News http://publicradiotulsa.org en Tulsa's Morning News from KWGS for Thursday http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsas-morning-news-kwgs-thursday <p></p><p> In the local news:</p><ul><li>The Mayor uses State of City Address to stump for public safety tax.</li><li>Waterline break at Pine and Utica closes Pine in that area.</li><li>Non-profits get a CNG gift.</li></ul> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:38:35 +0000 John Durkee 65664 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa's Morning News from KWGS for Thursday Bartlett Delivers Optimistic State of the City Address http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/bartlett-delivers-optimistic-state-city-address <p>"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.</p><p>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.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:28:30 +0000 Matt Trotter 65641 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Bartlett Delivers Optimistic State of the City Address Nonprofits and Government Agencies Get Free CNG Conversions http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/nonprofits-and-government-agencies-get-free-cng-conversions <p></p><p>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.</p><p>Another non-profit getting the grant is the Oklahoma Baptist Home for Children. Spokesman Neal Wooldridge says he knows it will save money.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:42:21 +0000 Marshall Stewart 65622 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Nonprofits and Government Agencies Get Free CNG Conversions Follow-Up: Helicopters Ready for Air http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/follow-helicopters-ready-air <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">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.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">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.</span></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:09:22 +0000 Associated Press 65621 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Follow-Up: Helicopters Ready for Air VIDEO: New Initiative to Improve Railroad Crossings http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/video-new-initiative-improve-railroad-crossings <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has announced a $100 million initiative to improve railroad crossing safety across the state.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">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.</span></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:47:38 +0000 Associated Press 65617 at http://publicradiotulsa.org VIDEO: New Initiative to Improve Railroad Crossings Group to Study Historic Route 66 in Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/group-study-historic-route-66-tulsa <p></p><div><p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:52:51 +0000 Associated Press 65614 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Group to Study Historic Route 66 in Tulsa Tulsa Mayor to Deliver State of the City Address http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-mayor-deliver-state-city-address <p></p><div><p>TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett is scheduled to deliver a State of the City address to a chamber luncheon.</p><p>Bartlett is to speak Wednesday at noon at the Cox Business Center Ballroom during the Tulsa Regional Chamber Luncheon.</p><p>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.</p></div><p></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:44:10 +0000 Associated Press 65613 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa Mayor to Deliver State of the City Address Election Results http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/election-results-0 <div><p></p><p style="color:#666">All proposals on the ballot on the ballot for Broken Arrow and Sapulpa passed yesterday.&nbsp; Here are the other race results:</p><p style="color:#666">&nbsp;</p><p style="color:#666"><strong>Supt Public Instruction Dem - Runoff</strong></p><p>x-John Cox, Dem 60,337 - 63 percent</p><p>Freda Deskin, Dem 35,607 - 37 percent</p></div><div><p style="color:#666">&nbsp;</p><p style="color:#666"><strong>U.S. Senate 2010 Dem - Special Runoff</strong></p><p>x-Connie Johnson, Dem 54,728 - 58 percent</p><p>Jim Rogers, Dem 39,649 - 42 percent</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:03:07 +0000 KWGS News/Associated Press 65609 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Election Results Kunzweiler Wins DA Position http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/kunzweiler-wins-da-position <p></p><p>Tulsa Chief Prosecutor Steve Kunzweiler will become Tulsa County's next District Attorney. He will replace mentor Tim Harris in Janaury.</p><p>Kunzweiler bested State Representative Fred Jordan by 12-percentage points in yesterday's run-off election.<br />Since no Democrat filed for the office, the winner of yesterday's GOP run-off claims the seat.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:57:19 +0000 KWGS News 65608 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Kunzweiler Wins DA Position Tulsa's Morning News from KWGS http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsas-morning-news-kwgs-3 <p></p><p> In the local news:</p><ul><li>Election results.</li><li>National Guard Helicopters get covered in fire suppressant foam in Tulsa.</li><li>Broken Arrow lifts its water conservation measures.</li></ul> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:50:15 +0000 John Durkee 65607 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa's Morning News from KWGS