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Oklahoma Caring Award Winners Announced

The third annual Oklahoma Caring Awards on Sept. 13 celebrated finalists and announced the winners in six distinct award categories. The evening gala featured Jody Jean Dreyer, a 30-year Walt Disney former senior executive as the keynote speaker and incorporated Disney-themed elements throughout the event.

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Studies Are Underway to Examine OTC’s Efficiency

From Tulsa County by RON PETERS

During the last legislative session, you may recall there was a lot of discussion about ways to increase revenues. Equally important, there needs to be a discussion about how to improve the efficiency of the services provided by the state of Oklahoma to our cities and counties. One area of state government that directly impacts Oklahoma’s cities and counties is the Oklahoma Tax Commission’s (OTC) responsibility for the collection of sales taxes. Cities and counties rely on sales taxes to support important projects. In Tulsa County, the sales tax is the main funder of the jail, the new mental health pods at the jail, the new Family Justice Center, and of course the Vision projects.

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Cancer Treatment Centers Offer $3 Million Donation to Tulsa’s Gathering Place

Gathering Place recently announced that Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) pledged a $3 million donation to support the Willow Beach area on the west side of Peggy’s Pond.

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Owasso Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Gary Akin Promotes Regionalism, Partnerships

By EMILY RAMSEY

Editor’s Note: Owasso Chamber of Commerce President Gary Akin is one of Greater Tulsa Reporter’s “10 to Watch in Greater Tulsa 2018” as announced in its January 2018 issue. GTR was the first news group in Greater Tulsa to introduce “10 People to Watch,” which launched in January 2009.
Throughout the year, GTR is publishing a series of articles, featuring each of its “10 to Watch,” with next month’s issue to feature Broken Arrow City Manager Michael Spurgeon.

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B.A. Draws Legal Challenge from Activist Group

By BOB LEWIS

Broken Arrow has a new set of rules and regulations affecting those who want to be part of the medical marijuana industry. If and when they will be in place, however, will be up to the state legislature and a district judge to decide.

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TCC Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration Plans

Tulsa Community College announced a series of events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of TCC and mark its role in developing northeastern Oklahoma’s workforce. Since opening in 1970 as Tulsa Junior College, the college has been a critical piece in training generations of workers and providing higher education to the greater Tulsa area. Nearly 450,000 students have walked through the doors as TCC has grown into one of the leading higher education institutions in the country and the third largest institution in Oklahoma.

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A New Day Dawning for B.A.’s Rose District

By BOB LEWIS

Broken Arrow’s Rose District, already one of the region’s most successful and most honored downtown redevelopment projects, will soon be taking on an exciting new face.

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Third Public Meeting Scheduled for Broken Arrow Next Comprehensive Plan

The City of Broken Arrow will host the third public meeting of the comprehensive plan process from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Central on Main, 210 N. Main St.

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Public Service Remains at the Forefront for Ron Peters

By EMILY RAMSEY

Editor’s Note: Tulsa County Commission Chairman Ron Peters is one of Greater Tulsa Reporter’s “10 to Watch in Greater Tulsa 2018,” as announced in its January 2018 issue. GTR was the first news group in Greater Tulsa to introduce “10 People to Watch,” which launched in January 2009.

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B.A. Voters Approve $210 Million GO Bond

By BOB LEWIS

Extending a tradition that dates back more than three decades, Broken Arrow voters went to the polls on Aug. 28 to approve a $210 million general obligation bond issue designed to help fuel community growth for the next 10 years.

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Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation Thanked for Transforming Tulsa’s Eugene Field Neighborhood

From Tulsa's Mayor By G.T. BYNUM

Tulsa continues to dream big and pursue transformative opportunities that will help us be a globally competitive, world-class city. I’m pleased to tell you one of our dreams is transforming into reality.

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Broken Arrow Voters Approve $210 Million GO Bond Package

By BOB LEWIS

Extending a tradition that dates back more than three decades, Broken Arrow voters went to the polls on Aug. 28 to approve a $210 million general obligation bond issue designed to help fuel community growth for the next 10 years.

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B.A. Earns City Livability Award

By BOB LEWIS

Mayors from around the country have made official what more than 100,000 Broken Arrowans have known for quite some time – their hometown is one heck of a good place to live work and play.

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Kenny Alexopoulos Leads Oklahoma Aquarium

By EMILY RAMSEY

Editor’s Note: The Oklahoma Aquarium, including its newly-appointed Chief Operating Officer Kenny Alexopoulos, is one of Greater Tulsa Reporter’s “10 to Watch in Greater Tulsa 2018,” as announced in its January 2018 issue.

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Citizens Get Involved with Civic Innovation Fellowship

From Tulsa's Mayor by Mayor G. T. Bynum

Citizens often ask me, “What can I do to help the city?” My answer is, get involved in your community and help us build a better Tulsa.

One way Tulsans can use their talents, knowledge and experience to help our city overcome challenges is through the City of Tulsa’s Civic Innovation Fellowship.

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