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Federal judge: Cherokee can vote


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Ben Fenwick
A federal court ruled Wednesday that the Cherokee tribe could move forward with an election, despite the protests of the tribe's Freedmen members, court records show.   ...
 
Friday, June 15, 2007

Some 100 Ideas funders also Cargill contributors


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Ben Fenwick
The three largest contributors to House Speaker Lance Cargill's 100 Ideas campaign are all maximum contributors to his 2006 House race, records show. According to records recently rel...
 
Thursday, June 14, 2007

Cherokee Constitution Amendment on Ballot, but Freedmen not ready.


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Ben Fenwick
Tahlequah " Cherokee Freedmen will have only 11 days to register to vote for an election that may once again remove them from the tribe, a spokeswoman for the group said Thursday. ...
 
Saturday, June 9, 2007

Defeated in Oklahoma, spyware bill up for federal passage


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Ben Fenwick
Federal legislation that claims to protect citizens from malicious programming but may actually empower large computer software companies to do just that has been introduced to the U.S. Congress...
 
Thursday, June 7, 2007

Texas rocket leaves Oklahoma soil, returns


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Ben Fenwick
The Texas space firm, Armadillo Aerospace -- backed by a game software designer -- successfully launched, landed, and launched again a prototype lunar lander at the Oklahoma Spaceport in Burns Flat Ju...
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Nursing license revoked in injured baby case


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Ben Fenwick
The Oklahoma Board of Nursing Wednesday revoked for 20 years the license of a former OU Children's Hospital nurse who admitted to police she may have injured an ill baby in her care. ...
 
Thursday, May 31, 2007

Black war veterans in Tulsa race riot got no respect


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Ben Fenwick
The May 31, 1921, Tulsa race riot pit a white mob of 2,000 against some 75 black men who had fought in World War I. Tulsa race riot historian Scott Ellsworth, author of "Death in a Promised L...
 
Thursday, May 31, 2007

Gov. Henry allows SB 139 to become law


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Ben Fenwick
A bill that will outlaw abortions using any state funding became law on midnight Wednesday, Governor Brad Henry announced.   The bill states:   "It shall be...
 
Thursday, May 24, 2007

Cargill's 100 Ideas to disclose donor list


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Ben Fenwick
A privately funded organization to be used to lobby for new laws will disclose its list of donors early in June, its executive director said last week. Former Republican state Rep. Thad Balkm...
 
Thursday, May 24, 2007

Henry appoints Roth to Corporation Commission


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Ben Fenwick
Governor Brad Henry announced today he has appointed Oklahoma County Commissioner Jim Roth to the state Corporation Commission.   With the appointment, Roth becomes the sta...
 
Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Cherokee Freedmen file for injunction


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Ben Fenwick
The descendants of Oklahoma Cherokee slaves filed an injunction in federal court in Washington, D.C., Tuesday asking a judge to throw out the tribe's recent decision to remove their citizenship ...
 
Thursday, May 10, 2007

Suspected YMCA thief nabbed


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Ben Fenwick
Police last week arrested a woman accused of being involved in gymnasium theft cases around the country " including two here in Oklahoma City, first reported in Oklahoma Gazette last fall. ...
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Oil man Marland married adopted daughter


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Ben Fenwick
E.W. Marland's mansion in Ponca City is an astonishing display of wealth and extravagance. It was here that Marland sunk much of his fortune building a home that estate officials say would now be wort...
 
Thursday, May 3, 2007

Lawsuit \"reform\" bill passes senate, goes to Governor


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Ben Fenwick
The Oklahoma State Senate passed Senate Bill 507 by a vote of 23-25. The 119-page would-be lawsuit "reform" legislation would place restrictions on average citizens filing lawsuits and require c...
 
Friday, April 20, 2007

Swinger Q and A


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Ben Fenwick
Writer Ben Fenwick's selected questions and answers from the print edition's follow-up article on OKC's swingers.   "Derek" "James" "LeeAnn"   "Derek"What activities do you underta...
 
Thursday, April 19, 2007
 
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