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Is a state candidate just blowing smoke about Saddam?


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Scott Cooper
He is a decorated war veteran. But, in politics, he is just another candidate. A candidate who is finding out words matter. Retired Lt. Col. Steve Russell served in the Army for 21 years, which inclu...
 
Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ethics commission, representative exchange words


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Scott Cooper
At a Monday morning press conference, Chairman Don Bingham said the Oklahoma Ethics Commission did not view statements made by state Rep. Ken Miller (R, Edmond) as a threat. Miller addressed the commi...
 
Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Landmark Oklahoma company's files set off historian's radar


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Scott Cooper
Is it possible to tell the story of Oklahoma through the history of one company? Bob Blackburn thinks so. VERBATIMCOLLECTION The executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society and his entire ...
 
Thursday, July 10, 2008

Four Republicans line up to race for Norman seat


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Scott Cooper
Folks in Norman have always thought there is something strange about their water. But it's hard to imagine that "Lake Dirtybird" " what some Norman residents call Lake Thunderbird " could have this ...
 
Thursday, July 10, 2008

U.S. to hear about Oklahoma's separate sexual-offender, long-term care facility


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Scott Cooper
With the ink from the governor's signature barely dry on a bill to create a separate long-term care facility for registered sex offenders in Oklahoma, the issue is now going before the federal governm...
 
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Oklahoma History Center combing through Kerr-McGee collection


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Scott Cooper
It has taken several months to complete, but the Oklahoma History Center has put together a collection of one of the state's giant enterprises. The Kerr-McGee collection, which took several moving tru...
 
Thursday, July 3, 2008

County Commissioner race could be a brutal primary battle


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Scott Cooper
If Brent Rinehart survives what could be a brutal primary battle for Oklahoma County commissioner this summer, he should not expect any help from his fellow Republican candidates in the fall. FELONY ...
 
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Oklahoma voters' poll shows fluctuations


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Scott Cooper
It's polling season time in America. Oklahomans as well as U.S. residents nationwide can expect to see a poll a day. One state polling firm has just come out with new numbers on Oklahomans' views of s...
 
Thursday, June 26, 2008

County clerk, former commissioner face off in race


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Scott Cooper
The candidates for Oklahoma County court clerk don't hesitate to sling mud. THE INCUMBENT RECORD MAINTENANCE Former County Commissioner Stan Inman is attempting to make a political comeback by ta...
 
Thursday, June 26, 2008

How many lawyers does it take to get a fair trial?


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Scott Cooper
If James T. Fisher can avoid attorneys having prejudices or harboring a substance-abuse problem, his life might be spared. Twice Fisher has gone on trial in Oklahoma County for a 1982 murder. The firs...
 
Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tribal leaders, state treasurer express casino concern


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Scott Cooper
The Shawnee Tribe, based in Miami, Okla., has a $400 million entertainment resort with a massive casino on the drafting board. The plans also call for an 18-story, 400-room hotel; a 2,400-seat perform...
 
Thursday, June 12, 2008

Former death-row inmate files amended lawsuit


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Scott Cooper
Both sides in a federal lawsuit over an alleged wrongful conviction case claim the higher ground after recent rulings from the judge. Curtis Edward McCarty is suing Oklahoma City, current Police Chie...
 
Thursday, June 12, 2008

Henry signs bill on sex offenders in nursing homes


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Scott Cooper
After years of battling, pleading, arguing and praying, Wes Bledsoe finally saw his dream come true. At a signing ceremony inside the state Capitol, Gov. Brad Henry put into law a measure that will ke...
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Candidates file for elections, setting up intriguing races


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Scott Cooper
The filing period has ended for the 2008 elections, setting up some intriguing races. The highest profile race will be the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Jim Inhofe. The 73-year-old Se...
 
Friday, June 6, 2008

Oklahoma's gaming compacts fill up coffers at an alarming rate


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Scott Cooper
The impact of tribal gaming can be seen from the highways and from the balance sheets. Casinos dot the Oklahoma landscape by the dozens and impact the state's treasury by the millions. Revenues have d...
 
Thursday, June 5, 2008
 
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