November 2017

Red light/yellow light enforcement


The Tulsa Police Department Riverside Division, Gilcrease Division and Mingo Valley Division Traffic Units will focus on red/yellow light violations in major commercial/retail corridors citywide during the month of November. Traffic Unit Officers from all three uniform divisions will be randomly monitoring all major intersections in the major commercial/retail corridors throughout the City of Tulsa […]

Special elections on November 14th


Tulsa area voters will go to the polls November 14 for special elections in House District 76 (Broken Arrow); Senate District 37; a bond election in Sand Springs; a utility vote in Bixby and seven charter changes in the City of Tulsa. The special election in Senate District 37 will be between Republican Brian O’Hara […]

Editorial: Special election on November 14


Special elections are notorious for bad outcomes. On November 14, most Tulsa voters will decide the fate of seven proposed charter changes. There are two local special elections, one for the Oklahoma House and one for the Senate. Plus, there is a utility franchise vote in Bixby and a City of Sand Springs bond election. […]

Editorial: Liability for selling beer to drunks


Finally, the Oklahoma Supreme Court got one right. In 2018, Oklahoma will expand its liquor laws so that convenience stores, groceries, drug stores and other retailers will be able to sell hard beer and wine for the first time. In October, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that a convenience store may be held liable if […]

Editorial: Tulsa hikes water bills once again


Here’s something that shouldn’t surprise any Tulsan – utility rates are going up in November. Like clockwork, the Tulsa City Council and Mayor G.T. Bynum annual jack up the cost of their water and sewer rates. These annual 7-plus percent increases may seem small to some, but it adds up to low-income Tulsans, the elderly […]

Letter to the editor: Abortion is a bigger problem than opioids


Recently, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency and the government is going to spend billions of taxpayer dollars in an effort to prevent and treat opioid addiction. The government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports approximately 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2016 – that’s a death rate […]

Letter to the editor: CNN fake news


The credible Tulsa Beacon had great foresight to run the “Vindicated on Hacking” letter back on May 18. And now, fast forward to today, where it is now proven the hack was actually liberal-driven. Wow. As the clever voters of Bible Nation; formerly The Bible Belt, already knew, it is now confirmed that Russian aliens […]

Abortion abolitionists want to end the holocaust now


In 19th Century America, a group of Christians decided that human slavery violated Biblical principles (all men are created equal). They sought to abolish slavery immediately and that didn’t set well with many Americans who didn’t think of black people as fully human. The slave owners had come to depend upon not only the economic […]

The best community is a church following the Scriptures


Articles by urbanists who talk about the importance of community fascinate me.  It’s as if it is some new concept that we need to embrace, along with the notion that the only way for people to connect to each other is to encourage them the live closer and closer together. Moreover, the community unit, if […]

Where is the Trump credit?


You may have seen that consumer confidence climbed to a 17–year high in October.  The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index rose to 125.9 in October from an upwardly revised 120.6 in September.  That’s the best reading since December of 2000. “Confidence remains high among consumers, and their expectations suggest the economy will continue […]