Tulsa World donates $2,500 of reimbursed legal fees to FOI Oklahoma Inc.

The Tulsa World's years-long court battle to obtain public records from a state agency will help fund open government training for reporters, the newspaper announced Sunday.

The state Department of Public Safety has agreed to pay $60,000 to reimburse the Tulsa World for legal fees incurred by the newspaper during its successful effort to obtain records from the agency.

The newspaper's legal fees totaled more than $90,000.

The Tulsa World will donate $2,500 of the reimbursed fees to FOI Oklahoma to pay for open government training for professional and student journalists.

Thank you to the Tulsa World not only for the donation but also for its tenacity in obtaining the records.

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