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Crime victims, domestic violence groups, others advocate for Marsy’s Law

Crime victims, domestic violence groups, others advocate for Marsy’s Law

“Victims can be taken to court over and over, sometimes over a period of years,” Peery said. “The right to a speedy trial doesn’t happen for victims. … The process of the court just re-traumatizes victims.”

(Chris Street / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: Local impact! How federal decisions affect local lives and communities

“They are trying to create and turn citizens against the environment and environmentalism, which troubles me more than anything,” Bridgwater said.

Sen. Lankford, Free Speech Fairness Act

Sen. James Lankford asserts nonprofit organizations are unfairly prevented from engaging in political activity

His Free Speech Fairness Act would allow nonprofit organizations to speak freely about politics and candidates.

(Cover design Erin DeMoss / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: The state of women — yes, it’s really as bad as experts claim

“We, as women, are told repeatedly that our experiences aren’t valid, our votes don’t count and we can’t make a difference,” Horn said.

Georgie Rasco, executive director of The Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma, poses for a photo, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Neighborhood improvement projects could be listed in a 2017 bond proposal

“No one knows more about the neighborhoods than the citizens,” said Kristy Yager, City of Oklahoma City public information director.

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Law language of State Question 777 is major issue for opponents, as supporters preach its protections

“When I hear farms complaining about the bureaucracy and the agencies bothering them, they are talking about the federal government, not the state,” he said. “This will not protect from federal intervention.”

(Cover design: Anna Schilling / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: The Nov. 8 election isn’t scary. We help you know what’s on the (very full) ballot

Find more coverage in this week’s print issue, on stands now, and in Oklahoma Gazette’s Nov. 2 print edition.

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2016 Election: Joe Exotic’s White House run just the beginning of his political aspirations

“Do I have a shot of winning? Hell no,” he said. “I’m not an idiot. But they’re going to hear me.”

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2016 Election: As Election Day approaches, many seek help navigating flack attacks

2016 Election Issue It’s everyone’s democratic and civic duty to vote on Nov. 8, and this year’s ballot is an important one. This issue includes stories on Oklahoma’s multiple state questions, the Libertarian party, races to watch, our roundup of uncommon candidates and more. It also features the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma’s 2016

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