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OKG Newsletter


Topic: government

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

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

Vice control

OKC police hope to deter participation in the ‘world’s oldest profession.’


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council revised city code, allowing the Oklahoma City Police Department to impound vehicles used to facilitate prostitution.
 
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

Rally in the Hills

Don’t call it a protest, but residents stood their ground at Nichols Hills Drug.


News

Clifton Adcock
Every lunch counter seat was taken as people ranging from the very young to very old shared stories and drank the sodas served by the clerks behind the counter. Cooks flipped the burgers on the grill, sending the smell of seasoning and cooking meat throughout the Oklahoma City store.
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fans lose in lockout


Commentary

Jonathan Willner
There is no question that the arrival of the Thunder has been a boon to basketball fans in Oklahoma. Having wrangled roughly $180 million in subsidies out of the city and state, we find the main beneficiaries of this largess at odds with each other.
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tired of trash?

City offers free tire recycling tomorrow.


News

Carmen Forman
Citizens are encouraged to recycle illegally dumped tires from their neighborhoods at Saturday’s Adopt-A-City-Street project.
 
Friday, November 11, 2011

'Wealth' of information


Letters to the Editor

Shane Woolbright
The commentary on eliminating state income taxes by Jonathan Small (“Creating a boomtown in OKC,” Nov. 2, Oklahoma Gazette) might make better sense if he took the federal tax code into consideration. State income taxes are deductible.
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

‘Confederacies of municipal dunces’


Letters to the Editor

Richard Hicks
These two news items hit the streets on Nov. 9:
 
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
 
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