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Judging the justices: Bar association releases evaluations of high court members (access required)

By M. Scott Carter The Journal Record The three Oklahoma Supreme Court justices who face a judicial retention ballot this fall were each ranked as well-qualified by a majority of attorneys responding to an Oklahoma County Bar Association judicial poll.

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Coalition leaders: Immigration reform must balance border security, economic benefits workers bring to business, humanitarian element (access required)

By Marie Price Leaders from the business, faith and government communities demonstrated Wednesday that immigration reform is not only a complex task, but actually comprises several issues requiring care and thoughtful deliberation to address.

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Water issues surface: From usage to quality to transfers, lawmakers request interim studies (access required)

By M. Scott Carter The Journal Record More than two years after the Oklahoma Water Resources Board completed its comprehensive water plan, several state lawmakers have requested new studies of water quality, its use and how water resources are transferred.

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Storm shelter initiative may stress general fund (access required)

By TIM TALLEY  Associated Press Oklahoma budget writers say an initiative petition to install storm shelters and safe rooms in every Oklahoma public school could over-stress the state’s biggest and most critical revenue fund and slow the flow of tax dollars for vital public services.

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School storm shelter group kicks off new signature drive (access required)

By Marie Price Officials with Take Shelter Oklahoma plan to launch their new initiative petition drive to fund storm shelters in schools with a $500 million bond issue on Friday, July 4.

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People: Monies to head up new chamber workforce foundation (access required)

Jennifer Monies, press secretary and senior adviser to Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman, is assuming a new role on July 7 as executive director of the Oklahoma Educated Workforce Initiative, a foundation established by The State Chamber.

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In brief: Jackson to join State Chamber as strategic partner VP (access required)

State House Speaker Pro Tem Mike Jackson, R-Enid, is joining The State Chamber as vice president of strategic partners, the organization announced Monday.

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People: McNiel joins Tulsa Chamber as government affairs VP (access required)

Rep. Skye McNiel of  Bristow, who is not seeking re-election, will join the Tulsa Regional Chamber on July 14 as senior vice president of government affairs, officials announced Friday.

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Reaction mixed to Fallin’s signing of Common Core measure (access required)

Reaction continues to Gov. Mary Fallin’s decision to sign a bill that repeals the Common Core education standards and requires the state to develop its own standards.

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Canadian chief justice says her country and United States share rich, troubled history with tribal nations (access required)

Canada has more than 600 tribal nations, the U.S. more than 500, with almost 40 of the latter in Oklahoma. Both countries have a rich history involving sovereign entities that in Canada are First Nations.

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