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Deep water

Regional disputes over water rights lead to state and federal lawsuits.


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The battle pitting the state and Oklahoma City against two American Indian tribes and a number of southeastern Oklahoma residents might soon take an unprecedented turn in state legal history.
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Necessary revisions


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The massive downtown streetscape and park refurbishment known as Project 180 is being scaled back from its original budget by around $17.5 million, or about 10 percent.
 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Right-hand man

The state Department of Education gets a new chief of staff, but is he conservative enough?


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The state Department of Education is seeing change in its upper-echelons, as Superintendent Janet Barresi’s new chief of staff comes on board.
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

In the straw

A nonscientific poll shows state Republicans favor Ron Paul for president.


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With Oklahoma’s presidential primary three months away, GOP voters in the state are sizing up their candidates and picking favorites.
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Off the grid

An Oklahoma City couple demonstrates a life of sustainability.


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Bruce Johnson and Barbara Hagen expected about 15 people to attend their presentation on living “off the grid.” Instead, more than 100 people packed into the room at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City’s Agricultural Resource Center.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Park after dark

Recent incidents test the calm between Oklahoma City police and Occupy OKC.


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Unlike the arrests and pepper sprayings that have characterized the Occupy Wall Street movement elsewhere, the relationship between Oklahoma City police and local protesters has not been confrontational.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Recs in effect

Legislative action is required to clarify and resolve discrepancies in the Political Subdivisions Ethics Act.


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The state Ethics Commission is considering requesting several major changes to the laws governing municipal elections.
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Primarily speaking

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain schedules a campaign stop for Monday in Oklahoma City.


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Oklahoma again will play host to a top-tier Republican vying for the party’s presidential nomination.

 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Quaker state

What’s at fault with these Oklahoma earthquakes?


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Just after Austin Holland learned of the 4.8 magnitude earthquake in Lincoln County, he and other seismologists traveled to the epicenter to gather data from the aftershocks.
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Protective measures

Amid debate, the Oklahoma City Council voted to add ‘sexual orientation’ to the city’s nondiscrimination policy.


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During its Nov. 15 meeting, the Oklahoma City Council approved a measure that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation for city employees.
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Life is an expressway

ODOT steps it up with near-completion of I-40 realignment and announces start of downtown boulevard construction.


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One of the engineers on the project said that within months the newly realigned Interstate 40 Crosstown Expressway is expected to begin taking traffic. Construction work for downtown’s new boulevard will begin, although it may look quite different from early renderings.
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

‘Justified’ cause

Raising livestock under residential account puts owners on top 10 list for water use.


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One of the residential water customers who ranked in this year’s top 10 water users in Oklahoma City said there is good reason for all their water use: livestock — lots of them.
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Shaping social studies

Curriculum for an interdisciplinary field gets revised by a group that includes an influential nonacademic religious adviser.


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The state Department of Education is beginning the process of formulating new curriculum for public social studies classes.
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

‘Business as usual’

The pending trial of current and former legislators is heightening awareness of political gamesmanship.


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The testimony presented at the preliminary hearing of state Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore, and former Oklahoma City Democratic Sen. Debbe Leftwich, provided more than enough evidence, according to a judge, to send the two to stand trial on bribery charges.
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Death to Elmo?

A Tuttle legislator plans to phase out funding for public television.


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An effort is under way at the state Capitol to shut down funding for the state’s public television network, the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority.
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
 
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