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20 Reasons Tulsa Is Actually A Happening City

The Huffington Post | Lexi Tollefsen | Posted 11.17.2015 | Travel

Don't believe what's said about cities in fly-over states. Tulsa, Oklahoma has got it goin' on. With its vibrant food culture, ever-growing art scene ...

Thanks To Ariana Grande, These Shelter Pups Got One Less Problem

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 10.12.2015 | Good News

This is the part when rescue doggies break free, ‘cause they may not live in a shelter no more! Pop princess Ariana Grande announced at her Tuls...

Man Reunited With Wedding Ring Lost In Another State 39 Years Ago

AP | Cameron Keady | Posted 09.14.2015 | Good News

BOLTON, N.Y. (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been reunited with the wedding ring he dropped in a New York lake nearly 40 years ago. The Post-Star of ...

These 8 Cities Are About To Become Better Places To Live

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact

WASHINGTON - Bloomberg Philanthropies on Wednesday announced the first eight cities it has selected to participate in a new program to improve li...

Tulsa Undersheriff Resigns Amid Allegations He Falsified Training Records Of Eric Harris' Killer

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.27.2015 | Crime

Tulsa Country Undersheriff Tim Albin has resigned after documents revealed he unfairly promoted Robert Bates, the volunteer reserve deputy who mistake...

America, It's Been a Privilege

Will Bunch | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Will Bunch

You really can buy anything in America in 2015 -- even things you would never guess in a million years that someone wanted to buy. Who knew, before this weekend, that if you donate enough money, you can even become a quasi-cop and go chasing down criminals and assorted poor people in your spare time? Is this an exceptional country or what?

Stun Guns Eyed In Officer-Involved Killings

AP | COREY WILLIAMS and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 06.14.2015 | Crime

The officer had an immediate explanation after shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in South Carolina: He said he fired in self-defense...

This Twister-Shaped Tower May One Day Sit In The Heart Of Tornado Alley

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.12.2015 | Arts

To answer a magazine's design challenge, one Oklahoman architecture firm found inspiration in the state's infamous tornadoes. Now, their design ma...

The Berlinale Diaries: Jafar Panahi's Taxi, Breathe Umphefumlo and the True Meaning of Democracy

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.09.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I'll admit it can take just one film to usually convince me to come to a film festival. In the case of this year's Berlinale, it was Jafar Panahi's Taxi. I knew I wanted to sit in that bursting at the seams press screening, first thing in the morning, to watch it. And, as is usually the case with my cinematic instinct, I was right.

Silly Puppy Didn't Know His Mom's $23,000 Wedding Rings Weren't Dog Treats

The Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 01.09.2015 | Weddings

Here's one diamond that was literally in the rough. When Stephanie Lamb discovered her $23,000 engagement ring and wedding band were no longer sit...

For City Parks, 2014 Was the Year That Was (Great)!

Adrian Benepe | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green
Adrian Benepe

Well, 2014 was certainly the "Year That Was" for parks and open space, with many cities finding places to build new parks by creatively reusing abandoned or underperforming infrastructure as parks, and with record levels of new public and private investment in some states and cities.

No Amount of Data Can Replace a Good Classroom Teacher

Randy Turner | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Randy Turner

Administrators keep feeding teachers the basic nonsense that we could do much better teaching now that we have data we can use. So we keep giving tests. But learning has become something teachers try to sneak in whenever it's possible. And for students, enjoyment of learning is a dim memory.

Married Cops Arrested After Fatal Shooting

AP | Posted 10.06.2014 | Crime

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two Tulsa police officers who are married have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man who was walking with the...

Making Strides for Preschool

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

New York City received a lot of attention recently with a bold promise made to some of its youngest residents: Mayor Bill de Blasio ran on a campaign to fund full-day public preschool for all New York City children through a modest increased income tax on residents making more than $500,000 a year. Although Mayor de Blasio's tax proposal was not approved by the state legislature or supported by New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo, the legislature did approve statewide funding for pre-K that included a $300 million increase for New York City's preschool program. New York City is moving forward for children -- and it isn't the only major city and school district making strides towards providing high-quality public preschool programs to as many children as possible. Several large districts that have been doing this for a while are already seeing strong results.

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Police Accused Of Beating Deaf Senior Citizen For Disobeying Verbal Commands | David Lohr | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

Two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers have been pulled off the streets following allegations of excessive force against a deaf man in Oklahoma City. ...

These People Aren't Homeless. But The Reason They're Asking For Money Will Leave You Speechless.

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.17.2013 | Impact

They’re not homeless, poor, or even struggling in the slightest. But three Oklahoma residents -- two women and a child -- stood on a street corner r...

US2020 STEM Mentoring Effort Gathers Momentum

Eric Schwarz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Eric Schwarz

The call was answered. Last month 52 cities self-organized to compete in a nation-wide competition designed to address one of our nation's great challenges. I am honored today to announce the finalists of the US2020 STEM Mentoring City Competition.

'We Were Bored... So We Decided to Kill Somebody'

Steve Clemons | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Steve Clemons

This kind of killing in Oklahoma is not rare, and until the state moves more decidedly toward trying to prioritize building "healthy communities," the state deserves to be knocked down a few notches in terms of its status as a haven for new job-creating investments.

City Proposes Solution To Street Named For KKK Member

AP | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa City Council approved a plan Thursday to change who is being honored by popular downtown's street name, stripping the l...

City Considers Renaming Street Tied To KKK

AP | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa city councilors were expected to decide Thursday whether to rename a popular downtown street tied to a city founder who was...

Why This Major City Has To Fight For Food

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact

By Natalie Deuschle, Mother Nature Network On a sweltering summer evening, Brandon, a 21-year-old culinary arts student at Workforce Oklahoma, sits...

American Hero Hog-Ties Burglar, Goes To Work

Posted 07.05.2013 | Crime

Stand up and salute Denay Houston's husband. The Tulsa resident outmuscled Robert Cole , who allegedly broke into his home yesterday morning, accor...

My First Mother's Day

Tiffany Jones | Posted 07.09.2013 | Black Voices
Tiffany Jones

I have always wondered why so many times if you ask a mother what she wants for Mother's Day, she may reply, "Nothing." Now that I have my child, I know it's not because you don't actually want anything, it's because no matter how good or how bad our kids may be sometimes, we realize what a gift they are.

Tulsa 2024?

AP | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Posted 04.28.2013 | Sports

TULSA, Okla. -- Buoyed by its success hosting a major fishing tournament this winter, Oklahoma's second-largest city is now dreaming of something fast...

Libertarians: Live Free or Die of Frostbite

Floyd Elliot | Posted 06.10.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Some weeks ago, a study by the libertarian Mercatus Center found that the freest state in the United Ss Of A is... envelope, please... North Dakota!