INCOG holds the first public meeting on its regional master plan for bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly development today at 5:30 p.m. at the TCC Center for Creativity, 910 S Boston Ave.
About 80 percent of Tulsans live within 2.5 miles of a paved trail, and James Wagner, INCOG's transportation projects coordinator, said they’re looking at the region’s 114 total miles much like a highway for the GO Plan.
Last month, it was announced that the University of Tulsa's McFarlin Library had acquired a rare, well-preserved copy of a large, handmade, and lavishly decorated book that's seen by many experts as one the most handsome illustrated books produced during the 20th century. Published by Golden Cockerel Press in 1931, "The Four Gospels" is a sterling example of the renaissance in artistry and craftsmanship in British book design/production that occurred in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
Tulsa’s next generation of leaders spend the day at the state capitol. Tulsa Young Professionals’ Chairman Isaac Rocha says one issue discussed was funding for the arts. The group is opposed to state cuts.
ISAAC ROCHA: "We understand there is a 12-to-1 return on investment per dollar invested by the state. So, we know the multiplier for the economic impact of the arts."
They are also opposed to Governor Fallin’s proposal to consolidate the Arts Council into the Department of Tourism.
WHITESBORO, Okla. (AP) — The LeFlore County Sheriff's Office says three people have been found dead after authorities responded to a house fire outside the small town of Whitesboro in southeastern Oklahoma.
The names of those who died in Monday's fire have not been released and their bodies have been sent to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office for identification.
The sheriff's office says investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the blaze.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lawsuit challenging Oklahoma's law that shields details of drugs used in executions has been moved to federal court.
The suit filed by death row inmates Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner was set for a hearing Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court, but the hearing was canceled after the case was transferred to federal court at the request of the state.
Lockett faces a March 20 execution while Warner is set to be executed March 27.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The newly elected speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives has announced several changes to the chairs and vice chairs of various House committees.
Republican Speaker Jeff Hickman announced the leadership changes on Tuesday.
Among the major changes were Norman Rep. Aaron Stiles replacing Rep. Leslie Osborn as chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Mike Reynolds replacing Rep. Jason Murphey as chair of the Government Modernization and Accountability Committee. Osborn will now chair a budget subcommittee instead.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has defeated legislation to extend a tax credit program for the film industry.
House members voted 48-43 for the measure Monday — three short of the 51 votes needed to pass in the 101-member House. Its author, Republican Rep. Todd Thomsen of Ada, kept the measure alive by announcing a plan to reconsider the vote.