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Progressive jackpot: OKC, Tulsa areas rank in top three for gaming revenue growth (access required)

By D. Ray Tuttle The Journal Record TULSA – Indian gaming revenues in the Oklahoma City region grew by $65.5 million to $1.86 billion in 2013, the highest percentage increase in the nation, according to figures released by the National Indian Gaming Commission on Thursday.

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Information scarce on ‘dark money’ group in superintendent campaign (access required)

By Clifton Adcock Oklahoma Watch An independent expenditure group that paid for television advertisements opposing state Superintendent Janet Barresi in last month’s primary has not filed required spending reports with the Oklahoma Ethics Commission.

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AFL-CIO asks Prater to investigate WCC layoffs (access required)

By M. Scott Carter The Journal Record The president of the Oklahoma State AFL-CIO sent a letter to Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater on Tuesday asking Prater to investigate allegations of Open Meeting Act violations at the Workers’ Compensation Commission.

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Study: 1 in 4 Oklahoma kids live in poverty (access required)

(AP) — Nearly 1 in 4 Oklahoma children live in poverty and the number of children living in high-poverty areas has more than doubled since 2000, according to a national study released Tuesday.

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Group hopes to build Oklahoma pop culture museum (access required)

Justin Juozapavicius Associated Press TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Jamie Oldaker toured the world drumming for the likes of Eric Clapton, among others, but he never lost touch with Oklahoma, where he honed the skills that enabled him to spend his life making music.

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Condemning property act: Author of law plans to revisit issue after criticism (access required)

By M. Scott Carter The Journal Record The state senator who authored a bill that banned the use of abandoned and vacant property registries by municipalities said Tuesday he would take another run at the law after receiving complaints from city officials.

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Pew report chronicles shrinkage of press coverage at state Capitols (access required)

By Marie Price In the 1970s and early 1980s, the pressroom on the fourth floor of the Oklahoma state Capitol was a crowded, bustling place, where charter members of the press corps became understandably anxious when some upstart newspaper outlet asked for a few feet of that precious real estate.

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National, state polling shows most support immigration reform (access required)

By Marie Price Polling conducted in conjunction with Wednesday’s National Day of Action for Immigration Reform indicates that a large majority of Americans and Oklahomans specifically favor reforming the nation’s immigration process.

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Oklahoma, California have big stakes in Indian gaming, report shows (access required)

By Molly M. Fleming The Journal Record According to a Casino City Indian Gaming Industry Report released in March, Oklahoma and California made up 38 percent of all Indian gaming revenue nationwide in 2012. In Oklahoma, smaller casinos contributed to gaming revenue and helped with employment, said Sheila Morago, executive director of the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association. Morago spoke at the American Indian …

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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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