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Poll shows Democrats and Republicans agree independents and third parties deserve spot at the table


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Scott Cooper
There is encouraging news for independent political members and Oklahomans who want easier election ballot access: A solid majority of your fellow citizens agree with you.A new survey conducted by Soo...
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010

New poll asks Oklahoma voters what they think about military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy


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Scott Cooper
The terms "Oklahoma" and "gay rights" are not exactly synonymous. With lawmakers like state Rep. Sally Kern decrying the so-called "homosexual agenda," and state passage of a law that deems marriage a...
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Would MAPS 3 and other municipal projects go hungry if Oklahoma scrapped the grocery tax?


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Scott Cooper
A police officer or a gallon of milk? Citywide bus service or wheat bread? Would low-income families benefit more from the services cities provide or paying less for food? Different year, different bi...
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lawmakers upset at OKC water deal


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Scott Cooper
A group of lawmakers from southeastern Oklahoma expressed their displeasure with a deal for Oklahoma City to start buying water from Sardis Lake in Pushmataha County, southeast of McAlester.Several st...
 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Poll shows most Oklahomans think next terrorist attack to be from Islamic extremists, not right wing


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Scott Cooper
As Oklahoma and the nation approach the 15th anniversary of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing, a new poll raises concern for those working to educate about domestic terrorism.A SoonerPoll....
 
Thursday, April 15, 2010

The MAPS 3 Advisory Board has been announced; some didn't make the cut


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Scott Cooper
Outgoing Oklahoma City University President Tom McDaniel was named chairman of the MAPS 3 Advisory Board, but Secretary of State Susan Savage did not make the cut.A former Republican Party operative, ...
 
Thursday, April 8, 2010

Jail renovated, but new one still needed


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Scott Cooper
County officials unveiled a $1 million revamp of the Oklahoma County Jail this afternoon, but reiterated a new facility is still needed.The renovation comes two years after a U.S. Department of Justic...
 
Friday, April 2, 2010

SoonerPoll.com conducts statewide poll to gauge mood on topics from trial lawyers to tea parties


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Scott Cooper
Oklahoma is getting ready to enter what may be one of the most volatile election years in state history. With open races for several statewide offices, including the governor, and a populous unhappy w...
 
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Former Oklahoma County employees file age-discrimination lawsuits against County Commissioner


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Scott Cooper
Claiming age discrimination, several former Oklahoma County employees are suing the county and District 2 County Commissioner Brian Maughan. The workers have filed a government tort claims notice with...
 
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Core to Shore places new convention center next to central park, but others don't agree


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Scott Cooper
If getting voters to agree to a new convention center was a tough sell, finding the right location could prove even tougher.A new study suggests putting the convention center closer to Bricktown is a ...
 
Thursday, March 18, 2010

A short history and future of liquor laws in Oklahoma


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Scott Cooper
Everyone in Oklahoma knows you can't buy liquor in grocery stores. But how did these laws come about in the first place?Pending alcohol legislationSome think Oklahoma is still in the dry ages when it ...
 
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gay attorney gives up right to practice law in Oklahoma over deep-seated discrimination


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Scott Cooper
Slaton Anthony has given up several things since deciding Oklahoma was not the place to be for a gay man. He gave up his home, marriage and military service. But Anthony also decided that practicing t...
 
Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mick Cornett and Steve Hunt, head to head


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Scott Cooper
Mayor Mick Cornett faces challenger Steve Hunt on Tuesday's ballot.Age: Cornett: 51 Hunt: 39Marital Status:Cornett: Married Hunt: SinglePolitical Affiliation:Cornett: Republican Hunt: IndependentChurc...
 
Thursday, February 25, 2010

Billion-dollar budget hole causes confusion over multitudes of tax breaks


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Scott Cooper
If Oklahoma had a dollar for every tax credit and tax exemption in the books, there might not be such a thing as a budget shortfall. The state tax code provides so many deductions and incentives that ...
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010

Spaceport funding fiasco causes strife in House of Representatives


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Scott Cooper
The Oklahoma House of Representatives questioned funding the state's space development authority, but ultimately passed the funding bill.Whether it was politics or genuine concern, Oklahoma's space au...
 
Thursday, February 11, 2010
 
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