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Volunteers and blood donors needed

Tulsa Okla. (Aug. 9, 2021) Many weather experts predict a destructive hurricane season this year. The American Red Cross needs volunteers to help on the ground and blood and platelet donors to roll up a sleeve to maintain a stable blood supply in the face of emergencies.

“We’re preparing for another extremely busy disaster season, and it’s critical to have a trained, ready volunteer workforce to make sure we can provide relief at a moment’s notice,” said Jan Hale, communications manager, Kansas and Oklahoma Red Cross Region. “This year’s wildfire season is already very active and dangerous because of the severe drought and dry woodlands across the west. And experts are predicting we could see 10 or more hurricanes in the upcoming weeks.”

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Rents in Tulsa up 1.3% over past month

This month Apartment List reports the national rent index jumped another 2.5%, tying last month’s record-setting growth. The national median rent has now increased by 11.5% in 2021, and is 9.4% above the pre-pandemic level from March 2020. That’s inflation.

Rents are still below pre-pandemic levels in a handful of pricey markets (e.g., San Francisco, NYC), but even in these cities prices are quickly rebounding. In fact, rents are now increasing in virtually all of the nation’s 100 largest cities. What follows are the Tulsa Metro highlights and national market illustration.

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Tulsan in service on USS Tulsa

Mass communications specialist William Stephens, supports USS Tulsa (LCS 16) in the U.S. 7th Fleet

PHILIPPINE SEA (July 16, 2021) — A Sailor born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, serves aboard Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16), a U.S. Navy vessel named to honor Oklahoma’s second-largest city.

Petty Officer 2nd class William Chase Stephens is a mass communications specialist (MC) stationed aboard the Guam-based submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), and volunteered to fill a critical manning gap as the MC aboard Tulsa during its rotational deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

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IRS: Bible teachings affiliated with GOP

Bunni Pounds, Christians Engaged

Christians Engaged received a non-profit rejection letter May 18, 2021, from U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Exempt Organizations Director Stephen A. Martin saying the group “engage[s] in prohibited political campaign intervention” and “operate[s] for a substantial non-exempt private purpose and for the private interests of the [Republican] party.”

Martin alleged in his letter that the group does not meet requirements for tax exemption because biblical causes favor the Republican Party. Does this prove Democrats are Anti-Faith (Christian, Hebrew and Muslim all share some Biblical text) or just straight up Communists? Has anyone told President Biden who asserts his political ideology is based on his religious beliefs? Quick, wake him up from nap-time and let’s ask!

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Alabama Anniversary Tour books Tulsa BOK

Multi-platinum selling country rock group ALABAMA has announced a new date to their “50th Anniversary Tour” with a stop in Tulsa at BOK Center on Saturday, October 23.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 18 at 10AM and will be available online at www.bokcenter.com

It’s been 50 years since Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen left the cotton farms of Fort Payne, Alabama to spend the summer playing music in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina bar called The Bowery. It’s a classic American tale of rags to riches. From humble beginnings picking cotton in the fields to international stars, ALABAMA went on to sell 80 million albums and change the face and sound of country music. 

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