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Cover Story: Are our state’s marijuana laws going up in smoke?

Cover Story: Are our state’s marijuana laws going up in smoke?

Some drug reform advocates view the state’s cannabis laws as antiquated, counterproductive and slightly unfair.

Starring Mary Fallin as Obama?

Last week, Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill into law that prohibits cities across the state from setting their own minimum wages. The legislation came after a group in Oklahoma City had been collecting signatures on a petition to ask the city to increase the minimum wage. “Mandating a minimum wage increase at the local

Yes. But then again, no.

 Sike! An opinion piece in The Tulsa World called Fallin out for supporting both of those programs and then changing her mind. The piece pointed out that Fallin inherited both programs from former Gov. Brad Henry. It said Henry approved the health exchange grant, and after taking office, Fallin agreed. Then, in 2010, the Legislature

Letters to the Editor: April 1, 2014

According to Oklahoma Policy Institute, Fallin has refused to expand Medicaid coverage to 131,000 lowincome Oklahomans. She said no to federal government funding for 100 percent of Oklahomans’ expanded coverage for the first three years, which would have been followed by a gradual reduction of cost coverage to 90 percent by 2020 and thereafter. Since

Dorman says he’s an underdog who’s gaining ground

“Just like the NCAA bracket where I see the underdogs are doing very well this year, I think we are going to see the same thing happen on Nov. 4,” said Dorman, referring to the annual NCAA basketball tournament currently in action and the date Oklahomans will vote for governor. “As the election moves toward

Black Hole Mary

The nonprofit group Freedom of Information (FOI) Oklahoma recently presented Fallin with the Black Hole award for her adeptness at obfuscation. It capped off FOI Oklahoma’s Sunshine Week program. “Gov. Mary Fallin was named as deserving the Black Hole recognition for damaging access to records that should be easily available to the public” for the

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