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OKG Newsletter


Topic: state

BREAKING: Petition drive seeks storm shelter funding

Victims of the May tornadoes, with Take Shelter Oklahoma, called this an apolitical effort


News

Tim Farley
Supporters of school storm shelters are ready to work. That was the message conveyed by volunteers Wednesday at the State Capitol after it was announced an initiative petition seeking a statewide vote on building storm shelters in all public schools would be launched.


 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Oklahoma’s public defenders


Commentary

Robin Meyers
I am not talking about those brave, idealistic, underpaid lawyers who work to protect the last and the least, but KFOR, KOCO, KWTV and other local media outlets whose job it has become to defend the honor and reputation of our state when it is under attack by “foreigners” — aka, Australian politicians, lying journalists at Sports Illustrated or even the “unorthodox” Ed Shadid.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pills and ammo at the fairgrounds


CFN

Gazette staff
Need to get rid of your old drugs, ammo, computers and tires? Make plans to drop by Oklahoma City’s special collection of unwanted (perhaps) and hazardous materials 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the State Fairgrounds.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Black it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Few comics can make you laugh while shaming you. Alas, social critic, author and comedian Lewis Black does it with relative ease (and anger). Watch Black wag his finger and sound off on current events as part of his The Rant is Due tour at 8 p.m. Friday at the Rose State Performing Arts Theatre, 6420 SE 15th St. in Midwest City. Tickets are $39.50- $59.50, and Black announced all proceeds from the show will be donated to Oklahoma City Community Foundation and its effort to aide tornado relief. Call 733-7960 or visit rose.edu.

Friday

 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Moth it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

If you’ve been itching for a night of engaging, real-life theater, then spread those literary wings and join the award-winning live storytelling stage show The Moth. The New York-based not-for-profit organization and radio show will be recorded live at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rose State College Performing Arts Center, 6420 SE 15th St. in Midwest City. Tickets are $25-$35. Call 297-2264 or visit myticketoffice.com.

Thursday

 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Heart it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

It’s starting to feel like autumn (maybe even winter) out there, and you know what that means. Shopping season! Specifically crafts, antiques, clothes and jewelry shopping season. If you like these things (and really, who doesn’t?), check out An Affair of the Heart Friday through Sunday at State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing Blvd. Call 632-2652, or visit aaoth.com.

Friday-Sunday

 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Budding prospects

Oklahoma residents — and many law enforcement officials and other experts — increasingly support medical marijuana use and decriminalization of the drug.


News

Tim Farley
Faced with some of the harshest marijuana laws in the nation, Oklahoma residents overwhelmingly favor its use for medical purposes while also endorsing decriminalization.
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Taxing debate

Tax collection revenue, the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum and the Marketplace Fairness Act top the list of legislative priorities.


News

Tim Farley
Sales tax revenue is the largest source of income for any city in Oklahoma, and the money pot could get bigger if new legislation is passed next year.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hmm ... more corporate tax breaks?


CFN

Gazette staff
Oklahoma’s tax system won’t be nearly as business-friendly as most other states in the nation during 2014, according to a report from the Washington, D.C.- based Tax Foundation.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
 
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