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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

Appropriate culturation?

Christina Fallin, never one to shy away from a photo shoot, posed in a Native American headdress the evening of March 6. It quickly made its way to her Instagram account. Many found this problematic because, well, 26-year-old Fallin is white and though her intention might have been tasteful artistic interpretation, many found it to

Shelter petition group files suit against governor

Take Shelter, represented by Oklahoma City attorney David Slane, has alleged in court documents that Fallin, Attorney General Scott Pruitt and the State Chamber of Commerce conspired to defeat the petition drive, which required 160,000 signatures so the measure could be decided by voters. Slane claims the emails are necessary for a Feb. 25 Oklahoma

Sarge in charge?

Fully aware that his two mayoral opponents — Mayor Mick Cornett and Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid — have more financial backing, Nelson isn’t betting on himself to win the March 4 mayor’s election. “I know it’s far from happening, but I do have people who take me seriously, even if the people on the

Community demands governor action over boy’s death

The teenager, born with Chromosome 9 Ring disease, was unable to care for himself and required help with tasks as easy as lifting a fork to his mouth. He died Jan. 4, 2013, at Children’s Hospital from pneumonia complications, according to the state medical examiner. But the youngster’s sister, Valerie Wood-Harber, contends he died from

Faux-smoke free city

This isn’t her first time to ban a product on state property. Two years ago, Fallin signed a similar order that prohibits the use of real tobacco products. C’mon Mary, surely you have something better to do such as promoting economic development, showing support for the American Indian Cultural Center or helping write constitutionally sound

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