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3:28 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Bartlett Delivers Optimistic State of the City Address

Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett delivers his state of the city address Wednesday at Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa.
Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS

"There are truly many reasons to say we're in the best of times," said the narrator of a video played near the end of Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett's state of the city address Wednesday.

It was a visual summary of the mayor's speech. Bartlett focused on why Tulsa is now in a good position after two recessions: Low unemployment, economic development and industrial partnerships.

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Local & Regional
11:42 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Nonprofits and Government Agencies Get Free CNG Conversions

Compressed Natural Gas selling for $1.87 in Tulsa.
Credit KWGS News

Eleven non-profits and government agencies get grants from the Apache Corporation to convert vehicles to compressed natural gas. It’s part of Apache’s neighborhood giving program. One recipient is the Tulsa Dream Center. Director Wendall Hope says the conversion is not something they could afford on their own.

Another non-profit getting the grant is the Oklahoma Baptist Home for Children. Spokesman Neal Wooldridge says he knows it will save money.

CNG is selling for less than two dollars for an equivalent gallon of unleaded gasoline which is above three dollars right now.

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Local & Regional
11:09 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Follow-Up: Helicopters Ready for Air

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Cleanup has finished on 10 Black Hawk helicopters that were accidently bathed in fire suppression foam at an Oklahoma National Guard base.

Col. Max Moss says a Simplex Grinnell company representative triggered the fire suppression system Tuesday at the Tulsa base during a routine maintenance check. He says the system was installed a few months ago.

Photos and videos released by the National Guard show the UH-60 model helicopters slathered in the substance. The foam reached helicopters both inside and outside of the hangar.

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Local & Regional
9:47 am
Wed August 27, 2014

VIDEO: New Initiative to Improve Railroad Crossings

Governor Fallin at a state capitol news conference.
Credit O-Dot

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has announced a $100 million initiative to improve railroad crossing safety across the state.

Transportation officials announced the initiative along with Gov. Mary Fallin. The program will improve more than 300 rail crossings across Oklahoma and allows for upgraded safety warning features at the crossings.

Fallin said at the news conference that that initiative will help save lives by improving crossing safety.

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Local & Regional
7:52 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Group to Study Historic Route 66 in Tulsa

Route 66
Credit File Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The urban design studio at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa has named a community advisory group to assist a student-directed study of historic Route 66.

The studio is a graduate-level degree program attracting students from architecture, urban planning and related fields. Past student projects have included a study for Southwest Boulevard, the Northland Plan and Midtown Tulsa Redux.

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Local & Regional
7:44 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Tulsa Mayor to Deliver State of the City Address

Dewey Bartlett
Credit File Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett is scheduled to deliver a State of the City address to a chamber luncheon.

Bartlett is to speak Wednesday at noon at the Cox Business Center Ballroom during the Tulsa Regional Chamber Luncheon.

Bartlett is expected to address the progress he sees in the city during the last year and his future plans for public safety and economic development.

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Local & Regional
7:03 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Election Results

Credit KWGS News

All proposals on the ballot on the ballot for Broken Arrow and Sapulpa passed yesterday.  Here are the other race results:

 

Supt Public Instruction Dem - Runoff

x-John Cox, Dem 60,337 - 63 percent

Freda Deskin, Dem 35,607 - 37 percent

 

U.S. Senate 2010 Dem - Special Runoff

x-Connie Johnson, Dem 54,728 - 58 percent

Jim Rogers, Dem 39,649 - 42 percent

 

U.S. House District 5 GOP - Runoff

x-Steve Russell, GOP 19,371 - 59 percent

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Local & Regional
6:57 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Kunzweiler Wins DA Position

Steve Kunzweiler
Credit Matt Trotter/KWGS News / KWGS

Tulsa Chief Prosecutor Steve Kunzweiler will become Tulsa County's next District Attorney. He will replace mentor Tim Harris in Janaury.

Kunzweiler bested State Representative Fred Jordan by 12-percentage points in yesterday's run-off election.
Since no Democrat filed for the office, the winner of yesterday's GOP run-off claims the seat.

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Local & Regional
6:50 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Tulsa's Morning News from KWGS

In the local news:

  • Election results.
  • National Guard Helicopters get covered in fire suppressant foam in Tulsa.
  • Broken Arrow lifts its water conservation measures.
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StudioTulsa
5:05 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

All in the Making -- Notes on Fab Lab Tulsa and Its 2014 Tulsa Mini Maker Faire

Aired on Tuesday, August 26th.

"Imagine. Design. Fabricate." Such is the tag line for the Hardesty Center for Fab Lab Tulsa. Fab Lab Tulsa, as it's commonly called, is -- per its website -- a nonprofit "entity that provides community access to advanced manufacturing and digital fabrication tools for learning skills, developing inventions, creating businesses, and producing personalized products. Fab Lab Tulsa is one of over 150 MIT-chartered Fab Labs in more than 40 countries and the first in the southeastern region of the United States.

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