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Ryan Kiesel, of ACLU of Oklahoma, speaks during a press conference lead by ACLU and allies dounouncing legislative efforts to silence protestors, at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Wednesday, March 8, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Anti-protest bills could curb freedom of speech or provide protection in Oklahoma

House Bill 1123 would enhance trespassing laws, and House Bill 2128 would hold protesters and individuals or entities that financially aid them liable for property damage.

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Cover Story: Our next steps in the march toward civil rights

Just as powerful reporting, photos and video did in the ’60s, today’s national media coverage mixed with social media engagement have again thrust the conversation of police brutality, racial discrimination and civil rights into the public consciousness.

Don’t drop the communion wafer

Credit: Brad Gregg We’d say that depends on the church. If it’s, say, Westboro Baptist, please direct us to the nearest detention facility. Muskogee County District Judge Mike Norman did not sentence 17-yearold Tyler Alred to attend a specific church. Alred is free to choose whichever place of worship he’d like, so long as he

Protective measures

The measure faced strong opposition from some Oklahoma City-area churches, but also was praised by other area groups and individuals. Proponents and opponents filled the City Council chambers to capacity, waiting for their turn to speak on the issue. The proposal, authored by Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid, passed 7-2, with Ward 7 Councilman Ronald

Protective measures

The measure faced strong opposition from some Oklahoma City-area churches, but also was praised by other area groups and individuals. Proponents and opponents filled the City Council chambers to capacity, waiting for their turn to speak on the issue. The proposal, authored by Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid, passed 7-2, with Ward 7 Councilman Ronald

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