DOD agent Jacque Secondine Hensley named to position in governor’s office.
News Clifton Adcock
Almost two years after the elimination of the Oklahoma Indian Affairs
Commission, Gov. Mary Fallin announced July 10 that she was appointing a
Native American liaison to her office.
Letters to the Editor Clinton Wiles
After reading the commentary by Linda Terrell (”Changes at DHS threaten progress,” July 4, Oklahoma Gazette), I
located House Bill 2300 as passed and found disturbing issues that look
like business as usual. While much of it can be considered reasonable,
it abolishes outside oversight of child care activities, abolishes a
biannual audit of activities and establishes a new program that gives
the appearance of funneling taxpayer dollars into an already selected
Commentary Peter J. Rudy
With the legislative session over, it’s a good time to think about ways
to make the next one better. Specifically, I’m concerned with making the
legislative process more transparent.
CFN Gazette staff
When it comes to receptiveness to reproductive rights, Oklahoma might be
somewhere between the Vatican and the Satan who rapes and impregnates
Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby. A report issued last week by the
Center for Reproductive Rights, or CRR, gives the Sooner State low marks
for abortion rights, noting a handful of pro-life bills passed by
legislators in recent years.
CFN Gazette staff
You know your candidacy for political office has hit a snag when you end
up in a jail cell unable to make bail. That’s the conundrum facing Fred
E. Ray Smith, a Republican running against Sen.Susan Paddack (D-Ada) in
state Senate District 13.
Two Democrats square off in Tuesday’s runoff for state House District 88.
News Jason Doyle Oden
Two Democrats vying to replace state Sen. Al McAffrey as the state
representative for House District 88 say education and health care are
the most important issues facing the next legislative session.
Commentary Greg Treat
The presidential election
has many Americans sharply divided along party lines. As Oklahomans,
however, there is something on the ballot in November that should unite
us regardless of political affiliation — State Question 765.
Oklahoma’s delay in creating a health care exchange likely means it will be established by the feds.
News Shelly Hickman
State leaders might have lost what some said was a high-stakes gamble
when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act’s individual
mandate to purchase health insurance. As a result, a health care
exchange required under the ACA will have to be established for
Oklahoma, which some observers say means it is likely the federal
government will be the entity creating it.