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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

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