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Records show conflicts of interest among OKC board, committee members


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Scott Cooper
At least seven members of various city boards, committees and commissions have resigned since city officials discovered, or reinterpreted, a state law concerning conflicts of interest. LETTERS OF RES...
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Chesapeake CEO does not want to be known as elephant or donkey


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Scott Cooper
He was born a Democrat and became a Republican on his way to earning his company millions. But now he's had enough of partisan politics and is more of an independent thinker. Chesapeake Energy CEO Au...
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Opening night


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Scott Cooper
The sights around the first Oklahoma City Thunder NBA game were as much of a spectacle as the sights on the court. By the end of the first quarter, it was better to keep an eye on who was in the stand...
 
Friday, October 31, 2008

Opening night


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Scott Cooper
The sights around the first Oklahoma City Thunder NBA game were as much of a spectacle as the sights on the court. By the end of the first quarter, it was better to keep an eye on who was in the stand...
 
Friday, October 31, 2008

Voters registered as Democrat rising in Oklahoma, Tulsa counties


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Scott Cooper
Richard Upchurch was just walking down the street when he noticed something across the road that gained his attention. From a distance, it probably looked like a lemonade stand. But when he made it ac...
 
Thursday, October 30, 2008

Oklahoma candidates make media buys


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Scott Cooper
Certain rules exist when campaigning for political office: Knock on as many doors as possible, never eat peanut butter when giving a stump speech and hit the airwaves. When it comes to high profile of...
 
Thursday, October 30, 2008

Gov. Brad Henry steps up to help stump for Oklahoma Dems


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Scott Cooper
Throughout his tenure in the governor's office, Brad Henry kept to one mantra when it came to politics: It's all about building a state, not a party. In previous election cycles, when Democrats were d...
 
Thursday, October 30, 2008

Battle for the Vote: Jim Roth vs. Dana Murphy


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Scott Cooper
The bolls on the cotton plants draping alongside the road of state Highway 62 look plump and ready to pick. But longtime cotton farmer Kurt Hudson doesn't think this year's crop will equal last year...
 
Thursday, October 30, 2008

Race for Oklahoma City Council seat takes interesting turn


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Scott Cooper
It should be in the bag for Meg Salyer. Unless the 53-year-old knocks her head on a car door and loses her memory, she is a shoe-in to be the next Oklahoma City Council member. Salyer is brimming with...
 
Thursday, October 23, 2008

County jail presents sticking point in sheriff race


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Scott Cooper
The two men vying to be Oklahoma County sheriff have two different priorities when it comes to the job. "My number one issue is crime, keeping people safe," said the man who currently holds the she...
 
Thursday, October 23, 2008

Details emerge to improve Oklahoma's embattled foster care system


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Scott Cooper
In just a few weeks, the work of two years will be unveiled to the state Legislature on what to do about child abuse. Two of the key points in the report have emerged, and a legislative committee will...
 
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mayor says OKC is OK


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Scott Cooper
The stock market has been tanking (with a respite today), oil prices are plummeting and OU just lost to Texas. Could anyone blame Oklahoma City residents for feeling a bit queasy about their jobs or m...
 
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Health Department group will study nursing-home resident protection changes


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Scott Cooper
A branch of the state Department of Health board decided today to study proposed rule changes aimed at better nursing-home resident protection. The Long-Term Care Advisory will study what changes sho...
 
Thursday, October 9, 2008

City council votes to implement use tax


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Scott Cooper
The Oklahoma City Council approved implementing a use tax to coincide with the sales tax extension for the Ford Center renovations. The council approved the use tax measure by a 6-1 vote.   Wa...
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Oklahoma Rising?: Part three, Prescription painkillers


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Scott Cooper
State pride swelled and the nation took notice as Oklahoma celebrated its first 100 years in 2007. After sweeping up the confetti, our state embarks on a new century invigorated with promise and hope....
 
Thursday, September 18, 2008
 
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