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OKG Newsletter


Topic: illegal

Raising Arizona


News

Clifton Adcock
With ‘Arizona-plus’ legislation, state Rep. Randy Terrill hopes to ‘go beyond what Arizona has done’ in reforming Oklahoma’s illegal immigration policy.
 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Class act

Keep out!


CFN

Gazette staff
During a recent debate on one of his bills, our favorite south Oklahoma City legislator who never returns our calls (sniff, sniff), Sen. Ralph Shortey, cracked wise about the state erecting a wall around its borders to keep out illegal immigrants.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Deposit insurance


CFN

Gazette staff
As “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life” informed us, “Every sperm is sacred; every sperm is great. If a sperm is wasted, God gets quite irate.”
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

American DREAM

A group of young people in the state’s Hispanic community is working to help Oklahoma’s undocumented residents benefit under the DREAM Act.


News

Peter Wright
Thousands of undocumented residents living in Oklahoma now can apply for a deportation protection program initiated by presidential order in June. For one group of undocumented students and their friends, the application is not only a reprieve, but also a call to help others who may be eligible.
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Viva la comunidad

Five years after a controversial state law sought to reduce illegal immigration, the impact on OKC’s Latino community appears minimal.


News

Peter Wright
The Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007, better known as House Bill 1804, was tough for its day. It remains the gravitational center of illegal immigration arguments in Oklahoma, even as it has been dissected by lawsuits, eclipsed by bills in other states and rendered less relevant by an increasingly young and legal Latino community.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Drug deal

Law enforcement accused of ‘policing for profit’ when it comes to war on drugs, especially pot.


News

Tim Farley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a three-part series about marijuana and its impact on the state.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

What’s wrong with Christmas?


Commentary

Brady Henderson
There was a time in America when Christmas was illegal. In colonial New England, the opening salvo of the socalled “War on Christmas” came not from atheists, Jews or civil libertarians but from the same Puritan Christian pilgrims who gave America Thanksgiving.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

He’s baaaaaaack — in jail


CFN

Gazette staff
Remember that guy whose unarmed friend, Antwun Parker, was fatally shot during a 2009 robbery at Reliable Discount Pharmacy on the south side? You know, the pharmacist who shot him was charged with murder and the story was all over the news nationwide? Well, he’s back in jail.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Don't fornicate, gossip or wrestle a bear. Ever

Often obscure, most of these laws are still on the books, but whether or not they’re actually enforceable is another matter.


News

Tim Farley
Swearing, blasphemy or having sex with the neighbor’s wife can be debated on moral grounds, but there’s no doubt all three are illegal in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
 
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