Oklahoma law enforcement confiscated nearly nine tons of industrial hemp. courtesy Fox25 News

Hemp truckers jailed in Osage County

Two commercial truckers are facing trial after unwittingly transporting industrial hemp with THC content above the legal limit Commercial truckers Tadesse Deneke and Farah Warsame have had an extended introduction to the American prison system for the last month. Not long before their imprisonment, the two men were hired to haul a trailer from Kentucky […]

President Trump’s latest action continued his campaign promise to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. courtesy U.S. Customs and Border Control/Flickr

US narrowly avoids shutdown with partial border wall funding

After a tense week of negotiation and arguing, a second shutdown was avoided in lieu of President Trump’s national emergency. Monday, Feb. 11: four days until shutdown Both President Trump and Beto O’Rourke speak at the border this week. This marks Trump’s first rally of 2019. (119 hours until shutdown) On Monday night, lawmakers on […]

Journalist arrested in the Philippines Last Thursday, Feb. 14, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, who runs the newsite Rappler, was released on bail after being jailed on Wednesday on charges of cyber-libel. Ressa co-founded Rappler in 2012 after spending much of her career at CNN. In 2018, she was named one of Time Magazine’s People of […]

Campus Climate Survey inspires change on campus

The researchers behind the CCS credit it for the university’s new Title IX Coordinator as well as other preventative measures on campus. As the Campus Climate Survey circulates around TU, those who want to promote safety on campus hope that the survey proves an effective way to protect all students on campus. TITAN (the University […]

The Tulsa Thought Initiative intends to host two or three events a semester. courtesy Tulsa Thought Initiative

Tulsa Thought Initiative brings Mayor Bynum to TU

Along with Warren Ross of the Ross Group, the Tulsa mayor discussed the city’s humble beginnings and potential for future growth. The Tulsa Thought Initiative brought Mayor G.T. Bynum to speak in Tyrrell Hall on the topic of developing Tulsa on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. The event was entitled “Tulsa Tomorrow.” Stephen McDonald, a member […]

Scandals surround the Virginian governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general amid cries for their resignations. courtesy The White House/Flickr

Va. politicians face backlash

Scandals surround the Virginian governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general amid cries for their resignations. This past week has proved calamitous for the higher levels of the state of Virginia’s executive branch. Last Friday, Feb. 1, Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat elected in this last cycle, found himself under fire when a right-wing blog called […]

Trump’s State of the Union touts progress, promises more

The annual speech was a week late due to the government shutdown and included extensive discussion of the proposed border wall. “Victory is not winning for our party,” President Trump said at his Feb. 5 State of the Union address, adding, “Victory is winning for our country.” He began with calls for a unified government […]

U.S. pulls out of Reagan-Gorbachev disarmament deal The United States pulled out of a 1987 nuclear arms deal with Russia last Friday, Feb. 1 with the White House claiming that Moscow had violated the deal and deployed missiles that were banned in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. Moscow denied any such breaches of the […]

The Gathering Place is USA Today’s winner of the annual accolade, “Best New Attraction.” courtesy USA Today/Tulsa People

Tulsa’s Gathering Place named top new attraction

Beating out nine other locations, The Gathering Place won USA Today’s national poll. Tulsa is home to the best new attraction in the nation, according to USA Today. On Jan. 18, they released the results of their annual survey of the top 10 best new attractions in the country, with voters selecting Tulsa’s newest park, […]

Construction and road-closing updates are available at odot.org as the project progresses. courtesy News on 6

IDL loop under construction until 2020

The construction primarily affects US-75 northbound and US-64/SH51 eastbound. The Inner Dispersal Loop (IDL) and its constituent routes are predicted to be under construction until early 2020, weather permitting. The $25 million renovations will reconstruct the roadways on the south leg of the IDL, including portions of US-75, I-244 and US-64/SH-51. These projects are expected […]