity rate at 29 percent, meaning one in three children have limited access to adequate food. Continue reading

Claremore dreaming large for 2025

When City Manager Jim Thomas rolled-out his Claremore Dreams 2025 initiative he said, “Over the next nine months, the city will engage every corner of our community, from elected leadership to department directors, from the citizens in our neighborhoods to our retail and industrial partners, our university to our local schools.” Continue reading