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Column: Oklahoma's excessive court costs created a self-defeating system

When people are sentenced for criminal offenses, in addition to their punishment, they are often assessed thousands in court costs, fees and assessments. Those range from a $6 law library fee to a $100 trauma care assistance fund fee. There’s a $10 sheriff’s courthouse security fee, a $15 District Attorneys Council assessment fee (misdemeanor) or $50 (felony), a $25 court information system fee and more.
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Velvet Taco location coming to Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — A Velvet Taco location is coming to midtown Tulsa. The restaurant will be located near 15th and Peoria, according to the city of Tulsa's website. This will be the second Velvet Taco location in Oklahoma, the first one being in Norman. There is no scheduled opening...
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U.S. Marine Says Goodbye To Service Dog With Community Support

A U.S. Marine said goodbye to the dog he served with overseas. Anthony Marquez said his dog Allie was there for all the good and bad times and embodied what it meant to be man's best friend. On Friday community members showed Allie love and appreciation before she was euthanized today in Collinsville.
Tulsa World

Tulsa walls come alive with colorful murals: Get your guide here

More and more, sides of buildings and businesses around town are being adorned with all manner of multicolored murals that range from homages to hometown heroes to images that reflect the highs and lows of the city’s history, from images designed to raise a laugh to abstractions aimed to dazzle the eye.
Tulsa World

Few mask opt-outs at TPS, Union amid school district recommendations

The five school districts in the immediate Tulsa metro area with mask requirements are seeing some variation among their opt-out rates. Since Labor Day, school leaders at Glenpool, Jenks, Union, Tulsa and Claremore have all implemented mask requirements for staff and students. In accordance with a temporary injunction granted by Oklahoma County District Court Judge Natalie Mai, all five districts allow parents to request in writing that their children be exempted from the mask requirement due to medical concerns, religious beliefs or strongly held personal convictions.
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Gathering Place Sues Small Coffee Shop In Shawnee Over Name Rights

Tulsa’s Gathering Place park is suing a coffee shop in Shawnee over its name. The park wants to take back the rights to the name, but it also wants the coffee shop to pay damages it says were caused by customer confusion. The owner of The Gathering Place coffee shop...
Tulsa World

Michael Overall: Construction of the historic Hotel Tulsa was once delayed, proving that some things never change

On a Tuesday night in April 1910, more than a dozen Tulsa businessmen crowded into an attorney’s office for a late meeting, where the mood must have seemed a little tense. Earlier that day, the investors had finalized the purchase of a $55,000 lot at the corner of Third Street and Cincinnati Avenue. And they had already announced plans to build a 10-story hotel, a project Tulsa desperately needed as the population exploded during the Oil Boom.

Town has beef over meat plant

WINCHESTER, Oklahoma – Just south of Duck Creek Casino, the town of Winchester and local residents are preparing to sue the Muscogee Nation, the Looped Square Meat Processing Company and Muscogee Nation Business Enterprises, LLC in addition to Principal Chief David Hill, Second Chief Del Beaver, Director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Trent Kissee and all National Council Representatives.

Pryor events coming soon

1. Oklahoma Mini-Meet – Route 66 Cruisers 13th Annual Car & Motorcycle Show, Claremore, OK; 2. Claremore Blue Thumb Volunteer Training; 3. Friendship Feast; 4. Harvest Festival in Spavinaw; 5. Mystery Futurity Finals;
Claremore Progress

Adult Day Care clients win fair ribbons

Rogers County Adult Day Center clients were excited to show the projects they made and the ribbons they won at the 2021 Rogers County Fair in Claremore. Pictured standing from left to right: Mikka Stucky, Katie Martin, Brandon Walker, Rebecca Wilson, Kyle Hambrick, Angela Cantu. Pictured sitting from left to right: Ceira Dale, Tammy Moody, Angela Seitz. Ribbon winners not pictured: Pam Brown, Trevon Martin, George Brewster, Hunter Russell, Trevor Holehan.
McAlester News

CATHEY: Indian Nation Turnpike long-time connector of six southeastern Oklahoma counties

On May 25, 1955, the Oklahoma Legislature amended HB 933 (the same Act passed in the 1953 Legislative Session and ratified in the statewide vote in 1954 creating a new Oklahoma Turnpike Authority providing for a statewide representation on the new Turnpike Authority and establishing the basis for a State system of turnpikes) to authorize construction of a turnpike from the Oklahoma/Texas line in a wide corridor bordered on the west by a line east of Wilson, east of Maysville, east of Norman, and east of Oklahoma City and line west of U.S. Highway 69 (a project later named the Indian Nation Turnpike).
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Gov. Stitt Seeks Answers On Federal Distribution Of Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

State health officials said they have enough antibody treatments currently for Oklahomans who need it battling COVID-19. Governor Kevin Stitt, however, is questioning the Biden administration, who recently changed how providers get the drugs. "What's confusing for us is the federal government has started limiting the supplies to Oklahoma,” said...
Tulsa World

Editorial: Though 8 miles apart, two Tulsa developments will significantly improve their neighborhoods

Recent major developments in Tulsa’s downtown and north side are strong economic indicators certain to improve the city’s quality of life. Tulsans have reason to celebrate the sale of a parking lot near the Tulsa Performing Arts Center and groundbreaking for a hotel at the 36th Street North corridor. These will reshape those areas and provide much-needed services.