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No jokes, Jim


CFN

Gazette staff
U.S. Rep. James Lankford might want to hire a joke writer when making campaign stops and steer clear of things like war, plague and famine. Lankford is making his bid at the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Tom Coburn.
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The (not so awful) truth


CFN

Gazette staff
You know what’s fun? Debunking crazy conspiracy theories. Like, have you heard the one about the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stockpiling ammunition in order to keep them out of the hands of civilians? Because, you know, Obama is a secret communist who’s going to take all our guns away?
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

State movie rebate program in jeopardy

Oklahoma Film and Music Office responds to possible end of film rebate program.


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Devon Green
The House bill to extend the life of state film incentives and rebates, HB 2580, failed to pass with the requisite number of votes in Monday's legislative session. The bill failed by 5 votes.
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bill to keep film rebates approved


News

Devon Green
UPDATE: After a failure in the House by a very narrow margin yesterday, HB 2580 was reconsidered and passed. HB 2580 requests an extension of the incentive program for films being made in Oklahoma.
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Cornett wins Mayor race


News

Kelley Chambers
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett won a fourth term March 4 with 64.3 percent of the vote. He defeated three opponents, including Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid.
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mayor candidate Shadid concedes with message of hope and change


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Jennifer Chancellor
Mayoral candidate Ed Shadid conceded with grace, hope and a message for change after losing to incumbent Mick Cornett on Tuesday.
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

News9/OKG Poll: Cornett still dominates in pre-election poll

In a suprise, many voters don't know the candidates' party affiliation.


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Likely voters continue to favor incumbent mayoral candidate Mick Cornett by almost a two-to-one margin over his closest opponent as he heads into Tuesday’s election.
 
Monday, March 3, 2014

Help Oklahoma City grow with planokc workshops


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Jennifer Chancellor
Planokc workshops will be held throughout March, and residents are encouraged to share their opinions on how to best grow Oklahoma City.
 
Thursday, February 27, 2014

UPDATE: Arts consolidation bill approved in committee

Future of the groups is still uncertain.


News

Jennifer Chancellor and Tim Farley

UPDATE: At a Thursday committee hearing, House Bill 3028 passed with a vote of 6-5, meaning that a proposal to consolidate the Oklahoma Arts Council and Oklahoma History Center with the Tourism, History and Cultural Department may go up for a full vote in the House at any time.

Voting was closer than expected and broke party lines.
 
Thursday, February 27, 2014

To pledge, or not to pledge


CFN

Gazette staff
Remember in school when you would stand up with your classmates and recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning? And remember how, especially by high school, some who wanted to stay seated and abstain from the pledge didn’t get in trouble?
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Drummer porn


CFN

Gazette staff
Thwarted entrepreneur Casey Meyering and his revenge porn site, WinByState, are in the news again.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Runaway grandma


CFN

Gazette staff
Hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ grannies — or maybe just keep an eye on your grannies. Seriously.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Getting real about gun danger


CFN

Gazette staff
Talk about punishing kids who are just trying to have a little fun.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Are you experienced?

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION: Political science professors discuss the advantages of being an incumbent in politics and the challenges of facing opponents with little or no experience.


News

Kelley Chambers
Name recognition and experience can spell an easy victory for the incumbent in a political race, but experts said there can be downsides when running against an opponent who has no record to defend and other candidates who perhaps no one has ever heard of.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The issues

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Oklahoma Gazette reached out to mayoral candidates Mick Cornett, Ed Shadid, Phil Hughes and Joe “Sarge” Nelson to ask them what they thought were the most important issues in this election.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
 
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