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OKG Newsletter


Topic: drugs

What's to hide?

Nothing, says mayoral candidate Ed Shadid. But a battle looms to keep his divorce records private.


News

Tim Farley
Disclosing sealed court records connected to Oklahoma City mayoral candidate Ed Shadid’s divorce in 2007 outweighs embarrassment or harm it may cause the Ward 2 councilman, his ex-wife or their children, according to a leading expert on government openness and public records.
 
Monday, December 9, 2013

Lockdown

The War on Drugs may be more about big business than curbing marijuana use.


News

Tim Farley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a three-part series about marijuana and its impact on the state.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Look what brown can do


CFN

Gazette staff
Be honest. You’ve done the deed in some pretty weird places, haven’t you? Your attic? Gross. A cemetery? That’s just creepy. But have you ever done it in a UPS truck?
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Issues, not divorce records


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Can Oklahoma City become more walkable, provide more police and fire protection and improve its public transportation systems? These are just some of the basic issues that should be addressed in the current mayoral campaign between Shadid and current Mayor Mick Cornett between now and the March 4 election.
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Open-and-shut?

Mayoral candidate Ed Shadid confirms cocaine use, violence when asked about his sealed divorce file, which The Daily Oklahoman is fighting to open


News

Tim Farley
Oklahoma City Councilman and mayoral candidate Ed Shadid snorted cocaine on two occasions, chose pornography over marital intimacy and became violent with his wife before entering an addiction treatment center, according to sealed divorce records reviewed by Oklahoma Gazette.
 
Sunday, December 15, 2013

Drug deal

Law enforcement accused of ‘policing for profit’ when it comes to war on drugs, especially pot.


News

Tim Farley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a three-part series about marijuana and its impact on the state.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Recovery efforts

With drug use — and addiction recovery — in the spotlight of this year’s mayoral race, experts weigh in on how it might hamper or help overall public health.


News

Tim Farley
Public vilification of an Oklahoma City councilman’s past drug use, treatment and recovery is likely to restrict the number of people willing to seek elected office, a mental health expert said.
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Letters

New year’s eve party fell flat


CFN

Jennifer May
Let me start by saying I am a Kevin Durant fan just as much as the next Oklahoman. Our family has season tickets to the Thunder games, and we do our best to keep up with KD’s work as an athlete and philanthropist. I nearly jumped through the roof when my husband and I received “exclusive stage” VIP tickets to his New Year’s Eve party.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Prohibition, not pot, is the problem

At least, so say many proponents of legalizing marijuana


News

Tim Farley
Keeping marijuana an illegal substance does nothing more than help drug dealers recruit children into a culture that takes advantage of them and their vulnerability, a former undercover narcotics agent said.
 
Monday, February 10, 2014

The Armstrong Lie

A portrait of a vicious cycle.


Documentary

Rod Lott

Someday, celebrity cyclist Lance Armstrong may regret hiring Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney to document his 2009 "comeback," but I doubt it. As The Armstrong Lie demonstrates time and again for two mostly gripping hours, the athlete is still unable to tell the whole truth and nothing but.

 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
 
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