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OKG Newsletter


Topic: fallin

VIDEO: Dorman criticizes Fallin’s appointment to lead execution investigation


News

Ben Felder
Rep. Joe Dorman took his first public swipe at his gubernatorial opponent over last week’s botched execution.
“I’m here to demand a true independent investigation into the irregularities surrounding the execution of Clayton Lockett last week,” Dorman, D-Rush Springs, said in a press conference on Thursday at the State Capitol.
 
Thursday, May 8, 2014

VIDEO: Parents urge governor to sign reading team act


News

Ben Felder
Parents are urging Gov. Mary Fallin to sign a bill that would allow them to work with teachers to decide if a third-grader who struggles with reading should be promoted to the fourth grade.
 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

LETTERS

Music future is bright


John D. Carlson
The first time that I encountered the genius of John Fullbright was via a radio program. The show is produced by the owner of The Blue Door, and it shares its name with the title of Joshua Boydston’s excellent cover story on the artist (“For the sake of the song”; May 7, 2014; Oklahoma Gazette).
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

BREAKING: Fallin vetoes reading retention bill after overwhelming support from Legislature


News

Ben Felder
Gov. Mary Fallin didn’t hesitate when asked if she thought the majority of Oklahomans agreed with her veto.
 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fallin, Queen of Hearts


CFN

Gazette staff

Texas might execute more people in number, but Oklahoma executes more of its own per capita, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. That’s a status Gov. Mary Fallin probably doesn’t want to lose anytime soon. To quote the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland: “Off with their heads!” But this isn’t a children’s story.

 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Friends in high places

Tulsa’s proposed OKPOP Museum has a compelling new advocate in Garth Brooks.


Music

Devon Green
Oklahoma Historical Society’s (OHS) plans for a pop culture museum have gained a powerful advocate. Garth Brooks, international country star and state royalty, has advocated for a collection highlighting Oklahoma’s contributions to the performing arts.
 
Friday, May 23, 2014

Metro briefs

The Oklahoma Legislature overrides Gov. Fallin’s controversial veto of proposed third-grade student advancement.


News

Ben Felder
Gov. Mary Fallin didn’t hesitate when asked if she thought Oklahomans agreed with her veto.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The education factor

Oklahoma’s June 24 primary vote is especially important for the state superintendent of public instruction.


News

Ben Felder
As Joy Hofmeister discussed her views on high-stakes testing and the need for more school funding, Joe Dorman sat several feet away and politely clapped.
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fort Sill tour highlights secrecy of detention facility


News

Ben Felder
A Thursday tour designed to offer transparency of a Fort Sill facility holding 1,000 unaccompanied minors from foreign countries only highlighted the secrecy the federal government is operating under in its response to a recent immigration crisis.
 
Thursday, July 10, 2014
 
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