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Married Cops Arrested After Fatal Shooting

AP | Posted 08.06.2014 | 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.

David Lohr

Police Accused Of Beating Deaf Senior Citizen For Disobeying Verbal Commands

HuffingtonPost.com | 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!

Tulsa Brings Style To Oklahoma

AP | HILLARY SPEED | Posted 05.05.2013 | Travel

TULSA, Oklahoma — As an Oklahoma transplant – a native New Englander who moved here for love – I've had fun getting to know the Soon...

The Funniest Man in America

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 03.25.2013 | Comedy
Bruce Weinstein

The funniest man in America is someone you've probably never heard of. His name is Brent Douglas, and his comic persona is a rustic, angry fellow named Roy D. Mercer.

Gunshots Killed 4 Women In Aapartment

AP | Posted 01.18.2013 | Crime

TULSA, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says four women found dead last week at a crime-plagued south Tulsa apartment complex each died...

4 Women Killed In Apartment: Cops Don't 'Want To Strike Fear In The Community'

AP | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICUS | Posted 03.10.2013 | Crime

TULSA, Okla. — Four young women were found shot to death in the same apartment in a rugged part of south Tulsa on Monday, apparent victims of a ...

Donors Drop Rare African Coins In Red Kettles

Posted 12.27.2012 | Impact

Just when Salvation Army bell ringers thought no donation could surprise them, rare African coins started popping up in their kettles. In some cit...

Oklahoma State Senator Aims To Block Non-Binding Sustainability Resolution

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

A Republican state senator in Oklahoma has introduced legislation seeking to block the implementation of United Nations Agenda 21, the international o...

John Celock

Man Threatens To Kill Neighbor Over Obama Yard Sign

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

An Oklahoma man is alleging that he received a death threat from his neighbor after he placed a sign in his front lawn supporting President Barack Oba...

Oktoberfests Coming To A Town Near You

Home Away | Posted 12.03.2012 | Travel
Home Away

Oktoberfest has been carrying on for about a month now, but beer, bratwurst and polka bands aren't out of style just yet.

Tulane Safety Taken Off Field In Ambulance After Scary Collision

AP | ROCHELLE HINES and JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Posted 11.08.2012 | Sports

TULSA, Okla. — Tulane safety Devon Walker fractured his spine in a head-to-head collision with a teammate during a game in Tulsa, the team docto...

An American First? Atheist to Deliver Invocation 'Prayer' for Tulsa City Council

Edward Falzon | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Edward Falzon

For what might be the first time in the history of the United States, an atheist will deliver the opening "prayer" at a government meeting.

In Oklahoma School District, Perks For Top Administrators Include Expensive SUVs

Posted 07.31.2012 | Education

Perks for four Union Public Schools administrators in Oklahoma include full use of district-owned Acura SUVs as part of their benefits package, accord...

Tulsa AA Unions Angered By 'Ghost' Ad On Contract

AP | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel

TULSA, Okla. — A "ghost" ad campaign urging American Airlines mechanics and stores groups to reject a labor agreement is misleading and doesn't ...