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Religious beliefs only go so far for Hobby Lobby


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Hobby Lobby, the Oklahoma City-based craft store, believes it’s a violation of the company’s religious beliefs to pay for emergency contraception for its employees. But when it comes to making money off those same contraceptives, the retail chain doesn’t appear to be as convicted by its morals.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Moore sends hate runnin’


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Counter-protesters chased Westboro Baptist Church protesters away from Central Junior High in Moore on April 6, KOCO reported. As a result of the deadly May 20, 2013, tornado, Plaza Towers Elementary students attended Central until a new school could be built.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tea Partiers for T.W.


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Can Tea Partier and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s endorsement help Republicans win empty senate seats? Former House Speaker T.W. Shannon (R-Lawton), sure hopes so. Shannon is looking to fill state Sen. Tom Coburn’s position when he retires at the end of this congressional session.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

We’re No. 7!


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The U.S. Department of Commerce ranked Oklahoma No. 7 for average personal income growth in 2013, reported Cleveland.com.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kings of everything


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Weird things happen at Kings of Leon concerts: birds poop on the band, Brad Pitt shows up to party. But what went down in Seattle late last month is pretty sickening.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Yes. But then again, no.


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Gov. Mary Fallin is in support of Common Core education standards and building a state health insurance exchange.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Jon Stewart takes on Hobby Lobby


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Jon Stewart has pretty much established himself as the King of the Takedown. The host of The Daily Show has a knack for finding the B.S., seeing through the B.S. and explaining with snark-laden wit why, exactly, it is B.S.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Live and learn — or don’t


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We need to face the ugly truth: Sometimes people refuse to learn from their mistakes. Take Tulsa native Christopher M. Miller, for example.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Bad driver


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The devil is in the details, and it’s always that one careless mistake that comes to haunt you. That’s a lesson Jaime Valenzuela-Buelna learned the hard way during a traffic stop.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Throwing stones at glass houses


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Three years after her hyperbolic statement that called the “agenda” of the gay community worse than that of a terrorist, Rep. Sally Kern still defends her opinion. Janet Parshall, host of radio show In the Market recently interviewed Kern on the subject, News Channel 4 reported.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hamm conundrum


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Corporate CEOs often are pleased to tout their accomplishments and the growth of their companies thanks to their efforts. But in the case of Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm, who is going through a divorce, he might want to ratchet up the company’s success to some other dude.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Kind of awesome


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Put yourself in the shoes of snack bar company Kind. You’re looking for an endorsement deal from a well-known athlete, one who embodies the essence of your company (and its name) better than anyone else.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Miley, The Lips and ... The Beatles?


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If you’re reading this edition of Oklahoma Gazette hoping to find out why, exactly, The Flaming Lips are recording with Miley Cyrus, well, we’re sorry.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Written on the wall(s)


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In what appears to be a slow news day, or indication that someone needs to look into use of police manpower, three people thus far have been arrested for applying their artistic license a little too liberally on public buildings.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fujiyama Mama


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With the Cold War heavy on people’s minds and all kinds of insanity going on in Russia, our most formidable Cold War enemy, people’s minds inevitably turn to the eventual nuclear apocalypse that will end us all.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
 
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