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Nursing-home bill clears hurdle in legislative process


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Scott Cooper
A bill that would allow for a separate facility to house sex offenders in need of long term care cleared another hurdle today, however, during the process new hoops to jump through emerged. House Bil...
 
Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sonics get official NBA OK to move


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Scott Cooper
With a thunderous pound of the ballot, professional basketball is coming to Oklahoma City. The board of directors for the National Basketball Association resoundingly voted to move the Seattle SuperSo...
 
Saturday, April 19, 2008

Council unanimously approves lease agreement


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Scott Cooper
The Oklahoma City Council unanimously approved a lease agreement which will allow for a professional basketball team to play at the Ford Center during their morning meeting. The agreement with Profes...
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sonics owners' intentions to move revealed in e-mail messages


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Scott Cooper
Seattle SuperSonics team owners actively discussed moving the team to Oklahoma City shortly after purchasing the franchise in 2006, contrary to statements made by the owners and Oklahoma City offici...
 
Friday, April 11, 2008

Incentive program may be used to attract Sonics talent


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Scott Cooper
A state program that has helped hundreds of companies retain more than half a billion dollars in tax rebates for creating jobs in Oklahoma may be used to lure pro basketball stars like Shaquille O'Nea...
 
Thursday, April 10, 2008

Request for 60-bed facility would house youthful offenders


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Scott Cooper
The state Office of Juvenile Affairs is requesting a budget increase of nearly $50 million, including $20 million for a new youthful-offender facility. OJA Executive Director Gene Christian made the r...
 
Thursday, April 3, 2008

Ineffective counsel earns death row inmate a second chance


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Scott Cooper
Keary Lamar Littlejohn now has a second chance to have his life spared. Convicted of a 2002 murder connected to a carjacking, Littlejohn was facing execution if an appeals court didn't step in. But it...
 
Thursday, April 3, 2008

New poll suggests Oklahomans vote in shades of gray


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Scott Cooper
Oklahomans:" are mainly conservative, but support civil unions; " mostly oppose abortion, but believe in climate change; and " support tax cuts, but want to end corporate welfare. Those are some of ...
 
Thursday, March 27, 2008

Court overturns Littlejohn's death sentence


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Scott Cooper
A death row inmate who claimed he received ineffective counsel from his attorney has been given a second chance at life.   Keary Lamar Littlejohn had been convicted of first-degree murder for t...
 
Thursday, March 27, 2008

NBA commissioner visits Oklahoma City


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Scott Cooper
A group of National Basketball Association representatives looked and listened as city, state and business leaders presented their plan for hosting a professional team today as officials visited Oklah...
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Kern gains opponent in House race


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Scott Cooper
In the wake of recent controversial comments made by state Rep. Sally Kern, one of her constituents has decided to run against her.   Ron Marlett, 59, announced his candidacy for House District...
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

State Democratic Party responds to Kern's anti-gay comments


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Scott Cooper
Nearly two weeks after a Republican state House representative made controversial remarks concerning gays and terrorism, the Oklahoma Democratic Party issued a statement condemning the remarks.  ...
 
Thursday, March 20, 2008

New ruling strictly limits public access to online court records


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Scott Cooper
The Oklahoma State Supreme Court handed down county courthouse guidelines March 11 dealing with the availability of court documents to the public, and the type of information the public can see on tho...
 
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Kern's comments spark debate


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Scott Cooper
Recent comments made by state Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, regarding homosexuals flared a nationwide response. When the legislator was speaking before a Republican group back in January, a memb...
 
Thursday, March 20, 2008

Advocates for care facility for sex offenders gain momentum with House vote


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Scott Cooper
During an all-night state House session last week, representatives unanimously passed a bill that would create a separate facility for sex offenders in need of long-term care. Nursing home advocate W...
 
Thursday, March 20, 2008
 
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