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House Measures Propose Earthquake Insurance Offer, Tax Credit for Alternative Disposal of Oilfield Wastewater

OKLAHOMA CITY – An increase in the frequency and intensity of temblors in Oklahoma is cited as the rationale behind legislation that would require all insurance carriers in this state to offer earthquake insurance coverage. Insurers in Oklahoma would be…

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Former State Representative Mark Hammons running for Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair

Just met with Canadian County Democratic Party Vice-Chair Mark Hammons who said he is running for State Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair.

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Sally Kern, the Hoodie Bill and suing Colorado, is the Oklahoma Republican Party Nuts?

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Oklahoma Democratic Party Announces Interim Executive Director

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma Democratic Party has announced that Executive Director Trav Robertson has taken a leave of absence to explore another opportunity. On Saturday, January 24, 2015, the Party’s Central Committee voted unanimously to promote David Scott…

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Oklahoma Journal Record Editorial: Legislating prejudice

State Rep. Sally Kern is a bigot. Everyone in the state and much of the rest of the nation, unfortunately, already knows that. And she has a right to her awful views. The problem is that, as an elected representative,…

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Suspicious Elder Deaths Rarely Investigated

Morrissette to carry death and injury review board measure, HB 1110, on behalf of the OSHLAA OKLAHOMA CITY — State Rep. Richard Morrissette, D-OKC, has filed a bill to establish the Vulnerable Adult Death and Injury Review Board, House Bill…

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LeFlore County Legislator Tries Again To Tamp Brakes on Tuition Increases

              OKLAHOMA CITY – An eastern Oklahoma legislator has, for the third consecutive year, filed a measure to “rein in the skyrocketing cost of college tuition.” The pertinent language in House Bill 1334 by state Rep. James Lockhart is just…

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Ryan Kiesel at Cleveland County Cornbread and Beans

Ryan Kiesel, the Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, will be the opening speaker for the 2015 Tyner Cornbread and Beans luncheon season on Friday February 6, 2015. He will speak on the civil liberties issues…

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Letter to the Editor: Roe v. Wade anniversary reminder

By Wanda Jo Stapleton, Oklahoma CityTulsaWorld.com Thursday was the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling, in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion. On Jan. 22, 1973, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger’s Court ruled that “a Texas law making…

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