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Radical Charter School Bill Defeated in Oklahoma House

Senate Bill 573 that would have made radical changes to the process of establishing charter schools under an appointed state-wide commission was defeated this evening. Nearly all Democrats and an increasing number of Republicans ended up being against the bill. 150 more words

Oklahoma

U.S. Drought Expands

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Extreme and Exceptional Drought Levels Expand in the U.S.

About 50.17 percent of Contiguous U.S. is covered by Drought Levels D0 – D4 (Abnormally Dry – Exceptional Drought) compared with 48.46 percent a week ago. 241 more words

Global Disasters

After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma plans to hold its first double execution in nearly 80 years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday.

The move comes a day after the state Supreme Court removed one of the final obstacles, ruling late Wednesday that Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them. 549 more words

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Perry rips ‘out-of-control’ federal government over Texas land dispute

This is from Fox News Politics.

Why does the federal government need to own this much land?

Is it to keep the state from using any resources  under that land?   572 more words

Michael In Mexico - Week 5 - In Which At The Cusp Of Dawn, 'pon Yonder ship Doth He Swiftly Fly

I’m glad to hear everyone enjoyed their birthdays! Happy birthday! It sounds like life back home is going great. And Natalie got to meet Hermana Salima, so that’s groovy. 1,702 more words

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PACKED House for T.W. Shannon at Oklahoma Rally (Updated Til It's Over!)

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By Isabel Matos

Tonight’s exciting Rally at Oklahoma was captured in pictures tweeted or shared by those who were there. I will conclude with an image above by Oklahoma reporter…
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Seminar on Oklahoma's Glass Mountains

Earlier this week I gave a seminar to the Entomology Group of the Webster Groves Nature Study Society. Founded in 1920 and known locally as “WGNSS”, the organization seeks “to stimulate interest in nature study on the part of adults and children, to cooperate with other organizations in nature study, and to encourage amateur research in the natural science.” I’ve been an active member in the society’s Entomology Group since the early 1980s, and for almost five years now I have also served as editor for the society’s newsletter,  124 more words

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