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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

Same-sex showdown

Voters in 2004 overwhelmingly approved a ban on same-sex marriage, but a state judge ruled in January that the ban was unconstitutional. The issue was argued in front of the court of appeals on April 17, marking only the second time a state same-sex marriage case has been heard by a federal court. James Campbell,

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

National spotlight

“There were some arm hairs standing straight up,” joked Baldwin, who lives with Bishop in Broken Arrow, a suburb of Tulsa. April 17 is only the second time they will be present for a hearing in their 10-year case for marriage equality. The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will hear oral arguments

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

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

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