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OKG Newsletter


Topic: state

Board games

Now you know what the school board does!


CFN

Gazette staff
The meeting, Barresi’s first as chair of the board, quickly turned into a sandbox of heated exchanges, name-calling and general animosity between Barresi and the members of the board over some of the official’s nominees in the state Department of Education.
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Liquor store owner needs some cheese with his ‘whine’


Letters to the Editor

R. Cass
I must agree with Roy Williams (“Point: Revise outmoded liquor laws”) that discussions about such hot-button topics as expanding the sale of wine and beer into grocery stores are healthy to a free-market economy and should always be welcomed.
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Islam within the law


Letters to the Editor

Suzanne Silvester
Regarding State Question 755: Are we reaching a point in which voters no longer need vote, as judges and courts continually negate the wishes of its citizens?
 
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Evolution alternatives

State Sen. Josh Brecheen wants ‘valid criticisms’ of evolution allowed in Oklahoma classrooms with his bill modeled after Texas standards.


News

Greg Horton
One month after the release of Gallup poll data showing increased nationwide support for evolution, Oklahoma has two new bills some critics are calling “anti-evolution.” State Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, and Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, filed House Bill 1551 and Senate Bill 554, respectively.
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Quality control


Letters to the Editor

Brett Grimes
The idea that Texas liquor laws have a negative impact on selection and price in that state is an outright fallacy. Most major cities in Texas have robust selections in grocery and chain stores, and have thriving niche liquor stores with items the bigger stores rarely stock.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Counterpoint: Separation anxiety

The Constitution is under fire by the right-wing assault


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
The bills would also appear to directly violate Article 2, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution, which states: “No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or...
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tea for three

The Sooner Tea Party is supporting two new City Council candidates and an incumbent.


News

Clifton Adcock
Ward 5 Councilman Brian Walters, along with Ward 6 candidate Adrian Van Manen and Ward 8 candidate Cliff Hearron, have all received endorsements from the Sooner Tea Party, and the organization’s co-founder Al Gerhart said the group plans to aid the three candidates in their campaign.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Private and public

After the state Board of Education stalled their hiring, staffers for new Superintendent Janet Barresi will be paid by private funds.


News

Clifton Adcock
Meanwhile, Barresi asked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to look into possible Open Meetings Act violations by the board, alleging the push-back appeared orchestrated and pre-planned. State law prohibits a quorum of a public body to discuss public business without a posted agenda.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cornett should improve air supply


Letters to the Editor

Sue Clancy
Regarding the Feb. 2 Oklahoma Gazette Commentary “Mayor McModern” by Keith Gaddie: I wish Mayor Mick Cornett the best of luck in attempting to modernize a city that has Christian extremist/ fundamentalists ringed around its throat.
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Misrepresenting government spending


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
I see that Brandon Dutcher (Commentary, “Counterpoint: A matter of perspective,” Jan. 5, Gazette) is gloating over the prospects for further cuts in Oklahoma spending, which is already third to last in the nation.
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
 
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