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Dr. Lee E. Cooper, Jr.

East side pastor chosen to fill interim Ward 7 OKC Council seat

The Oklahoma City Council chose Pastor Lee E. Cooper, Jr. for interim Ward 7 Council member Tuesday after considering 18 applications for the post. He...
nichols hills march

Noise in Nichols Hills — marchers take the rattle of protest to the elites

About 30 protesters from across racial lines gathered in Nichols Hills to march through the most secure bastion of old wealth in the metro.
Courthouse

Quorum challenges hobble little known Okla County Court Services Board

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Thursday’s meeting of the Court Services Board failed to meet quorum requirements, and the Mental Health Court Board, and Drug Court Boards heard reports.
Kendra Horn

In loss to Stephanie Bice, Kendra Horn says “We’re not done yet!”

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The Congressional District 5 race was a close one the reality of the evening was that Stephanie Bice will be the next one in that seat.
Senate District 22

Two political newcomers vie for Senate District 22 in special election April 6

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Republican Jake Merrick and Democrat Molly Ooten will compete for the State Senate District 22 seat in the upcoming special election April 6.
Anna Langthorn

At 24, Langthorn is new chair of Okla Dem Party

Close leadership elections leave sore feelings for some Anna Langthorn could be the youngest chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party in state history. She's only...
protest leaders

OKC activist files federal civil rights lawsuit against OK County DA Prater

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An OKC activist filed a federal lawsuit against Okla. County DA David Prater April 6, 2021 for an arrest during a county meeting Aug 12, 2020.
Senate District 22

In VOICE SD-22 forum, Ooten defines policies — Merrick is a no-show

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OKLAHOMA CITY (Free Press) --- Runoff candidates for the vacant District 22 State Senate seat had a platform to talk about their policies Wednesday...
bike summit

Annual Oklahoma Bike Summit equips cyclists for advocacy

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Cycling enthusiasts, advocates, and experts from across the state converged on Oklahoma City Friday and Saturday for the annual Oklahoma Bike Summit. Organized by Bike...
Ralph Shortey

Pastor thinks there is a hidden factor in Shortey’s downfall

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...