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Growing momentum: Organizer optimistic as deadline for marijuana petition nears (access required)

By M. Scott Carter The Journal Record Though it’s still considered a long shot, an initiative to legalize marijuana use in Oklahoma could draw new voters to the polls this November – but the petition must first make it to the ballot.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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