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State of flux

The function and makeup of the State Board of Education are in question as the body grapples with future budget woes.


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Clifton Adcock
Next year’s education budget could see a greater funding cut than the 2.9 percent reduction laid out in Gov. Mary Fallin’s budget because of federal funds running dry, Oklahoma State Board of Education members were told at its Feb. 24 meeting.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pawing at profits

Lawmakers seek to euthanize a state law designed to make it harder for puppy mills to operate.


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Clifton Adcock
An effort is under way at the Legislature to overturn or possibly weaken the recently enacted Oklahoma’s Commercial Pet Breeders Act.
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ward 8

Incumbent Pat Ryan, facing an opponent with Sooner Tea Party backing, says Tuesday’s election will be a referendum for the city’s future.


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Clifton Adcock
Tuesday’s Oklahoma City Council race is likely to be decided without a runoff. Ward 8 encompasses the far northern and northwestern part of the city, pitting incumbent Pat Ryan against challenger Cliff Hearron.
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ward 5

Incumbent Brian Walters, who voted against MAPS 3, faces challenger David Greenwell.


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Clifton Adcock

The primary election Tuesday will likely decide who will win the seat for the Oklahoma City Council. Incumbent Brian Walters drew challenger David Greenwell for the south-central ward.

 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ward 6

Incumbent Meg Salyer battles a self-described candidate ‘for the common people’ and a challenger backed with union and Sooner Tea Party support.


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Clifton Adcock
The March 1 municipal primary is fast approaching, and among the four City Council races, Ward 6 is one of two races with more than two candidates.
 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Challengers in Oklahoma City Council races discuss online photos

Photos in revealing poses, of Confederate flags


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Clifton Adcock
Candidates for the four City Council seats up for grabs are entering the final round of campaigning prior to the March 1 primary election.
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

En route

Will the downtown streetcar route take shape in time to dovetail with Project 180 construction? Or is it moving too fast?


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Clifton Adcock
The creation of a route for the MAPS 3 modern streetcar project took another step toward reality after the project’s oversight subcommittee unanimously approved a preferred partial route.
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wide-open ward

Read up on the six candidates hoping to represent Oklahoma City’s vacated Ward 2.


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Clifton Adcock
Four City Council seats are up for grabs in the upcoming election, and the city’s main governing body will have at least one new member after the dust settles.
 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Time for ‘the talk’

Ready for the birds and the bees? Two legislators are buzzing with legislation that ensures sex-ed curriculum is fact-based.


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Clifton Adcock
Chocolates, flowers, even tickets to the monster-truck rally may be considered acceptable Valentine’s Day gifts by some, but most can agree re-gifting herpes is definitely considered a no-no.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Private and public

After the state Board of Education stalled their hiring, staffers for new Superintendent Janet Barresi will be paid by private funds.


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Clifton Adcock
Meanwhile, Barresi asked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to look into possible Open Meetings Act violations by the board, alleging the push-back appeared orchestrated and pre-planned. State law prohibits a quorum of a public body to discuss public business without a posted agenda.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tea for three

The Sooner Tea Party is supporting two new City Council candidates and an incumbent.


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Clifton Adcock
Ward 5 Councilman Brian Walters, along with Ward 6 candidate Adrian Van Manen and Ward 8 candidate Cliff Hearron, have all received endorsements from the Sooner Tea Party, and the organization’s co-founder Al Gerhart said the group plans to aid the three candidates in their campaign.
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Citty under siege

A Baptist pastor wrote City Hall and called for OKC Police Chief Bill Citty’s resignation on NRA News following public comments about AR-15-type rifles.


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Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty’s recent comments about criminals’ access to AR-15-type rifles have been both praised and condemned by political and religious leaders in the city.
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Route 66 rejection

The Oklahoma City Planning Commission derailed a controversial mixed-use development west of a wildlife refuge.


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Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City’s Planning Commission struck down a controversial plan to develop land near the Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge at its Jan. 27 meeting.
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Positive perceptions

Residents are generally pleased with the direction Oklahoma City is taking


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Clifton Adcock
An overwhelming majority of Oklahoma City’s likely voters believe the municipality is on the right track and has done a good job handling the MAPS funds, according to a recent poll.
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Hub hookup

A public transit centerpiece creeps toward reality as planners select three possible sites


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Clifton Adcock
Three finalists are emerging as possible downtown locations for the future centerpiece of public transportation in Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
 
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