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OKG Newsletter


Topic: legislature

Capitol commandments

With little fanfare, a monument of the Ten Commandments is erected outside the state Capitol.


News

Clifton Adcock
A large granite monument of the Ten Commandments was erected outside the Oklahoma state Capitol building today.
 
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Oklahoma’s post election rise


Commentary

Mike Brake

Oklahoma was bright red on Nov. 6; the nation went a very pale blue.

 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ease the pain

Prescription drug abuse reaches epidemic proportions in Oklahoma.


News

Carmel Perez Snyder
Five years after being lauded for establishing one of the first Prescription Monitoring Programs in the nation, Oklahoma recently garnered another distinction. The state is second only to Alabama in the highest use of prescription painkillers, according to a pharmacy benefit-management firm called Express Scripts And painkiller abuse in the state is having lethal consequences.
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Health insurance? Fooey!


CFN

Gazette staff
Why does the standoff between Gov. Mary Fallin and the Affordable Care Act remind us of the battle between Sylvester and Tweety Bird?
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

To protect

One woman’s fight for survival has changed Oklahoma law — twice.


News

Kevan Goff-Parker
Lynne Mullins said she made a “bad mistake” when she got married. Her husband abused her and she soon feared for her own and her children’s lives.
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Citizen wane

A recent study finds Oklahomans are lacking when it comes to some matters of citizenship.


News

Tim Farley
Eating dinner together as a family is important to many Oklahomans, but politics isn’t going to be one of the mealtime conversation topics.
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hey, Legislature, nothing’s happening here!


Commentary

Bill Bleakley
As Buffalo Springfield’s lyric of “There’s somethin’ happenin’ here” filled our ears in the ’60s, the downward spiral of public education in Oklahoma City began. Families with school-aged children began a mass exodus from the Oklahoma City Public Schools as the courts belatedly implemented the desegregation requirements of Brown v. Board of Education. They took their support for public education with them, enhancing suburban districts.

 
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Top cop


CFN

Gazette staff
How many make-believe cops can you name off the bat? Let’s see … there’s Sgt. Joe Friday, Dirty Harry, Axel Foley … oh, and John Doak. If the name of Oklahoma’s insurance commissioner doesn’t immediately strike fear among the criminal kind, it’s certainly not for lack of trying. Doak’s agency has bolstered its anti-fraud unit by spending more than $180,000 on police cars, pump-action shotguns, bulletproof vests and the like.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Loving our guns to death


Commentary

Robin Meyers
The Oklahoma response to the latest mass shooting will be utterly predictable. Gun rights in this state are like an official religion with a canned liturgy: “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.”
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

‘21’ ain’t just blackjack, folks


CFN

Gazette staff
A few weeks ago, Chicken-Fried News profiled an effort by state Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, to push a bill prohibiting state and local governments from participating in the implementation of United Nations initiative — here we will speak in an ominous whisper — Agenda 21.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
 
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