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OKG Newsletter


Topic: government

Valley rally

The Valley Brook Board of Trustees voted to delay a controversial rate increase after a heated meeting.


News

Clifton Adcock
The small Oklahoma County municipality of Valley Brook got a big response from some of its citizens during a heated Aug. 9 Board of Trustees meeting, after residents accused the town leaders of violating the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act to raise sewer and trash rates.
 
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

‘A precious garden of dumb’


Letters to the Editor

Howard Koerth
Regarding the Reclaiming America for Christ event (News, “Reclamation project,” Aug. 10, Gazette) and, among many possibilities, like “the Earth is around 6,000 years old,” “dinosaurs walked with humans” and “some baby dinosaurs may have been brought aboard Noah’s ark” (my personal favorite):
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Calling Rep. Lankford


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
I see that U.S. Rep. James Lankford, R-Okla., is once again misrepresenting legislation, claiming that “The debt deal” (News, Clifton Adcock, Gazette) requires either a constitutional balanced budget amendment or “a proposal to cut $1.5 trillion in spending.”
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Walk the line

MAPS 3 park subcommittee members are concerned the convention center will impede walkability.


News

Clifton Adcock
Members of the MAPS 3 park subcommittee raised concerns at its Aug. 24 meeting about the proposed location of the MAPS 3 convention center.
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Welfare recipients denied work ‘blessing’


Letters to the Editor

K.A. Straughn
Brandon Wertz (Letters, “‘Christian’ nation ‘going to hell,’” July 27, Gazette) is right that government should not subsidize the wealthy. However, he is off base to use half of the parable of the sheep and the goats (Matthew 25:41-46) to defend government welfare spending and claim, “If this is a ‘Christian’ nation, we’re surely going to hell” because of “those fighting to keep (government) services from the poor.”
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Inhofe: Obama an ‘appeaser’

Sen. Jim Inhofe credits controversial interrogation tactics in the killing of bin Laden.


News

Clifton Adcock
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., shared his thoughts on national security and foreign relations during a speech last week at the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Human network

Modern-day slaves are trafficked through Oklahoma, but one coalition is trying to raise awareness with a rally.


News

C.G. Niebank
Although the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution was supposed to abolish slavery in the United States 146 years ago, a coalition of law enforcement agencies and social service groups has scheduled a rally Saturday in Bricktown to draw attention to the continued existence of human trafficking, both nationwide and in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

‘Education as a common good’


Commentary

Jason Reese
The good news: I smile every time I drive past the charter school near my house on the way to drop off my eldest child at our parochial school. The bad news: Not everyone in our state, or even our city, has the ability to choose either of those options. That is why I want to insist that our state and local governments move further and faster in expanding school choice.
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Healthy variety

With an $18 million capital campaign, Variety Care expands its primary medical care services to the uninsured and underinsured.


News

Brendan Hoover
While politicians talk about reducing the nation’s health care costs, a nonprofit in Central Oklahoma is actually doing it.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Controversial Keystone XL pipeline focus of public meeting

Canadian oil pipeline would pass through Sooner State.


News

Clifton Adcock
The U.S. State Department is hosting a public meeting Friday to discuss the controversial Keystone XL, an oil pipeline that would bring Canadian crude oil to the United States for processing.
 
Thursday, September 29, 2011
 
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