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Pressures from anti-vaccination groups killed Oklahoma Senate Bill 83 Thursday. If passed into law, it would have required parents to view materials about the dangers of refusing vaccinations for their children before school enrollment. Under a 2011 law, Oklahoma parents may exempt their...
There seems to be a big difference between Senator Ralph Shortey's public persona and his secret behaviors recently revealed by a public arrest and indictment for child prostitution. And, an Oklahoma City pastor believes he knows some of the more...
Muslims came to a city church for education in the morning Thursday and then to the Oklahoma Capitol for public prayer and time with their legislators. Those in attendance prayed the Salat, which is the second prayer of the day for...
Two meetings on either end of Friday at popular restaurants in Oklahoma City gave Rep. Forrest Bennett, D-OKC, a way to keep up with constituents whose votes he won in November. And those District 92 constituents had done their...
As a pre-teen, Angela Basse saw her mother go through a hard divorce and then turn to a payday lender for help with a bad financial situation. Her mother had three children to raise by herself. “I was a part...
Your involvement in government doesn’t get any more local than this. And Tuesday is the day for you to get involved. Oklahoma City residents will have several choices for each open seat for city council and school board in local...
An open public forum Monday night will be about a “fix” state Senator Ralph Shortey is proposing for state questions 780 and 781 passed in November by a vote of the people. He is the author of Senate Bill 512 intended...
Mickey Dollens continues to do what helped him win the HD 93 seat in November. He keeps his ear tuned carefully to his local constituents and also to people on the south side of Oklahoma City who are neighbors...
The second Anti-Trump protest rally in a week seemed to gain more traction for religious and social justice groups opposed to the harsh rhetoric of president-elect Donald Trump and his followers. The “Rally Against Hate” Sunday, Nov. 20, drew a bigger...
A protester who identified herself only as “October” held a sign that read “Pussy grabs back!” It was one of the more unusual protest signs against Donald Trump, the president-elect, referencing a crude comment Trump had made several years...