County officials also unveiled SageNet Center as the new name of the massive exposition center.
The Terence Crutcher Foundation is hosting a series of events this week leading up to Thursday night’s candlelight vigil marking the moment five years ago when he was fatally shot while approaching his vehicle near 36th Street North and Lewis Avenue.
Most Tulsa city councilors say the new police programs are worth a try; some wish they had been asked to recommend members for the Community Advisory Boards.
Tulsans' vision for the 11-acre property to play a key role in determining what type of mixed-use development is built on the site, city officials say.
There are people who are going to create businesses on this floor that my kids and other people’s kids are going to be working for years from now … because of the people who are coming here, sharing ideas and learning how to launch the next generation of great companies,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said Tuesday.
Nearly three years after first proposing the idea of an independent monitor, Mayor G.T. Bynum said its goals have been realized: an in-house policy analysis for TPD, increased community engagement and a mechanism of oversight.
Tulsa's mayor said he believes Chief Wendell Franklin has already achieved or is working to achieve most of what he desired through numerous initiatives, including the creation of Community Advisory Boards.
The program, which focuses on tech and tech-enabled startups, will officially launch out of the City Hall building on Tuesday.
The board was among improvements cited by Mayor G.T. Bynum in explaining why he no longer plans to pursue an office of the independent monitor for Tulsa Police Department oversight.
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Ted Rieck's four-year agreement expired at the end of August. He will stay on one more year as Tulsa Transit board searches for his replacement.
Besides a plum assignment on the Ways and Means Committee, Hern is chairman of the Budget and Spending Task Force of the Republican Study Committee, the policy arm of the House Republican conference, and is on a House GOP health care task force.
Ford was first elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 1966. A Republican, he spent his entire career in the minority but managed to have a strong influence, particularly as it concerned Tulsa.
City of Tulsa employees will receive $250 if they get fully vaccinated and could receive another $250 if at least 70% of the employees in their departments do the same.
Officials say they have so far been unable to raise the millions of dollars in private funding needed to place a shade structure over the Gateway Bridge.
U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin’s behavior has alarmed top U.S. officials who say he has gone to extraordinary lengths to defy U.S. warnings. As of late Tuesday, U.S. officials said they were unsure of Mullin’s location.
"For me, the issue of a mandate is purely one of when or if we utilize the Tulsa Police Department to enforce what people should be doing anyway," Bynum said during a live-streamed press conference.
Vice President Kamala Harris included the U.S.S. Tulsa, based in Singapore, on her Far East itinerary.
Democrats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives last week continued to be one of the few groups challenging Gov. Kevin Stitt's near-silence about the state's rising COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations and rates of infection.
Speaking to the Tulsa Regional Chamber at the Cox Business Convention Center, Stitt was mostly silent about the resurgence of COVID-19 or the new state law that limits local efforts to control it.
Citing increased COVID-19 case numbers, Tulsa Public Schools announced Thursday that it will require masks on campus for employees starting Monday. Students will be required to wear masks on campus starting Sept. 7 unless an exemption is on file with the district.
Herb Beattie, 86, died Wednesday. He was a lifelong preservationist and community activist.
Councilors approved a nonbinding resolution urging Tulsans to follow CDC recommendations for masking and vaccinations.
As city councilors prepare to consider a new mask mandate, or a nonbinding resolution, Wednesday, records show few if any citations were issued to people for violating the city's first mask mandate.
Tulsa County Republican Party Chairmwoman Ronda Vuillemont-Smith said she met with the mayor Monday, after asking him for time to discuss the proposed mask mandate.