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Governor calls testimony 'absolutely absurd'


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Scott Cooper
Gov. Brad Henry denied published reports of Oklahoma City businessman Steve Phipps testifying Wednesday that he gave illegal campaign contributions totaling $70,000 to Henry around the time the govern...
 
Thursday, June 5, 2008

National firm grants clean bill to juvenile detention center


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Scott Cooper
The Oklahoma County Juvenile Detention Center said today it has been given a clean bill of health from a national auditing firm. Three members from the American Correctional Association (ACA) have spe...
 
Saturday, May 31, 2008

Why doesn't the Oklahoma Ethics Commission have enough bite?


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Scott Cooper
Two days before Oklahoma City officially learned it was getting a professional basketball team, a full-court press was taking place at the state Capitol. The owners of the Seattle SuperSonics were dem...
 
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Two Republican reps will not run again


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Scott Cooper
Two Republicans announced today they will not seek re-election to the state Legislature. Rep. Ron Peterson of Tulsa and Rep. Susan Winchester of Chickasha are saying goodbye to their House of Repres...
 
Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ruling OKs photographing under women's skirts


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Scott Cooper
Despite's the Legislature's recently passed amendment to the Peeping Tom law, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has reversed the verdict and sentence of an Oklahoma City man convicted for taking ...
 
Saturday, May 24, 2008

Legislature approves nursing-home bill, sends to governor


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Scott Cooper
With overwhelming approval, the Oklahoma Legislature today sent to the governor a measure which would create a separate facility for sex offenders in need of long-term care. House Bill 2704, by Rep. ...
 
Friday, May 23, 2008

Jury awards six Oklahomans $66 million


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Scott Cooper
A jury decided to award six Oklahomans $66 million based on a decades-old lawsuit brought against Shell Oil Co. WINK AND A NOD INFORMANTCOURT BRIEFS A plot of 20 acres in Stephens County, about 80 m...
 
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Office of Juvenile Affairs puts Oklahoma County on notice


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Scott Cooper
Officials at the state and county levels are well aware of the overcrowding problem with the juvenile justice system. But when the state Office of Juvenile Affairs sent a letter to the Oklahoma County...
 
Thursday, May 15, 2008

Governor's veto disturbs Republicans' latest lawsuit reform efforts


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Scott Cooper
Gov. Brad Henry vetoed a Republican-driven bill to reform lawsuits May 7. House Bill 2458, described as a "modest" attempt at lawsuit reform, would have required civil litigants to obtain an expert o...
 
Thursday, May 15, 2008

Oklahoma County voters approve three of five measures


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Scott Cooper
More than 40,000 Oklahoma County voters went to the polls on Tuesday to decide the fate of five propositions county officials put before the public. The main proposition called for spending $55 mill...
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Voters to consider five bond issues


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Scott Cooper
Oklahoma County voters will head to the polls Tuesday to determine the fate of five bond issues totaling more than $84 million. Proposition 1 is the largest of the bond proposals at $55 million. The...
 
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Oklahoma County voters to decide to buy former GM plant to lease to Tinker Air Force Base


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Scott Cooper
Local residents will be asked if they will allow millions of their property tax dollars to go toward purchasing the defunct General Motors Corp. automotive plant May 13. Should voters say "yes," the ...
 
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Gov. Henry threatens to veto lawsuit reform bill


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Scott Cooper
Shortly after the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a lawsuit reform bill Wednesday afternoon, the governor was already threatening a veto of the measure. House Bill 2458 would require an expe...
 
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Basketball, city execs praise SuperSonics deal


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Scott Cooper
Jim Couch was exhausted. The Oklahoma City manager had just culminated weeks of intense negotiating, ending with rapid sessions of late-night deal making, to bring professional basketball to the city....
 
Thursday, May 1, 2008

Bill meant to uncrowd juvenile facilities passes through House


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Scott Cooper
Relief to the state Office of Juvenile Affairs' overcrowding situation has come one step closer in the state Legislature. Senate Bill 1889 would permit a juvenile who has been labeled a youthful offen...
 
Thursday, April 24, 2008
 
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