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Oklahoma Women’s Coalition tries to make an impact through state legislation

Oklahoma Women’s Coalition tries to make an impact through state legislation

OKWC worked with lawmakers to help pass eight bills during the most recent legislative session.

Mickey Dollens walks a neighborhood in District 93 asking for support, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Minority voters have significant impact on upcoming elections

Candidates in upcoming local elections encourage everyone to vote and listen to constituents’ concerns.

Lori Zehnder's 3rd grade classroom at Linwood Elementary School with Donors Choose supplies in forground, 8-27-15.  (Mark Hancock)

Voters consider education tax and review lottery promises

State Question 779 would bolster education funding with a 1 percent rise in sales and use tax.

Al McAffrey on the Oklahoma State House of Representatives floor, 1-30-12.  Mark Hancock

Tom Guild faces Al McAffrey in runoff election

Guild and McAffrey vie to represent Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District.

Ward 5 Councilman David Greenwell, and Ward 6 Councilwoman Meg Salyer, listen to Curbside Chronicle editor, Rayna O'Connor, speak during the 12-2-15 Oklahoma City Council meeting.  (Mark Hancock)

Oklahoma City Council votes to form tax force focused on reform

Oklahoma City Council and others seek reforms and more transparency in Oklahoma tax laws.

(Cover design Christopher Street / Photo bigstock.com)

Cover Story: Local Zika prevention plan in place as community given safety and prevention tips

“Protect yourself. That’s the message,” Maytubby said. “Wear insect repellent and take precautions to lower your risk of being bitten.”

Dave Bond, CEO of OCPA IMPACT, at his offices in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

State Question 779 sparks debate over sales tax

State Question 779 would utilize a 1 percent sales tax to fund the Education Improvement Fund.

Under 18, No Tobacco sign, in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Rate of tobacco sales to minors continues to climb

According to a CDC report, one in three cancer deaths could be avoided if no one smoked cigarettes.

Dino Lalli and Jenifer Reynolds, hosts of Discover Oklahoma, cohosted our awards ceremony last year. Dino now serves as one of KOB's board members. |Photo Keep Oklahoma Beautiful / provided

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful’s Environmental Excellence Competition returns

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful is accepting nominations for its annual Environmental Excellence Competition.

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