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Oklahoma Democratic Party hires Native American liaison

Oklahoma Democratic Party hires Native American liaison

LaRenda Morgan is focused on building relations and strengthening Democratic engagement with tribes in the state.

Ben Childers pours a growler of beer at Anthem Brewing Company in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, June 14, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

A new law changes the rules in local taprooms

Senate Bill 424 allows local breweries to sell full-strength brews directly to consumers.


Newspaper editors were not exempt from early 20th-century lawmaking efforts. Another 1910 criminal statute tried to prevent the newspapers from publishing rumors and gossip. The misdemeanor kept an editor or owner from publishing “any statement which he has not good reason to believe is true” in order to increase newspaper sales. Strange but true In

Allergy sufferers give thanks

This requirement would have necessitated a doctor’s co-pay for each appointment, ultimately leading to a massive increase in the cost of these safe, common, vital medicines. It also would have increased the number of doctor visits and thereby strained the demands on Oklahoma’s medical system. As someone who depends on cold and allergy medicine to

Kicking the crap out of Democrats

Credit: Brad Gregg Let the postmortems commence. Despite little actual change in the national political landscape, with President Barack Obama holding on to the White House, Democrats retaining Senate control and Republicans holding the House, inquiring minds want to know: How “red” did Oklahoma — already known as one of the reddest states in the

Shining light on the legislative process

With the legislative session over, it’s a good time to think about ways to make the next one better. Specifically, I’m concerned with making the legislative process more transparent. Much has improved over the five years since I’ve been covering the state Capitol, but much more can — and should — be done. For starters,

Oil vey!

The would-be Keystone XL pipeline would mean an estimated 1,200 jobs in Oklahoma. Obama’s decision, hailed by environmentalists and condemned by the oil industry, had state leaders vying to see who could crank out the most pissed-off reaction. “I am outraged by President Obama’s obstructionism, poor judgment and lack of regard,” fumed Gov. Mary Fallin.

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