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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Legislature

Going to pot

Advocates of medical marijuana hope to make their case in Oklahoma.


News

Stephie Gregory
A grassroots movement to legalize medicinal marijuana appears to be gaining momentum across the state. Oklahomans spanning several walks of life have joined forces with state Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Oklahoma City, to propose an interim study that would examine the health benefits of cannabis.
 
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

From movie to measure

Advocates of a controversial measure for school reform hope to gain momentum from a newly released movie.


News

Clifton Adcock
In Oklahoma and several other states, an effort is underway to adopt a “parent trigger” act that could allow certain schools to become charter schools with enough parent signatures.
 
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Black helicopter alert!


CFN

Gazette staff
You know what no state says? “Let’s be more like Alabama.”
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Viva la comunidad

Five years after a controversial state law sought to reduce illegal immigration, the impact on OKC’s Latino community appears minimal.


News

Peter Wright
The Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007, better known as House Bill 1804, was tough for its day. It remains the gravitational center of illegal immigration arguments in Oklahoma, even as it has been dissected by lawsuits, eclipsed by bills in other states and rendered less relevant by an increasingly young and legal Latino community.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Rice returns

Former state senator Andrew Rice is back in OKC, this time as head of the Variety Care Foundation.


News

Mark Beutler
Less than a year ago, Oklahoma lost one of its rising young political stars when former state Sen. Andrew Rice announced he was leaving. The twoterm senator had been the Senate’s Democratic leader and in 2008 lost a hard-fought race against U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe.
 
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

An allergy sufferer gives thanks


Letters to the Editor

Kasey Steffen
I recently read reports in The Oklahoman about the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s 2012 Fall Allergy Capitals rankings. Every fall and spring, AAFA ranks the cities with the toughest allergy seasons.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A new hope

Supporters of an American Indian cultural center say the results of a state audit boost chances of completing the beleaguered project.


News

Tim Farley
A state audit that found no wrongdoing within the Native American Cultural and Educational Authority (NACEA) during the last nine years has given new life to a multimillion-dollar project in Oklahoma City.
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kicking the crap out of Democrats


CFN

Gazette staff
So, the elections have mercifully come and gone, putting an end — at least for a while — to commercials of political candidates holding U.S. flags, kissing babies and laughing with confused elderly folks.
 
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Solutions for progressives


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Oklahoma progressives had a lot to celebrate in terms of the national results on Election Day.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Looking for laws


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council on Nov. 6 laid out the city’s wish-list for next year’s state legislative session.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
 
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