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OKG Newsletter


Topic: op-ed

Keeping an industry from fading to black


Commentary

Jill Simpson
The film industry and the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program are good for Oklahoma. In an industry driven by financial incentives, if the state Legislature eliminates the film rebate this session, our growing industry will likely die.
 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Politics of satire


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Although they’ve been maligned by at least one corporate media outlet for doing so, three state lawmakers are standing up for Oklahoma women’s rights by fighting absurdity with absurdity.
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Point: Overhauling criminal justice


Commentary

Kris Steele
Building on momentum from recent years, the Legislature this session enacted the most significant criminal justice reform of the modern era through House Bill 3052.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Get on the Sunday bus


Commentary

Lauren Branch
Oklahoma City is in the midst of a renaissance. When civic leaders talk about our city’s progress, you hear phrases like “world-class” and “big-league city.” The Thunder is driving toward a possible NBA championship. Olympic athletes are training on the Oklahoma River. A 50-story skyscraper just reshaped the city’s skyline.
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Nonprofits owe much to Chesapeake


Commentary

Deborah Mcauliffe Senner
As most of Oklahoma’s nonprofit organizations would agree, the landscape of our state’s charitable community would be much different without the generous support of our corporate donors. Allied Arts’ visionary donors — Chesapeake Energy, the Chickasaw Nation and Devon Energy — along with all our corporate partners, are committed to investing in the enhancement of the communities in which their employees live and work, and we are grateful beneficiaries.
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Open carry is an embarrassment


Commentary

Robin Meyers
For over a decade I wrote a regular column for this page, a second opinion on the dominant political and theological ethos of my beloved Oklahoma — where I was born, have raised three children, and continue to lead the same amazing church.
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Handwritten letters make enduring gift


Commentary

Jay Wilkinson
As Father’s Day approaches, I’ve had cause to reflect on my own father. He’s been gone for almost 20 years, but nearly every day I consider the impact he’s had on my life. He was someone I looked up to, no matter how tall I’d grown.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wherefore art thou, Democrats?


Commentary

Mike Brake
Oklahoma will hold elections this year, but we’ll do it largely without the Democratic Party. The institution that dominated state politics for nearly a century is moribund. That’s a shame; we Republicans said for years that twoparty government is better government, and a lot of us still believe that, but the opposition has grown so feeble that it almost feels like bullying to take them on at the polls.
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Women fared well in legislation


Commentary

Kristin Davis
The recent state legislative session was a positive one with regard to matters of interest to women. There were a number of bills waiting in the wings that managed to receive much-deserved attention. They touched on important public policy issues such as access to health care, revenue and taxation, female incarceration, domestic violence and human trafficking.
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Standing up for special needs families


Commentary

Janet Barresi
A recent YouTube video features a cheerful mother, kids in tow, in the milk aisle of a grocery store. There she finds rows of bland containers offering just … milk.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
 
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