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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Politics

‘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

Sprawled out

When bigger isn’t better: City officials consider sprawl’s burden on municipal functions.


News

Clifton Adcock
Urban sprawl is one of the biggest challenges facing Oklahoma City, Ward 2 City Councilman Ed Shadid said at a Sept. 6 community meeting held on the issue.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 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

Pounding the pavement

Everybody’s talkin’ about walkin’ at a transportation program.


News

Clifton Adcock
City officials are scheduled to give a presentation regarding biking and walkability from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, 1000 N. Broadway. Tickets are $10 for the Urban Land Institute Oklahoma’s event, “Moving Toward A Walking/Bike Friendly City.”
 
Monday, October 10, 2011

Truth and taxes


Letters to the Editor

B. Ellis
I recently read D.W. Tiffee’s letter (“Soak the rich,” Sept. 28, Gazette) responding to Mike Brake’s Sept. 14 letter (“Batchelder logic”) on taxing the “rich.”
 
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mitt happens

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney stumps in the Sooner State.


News

Clifton Adcock
Republican Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney visited Oklahoma City Friday to hold a fundraiser in his bid for the presidency and headline a fundraiser for the state GOP.
 
Friday, October 21, 2011

Shannon elected speaker-designate

The sixth-generation Oklahoman has served in the state legislature since 2006.


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma House Republican Caucus elected what will likely be the state’s first black speaker of the House at an Oct. 17 meeting at the state Capitol.
 
Friday, October 21, 2011

Rice steps aside

As state Sen. Andrew Rice resigns, Rep. Al McAffrey launches his Senate campaign.


News

Clifton Adcock
First elected in 2006, state Sen. Andrew Rice, D-Oklahoma City (pictured), said he is resigning in January 2012 to support his wife. Dr. Apple Newman Rice, who practices medicine, had a career opportunity arise with a private health group in Nashville, Tenn., the legislator said.
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Counterpoint: The private sector’s responsibility


Commentary

Greg Treat
The American Indian Cultural Center & Museum will be a welcome addition to our state’s cultural landscape. It will stand as a testament to the central importance of American Indian heritage in Oklahoma’s unique history. It will speak to who we have been and what our future holds.
 
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
 
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