Category Archives: Local

Backpacks gift students and teachers

For many families the back-to-school season can be financially challenging. Backpacks, school supplies and new clothes get expensive, especially for families with more than one child. To contribute in a positive way to the community and help meet needs for economically stressed families, the “Graves McLain Free Backpack Program” began last year and expanded this year in North Tulsa. Other efforts also target this important community need.    Continue reading

Addressing the opioid crisis in Oklahoma

Prescription opioids kill more than pain and there is a current drug crisis killing a wide range of people in communities nationwide – including Oklahoma.

While debate rages to determine if drug companies misrepresented the risk of addiction or medical professionals excessively prescribed; the point is that all types of people from all walks of life and at all ages suffer addition delivered first by trusted prescription. Continue reading

State of Emergency declared

Gov. Fallin in Tulsa to view tornado damage in midtown

Governor Mary Fallin Wednesday declared a state of emergency for four counties due to tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred Aug. 5-6, 2017.

The counties included in the governor’s declaration are Mayes, Rogers, Tulsa and Wagoner. Continue reading

BOK Center becomes smoke free

Beginning August 10 and declared as a security policy protecting customers and employees, Tulsa’s publicly owned event venue, the BOK Center, will be discontinuing the use of the exterior smoking terrace and guests will no longer be permitted to leave the building and re-enter in order to vapor or smoke. Continue reading

Tuesday election information

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, August 8, for the State House District 76 Special Primary Election and City of Glenpool Special Utility Franchise Election, Tulsa County Election Board Secretary Gwen Freeman said today.

Please keep the following information and tips in mind as the election approaches. Continue reading