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Topic: bill bleakley

Hit parade


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Bill Bleakley
Burns Hargis is right on track with his leadership efforts to bring a new edge to the nation's perception of Oklahoma City. That leadership included a belief that a major Halloween parade could showca...
 
Thursday, November 8, 2007

School election critical


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Bill Bleakley
Tuesday's presidential primary could possibly overshadow two important elections in Oklahoma City. If you live in the Oklahoma City Public Schools districts generally between N.W. 36th and S.W. 29th s...
 
Thursday, January 31, 2008

Why I'm voting yes


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Bill Bleakley
On March 4, Oklahoma City voters will decide whether to extend the MAPS for Kids penny sales tax expiring in December 2008 for a year to fund improvements to the Ford Center and for another three mont...
 
Thursday, February 21, 2008

An elusive opportunity


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Bill Bleakley
Improving public education requires focus, dedication and perseverance, and the results are generally incremental at best. Anyone who says they can immediately turn a challenged school district around...
 
Thursday, May 8, 2008

The spoils of politics


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Bill Bleakley
For almost 40 years, I've had the opportunity to observe the state Legislature closely from a variety of perspectives. Never have I been as disappointed as I am now over the marginal ethics observed b...
 
Thursday, June 5, 2008

Abolishing the auditor's office


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Bill Bleakley
The conviction of Jeff McMahan and his resignation as state auditor and inspector provides the governor and Legislature with the perfect opportunity to do away with the office. The Legislature partia...
 
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Clay Bennett's 'mission'


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Bill Bleakey
While watching Clay Bennett's press conference announcing the settlement of the Seattle lawsuit, it caused me to reflect on the effort he's put into his "mission" of bringing an NBA team to Oklahoma C...
 
Thursday, July 24, 2008

Two races deserve special attention


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Bill Bleakley
Two candidates for public office who live in Oklahoma City are involved in races in the Tuesday election that deserve special attention for differing reasons. The first is Meg Salyer, who is a candid...
 
Thursday, October 30, 2008

What a parade!


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Bill Bleakley
This year's Gazette's Ghouls Gone Wild Halloween parade certainly exceeded everyone's expectations. An estimated crowd of 34,000 people, absolutely perfect weather, 75 entries and more flaming skeleto...
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008

TIF on steroids


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Bill Bleakley
On Dec. 16, the Oklahoma City Council will vote on a tax increment finance district comprised solely of the Devon Energy world headquarters complex. Since the building site, less than two city blocks,...
 
Thursday, November 27, 2008
 
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