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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Court

Monumental offense

In lawsuit, ACLU and even theologians claim that the Ten Commandments monument at the State Capitol is offensive to Christians and other faiths.


News

Brittany Pickering
The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit last week challenging the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Legal challenge threatened over MAPS 3


News

Tim Farley
A shot was fired over the bow this week that challenged the constitutionality of the MAPS 3 projects and threatened to halt related city development plans its tracks.
 
Thursday, August 29, 2013

City officials respond to MAPS 3 legal challenge


News

Tim Farley
An attorney challenging the constitutionality of the MAPS 3 vote has promised to reconsider his fight against Oklahoma City.
 
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The hot place to be

From desolate to in-demand, Midtown has risen from a ‘neglected backwater’ with help from a dedicated community.


News

Tim Farley
Eighteen years ago, Midtown was nothing more than a “neglected backwater” replete with halfway houses and abandoned buildings. Faced with blighted conditions years before the April 19, 1995, disaster, Midtown was instead a ghost town created by the 1980s’ devastating oil bust and ensuing disinvestment.
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Contraception empowers women


Commentary

Ryan Kiesel
Almost a century has passed since Margaret Sanger was arrested in Brooklyn. Her crime? Establishing a clinic dedicated to offering free contraceptives to women.
 
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

‘It’s a fairness issue’

A 9-year legal struggle involving LGBT rights might finally come to a conclusion


News

Greg Horton
Gay Phillips and Sue Barton have been a couple for 29 years. For the past nine, they’ve been fighting the state of Oklahoma to recognize their marriage. They joined a federal lawsuit filed by Tulsans Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin in 2004 after state voters passed a same-sex marriage ban.
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Still fighting

The United States Supreme Court may hear Hobby Lobby’s argument against paying for “morning after” and “week after” contraception methods as part of its mandated employee healthcare.


News

Greg Horton
The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to review Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 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

The problem is cost, not coverage


Commentary

Jonathan Small
One of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, “Obamacare,” is expansion of Medicaid to most individuals up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

LETTERS

Republicans are angry elitists


Letters to the Editor

Nathaniel Batchelder
Republicans like Jonathan Small (Commentary, “The problem is cost, not coverage,” Oct. 9, Gazette) have shut down the government and threaten default on America’s debts because they could not get their way by legitimate means on three issues.
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
 
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