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OKG Newsletter

Topic: drugs

Gun violence is society's cancer

Letters to the Editor

Mack Paul
Grant “Jake” Goss (Letters, “Councilman misfires with gun comment,” Feb. 16, Gazette) makes an excellent point in his defense of gun ownership when he compares the efforts at gun control with efforts to criminalize drugs.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bitter pills

As police investigate Austin Box’s accidental death from drug toxicity, a nonprofit calls the tragedy ‘a teachable moment.’


Rob Collins
The El Reno Police Department’s investigation into Austin Box’s accidental death continues after last week’s release of the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s toxicology report.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Jake brake

After putting the stops on a life headed toward death, Jake Moffat’s ready to rock again.


Joshua Boydston

Jake Moffat Band
9 p.m. Saturday
VZD’S Restaurant & Club
4200 N. Western

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bar examination

University of Oklahoma students go to prison for the documentary ‘Women Behind Bars.’


Emily Summars
Oklahoma ranks No. 1 in not only football, but for incarcerating females — 132 women per every 100,000 people in 2009. The national average is 68, according to a state Department of Corrections report.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mr. Nice

One wishes it were meaner and leaner.


Rod Lott
"Mr. Nice" is a little too true to its title. Had the film had more balls, it might have made a stronger impression. Based upon the real-life exploits of Howard Marks, writer/director Bernard Rose tracks the smart Welsh lad's sharp-angled trajectory from bullied sissy boy to major worldwide player in the drug-smuggling trade.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pipe dreams


Gazette staff
No legislator gets hurt politically by getting tough on crime, and so it is that state Rep. Mike Shelton is calling for stiffer penalties against retailers who sell drug pipes. So put that in your pipe and smoke it. Or not.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I want a new drug

Could a state proposal to make pseudoephedrine prescription-only crack down on meth production?


Kim Mizar-Stem
Efforts to combat methamphetamine abuse in Oklahoma already have resulted in restrictions on the sale of pseudoephedrine, a chief ingredient in meth. Now, some in the state law enforcement community are hoping to take that battle a step further by making the medicine a Schedule III drug.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Meth is not mirth

Letters to the Editor

Andy Behrens
I must say a few words about your choice of cover for the Jan. 25 issue (News, “I want a new drug”), because I don't think I've ever seen a major publication in our city or state run something so exploitative and repulsive.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Acid test


Gazette staff
Who says Timothy Leary’s dead?
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Stunning discrepancy

OKC police dispute an Amnesty International report that the department leads the nation in stun-gun deaths.


Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Police Department is taking issue with a recent report by Amnesty International listing the force as having the highest number of Taser-related deaths among U.S. law enforcement agencies.
Monday, March 5, 2012