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Panel selects Oklahoma's best governors


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Scott Cooper
This month, Oklahoma celebrates its 102nd year as an official member of the United States of America. Since statehood, 24 men have been elected as governor. Some made tremendous progress in movi...
 
Thursday, November 26, 2009

MAPS 3 proposal contains details you may not know


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Scott Cooper
Since the MAPS 3 initiative launched in September, the marquee words have been "convention center," "streetcar" and "downtown park." Here are other terms voters might want to learn about before ...
 
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rep. David Dank wants to stop Oklahoma companies from selling tax credits to make profit


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Scott Cooper
The founding member of a task force looking into transferable tax credits wants to eliminate the program " or at least the middle man " to prevent the loss of millions of taxpayer dollars. ...
 
Thursday, November 12, 2009

Man sentenced to 93 years for marijuana cultivation finds himself in hot seat after parole


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Scott Cooper
For years, William Joseph Foster says he's suffered from back pain, and the best remedy for easing his ache is marijuana. But the 51-year-old's cultivation and usage of the drug led him ...
 
Thursday, November 5, 2009

Remington Park's new owners have big plans including $12 million in improvements


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Scott Cooper
Will this be the key that finally unlocks the door to financial success for Remington Park? On Oct. 15, the new owners, Global Gaming Solutions, unveiled their plans to the Oklahoma Horse Rac...
 
Thursday, October 22, 2009

Focus on Excellence program delivers money to some care centers, federal deficiencies to others


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Scott Cooper
Everyone agrees the program is worth the money. But not everyone is happy with what is being done with the money. Some state legislators are disgruntled enough they have called for a suspension ...
 
Thursday, October 15, 2009

Appeals court reverses conviction after finding presiding judge's words possibly coercive


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Scott Cooper
It's not unusual for a convicted felon to have both his conviction and long-term prison sentence thrown out due in large part to the judge who oversaw the trial. But in most overturned cases, it...
 
Thursday, October 15, 2009

OKC Mayor Mick Cornett plans to educate about $777 million proposal


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Scott Cooper
It's a matter of educating the public. That's the conclusion of Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett after examining an exclusive MAPS 3 poll sponsored by the Oklahoma Gazette and News 9. While a sl...
 
Thursday, October 1, 2009

OKC voters exclusively share opinions on MAPS 3 options


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Scott Cooper
When unveiling the projects that would comprise a new MAPS (Metropolitan Area Projects) proposal late last week, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett said getting this initiative passed would be a f...
 
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Late, delinquent officials: Oklahoma Ethics 'easy to work with'


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Scott Cooper
What roles do leniency and exceptions play for the Oklahoma Ethics Commission when it comes to filing late campaign reports? FREE PASSES COMPLIANCE ...
 
Thursday, September 17, 2009

Oklahoma Ethics Commission could recoup state funds by fining violators


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Scott Cooper
Over the past five years, hundreds of candidates for office in Oklahoma have filed the required campaign reports with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission late " a violation of state law. Several have...
 
Thursday, September 10, 2009

What's the demographic breakdown of Oklahoma's unemployed?


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Scott Cooper
If you are a white male, between the ages of 25 and 34 and worked in an Oklahoma factory, there is a good chance you are now unemployed. Those are the main characteristics of the average Okla...
 
Thursday, August 27, 2009

Will OKC's decreased revenue change MAPS 3's final blueprint?


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Scott Cooper
Last week, Oklahoma City Council Ward 4 Councilman Pete White asked a simple question toward the end of the City Council meeting about sales tax revenue projections. The question came in light o...
 
Thursday, August 13, 2009

New report slaps needed county jail overhaul with huge price tag


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Scott Cooper
The election season draws nearer every day, with city and county officials hoping voter fatigue doesn't set in early. Through most of the spring and summer, Oklahoma City leaders have been hi...
 
Thursday, August 6, 2009

Former Mayor Ron Norick discusses how current MAPS proposal differs from first


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Scott Cooper
The name is the same, the funding method is the same, but everything else is quite a contrast from the first time the city undertook a massive public improvement project. ONE-CE...
 
Thursday, July 30, 2009
 
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