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9:51 am
Thu June 4, 2009

Change of Heart for Taylor

Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor announces at the Tulsa Press Club that she will not seek re-election
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor says she's not running for re-election this fall so she can focus on guiding the city through turbulent economic times.

Taylor told those gathered at the Tulsa Press Club that she loves being mayor and doesn't want to have to run a political campaign while helping Tulsa cope with falling sales tax revenues and the effect it will have on municipal government. Her announcement was supposed to officially come tomorrow.

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Local & Regional
4:59 pm
Wed June 3, 2009

Tulsa Port Stays Afloat in Troubled Economy

The entrance sign at 46th Street North and Port Road
KWGS

Tulsa, OK – Shipping levels for the first four months of this year, ending April 30th, were almost identical to the same time frame in 2008. The figures quiet some speculation that the condition of the global economy would cause a drastic reduction in business at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa.

Cumulative inbound/outbound shipping from January to April, 2009 was 874,658 tons compared with 876,096 tons for the same period last year.

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Local & Regional
1:03 pm
Wed June 3, 2009

Airline Returns Tulsa Flights

Frontier Airlines

Tulsa, OK – Frontier Airlines to resume Tulsa-Denver flights

DENVER (AP) Frontier Airlines plans to resume daily flights between its hub at Denver International Airport and Tulsa, Okla., beginning Aug. 2.

Frontier began flying to Tulsa in May 2005 but stopped as it reduced capacity in 2008.

Its Lynx Aviation subsidiary will provide service.

Frontier has been working to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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Local & Regional
12:42 pm
Wed June 3, 2009

Miley Cyrus Booked for Tulsa

Disney Channel

Tulsa, Ok – Miley Cyrus today announced her 2009 North American Tour, presented by Walmart, and promoted by AEG Live. The 45-show tour, featuring special guest Metro Station, launches September 14, 2009 in Portland, OR and will play in several major cities including Los Angeles, New York City, Dallas, Chicago, New Orleans and more before wrapping in Miami on December 2nd.

She will make a Tulsa concert stop on October 12th at the Tulsa BOK Center. Tickets will cost between $42 and $82.

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Local & Regional
11:17 am
Wed June 3, 2009

Creeks Buy Possible Bridge Land

The proposed bridge would be to the east of the intersection of 121st and South Yale.
KWGS News

Bixby, OK – The Creek Nation appears to be moving forward with plans to construct a bridge connecting Jenks and Bixby with South Tulsa. The proposed bridge would span the Arkansas River opening the South County area to development. Right now the nearest bridges across the river are at Memorial Drive in Bixby and at 96th Street in Jenks.

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Local & Regional
9:56 am
Wed June 3, 2009

Automatic Tickets Stopped

Oklahoma City, OK – Turnpike Authority to stop automatic violations

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will stop issuing automatic tickets for failure to pay tolls until it matches its records with new license plate numbers.

Violations were automatically generated by a computer system that manages the toll system.

Errors occurred when a Pikepass was misread and the computer couldn't match the photographed license plate number to an active Pikepass account.

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Local & Regional
4:13 pm
Tue June 2, 2009

More Cuts: Mayor Goes Before Council

Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor and City Finance Director Mike Kier go before the Tulsa City Council to discuss additional cuts in Tulsa's proposed new budget.
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – After walking out two weeks ago, Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor goes again before City Council members to discuss the budget. She is proposing another $7.6-million dollars worth of cuts.

Hear her comments unedited/unfiltered.

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Local & Regional
2:46 pm
Tue June 2, 2009

Gas Price Hike

Gas prices jump again in Tulsa
KWGS News

Tulsa, OK – Gas prices climb 19 cents over 2 weeks

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) The U.S. price of gasoline jumped 19 cents a gallon during the past two weeks, but remains well below prices from a year ago.

That's according to the national Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday.

Analyst Trilby Lundberg says the average price of regular gasoline was $2.49 a gallon Friday, when the survey was completed.

That's up 54 cents from ten weeks ago, with most of the rise occurring during May.

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