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OKG Newsletter


Topic: County

Health matters

A new community health initiative seeks to improve care for low-income, uninsured people in Oklahoma City.


News

Brendan Hoover
Amid the nation’s health care debate, a new initiative is being launched locally to help provide care to low-income, uninsured people. The Oklahoma County Community Health Network seeks to maximize resources for the metro’s 19 free clinics and two federally qualified health centers.
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

From board to booked

Controversy erupts after District Attorney David Prater files criminal charges against the state Pardon and Parole Board.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater has met a storm of criticism since his March 13 filing of criminal charges against the state Pardon and Parole Board. In the wake of an investigation that began last summer, Prater has accused the board’s five members of repeatedly violating the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Blues it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Got the blues? Rentiesville’s Blues Fest has your cure. The annual dusk- ’til-dawn event takes place at DC Minner’s Down Home Blues Club in the tiny town of Rentiesville in McIntosh County. It includes 33 bands, jam sessions and campgrounds to alleviate that hankering. Tickets are $10; $15 at the gate. Call (918)855-0978 or visit dcminnerblues.com.

Friday—Sunday

 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ministry leader, sex offender file lawsuit against city

Lawsuit filed hopes to stop police from arresting sex offenders who live together. An attorney says it could force offenders 'underground.'


News

Tim Farley
Police should not be allowed to retroactively enforce a 2012 law that prevents two convicted sex offenders from living together, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court.
 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Forced out

A local ministry for sex offenders feels it’s being forced out of business due to constrictive laws, and its president has sued the city.


News

Tim Farley
Oklahoma City police and state lawmakers have conspired to shut down a nonprofit sex offender program that provides housing and treatment for ex-convicts, claims Hand Up Ministry President David Nichols.
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Coal for Christmas?


CFN

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A few naughty folks in Oklahoma County may get nothing more than a few lumps of COAL in their stockings this Christmas.

 
Monday, December 23, 2013

August: Osage County

Set and shot in Oklahoma, August: Osage County loses its darkly comic teeth on the way to the silver screen. Now, it simply bites.


Drama

Rod Lott
August: Osage County is the worst kind of Oscar bait: unearned. Seemingly hoping to join the race by pedigree alone, the Oklahoma-set family drama is as patently false as a plastic worm concealing the business end of a fishing hook. At a glance, it looks like the real deal, but look closer. See, kids? All for show!
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Kings of leon sing about Okie ties


CFN

Gazette staff
While beloved by many, August: Osage County hasn’t exactly won over critics … here in Oklahoma, anyway. It’s fitting, then, that the star-studded film’s soundtrack features an Oklahoma band (kinda-sorta) in Kings of Leon, who, similarly, are as polarizing as the movie itself.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
 
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