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Organization funded by alleged hate group helped write Oklahoma's illegal immigration law


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Ben Fenwick
The Federation for American Immigration Reform " or FAIR, which helped state Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore, write Oklahoma's new law against illegal immigrants " was funded by a foundation listed as a h...
 
Thursday, October 25, 2007

Bookstore arrests of the Forties presaged communist scare


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Ben Fenwick
In their new book, "Books on Trial: Red Scare in the Heartland" from the University of Oklahoma Press, professors Shirley and Wayne Wiegand recount the 1940 arrest and trial of four people for their a...
 
Thursday, October 11, 2007

Merit pay system for Oklahoma teachers debated in house


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Ben Fenwick
Merit pay for teachers " now being called "performance pay" " is not a replacement for across-the-board pay raises, according to education experts brought in to testify before Oklahoma's House Educa...
 
Thursday, October 4, 2007

Attorney general requests hold on executions


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Ben Fenwick
Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson announced Wednesday he has requested a moratorium on Oklahoma executions, pending a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding lethal injection, according to...
 
Thursday, October 4, 2007

Chimineas putting hearth in the heartland


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Ben Fenwick
Here's a recent arrival from south of the border that has Oklahomans scrambling to get one: the chiminea. Chimineas " as well as a variety of other fire pits " can be had throughout the metro area. K...
 
Thursday, September 27, 2007

State treasurer draws fire for involvement in coal plant ad


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Ben Fenwick
Oklahoma State Treasurer Scott Meacham said he studied the coal vs. gas argument for several months after he first heard about Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.'s proposal to build a massive coal-fired pl...
 
Thursday, September 20, 2007

Ackerman McQueen handled ads for both sides of coal-plant issue


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Ben Fenwick
One Oklahoma City advertising agency handled the ads for each side in the coal vs. gas fight over a new state power plant. Oklahoma State Treasurer Scott Meacham said ad agency Ackerman McQueen calle...
 
Thursday, September 20, 2007

State fair siphons a third of police protection from rest of city


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Ben Fenwick
Each year in September, the population of one part of Oklahoma City swells by hundreds of thousands for 11 days. In 2006, a million people attended the 100th State Fair of Oklahoma " and this year, it...
 
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fate of proposed Red Rock plant seems imminent


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Ben Fenwick
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission Monday implied it would reject an application by Oklahoma Gas and Electric to build a $1.87 billion dollar coal-fired electric plant.   During deliberations ...
 
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Two officers charged in child's shooting death


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Ben Fenwick
Two Noble police officers now face felony charges in the shooting death of a young boy last month, according to charges filed in Cleveland County Court.   Robert Shawn Richardson, 29, and Paul ...
 
Saturday, September 8, 2007

Former state senator faces competency exam


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Ben Fenwick
An Oklahoma federal judge ordered former state Sen. Gene Stipe to undergo a mental evaluation at a Missouri federal inmate hospital on Tuesday, records show.  According to the ruling filed in th...
 
Friday, August 31, 2007

Rocket vehicle crashes at Burns Flat spaceport


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Ben Fenwick
A rocket contending for a $2 million NASA moon lander prize crashed Saturday at the Oklahoma Spaceport at Burns Flat, according to an industry news publication. The New Scientist reports that Armadil...
 
Friday, August 24, 2007

State is getting hotter, says report


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Ben Fenwick
According to a report by U.S. Public Interest Research Group " a public science watchdog group in Washington, D.C. " global warming came on with a vengeance in 2006, resulting in the highest temperatu...
 
Thursday, August 23, 2007

Opponents of Cargill measure cite separation of church, state


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Ben Fenwick
The fight has begun over a faith-based initiative set to take effect Nov. 1, which would use tax dollars to fund religious organizations ministering to inmates of Oklahoma's prison system. Passed in ...
 
Thursday, August 23, 2007

California congresswoman calls for end of Cherokee relations with U.S.


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Ben Fenwick
A new bill will sever relations between the Cherokee Nation and the United States, cutting off $270 million in government funding to the tribe, "until such time that they return the Freedmen to full c...
 
Thursday, August 23, 2007
 
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