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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Politics

The girl from Madill


Gazette staff
The Republican presidential ticket has some Oklahoma flair, thanks to the wife of vice presidential nominee U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan. Janna Little Ryan grew up in Madill and is a first cousin to U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Race to 88

Two Democrats square off in Tuesday’s runoff for state House District 88.


Jason Doyle Oden
Two Democrats vying to replace state Sen. Al McAffrey as the state representative for House District 88 say education and health care are the most important issues facing the next legislative session.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rumble at the runoff


Gazette staff
Who would have believed the state House district that spawned Randy Terrill would be ground zero for one of the nastiest primary campaigns in the state?
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Democrats step up


Kurt Hochenauer
Have progressive Oklahomans found some political mojo in recent months?
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Easy ethics

New state requirements ease the process for candidates filing for office, but independent expenditure groups may not have to follow them.


Clifton Adcock
During a special meeting Aug. 28, the Oklahoma City Council received an update on new requirements for filing for office and running a campaign. The question of what is required of groups making independent expenditures in city races, however, remains unclear.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

DHS needs meaningful oversight


Greg Treat
The presidential election has many Americans sharply divided along party lines. As Oklahomans, however, there is something on the ballot in November that should unite us regardless of political affiliation — State Question 765.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

More for Core for Shore

OKC officials push to revise the Core to Shore plan to encompass land for the planned MAPS 3 convention center.


Clifton Adcock
The city is seeking to expand the boundaries of an urban renewal plan aimed at fighting urban blight in order to obtain property for the proposed MAPS 3 convention center.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hank airin’

Punk icon Henry Rollins continues to air his grievances — only now, through another act.


Joshua Boydston
Henry Rollins
7 p.m. Monday
Diamond Ballroom
8001 S. Eastern
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wait for it

Oklahoma’s delay in creating a health care exchange likely means it will be established by the feds.


Shelly Hickman
State leaders might have lost what some said was a high-stakes gamble when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate to purchase health insurance. As a result, a health care exchange required under the ACA will have to be established for Oklahoma, which some observers say means it is likely the federal government will be the entity creating it.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Going to pot

Advocates of medical marijuana hope to make their case in Oklahoma.


Stephie Gregory
A grassroots movement to legalize medicinal marijuana appears to be gaining momentum across the state. Oklahomans spanning several walks of life have joined forces with state Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Oklahoma City, to propose an interim study that would examine the health benefits of cannabis.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012