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Bill on religious views in school overwhelmingly passes House


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Scott Cooper
House Bill 2200, giving students the right to express their religious viewpoints in school, easily passed in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, but not without heavy debate Thursday morning on the...
 
Friday, March 14, 2008

Cornett's appeal helped pass tax extension, poll shows


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Scott Cooper
A recent poll shows just how wide support for Oklahoma City's 1-cent sales-tax extension stretched. Passage of the measure March 4 means the sales tax enacted in 2002 for MAPS for Kids will be extend...
 
Thursday, March 13, 2008

OKC voters pass sales-tax extension


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Scott Cooper
Oklahoma City voters approved a sales-tax extension Tuesday which may guarantee the  National Basketball Association  comes to Oklahoma City. The final vote count when all 271 precincts repo...
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Sports consultant urges city to approve tax for NBA


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Scott Cooper
One of the architects of the first MAPS project has a simple message for Oklahoma City on the upcoming sales-tax extension vote: Seize the moment.   Rick Horrow, chief executive officer of Horr...
 
Friday, February 29, 2008

House passes bill on sex offenders in long-term care facilities


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Scott Cooper
Two years ago, the state Legislature punted the issue. Today, they fully embraced the idea.   Nursing home advocates like Wes Bledsoe wanted lawmakers to address the problem of registered sex...
 
Thursday, February 28, 2008

City leaders say NBA vote is best hope to secure team


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Scott Cooper
Oklahoma City businessman and Seattle SuperSonics ownership group leader Clay Bennett wants to bring the NBA team to Oklahoma City. But is it a lock that if Tuesday's sales-tax extension passes, Oklah...
 
Thursday, February 28, 2008

Culture of Cargill's leadership had hand in his demise, Republicans say


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Scott Cooper
The story of Rep. Lance Cargill, R-Harrah, fall seems simple. The man who was the second most powerful elected official in the state as speaker of the House, who advocates for cutting taxes, practiced...
 
Thursday, February 21, 2008

City denies it violated rights of former death-row inmate


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Scott Cooper
Another round in the battle between former death-row inmate Curtis Edward McCarty and Oklahoma City has been waged. McCarty, 45, is suing the city for wrongful imprisonment, claiming officials violat...
 
Thursday, February 7, 2008

Late Rep. Toure remembered as 'fighter'


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Scott Cooper
Former state Rep. Opio Toure has died after battling a deteriorating lung condition. He was pronounced dead Monday at St. Anthony Hospital at the age of 53.   "Rep. Opio Toure will be remembere...
 
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

House elects Benge as Speaker of the House


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Scott Cooper
The Oklahoma House of Representatives elected Tulsa Republican Chris Benge as the speaker of the house in a late-afternoon session at the State Capitol.   "It is quite an honor," Benge said to ...
 
Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Number-crunching in full swing as presidential primary dawns


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Scott Cooper
The race for the White House is ready to make a stop in the Sooner State as the presidential primary is Tuesday. New York senator Hillary Clinton has a lead in Oklahoma polls. The latest poll from T...
 
Thursday, January 31, 2008

Cargill unveils '100 Ideas' book


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Scott Cooper
After a year of listening and soliciting, a book of ideas was finally unfurled onto the Oklahoma public. Spearheaded by Rep. Lance Cargill, organizers released "100 Ideas: Innovation for the Second ...
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Cargill resigns as House speaker amid ethics allegations


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Scott Cooper
In a surprise move, Lance Cargill stepped down as Oklahoma Speaker of the House this afternoon. House President Pro Tem Gus Blackwell will serve as interim speaker until a new speaker is chosen next w...
 
Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Rep. Cole faces task of re-gaining Republican control of Congress


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Scott Cooper
Tom Cole is in his sixth year as a U.S. House member, representing Oklahoma's 4th District. The Moore Republican serves on several influential committees, but his most important work for his party wil...
 
Thursday, January 24, 2008

Presidential candidates may be more interested in Oklahomans' money than votes


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Scott Cooper
In less than two weeks, Oklahomans head to the polls to help decide the presidential nominees. But campaigning in the Sooner State may have ended weeks ago, and Oklahoma may have already played its ro...
 
Thursday, January 24, 2008
 
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