Tulsa County

Local & Regional
12:42 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Community Corrections Supervisors Honored

Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Professionals
Credit KWGS News

Those who help keep criminal offenders out of jail or prison through a variety of pretrial, probation, and parole programs are recognized. An official proclamation honors those who are in charge of people on community supervision. Sherri Carrier is County Court Services Director. She says they’re responsible for helping people get on the right path and stay there by helping them find jobs, housing, treatment, and support.

In times of tight budgets and jail overcrowding, Tulsa County leaders say the pretrial, probation, and parole programs are more important than ever.

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StudioTulsa
2:11 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

TU's Lobeck Taylor Family Advocacy Clinic and Its Recent "Assessing the Cost" Report

Aired on Wednesday, June 18th.

On this edition of ST, we learn about the Lobeck Taylor Family Advocacy Clinic at the TU College of Law, which is, per its web page, "an intensive, one-semester course that offers students the unique opportunity to gain hands-on lawyering experience and explore the ethical, strategic, and theoretical dimensions of legal practice.

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StudioTulsa
3:44 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Making the Case for Both of the Upcoming Tulsa County Jail-Tax Propositions

Aired on Wednesday, March 26th.
Tulsa Jail

Prison overcrowding is, unfortunately, a well-known nationwide phenomenon. It's also a familiar and quite serious problem here in our own backyard, as it were, and thus many local residents feel that if we don't step up and take action, it's only going to worsen --- that is, it'll go from very bad to even worse. On Tuesday, April 1st, Tulsa County voters will be asked to consider two sales-tax initiatives.

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StudioTulsa
4:19 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

A Conversation with Tulsa County Sheriff Stanley Glanz

Aired on Wednesday, January 15th.
File photo

There's been a lot of talk lately about Tulsa County's seriously over-crowded jail and its woefully under-funded juvenile justice system. Thus certain Tulsa County officials are currently holding --- that is, this week and next --- a series of public meetings all over the county in order to a.) explain these separate yet related problems, and b.) make the case for a .067-cent tax, which the officials say will fix these issues. Our guest on ST is Stanley Glanz, who's served as the Sheriff of Tulsa County since 1989.

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Local & Regional
12:41 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Macy's Public Hearing Dates Set

Macy's Vice President Frank Jillian, in December, makes announcement concerning new Macy's Center
Credit KWGS News File Photo

Public hearings are now set on a proposal to give big tax breaks to Macy’s for a planned distribution center near Owasso.

The deal would forgive about two million dollars a year in property taxes. The land is in Tulsa County Commissioner John Smaligo’s district.

He says such incentives are necessary to lure companies here. He says without the incentives, the company would just go some place else.

Macy’s says the new center will provide more than a thousand jobs. The public hearings will be Jan. 21st and Feb. 3rd.

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StudioTulsa
4:41 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

StudioTulsa on Health: A Conversation with Brent Wolfe of the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau

Aired on Wednesday, November 13th.

On this edition of ST on Health, guest host John Henning Schumann conducts an interesting conversation with Brent Wolfe, director of the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau. Most of us probably already know that Oklahoma's incarceration rate is alarmingly high --- our state ranks a shameful third in the nation in this regard --- but what might not be as commonly known is that many of these incarcerated adults began to run afoul of the law as juvenile offenders.

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StudioTulsa
5:07 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Is Vision2 a Good Idea for the Greater Tulsa Area? Or Isn't It?

Aired on Thursday, September 6th.

TulsaNow, which has been around for more than a decade, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "help Tulsa become the most vibrant, diverse, sustainable, and prosperous city of our size.

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StudioTulsa
3:16 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Vision2: A Proposal to Extend Vision 2025 Sales Taxes for Growth and Improvement in Tulsa County

Aired on Tuesday, August 28th.

On today's StudioTulsa, we hear about Vision2, the proposal by Tulsa County to extend the Vision 2025 six-tenths-of-a-penny sales tax that is set to expire in 2017.

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Local & Regional
2:13 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Action on Tulsa County Projects deferred until September

KWGS News

Tulsa County leaders will wait until September 10th to designate projects they’d like to see on the Vision 2 ballot in November. Commission Chairman John Smaligo says the needs are no secret….juvenile justice, expo square, and roads and bridges.

Commissioners will hold a public hearing before taking action on the project list. The issue goes to the voters on November 6th.