June 2017

Parade of legislative votes to begin July 11


Due to several vacancies for a variety of reasons, Tulsa area voters will go to the polls for special elections in the upcoming weeks. The first will be between Republican Tressa Nunley and Democrat Karen Gaddis on July 11 in House District 75. That seat is open due to the resignation of former State Rep. […]

Sanders tries to keep Christians out of government jobs


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders doesn’t want Bible-believing Christians to work for the government and he thinks they are anti-Muslim and anti-semitic. In a confirmation meeting this month, Sanders voted not to nominee Russell Vought, a graduate of Wheaton College and a nominee for the White House Budget Office. Sanders, who was almost the Democrat nominee […]

Shooter was a Sanders volunteer


The suspect who shot and wounded a U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, and other Republicans June 14 was a follower of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and a former volunteer for his presidential campaign. Authorities said James T. Hodgkinson started firing his rifle at a group of Republican politicians who were practicing for a charity baseball […]

Ridley retires; Patterson is named


Governor Mary Fallin announced that Gary Ridley, who served as secretary of transportation for two governors, is retiring. His retirement is effective immediately. Fallin appointed Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) Executive Director Mike Patterson to succeed Ridley, pending Senate confirmation next legislative session. In 2013, Patterson, a longtime ODOT employee, succeeded Ridley as ODOT’s executive […]

Tulsa Tech enrollment is increasing


Enrollment at Tulsa Tech has grown to nearly 1,000 students in schools throughout Tulsa County in programs such as Pre-Engineering, Web Design, and Manufacturing. “Tulsa Tech recognizes that many students want to train for the career of their future but struggle with scheduling for a multitude of reasons,” said Dr. Steve Tiger, Tulsa Tech Superintendent […]

Sen. Joe Newhouse is being deployed


State Sen. Joe Newhouse announced that he will soon be deployed in support of operations in northern Africa as part of the continuing fight against terrorism. Newhouse represents Senate District 25 which includes South Tulsa, Bixby, Broken Arrow and Jenks. Before seeking elected office, he was a jet pilot in the U.S. Navy with the […]

Warm weather brings out the fleas


STILLWATER – As the weather begins to warm up, pet owners may notice their furry friends are scratching themselves more than normal. When this happens, it is possible the pet has fleas. Dr. Elisabeth Giedt, director of Continuing Education, Extension and Community Engagement at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University, said […]

Lankford, Mullin, Inhofe praise U.S. Attorney nominee


Senators James Lankford, R-Oklahoma, and Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, applauded President Trump’s nomination of Brian J. Kuester for U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. “Brian Kuester has dedicated his career to public service. He has served in his community as a police officer, district attorney and now future U.S. Attorney,” said Lankford. “I congratulate […]

New emblem for TFD vehicles


An emblem representing unity among military and public safety personnel who work together to serve the citizens of Tulsa is being displayed on all Tulsa Fire Department vehicles. The emblem represents the men and women who work with the Tulsa Fire Department to deliver public safety services for the entire community. The colors of blue, […]

Lice problems at summer camps?


STILLWATER – With school out, many youths may be heading off to camps and conferences for part of their summer break. If that is the case, both children and parents should know how to protect against head lice. Because there are so many kids from different home environments coming together at one focal point, children’s […]