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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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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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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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19th Gatesway Balloon Festival is Sept. 19-20

The 19th Gatesway hot air balloon festival has been scheduled for Sept. 19-20 at Claremore’s Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs. Proceeds from this year’s festival will be used to help build a 16-bed home on the agency’s Broken Arrow campus.

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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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City Hall Public Meetings to be Held

Commentary By DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR>

Five City Hall in Your Neighborhood public meetings are scheduled for this summer in different parts of the city beginning on June 30.

Topics for the meetings will include the city budget, public safety and the Arkansas River.
Information about Improve Our Tulsa projects and schedules also will be available at the meetings.

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Jenks Chamber President Anticipates Future

By EMILY RAMSEY

Jenks has a lot to look forward to this summer and beyond, says Jenks Chamber of Commerce President Josh Driskell, starting with the community’s July 4th celebrations.

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Tulsa Chamber Honors Dr. Tom McKeon

Mike Neal, president and CEO of the Tulsa Regional Chamber, honored outgoing Tulsa Community College President Dr. Tom McKeon with the Lifetime Achievement in Education award May 19 at the chamber’s 13th annual State of Education luncheon.

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Tulsa City-County Library Launches Campaign

The Tulsa City-County Library and Tulsa Library Trust announced recently the launch of the public phase of the “Tulsa Central Library Renewed” fundraising campaign, with a goal of raising $1 million from the Tulsa community. The campaign will renovate Tulsa Central Library into a state-of-the-art, learner-driven, technology-centered facility designed to meet the needs of 21st century visitors.

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CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE:

Anna America, pictured with her children, has announced her candidacy for the Tulsa District 7 seat, currently held by Arianna Moore. Also challenging for the seat is Eric Turley, a consumer lender and mortgage banker at First Oklahoma Bank. The photo was taken at a reception for America at the Garden Deva Sculpture Company in Tulsa.

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Downtown Growth Moving West

By EMILY RAMSEY

Development around the BOK Center has steadily maintained since the event center opened in 2008. However, in just the past year, a number of new developments have opened with more activity to come, including additional residential options and new restaurants.

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