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Groundbreaking Held for A Gathering Place

The groundbreaking celebration for A Gathering Place for Tulsa was held Sept. 20. The picnic-style event featured food trucks, live music and activities for children and families as well as a preview of the park and many of its features.

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Oklahoma Honor Flights Send Veterans to Washington, D.C.

The Oklahoma Honor Flights took 87 veterans to Washington, D.C. for a one-day trip to visit the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam Wall, the Lincoln Memorial, the Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and other sites on Sept. 10. Oklahoma Honor Flights is a hub of the national Honor Flight Network and this was its 18th flight from Oklahoma and seventh from Tulsa.

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TAUW Announces Record Goal

The Tulsa Area United Way has announced a goal of $26,200,000 for its 2014 campaign, the largest goal in its 90-year history.

The total was revealed in Broken Arrow during halftime of the Live United Crosstown Showdown, the football rivalry between Broken Arrow and Owasso High Schools on Friday, Sept. 5.

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Proposed Arts Center On Aug. 26 Ballot

Broken Arrow residents are being urged to vote for a repurposing project on the Aug. 26 Special Election ballot. The repurposed funds would go toward bringing a creative arts center to the Rose District.

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AWC to Hold Open House, Host Susan Savage

The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) kicks off a new season of events with its annual open house, Aug. 26 at Harwelden Mansion, 2210 S. Main St.

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TCF Challenge Raises $40 Million

In August, Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF) announced that $40,760,385 was raised for nonprofit agencies through its 2012-13 Challenge Grant Program. The planned giving challenge encourages local nonprofit agencies to build permanent funds through planned gifts. George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) donated $1 million in matching dollars for the challenge.

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American Diabetes Association Hosts Fundraiser

The American Diabetes Association’s Concours for the Cure will be held at Southern Hills Country Club Sept. 28, 4-7 p.m. Sponsored by MidFirst Bank, the event celebrates automobiles while raising money to fight diabetes.

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Tulsa Press Club Embraces History, Future

OUT & ABOUT IN GREATER TULSA By EMILY RAMSEY

I can’t help but feel like I’ve walked into a different period of time when I pass through the doors of the Tulsa Press Club in downtown Tulsa. Admittedly, that same feeling may come over a person who is walking the halls of many of downtown’s historic buildings–the Mayo Hotel, the Philcade Building, the Philtower, to name a few.

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Build a Better Broken Arrow Committee Endorses the 2014 GO Bond Package

Long-time community leader Russell Peterson and the citizen’s group that he founded to advocate for a higher quality of life in Broken Arrow have come out in favor for the city’s 2014 General Obligation (GO) Bond proposal that goes before voters on Aug. 26.

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Caution Urged When Driving in Work Zones

Commentary By DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than the needless loss of life and catastrophic injuries sustained from careless and inattentive drivers speeding through work zones.

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Rick Brinkley a Master of Communication

By TERRELL LESTER

Rick Brinkley is a man of words. Many, many words.
He is Tulsa County’s great communicator.

From his days in television to the pastoring of a church to the floor of the Oklahoma State Senate, Rick Brinkley is a master in the art of communication.

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Regional Collaboration Brings Far-Reaching Results

Growing the Tulsa Region By Mike Neal

Regionalism is not a buzzword. It’s a realization.

It’s the knowledge that northeastern Oklahoma’s cities and towns are stronger together, both economically and culturally. It’s the understanding that businesses and individuals choose to be in northeastern Oklahoma because of the amenities in Broken Arrow, Claremore or Tahlequah as much as those in Tulsa. It’s the awareness that residents and businesses benefit from amenities in neighboring cities as much as their own.

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Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Available Online

The City of Tulsa’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget is now available on the city website. The budget book is a great source of information regarding the City’s funding sources and how the City operates. The City’s fiscal year began July 1, 2014 and will end on June 30, 2015.

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Inhofe Comments on Primary Victory

United States Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement following his victory this evening in the Republican primary for United States Senate.

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Reconciliation Symposium

CREATING UNITY: Individuals gathered in May at the 2014 John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation’s 5th annual symposium “Reconciliation in America.” From left, symposium committee members Reginald Ivey and Dr. Terri Baker, Executive Director Dr. Jocelyn Lee Payne, presenter and volunteer Rachel Fixico, volunteer Wennette Pegues, presenter and volunteer Paul Gilchrist, and chair of the committee Jeff Kos.

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