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Tulsa’s Gathering Place, LLC, has filed a lawsuit in federal court against a family-owned coffeehouse in Shawnee, Oklahoma, 90 miles away. The trademark complaint, filed on Friday, September 24, 2021, in the Western District of Oklahoma, claim…

Local (almost), live conservative talk radio has returned to the Tulsa airwaves, on the frequency that was the first full-time talk radio station in Tulsa over 40 years ago. AM 1300 KAKC, owned by iHeartMedia, has rebranded itself as 1300 The …

Tomorrow, September 24, 2021, the City of Tulsa Election District Commission will hold a special meetingto consider a set of five proposed plans for redrawing Tulsa’s city council district boundaries for possible presentation for public comme…

Column: Still Reason to Celebrate the 1889 Land Run

Still Reason to Celebrate the 1889 Land RunBy Tyler WilliamsonIn a telling example of the outrage mob, cancel culture, and the deep-seated need to get offended at everything, the 1889 Land Run has been canceled. You may remember the controversy surroun…

9/11: 20 years later, we still remember

Today we mark twenty years since the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. I was eleven at the time, and this was the defining world event of my childhood.

We watched the memorial services on television this morning, much like we watched the events unfold on that fateful day. Our oldest two children, aged six and three, learned more about 9/11 this week than in previous years, and as they grow up we will tell them more as appropriate for their maturity.

It seems hardly possible that it’s been twenty years. We have an entire generation of kids who have no comprehension of what life was like before September 11th, 2001.


Have You Forgotten? is a poignant song by country music artist Darryl Worley. This video contains images and video from that day — reminders of what our nation suffered and experienced 20 years ago today.

May we never forget:

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If you went looking for BatesLine recently and found nothing, it’s because the server was offline from late Tuesday, July 13, 2021, until sometime Wednesday evening, July 14, 2021. According to BatesLine’s hosting provider, the downtime was “d…