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The Oklahoma Ethics Commission considers more limits on lobbyists


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Scott Cooper
Another Oklahoma Ethics Commission meeting is slated in the coming days, and another round of verbal barbs over free speech and public integrity is expected. But this time, the commissioners will have...
 
Thursday, January 22, 2009

James T. Fisher Jr. seeks another try to escape death row


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Scott Cooper
Twice James T. Fisher Jr. has fought to save his life before a jury of his peers and has lost both times. After more than 20 years on death row, Fisher is hoping a third time will do the trick. On Tu...
 
Thursday, January 15, 2009

Experienced organization sues Oklahoma over foster care system


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Scott Cooper
A major hurdle was passed by a child advocacy group suing the state of Oklahoma and the state Department of Human Services in hopes of changing the child welfare system. But in their victory, the grou...
 
Thursday, January 15, 2009

People who live large can be happy, group professes


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Scott Cooper
If you're happy and you know it, raise your fork. To all those who believe the key to happiness is a healthy and fit lifestyle, at least one study and a few organizations might throw food in your fa...
 
Thursday, January 8, 2009

Oklahoma's restaurants could be bitten by new Ethics Commission rule


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Scott Cooper
A new ethics rule intended to crack down on the direct influence between lobbyists and legislators may have some unintended consequences. In July, a new rule was enacted by the Oklahoma Ethics Commi...
 
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Case challenging Oklahoma's foster care faces hurdles


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Scott Cooper
A case which could dramatically change Oklahoma's foster care system faces two major hurdles in the coming weeks. The first deals with whether the case has merit, and the second would take the case fr...
 
Thursday, December 18, 2008

Internet changes the porn industry, even in Oklahoma


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Scott Cooper
If video killed the radio star, then the Internet killed the porn star. Gone are the days when young actors and actresses used only the alternative-Hollywood casting couch to become video vixens and t...
 
Thursday, December 11, 2008

Oklahoma's top mental health official lays out sobering facts


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Scott Cooper
The state of mental health in Oklahoma is frustrating, but optimism springs. That's how Terri White, commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, describes her feeling...
 
Thursday, November 27, 2008

New proposed rule to Oklahoma Judicial Code of Conduct gets feedback


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Scott Cooper
A proposed new rule for Oklahoma judges is bringing out great dissent among the state's judiciary. At issue is proposed Rule 3.6 of the Judicial Code of Conduct which, if adopted, would place new re...
 
Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanks for no memories


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Scott Cooper
I'm not sure if one of the highlights of my journalism career will be covering the final game of Oklahoma City Thunder head basketball coach P.J. Carlesimo. I was excited when I arrived in the press ...
 
Monday, November 24, 2008

Nov. 4 saw huge turnout at polls, but not everyone completed ballots


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Scott Cooper
There are three losing candidates who looked at the election results, saw the number of people who decided not to vote in their race and shook their heads, wondering what it takes to get people to vot...
 
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Obama's Oklahoma coordinator disputes support


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Scott Cooper
The state coordinator for the Barack Obama campaign in Oklahoma has a different view point than one of his volunteers on John McCain's overwhelming victory in Oklahoma. Jed Green said the state Democ...
 
Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bricktown merchant mourns death of district's pioneer


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Scott Cooper
Jim Cowan remembers the Fourth of July celebration in Bricktown nearly a decade ago. The Bricktown Canal had just opened and 1999 was going to be the first holiday celebration for the area. Cowan reme...
 
Friday, November 14, 2008

Oklahoma City voters approve four city charter changes


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Scott Cooper
Oklahoma City voters gave thumbs up to four out of five city charter amendments at last week's election. All of the amendments dealt with the city council as a body and two passed easily. But the two ...
 
Thursday, November 13, 2008

Every Oklahoma county voted for McCain


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Scott Cooper
If Oklahoma is now the reddest of the red states, it is not because Oklahoma is the most conservative place in the country. That, at least, is the belief of Barack Obama's Oklahoma City campaign coo...
 
Thursday, November 13, 2008
 
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