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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Politics

Road test

After lengthy debate, OKC city council approves a controversial plan for a downtown boulevard.


News

Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City’s future downtown boulevard will likely be elevated over part of Western Avenue and Classen Boulevard now that the Oklahoma City Council has passed a measure in support of the plan.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ethics exec

The state Ethics Commission names a new executive director.


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma Ethics Commission today voted unanimously to hire Oklahoma City attorney Lee Slater as the agency's new executive director. He replaces Marilyn Hughes, who retired in December after serving in the position since its inception in 1991.
 
Friday, January 11, 2013

Hurri-can’t


CFN

Gazette staff
When you’re from a state that has its fair share of natural disasters — tornadoes, drought, Toby Keith — it’s easy to understand the importance of helping other areas stricken by calamity.
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Fallin fails


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
Gov. Mary Fallin’s ruthless refusal to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income Oklahomans is typical of the way her past political actions have harmed Oklahomans.
 
Friday, January 18, 2013

Robin is right


Letters to the Editor

Bob Hanlin
Thank you for publishing Robin Meyers’ commentary (”Loving our guns to death,” Dec. 19, 2012, Oklahoma Gazette) on the gun debate.
 
Friday, January 18, 2013

Medicaid expansion is affordable, and vital


Commentary

Kate Richey

For nearly 50 years, Medicaid has provided basic medical care to the poorest and most vulnerable Oklahomans. While Medicaid is the state’s primary safety net health care provider, many of the state’s poor are not currently eligible. The vast majority (93 percent) of those covered now under SoonerCare/Medicaid are children, seniors, disabled adults and pregnant women.

 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lobby for a loophole


CFN

Gazette staff
Not ready to pay the federal fines you’re accruing for noncompliance? No problem! Take a tip from the folks at your friendly neighborhood Hobby Lobby corporate offices and find a loophole.
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Coffee’s mate


CFN

Gazette staff
Well, that didn’t take long.
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lethal distraction

Oklahoma teens band together to put the brakes on driving while texting.


News

Carmel Perez Snyder
Support for state legislation to ban texting while driving is growing, and among some of the very people who would be targeted by such a law: young drivers.
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Medicaid expansion is unaffordable


Commentary

Brandon Dutcher
“Media skepticism is selective,” the author and essayist Joseph Sobran once observed. “Lyndon Johnson didn’t meet the ‘adversary press’ when he was pushing the (progressive) Great Society programs: He ran into it when he pursued the (reactionary) war in Vietnam.”
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
 
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