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OKG Newsletter


Topic: attorney

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

Five-oh

A lot has changed in 50 years, including how longtime attorney and former legislator Jim Howell views the legal system.


CFN

Gazette staff
Born and raised during the Great Depression in a rural setting near Wewoka, Jim Howell knew he had a passion for the law. Fifty years later, he’s as busy as he was in the early 1960s.
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

What's to hide?

Nothing, says mayoral candidate Ed Shadid. But a battle looms to keep his divorce records private.


News

Tim Farley
Disclosing sealed court records connected to Oklahoma City mayoral candidate Ed Shadid’s divorce in 2007 outweighs embarrassment or harm it may cause the Ward 2 councilman, his ex-wife or their children, according to a leading expert on government openness and public records.
 
Monday, December 9, 2013

Lockdown

The War on Drugs may be more about big business than curbing marijuana use.


News

Tim Farley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a three-part series about marijuana and its impact on the state.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Drug deal

Law enforcement accused of ‘policing for profit’ when it comes to war on drugs, especially pot.


News

Tim Farley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a three-part series about marijuana and its impact on the state.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Getting high(er)

Pay raises were approved for city employees, including the city manager, police and municipal employees.


News

Tim Farley
City employees, including Manager Jim Couch and two other high-ranking officials, will make more money during 2014 thanks to action taken by the Oklahoma City Council on Dec. 31.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

LETTERS

Cruel and unusual?


Letters to the Editor

David Slane
Recently, an Oklahoma County district judge ruled the secrecy element of the state’s lethal injection death penalty process was unconstitutional. According to the law, the exact components of the three-drug cocktail used to execute death row inmates are supposed to be confidential. The secrecy has extended to the drug supplier as well as the name of the executioner.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
 
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