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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Safety

Playing politics with prison


Commentary

Sean Wallace
This year’s legislative session ended with the usual thud for employees of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. The only agency-requested bill approved by lawmakers authorizes the director of the agency to give the badge of an officer killed in the line of duty to his or her spouse, which tragically happened just last year. Yes, lawmakers were very generous to us this year.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Never again

October is domestic violence awareness month, and several organizations are helping educate against and prevent it.


News

Dawn Watson
After seven years of mental and physical abuse, Ann wasn’t the same person anymore. “It tore me down. It made me think that I wasn’t worthy. I could do nothing right in his eyes,” she said.
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Counterterrorism caucus spreads prejudice


Commentary

Adam Soltani
In February 2013, Oklahoma State Rep. John Bennett (R) announced the formation of the Oklahoma Legislative Caucus on Counterterrorism. The stated goal of this caucus is to help protect Oklahomans from the potential threat of terrorism.
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Community demands governor action over boy's death

Family collects 460,000 signatures demanding an investigation, and claims dozens of calls for help were ignored before teenager Quinten Wood's death.


News

Tim Farley
Mid-Del Public Schools and the state’s Department of Human Services did nothing to help 15-year-old special education student Quinten Wood escape a life of neglect and abuse, a family member charged Tuesday at the state Capitol.
 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Shelter petition group files suit against governor


News

Tim Farley
Advocacy group Take Shelter Oklahoma filed a lawsuit Monday demanding Gov. Mary Fallin release emails related to an initiative petition that could place storm shelters in all public schools.
 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The issues

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Oklahoma Gazette reached out to mayoral candidates Mick Cornett, Ed Shadid, Phil Hughes and Joe “Sarge” Nelson to ask them what they thought were the most important issues in this election.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fracking fracas


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
In 1897, an oil gusher called the Nellie Johnstone No. 1 on land near Bartlesville ushered in a commercial age of fossil fuel discovery that still thrives in Oklahoma today.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Streetcar route could impact street parking


News

Ben Felder
Fitting a streetcar system into downtown Oklahoma City was never intended to be a seamless process, city officials said this week.
 
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fort Sill tour highlights secrecy of detention facility


News

Ben Felder
A Thursday tour designed to offer transparency of a Fort Sill facility holding 1,000 unaccompanied minors from foreign countries only highlighted the secrecy the federal government is operating under in its response to a recent immigration crisis.
 
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Media granted guided, scripted tour of immigration detention facility


News

Ben Felder
During a controlled and scripted tour, members of the media were shown a secure, clean and humane detention facility at Fort Sill housing nearly 1,000 unaccompanied minors who have cross the United States border illegally.
 
Thursday, July 10, 2014
 
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