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Oklahoma Delegation Remembers April 19 Tragedy

Members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation joined in remembrance of the tragic bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. The act of domestic terrorism that took place 20 years ago claimed 168 innocent lives in Oklahoma City and left families, loved ones and communities forever changed.

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Spavinaw Waterline Part III: Science And Leadership Trumped Politics And Greed

By CHARLES CANTRELL

Editor’s Note: This is the third article in a multi-part series focusing on monumental moments and events in the history of Tulsa and the many unique individuals making up the city’s illustrious legacy. The editors of GTR Newspapers wish to thank Tulsa Historical Society & Museum for research assistance, help in factual verification and the use of many of the marvelous photos accompanying these articles.

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Stronger, Safer Tulsa: Addressing Domestic Violence

Commentary By DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

Home is a haven for us to relax and spend time with our families. However, it’s not always a safe place when domestic violence occurs. What is domestic violence? It’s a pattern of coerced behavior used by one person in a relationship to gain and maintain power and control of the other person.

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B.A. Chamber Honors Dr. Clarence G. Oliver

The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce honored a Greater Tulsa legend at its recent Annual Awards Banquet. For the first time ever, the chamber handed out a Lifetime Achievement Award. At the same time they named that award after its first recipient, Dr. Clarence G. Oliver, Jr.

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G.T. Bynum Named ‘Champion of the Arts’

Tulsa City Councilor G.T. Bynum was honored as Theatre Tulsa’s 2015 “Champion of the Arts” at the theatre company’s recent Broadway Bash.

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Group Creating Downtown Tulsa Multisport Project

B.A.M. (Boston Avenue Multisport) is an environmentally responsible project created by a group of local leaders in sustainable design and construction. Team B.A.M., the project creators, includes James Parker of TriArch Architecture, Kenton Grant of Kenton Grant Consulting, Terrell Hoagland of Jones Design Studio, and Scott Pardee of Pardee Construction.

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Firefighter and Police Officer Named at Above and Beyond

The Rotary Club of Tulsa held its eighth annual Above and Beyond Awards honoring Tulsa’s Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year at its weekly meeting at First United Methodist Church Feb. 18.

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United Way Honors Supporters

A celebration of the largest campaign in its 90-year history, an address by U.S. United Way President Stacey Stewart and a special honor for local housing advocate Ruth Nelson highlighted the annual Live United Awards recently presented by the Tulsa Area United Way.

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‘Connect Tulsa’ Enhances Region’s Air Travel

By DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

Tulsa is thriving and its future is bright. Our efforts continue to result in great progress for the city of Tulsa as we strengthen programs to retain and attract business, celebrate the success of our entrepreneurs and economic development efforts, and fuel growth in many of our industry sectors.

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Spavinaw Waterline Part II - Tulsa 1920s: Ingenuity, Integrity, Innovation Were Hallmarks of W.R. Holway and the 20s

By CHARLES CANTRELL

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a multi-part series focusing on monumental moments and events in the history of Tulsa and the many unique individuals making up the city’s illustrious legacy. The editors of GTR Newspapers wish to thank Tulsa Historical Society and Museum for research assistance, help in factual verification and the use of many of the marvelous photos accompanying these articles.

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Visionaries Helped Develop 61st & Yale

By EMILY RAMSEY

So much of Tulsa’s progress today is owed to Tulsa’s early citizens, many of whom loved the city and wanted to see it flourish: Waite Phillips, William K. Warren, J.A. LaFortune, Walter Helmerich III and Peggy Helmerich, James McBirney, to name a few.

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Spavinaw Waterline Part I Tulsa 1920s: Water, Water, Everywhere, Though Not Good Enough To Drink

By CHARLES CANTRELL

Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a multi-part series focusing on monumental moments and events in the history of Tulsa, and the many unique individuals making up the city’s illustrious legacy. The editors of GTR Newspapers wish to thank Tulsa Historical Society & Museum for research assistance, help in factual verification, and the use of many of the marvelous photos accompanying these articles.

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TYPros Donates to the Zoo

Tulsa’s Young Professionals raised more than $11,000 for the Tulsa Zoo in 2014 as its volunteers dedicated dozens of events and fundraising efforts to helping the zoo implement an innovative master plan to transform its offerings.

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Five Civilized Tribes Hold Quarterly Meeting

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation hosted several Native American tribes for a quarterly meeting of the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes Jan. 8-9 at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center with a record attendance of 529 attendees.
The Inter-Tribal Council formed as a result of various meetings held in 1949 between various leaders and representatives of the Five Civilized Tribes. It will celebrate 65 years in February.

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Sharon King Davis Shares Tulsa Memories

By EMILY RAMSEY

In 1956, fourth-generation Tulsan Sharon King Davis was nine years old and living with her family at 49th Street and Peoria Avenue.

Then, she recounts, “One day, my parents said, ‘Let’s go look at where we’re going to live next.’”

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