Saturday, February 22, 2020

Civics

Civics
Brogdon

Brogdon unexpectedly resigns as OKGOP chairman

In an unexpected turn of events, Oklahoma's Republican Party chairman, Randy Brogdon, announced his resignation Wednesday. The move comes after recent speculation Brogdon would run for the District...
Boomers and Sooners

Better to be Okies than Boomers and Sooners

The term “Okie” is the presumed pejorative with which Oklahomans have been coping in one way or another since 1939 when John Steinbeck publicized...
Dr. Gordon Deckert

Dr. Gordon Deckert still preaching health after 85 years

Dr. Gordon Deckert is angry. He's talking about the state of health care in America today, about childhood obesity and adult onset diabetes, about doctors...
pill

Health official: ‘We are a pill-popping nation’

NORMAN — More people die of prescription drug abuse annually in Oklahoma than die in motor-vehicle crashes, according to a 2015 report by the...
civil asset forfeiture

Civil asset forfeiture laws already face court challenges

While advocacy groups, district attorneys and state legislators wrangle over "civil asset forfeiture" rules and regulations in Oklahoma, the issue may ultimately be decided...
dumpster diving

Dumpster diving not just for journalists anymore

Careful what you throw in your trash. It’s not just journalists, private investigators or Slippin’ Jimmy McGill digging through dumpsters these days. ProPublica senior reporter...
brogdon for district 34

Analyze the ‘who’ in presidential polls

When any tweet linking a story scrolls across my screen with words like "Trump" "Sanders" or "anchor baby," the political junkie in me can't...
open records

Delays with open records concern journalists

Two veteran journalists aired concerns Monday on Twitter about the speed with which the Oklahoma Attorney General's office is completing open records requests. "I could...
LoveOKC

Eat, Pray, LoveOKC: Event provides free goods, services

Ken Sellers, 29, babysits a wagonful of groceries and other free items while his son, Mason, tumbles through a balloon obstacle course. He picks...
number sense

‘Number sense’ needed in math education

It used to be almost cliché that when I met people, at a party or on an airplane, and told them I was a...

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