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Broken Arrow Voters Approve $210 Million GO Bond Package

By BOB LEWIS

Extending a tradition that dates back more than three decades, Broken Arrow voters went to the polls on Aug. 28 to approve a $210 million general obligation bond issue designed to help fuel community growth for the next 10 years.

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B.A. Earns City Livability Award

By BOB LEWIS

Mayors from around the country have made official what more than 100,000 Broken Arrowans have known for quite some time – their hometown is one heck of a good place to live work and play.

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Kenny Alexopoulos Leads Oklahoma Aquarium

By EMILY RAMSEY

Editor’s Note: The Oklahoma Aquarium, including its newly-appointed Chief Operating Officer Kenny Alexopoulos, is one of Greater Tulsa Reporter’s “10 to Watch in Greater Tulsa 2018,” as announced in its January 2018 issue.

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Citizens Get Involved with Civic Innovation Fellowship

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

Citizens often ask me, “What can I do to help the city?” My answer is, get involved in your community and help us build a better Tulsa.

One way Tulsans can use their talents, knowledge and experience to help our city overcome challenges is through the City of Tulsa’s Civic Innovation Fellowship.

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BABBA President Calls for Wide Support of 2018 GO Bond Issue

By BOB LEWIS

Russell Peterson has never run for public office. But, over the past three decades, he has played as big a role in Broken Arrow’s development as any elected official.

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Susan Neal Leads Gilcrease During Time of Growth

By EMILY RAMSEY

Susan Neal holds strong ties to both Tulsa, as a native daughter, and to Gilcrease Museum—she was married there. Add to that her broad range of professional experiences, and she becomes the ideal candidate to lead Gilcrease Museum during a time of change as it grows new programming and prepares for a $65-million renovation.

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Tulsa County an Excellent Career Opportunity

From Tulsa County by RON PETERS

or new careers or a new place to continue on their career path. One of the best employment opportunities is working for Tulsa County. Whether you are new to the workforce or looking for a change, working for Tulsa County provides opportunities to enhance your training, provides a career ladder for both professional and nonprofessional workers, and has one of the best benefit packages in the Tulsa County region.

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Cox Business Center Undergoing $55 Million Renovation

The Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa recently hosted a project launch to mark the beginning of the national award-winning venue’s $55 million Vision Tulsa funded renovation. The event was hosted by the venue’s Assistant General Manager Kerry Painter, and included three speakers: Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, Cox Communications Vice President and Market Leader Roger Ramseyer, and SMG Tulsa General Manager Jeff Nickler. ?

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Resilient City Strategy Moving Tulsa Forward

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

Since taking office, I’ve asked Tulsans to join me in dreaming big and making Tulsa a world-class city. As we continue to renew our high expectations, we can’t overlook the glaring disparities that exist in Tulsa. It’s heartbreaking to know that children born in north Tulsa are expected to live 10 years less than others in our city. We must address this. I ask you to join me in helping to change that trajectory.

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Tulsa is One of Three Cities Named As Winner of Engaged Cities Award

Cities of Service announced Tulsa as one of three winners of the Engaged Cities Award, a new effort to elevate cities that are working creatively to tap the wisdom, talents, and energy of community members to solve public problems. Tulsa was recognized for combining bold mayoral leadership and the reach of city hall with the on-the-ground knowledge of citizens to address serious challenges.

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Gathering Place Announces Sept. 8 Opening

Gathering Place has announced that it officially opens on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, kicking off with 100 Days of Opening Celebration festivities.

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Election Time Approaches in Interesting Year

The June 26 Oklahoma Primary Election will allow voters to pick the nominees for various federal, state and county offices for November’s General Election. State Question 788, which would legalize medical marijuana, is also on the Statewide Primary ballot. In primary races with more than two candidates where no one receives a majority of the votes, runoffs will be held Aug. 28.

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Day of Citizenship: Precinct Officials Needed

By TERRY SIMONSON

When 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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Voters Encouraged to Cast Ballots on June 26

From Tulsa County By COMMISSIONER RON PETERS

Historically, there has been low voter participation in elections held during the summer. There are many reasons why voter turnout has been only a small percentage of registered voters.

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Two Tulsa Blue Employees Honored

Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum recently presented Tulsa Blue certificates to City of Tulsa employees Rick Lisenbee and Gary McColphin for their outstanding service to their colleagues and the community during a special recognition ceremony at City Hall.

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