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Public Safety Proposal Extends Vision 2025 Tax

Commentary By DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

In the first month of 2015, when many of us focus on setting our finances in order, I want to present an opportunity for the City of Tulsa to move toward greater financial stability. I have proposed to the city council that Tulsa extend a portion of the expiring Vision 2025 tax and dedicate it to enhanced public safety.

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Holiday Gift Ideas that Create Memories, Not Trash

Trash Talk By BETH TURNER

Ahhh, the holidays! A time when we reconnect with loved ones, and try not to pull our hair out trying to buy a gift that says, “I love you.”

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City Encourages Giving Back During the Holidays

Commentary By DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

Downtown Tulsa has a certain glow all year long, but I believe it shines a little brighter during the holiday season.

The Downtown Coordinating Council (DCC) holds its Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony – Ready, Set, Glow! This year’s date: Nov. 30. The progressive holiday event encompasses a tour of four lighting ceremonies at the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, the Guthrie Green, Arvest Winterfest and the Deco District’s “S’mores on Boston.”

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Former Tech Student Launches NASA Career

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

Lucas Kinion began preparing for his successful launch back in middle school, when his eighth grade class attended a presentation about careers in engineering. He still credits that presentation for starting him on his path to a position with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), the United States government agency responsible for the space program as well as for aeronautics and aerospace research.

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Former Tulsa Tech Student Returns to Teach

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

One of Tulsa Tech’s newest faculty members, machining instructor Tyler Reibert, certainly knows what it feels like to be a student in his classroom. It wasn’t that long ago that the former student sat in the same exact classroom.

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The U.S. Environment and U.S. Energy Policy

By MARK A. STANSBERRY

Marianne Horinko, president of the Horinko Group, in Washington, D.C. and former acting administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and I will be co-hosting the 22nd Annual International Energy Policy (IEPC) Conference event on Thursday, Nov. 13 in Washington, D.C.

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Downtown Tulsa Blessed with Beautiful Churches

On Architecture By ROGER COFFEY, AIA

Downtown Tulsa has a rich heritage of church architecture. During its strong growth years from statehood in 1907 to the Great Depression of 1929, a number of God’s palaces were built. Eight have survived, been upgraded and enlarged, and house active congregations today.

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Student Finds New Code to Success

News from Tulsa Tech by DR. STEVE TIGER

Many would have thought Sandy Strickland had already discovered the secret codes to success, working for ten years as a manager for a financial company, with a total of 20 years in the financial industry itself. Then it happened again: someone changed the codes.

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Summits to Focus on Drug Abuse

Commentary By DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

Last October, Police Chief Chuck Jordan and I accepted an invitation from Commissioner Terri White with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to meet with the Oklahoma Overdose Prevention Committee. We realized our state had a problem, but we didn’t realize that more people died last year from prescription drug overdose deaths than car crashes.

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Glass, Metal or Plastic: Recycling By the Numbers

Trash Talk by BETH TURNER

After mastering the habit of tossing recyclables into the recycling bin, you may find yourself like me – wondering what packaging would be best to buy in the first place. This is not an easy topic to decipher!

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Local Partners Repurpose Historic Firehouse

On Architecture by ROGER COFFEY, AIA

Driving east on the Broken Arrow Expressway, a couple of blocks west of Utica is an outstanding example of an adaptive reuse building. Formerly the City of Tulsa Fire Station Number 8, this project at 1400 South Trenton is the creative work of architect James Boswell.

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We Need to Support Our Energy Industry

By MARK A. STANSBERRY

It has been over two years since my book “America Needs America’s Energy: Creating Together the People’s Energy Plan” was released. During that time frame, I have had the opportunity to speak throughout the U.S.

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Gene Shell a Winner in Long Career

By TERRELL LESTER

Gene Shell never was a man to give up. To surrender. To quit.
Not in the game of baseball. Not in the game of life. Not in a wartime foxhole.
Gene Shell is a fighter. A scrapper. Always has been.

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Arkansas River Development Vital for Tulsa

Commentary By DEWEY F. BARTLETT JR.

Tulsans are fortunate to have a river running through this community that connects us to the north, south, east and west parts of town. By developing the river, we can create value for all communities within the city and our entire region that’s potentially a win-win for all.

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Workforce Strength Brings Jobs to Region

Growing the Tulsa Region By Mike Neal

Workforce issues don’t always get the attention they deserve, but there’s a simple truth in economic development that holds true no matter where you are: Workers bring jobs.

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