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Presidential candidate sues Oklahoma election officials to get on the ballot


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Ben Fenwick
Nobody in Oklahoma may get to vote for Bob Barr, but, given the chance, it's not like many wouldn't. Former Republican Rep. Barr, who represented Georgia in the United States Congress from 1995 to 2...
 
Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bike racks planned for Downtown OKC


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Ben Fenwick
City officials are reviewing plans to affix public bicycle racks in strategic areas of downtown Oklahoma City. Proponents of the plan presented it to the Downtown Design Review Committee at City Hall...
 
Friday, July 18, 2008

Oklahoma law prevents alternative automobiles


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Ben Fenwick
When Mike Barkley drives to Dallas to meet with fellow electric car enthusiasts at the North Texas Electric Auto Association, he has to do so in a gasoline-powered car. It's too far for his all-elect...
 
Thursday, July 17, 2008

Oklahomans explore alternative fuel options


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Ben Fenwick
Mark Sprowls, who works for a Honda dealership in Tulsa, finally decided to take the plunge last year and purchase one of the dealer's new Civic GX models for his family. NEEDING ANSWERS BUILD IT AND...
 
Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sonic owners to pay $45 million out-of-pocket in Seattle settlement


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Ben Fenwick
The owners of the Seattle SuperSonics will pay a $45 million out-of-court settlement in the lawsuit over the NBA team's move to Oklahoma. Managing owner Clay Bennett, at a press conference Wednesda...
 
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Rocketplane adds employees after staff departures, ditching the Learjet fuselage


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Ben Fenwick
When Rocketplane's program manager, David Faulkner, went before the Oklahoma Space Industrial Development Authority recently, he told the group business wasn't exactly entering orbit. FUNDING DIRECT ...
 
Thursday, July 3, 2008

Supreme Court gun ruling has little effect In Oklahoma


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Ben Fenwick
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Second Amendment gives individuals the right to own guns and use them for sports, hunting or self-defense. In a 5-4 decision, the court struck down a ban...
 
Friday, June 27, 2008

Board rules railroad company falsified Crosstown Expressway documents


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Ben Fenwick
On Aug. 30, 2005, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad signed an agreement with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation that ODOT, at taxpayer's expense, would haul lumber in trucks for the Mid...
 
Thursday, June 19, 2008

State auditor resigns post


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Ben Fenwick
State Auditor and Inspector Jeff McMahan " convicted of federal charges involving campaign finance " resigned today, according to a spokesman for Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry. "Governor Henry receive...
 
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Released murderer dies


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Ben Fenwick
A man who confessed to murdering his stepdaughter, Crystal Dittmeyer, died in Kentucky less than three years after being released from Oklahoma in a plea deal. Benjamin Harry Crider II, 49, of Marion...
 
Thursday, June 12, 2008

Lobbyist investigation leads to Istook's former chief of staff


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Ben Fenwick
The year 2003 was a heady one for the group of lobbyists who became known as "Team Abramoff," and for one Oklahoma congressman. In addition to multiple meetings with then-White House Deputy Chief of ...
 
Thursday, June 12, 2008

Inhofe, other senators defeat climate bill


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Ben Fenwick
Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe is claiming victory in the defeat of a bill aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change. The bill " which would have capped carbon dioxide emission...
 
Saturday, June 7, 2008

Libertarian Party aims to get party on Oklahoma's ballot


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Ben Fenwick
Former Georgia Rep. Bob Barr said the Libertarian Party just might be the party voters thought they were getting when they originally voted Republican " a government that will leave you alone. But th...
 
Thursday, June 5, 2008

Former house speaker will not run


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Ben Fenwick
Former Oklahoma House Speaker Lance Cargill, R-Harrah, issued a statement late Wednesday saying he will not file for re-election in 2008. The announcement comes months after Cargill stepped down from...
 
Thursday, June 5, 2008

Istook's former chief of staff pleads guilty


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Ben Fenwick
Former Oklahoma Congressman Ernest Istook's chief of staff has pleaded guilty to conspiracy in connection with a bribery scandal involving disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, according to the U.S...
 
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
 
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