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Senate candidate, a Democrat, is married to another woman

 

Allison Ikley-Freeman, the Democrat nominee for the November 14 special election for Oklahoma Senate District 37, is married to another woman. Ikley-Freeman was the only Democrat to file. She faces former Jenks City Councilor Brian O’Hara, who won the September 12 GOP primary in a field of seven candidates. That seat is open due to […]

Tulsa hosts a lot of Oktoberfest parties

 

In a listing of the 100 largest cities in America, Tulsa ranks as No. 57 when it comes to “2017’s Best Places for Oktoberfest Celebrations.” Oklahoma is slightly better at No. 51 in the report by WalletHub.com. Tulsa is tied with Washington, D.C., for the No. 1 spot for “most Oktoberfest festivals and parties per […]

Politicians want higher taxes even though revenues rise

 

Gov. Mary Fallin, Democrats and Republican leaders keep wanting to raise a host of state taxes even though revenues continue to rise. Fallin called a special session and asked legislators to pass a cigarette tax increase, an energy production tax increase, a gasoline tax hike and several sales tax increases. She said the purpose of […]

College of the Ozarks’ athletics insist on respect for the flag

 

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — The College of the Ozarks has revised its contracts for competition in all sports, adding a stipulation that all participating players and coaches respect the American flag and National Anthem. “The College of the Ozarks will not play in games where disrespect is exhibited toward the American flag or National Anthem,” […]

Jewish Film Festival at Circle Cinema

 

On October 22-25, the Circle Cinema will present the  4th Annual Oklahoma Jewish Film Festival with 4 days and 9 films featuring new films of Jewish culture from Israel and around the world. Selections for this year’s festival are: Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators 1945 • Germans & Jews Fanny’s Journey On […]

Seat belt enforcement in October

 

The Tulsa Police Department Riverside Division and Gilcrease Division Traffic Units will focus on seatbelt and child restraint enforcement during the month of October. The Riverside Division and Gilcrease Division Traffic Units will be randomly monitoring areas within the Riverside Division (west of Sheridan Road and south of 11th Street) and Gilcrease Division (north of […]

School food programs keep growing

 

Oklahoma’s participation in the federally funded Summer Food Service Program increased 14 percent this year, resulting in 1.6 million free meals for children age 18 and under between May and August. Almost 200,000 additional meals were provided this year over last year, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE). The Summer Food Service […]

Ethics Commission re-appointment

 

Attorney General Mike Hunter announced he has reappointed Cathy Stocker to the Oklahoma Ethics Commission. Stocker will serve a five-year term and represent the 3rd Congressional District. She is beginning her second and final consecutive term. State law prohibits anyone from serving more than two terms in succession. Hunter said Stocker has the background, knowledge […]

Tulsa No. 274 in real estate rank

 

A recent national study of 300 major cities showed Tulsa ranked as No. 274 when it comes to job rate. That’s a significant factor in WalletHub’s 2017’s Best Real-Estate Markets. Tulsa ranks 264th overall and 56th among large cities. The good news for Tulsa is that it has low home prices and a below-average number […]

Vacancy on the Oklahoma Supreme Court as Watt retires

 

Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Joseph Watt will retire at the end of this year. Watt, justice for the 9th Supreme Court Judicial District, said his retiement will take effect Dec. 31. Watt, of Altus, began his judicial service in 1985, when he was appointed special district judge for Jackson County. He was elected associated district […]