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Passionately local


News

Bill Bleakley
Editor's note: As part of Oklahoma Gazette's 30th anniversary year celebration during 2009, we reflect on our newspaper and publishing company. This commentary discusses our focus on local content. ...
 
Thursday, March 5, 2009

Independent and proud of it


Commentary

Bill Bleakley
As part of Oklahoma Gazette's 30th anniversary year celebration during 2009, commentaries will occasionally reflect on our newspaper and publishing company. This commentary is about our independence. ...
 
Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kirk, Karl, what were you thinking?


News

Bill Bleakley
At its last meeting, the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board received a recommendation from its superintendent, Karl Springer, to not sell $196 million in school bonds authorized by a record margin of ...
 
Thursday, January 1, 2009

TIF on steroids


News

Bill Bleakley
On Dec. 16, the Oklahoma City Council will vote on a tax increment finance district comprised solely of the Devon Energy world headquarters complex. Since the building site, less than two city blocks,...
 
Thursday, November 27, 2008

What a parade!


News

Bill Bleakley
This year's Gazette's Ghouls Gone Wild Halloween parade certainly exceeded everyone's expectations. An estimated crowd of 34,000 people, absolutely perfect weather, 75 entries and more flaming skeleto...
 
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Two races deserve special attention


News

Bill Bleakley
Two candidates for public office who live in Oklahoma City are involved in races in the Tuesday election that deserve special attention for differing reasons. The first is Meg Salyer, who is a candid...
 
Thursday, October 30, 2008

Abolishing the auditor's office


News

Bill Bleakley
The conviction of Jeff McMahan and his resignation as state auditor and inspector provides the governor and Legislature with the perfect opportunity to do away with the office. The Legislature partia...
 
Thursday, June 26, 2008

The spoils of politics


News

Bill Bleakley
For almost 40 years, I've had the opportunity to observe the state Legislature closely from a variety of perspectives. Never have I been as disappointed as I am now over the marginal ethics observed b...
 
Thursday, June 5, 2008

An elusive opportunity


News

Bill Bleakley
Improving public education requires focus, dedication and perseverance, and the results are generally incremental at best. Anyone who says they can immediately turn a challenged school district around...
 
Thursday, May 8, 2008

Why I'm voting yes


News

Bill Bleakley
On March 4, Oklahoma City voters will decide whether to extend the MAPS for Kids penny sales tax expiring in December 2008 for a year to fund improvements to the Ford Center and for another three mont...
 
Thursday, February 21, 2008

School election critical


News

Bill Bleakley
Tuesday's presidential primary could possibly overshadow two important elections in Oklahoma City. If you live in the Oklahoma City Public Schools districts generally between N.W. 36th and S.W. 29th s...
 
Thursday, January 31, 2008

Hit parade


News

Bill Bleakley
Burns Hargis is right on track with his leadership efforts to bring a new edge to the nation's perception of Oklahoma City. That leadership included a belief that a major Halloween parade could showca...
 
Thursday, November 8, 2007

Trying to make sense of it all


Commentary

Bill Bleakley
The events and proceedings surrounding the applications of Public Service Co. of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. to build the Red Rock generating facility seem as tangled and confusing as "...
 
Thursday, October 18, 2007

Auditing the auditor


Commentary

Bill Bleakley
There's no time like the present to abolish the office of state auditor and inspector. It's one of those obsolete state offices created 100 years ago that should have been eliminated when the offices ...
 
Thursday, May 3, 2007
 
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