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Jenks Growth Spurs Citywide Projects

The City of Jenks recently broke ground on the widening of Main Street from Elm Street to State Highway 75 in order to accommodate the city’s growing population and traffic counts.

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Cathedral District Launches In Tulsa

By EMILY RAMSEY

Downtown Tulsa’s newest district officially launched in September.

Cathedral District Co-Chairs Lauren Brookey, Tulsa Community College vice president of external affairs and TCC Foundation president, and Gordy Guest, president of Cyntergy, hosted a meeting to celebrate the official launch of the district, introduce key leaders and outline the future vision.

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Tulsa Area United Way Sets Goal of $25 Million

The Tulsa Area United Way unveiled a goal of $25 million for its 2017 campaign at the Broken Arrow – Union High School football game in late August.

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County Government Responsible for Unincorporated Areas

From Tulsa County by RON PETERS

While most citizens of Tulsa County live in one of the 10 cities in the County, over 35,000 live in the unincorporated areas of Tulsa County, outside of any city limits.

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Tulsa Mayor Advances Initiatives Since Taking Office

By EMILY RAMSEY

Last year, Mayor of Tulsa G.T. Bynum campaigned to unseat incumbent Dewey Bartlett Jr., largely on a platform focused on elevating Tulsa to a nationally competitive level that the city has not experienced in a number of decades.

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Tulsa County in Need Of Precinct Officials

By TERRY A. SIMONSON

Every time there is an election in Tulsa County , the Tulsa County Election Board is responsible for making sure the voting process is flawless. Preparing for a smooth process, which is free of any doubt about the integrity of the results, requires more than just properly working machines. It primarily relies upon the precinct officials who are there from the time the polls open until they close.

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Dr. Gerard Clancy Continues TU’s Leadership Legacy

By EMILY RAMSEY

Editor’s Note: University of Tulsa President Dr. Gerard Clancy is one of Greater Tulsa Reporter’s “10 People to Watch in 2017,” as announced in its January 2017 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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Area Jehovah’s Witnesses Gather For Conventions

By BLAKE AUSTYN

For two weekends in June and July, approximately 6,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses from northeast Oklahoma and Kansas visited the Tulsa area to attend the religious group’s three-day annual conventions, held at the University of Tulsa’s Donald W. Reynolds Center.

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New Tulsa Strategic Plan Focuses on Goals

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

Since December 2016, the City Council and I have been working to refine our goals for making Tulsa a globally competitive world-class city. Earlier this summer the City Council and I came together for a biannual retreat to continue this work.

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New Mixed-Use Project for Downtown B.A.

By EMILY RAMSEY

A new mixed-use project for downtown Broken Arrow, the largest development project to date in the Rose District, was announced in August by Broken Arrow city and chamber of commerce officials.

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Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office to Deploy Body Worn Cameras

From he County By RON PETERS

In many cities and counties across American law enforcement is about to deploy body worn cameras (BWC) on an unprecedented scale. For the past decade, more and more agencies have acquired BWC, and it is estimated in the next few years nearly 1 million law enforcement officers will be wearing them.

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Tornado Recovery Update – Wednesday

As of Wed. Aug. 9, all city arterials are open to traffic. The seven traffic signals that were damaged by the tornado are also back in operation except for the traffic signal at 46th and Memorial, which is expected to be operational by tomorrow evening.

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Tulsa Tornado Recovery Update – Day 2

The City of Tulsa has been working with businesses in the tornado-damaged area regarding structural damages. The City is also making sure permits can be expedited to make repairs.

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Tulsa Storm Update 2 - August 6, 2017

City of Tulsa emergency operations worked through the early morning hours to help with disaster response from an early morning wind storm. At approximately 1:18 a.m. damaging winds hit midtown Tulsa between East 40th Street to East 47th Street, Yale Avenue to Mingo Road. Public safety and City crews are on site assessing damage. Thirteen people have been transported by EMSA to area hospitals. Several businesses have received damage, and there are reports of residential damage on East 46th Place consisting mainly of trees and roof damage. Structural assessments began by City of Tulsa building inspectors as the sun came up. PSO is working to restore power to Tulsa homes and facilities. As of this morning, 11,121 customers were without power. PSO urges citizens to stay away from downed power lines as lines could be live. Citizens can report downed lines to PSO, (888) 218-3919. In addition to the storm-damage area, traffic lights have been down at 41st Street and Yale Avenue and 46th Street and Memorial Drive. Citizens are urged to stay away from the affected area to allow
crews to work. Please follow the City of Tulsa on Twitter @cityoftulsagov

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Tulsa Storm Update 3 – August 6, 2017

The area from 41st – 51st Streets between Memorial and Sheridan and 41st St. from Yale to Sheridan will remain closed overnight and should be avoided for the rush hour commute Monday morning. The City is working with affected businesses to try and get the area open as soon as possible. The Tulsa Police Department has restricted access to the affected area and will remain overnight for safety and security. The Streets and Stormwater Department will have all streets cleared of downed trees and debris from the roadways by 10 p.m. tonight, except for streets under PSO control to work on downed lines. The Tulsa Area Emergency Agency (TAEMA) is supporting responders’ efforts in the field and damage assessment continues. Citizens should avoid the area so work can continue through the night. Follow the City of Tulsa on Twitter for more information and storm updates: @cityoftulsagov

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