Category Archives: Local

AG Hunter supports National Takeback Day

Attorney General Mike Hunter is urging Oklahomans to clear their homes of unused or expired medication by taking them to designated collection sites throughout the state on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Takeback Day, tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 28.  Continue reading

Talk of Tulsa: Taylor’s ring

Kathy Taylor’s Blue Diamond Ring

Editorial: Of all the sad tales media mines with diligence, some escape to gain free comedic life as illustrated by Curtis Killman’s story of Kathy Taylor’s ring.

Mayor G.T. Bynum’s most significant contributor now appointed Chief of Economic Development for the City of Tulsa, Kathy (Taylor-Lobeck or Lobeck-Taylor… let’s use Taylor) a former mayor herself; lost her $4 million ring somewhere between a cooking class and croquet at a Meadowood Napa Valley resort. Cue the joke lines as we can all appreciate misplacing a $4 million anything.  Continue reading

First District Candidate Tim Harris

Tim Harris

Edit Note: This is the second in a series of interviews with candidates for Oklahoma’s First Congressional District now held by Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R) who is appointed by President Donald J. Trump to head the National Air and Space Administration (NASA) pending confirmation

Tim Harris started in the Tulsa District Attorney’s (DA) office right out of law school, eventually working his way up to First Assistant. He served on the first specialized prosecution team fighting child abuse in 1988 and served as the District Attorney’s first Director of Crimes Against Children. Harris was elected DA in 1998, and was the longest serving District Attorney in Tulsa County history.

Question: Why, after such a long distinguished career as Tulsa County District Attorney, would you want to run for Congress?   Continue reading

Did we miss the Greek Festival?

You might be thinking based on decades past that you missed the Greek Festival. Yes, it is usually held in September. Don’t panic.

The Gyro, Greek Fries and feast of succulent roasted lamb with tzatziki sauce, green beans, rice pilaf, spanakopita, and tyropita Oklahomans typically enjoy in September are offered in abundance this Thursday October 5th through Saturday October 7th in beautiful downtown Tulsa.     Continue reading

Politics, race and the Great Lie

Dinesh D’Souza

Working the Republican Party of Tulsa County booth at the State Fair one conversation Sunday was especially memorable. A middle aged African-American man quietly stood and said he was considering switching party registration. Registering voters is the purpose of the booth and I volunteered a form, but he declined saying he was, “Just thinking about it.”

We talked briefly. Not about race so much, but I asked him if the Democratic Party had benefited African-Americans over generations. Continue reading