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Behind each of the women running for governor is a political pro


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Scott Cooper
The campaign managers for the two candidates have a wealth of political and election experience, intensifying the high-stakes game to control Oklahoma's top state office.
 
Thursday, August 5, 2010

David Holt is leaving his job as the mayor's chief of staff for a new gig as a state senator in November


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Scott Cooper
David Holt won the race for Senate District 30 during the July 27 primary automatically, because no Democrat filed for the office.
 
Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ward 5 councilman enlists in U.S. Army National Guard


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Scott Cooper
Brian Walters will not be back until October, according to city officials.
 
Thursday, August 5, 2010

Council appoints MAPS 3 convention committee


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Scott Cooper
By unanimous vote, the council set forth a committee of nine people ranging from a former mayor to a hotel manager.
 
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The campaign reports for the four major gubernatorial candidates list both the big and the little buys by each


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Scott Cooper
If you think advertising is all a candidate's campaign piggy bank is used for, then you don't know anything about campaigning.
 
Thursday, July 29, 2010

Democratic gubernatorial candidates Jari Askins and Drew Edmondson haven't taken the gloves off yet


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Scott Cooper
Drew Edmondson's campaign headquarters resembles a shrine to classic Democrat politics. The office is adorned with state and national Democrat legends, like a bust of John F. Kennedy and a portrait of...
 
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Money flowing into state gubernatorial campaigns


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Scott Cooper
The race for Oklahoma governor has heated up, and nowhere is that more visible than in campaign finance reports.According to the latest figures, U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin and state Attorney Gen. Drew Edmo...
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Can Randy Brogdon's constitutionalist bravado trump the popularity of Mary Fallin?


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Scott Cooper
Walking out of the KWTV-TV studio after a morning radio interview, Sen. Randy Brogdon's cell phone rang. He answered to a loud scream that could be heard outside his car, even with the windows rolled ...
 
Thursday, July 15, 2010

Newly freed death row inmate must leave Oklahoma


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Scott Cooper
A man who has been on Oklahoma's death row for 27 years is out of jail. This morning in Oklahoma County District Judge Kenneth Watson's courtroom, James T. Fisher Jr. accepted a plea deal with prosecu...
 
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Eleven males are vying to replace Mary Fallin in Congress


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Scott Cooper
Republicans knew this day would come. Mary Fallin, the sweetheart of the Oklahoma GOP, is finally making a run at governor. Her name was synonymous with the lieutenant governor's office, a position sh...
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010

An Oklahoma County official won't discuss role in will which may not reflect deceased's final wishes


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Scott Cooper
It was a glorious day for workers and patrons of the Red Cross of Central Oklahoma. The organization's memorial gardens near Lincoln and N.E. Sixth Street were being renamed as a dedication to a very ...
 
Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Legislature cut tax credits in effort to shrink budget hole


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Scott Cooper
The buzz phrase for the 2010 legislative session was tax credits, specifically to kill them or at least maim them in some way.Supporters of such action seemed to have momentum as the governor came out...
 
Thursday, June 3, 2010

The National Severe Storms Laboratory sat in a front-row seat during a deadly tornado


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Scott Cooper
It's one thing for a weather center to be able to track and analyze nearby tornadic activity. It is quite another for that center to be in a tornado.The National Severe Storms Laboratory in south Norm...
 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Oklahoma City and Choctaw Nation both want water rights to local lake


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Scott Cooper
The future of Oklahoma City may be on the line. All because of a little body of water about 175 miles away.At stake is the right of Oklahoma City to gain access to water from Sardis Lake, located in t...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Could Oklahoma cash in on alternative sentencing and decriminalization of marijuana?


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Scott Cooper
For 30 years of his nearly half-century medical practice, Dr. Charles Shaw (right) has seen the worst of the worst with drug addiction. A 1961 doctoral graduate from the University of Oklahoma, Shaw h...
 
Thursday, May 13, 2010
 
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