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Letters to the Editor: May 10, 2017

Letters to the Editor: May 10, 2017

Just because you’re “opposed to abortion” doesn’t make you “pro-life.”

(Cover design Erin DeMoss / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: The state of women — yes, it’s really as bad as experts claim

“We, as women, are told repeatedly that our experiences aren’t valid, our votes don’t count and we can’t make a difference,” Horn said.

Left and right

A state representative has organized what he promises will be a bipartisan rally Friday evening at the state Capitol to protest potential U.S. involvement in Syria’s bloody civil war. Rep. Paul Wesselhöft, R-Moore, said he hopes to help spur a nationwide antiwar movement in the wake of President Barack Obama’s announcement that he will arm

Protesters vs. ‘Personhood’

Dubbed the Oklahomans Against the Personhood Act Rally, the protest on the north side of the Capitol featured remarks from state Sen. Constance Johnson (pictured), D-Holdenville, who told the crowd she had a message for her Senate colleagues who passed the legislation earlier this month. “Women brought you into this world, and women will vote

Primary prepping

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich visited Tulsa and Oklahoma City on Feb. 20 and addressed the Legislature the following day. Texas Congressman Ron Paul came to Oklahoma City for a Feb. 25 appearance outside the state Capitol. Thus far this campaign season, the state has been visited by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Utah

The color of law

“We were not allowed to sit with our classmates,” Fisher said in an interview recorded before her death in 1995 at the age of 71. “They moved all the white students to the first three rows. They left three or four blank rows. Then behind that last row, a large wooden chair with a big

Falling down

Falling chunks of limestone on the building’s southeast side have forced workers to set up scaffolding and fencing. That exterior damage, coupled with needed electrical wiring and plumbing repairs, has an estimated price tag of $130 million, according to state Department of Central Services officials. Gov. Mary Fallin, for one, has floated the idea of

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