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A petition drive seeks to add term limits to Oklahoma City Council members.


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Tim Farley
Placing term limits on Oklahoma City’s council members would “open up the playing field” for new ideas in government, according to the organizer of an initiative petition.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Shelter vote stalled

The signature drive to force a vote on storm shelters is on hold while the Oklahoma Supreme Court considers a battle over ballot wording.


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Tim Farley
Supporters of a movement to build storm shelters in all public schools must wait on a legal decision from the Oklahoma Supreme Court before moving forward.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Back to the future

Chicken Fried News looks into its crystal ball and predicts the future of what shall become 2013's hottest news events.

 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Special meeting set Wednesday

The Oklahoma City Council will meet to discuss the possibility of creating two new wards.


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Tim Farley
The Oklahoma City Council will hold a special meeting 9 a.m. Wednesday at city hall to discuss the creation of two new wards. Oklahoma City residents are now represented by eight councilmen and the mayor.
 
Monday, January 6, 2014

Getting high(er)

Pay raises were approved for city employees, including the city manager, police and municipal employees.


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Tim Farley
City employees, including Manager Jim Couch and two other high-ranking officials, will make more money during 2014 thanks to action taken by the Oklahoma City Council on Dec. 31.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Community demands governor action over boy's death

Family collects 460,000 signatures demanding an investigation, and claims dozens of calls for help were ignored before teenager Quinten Wood's death.


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Tim Farley
Mid-Del Public Schools and the state’s Department of Human Services did nothing to help 15-year-old special education student Quinten Wood escape a life of neglect and abuse, a family member charged Tuesday at the state Capitol.
 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Up in smoke

Legal fights have yet to succeed in the effort to legalize and regulate pot use, but that doesn’t mean the end is nigh.


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Tim Farley

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part three of a three-part series about marijuana and its impact on the state.

 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lankford says he wants Coburn's Senate seat


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Tim Farley
U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) will seek election to the U.S. Senate following Sen. Tom Coburn’s announcement that he plans to retire early next year.
 
Monday, January 20, 2014

Don't fornicate, gossip or wrestle a bear. Ever

Often obscure, most of these laws are still on the books, but whether or not they’re actually enforceable is another matter.


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Tim Farley
Swearing, blasphemy or having sex with the neighbor’s wife can be debated on moral grounds, but there’s no doubt all three are illegal in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Landmark decision

An appeal automatically precludes all gay and lesbian marriages in the state until the case is heard by a higher court.


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Tim Farley
Same-sex couple Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop were “elated and over the moon” when a federal judge decided Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriages is unconstitutional.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
 
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