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Hofmeister Takes Oklahoma Education by Storm

By Jaime Aupperle, Staff Writer

Joy Hofmeister has hit the ground running with a plan to improve Oklahoma’s system of public education.

Speaking at a public forum at East Central University, the newly elected superintendent of public instruction discussed her ideas for the future of education with concerned citizens. 524 more words

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What? Cities can't decide these things?

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a law that bans cities from enacting municipal minimum-wage standards for businesses within the city.

That’s strange. I have thought Republicans, such as Fallin, were categorically opposed to what they call “government overreach,” that local control should trump bigger-government control whenever possible? 220 more words

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Execution Watch: Charles Frederick Warner

Final Justice in Oklahoma

McAlester, OK. (AP)

Charles Frederick Warner’s execution for the 1997 killing of an 11-month-old girl in Oklahoma City lasted 18 minutes. Prison officials declared him dead at 7:28 p.m.

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Ask Mary Fallin not to execute Richard Glossip

I am writing this post to honor a dear friend’s request – below – despite personally knowing little about Richard Glossip’s case. Murdering people to prove that murder is wrong makes no sense, especially since we’re not particularly astute at condemning only the guilty. 87 more words

Palin actually makes sense ... more or less

Hell froze over this evening.

It happened the moment I read an online account of an interview that former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin did in which she proclaimed her desire to see a woman “on both sides of the aisle” campaign for the presidency in 2016. 219 more words

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