Former medical examiner Trant free to push First Amendment claim in federal termination case (access required)

Just before he was fired as Oklahoma’s chief medical examiner in February of last year, Dr. Collie Trant made statements about retaining counsel and reporting to outside authorities alleged wrongdoing he had uncovered that he claimed tainted a grand jury ...

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Here’s how filing for the Senate District 43 race finally shook out: (access required)

Republicans: Greg Childers, 41, of Del City. Theresa Nelson, 45, of Oklahoma City, marketing background. Democrats: Kenneth Meador, 30, Moore, community college student, eight-year Iraq combat medic. Larry Foster, 58, Del City. Withdrew: Paul Wesselhoft, 63, Moore. Candidates have until ...

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Iraq combat veteran files for Reynolds’ state Senate seat (access required)

Flanked by Democratic Party officials, eight-year U.S. Army medic Kenneth Meador, 30, became the fourth person Wednesday to file for the state Senate District 43 seat being vacated in July by Sen. Jim Reynolds. The senator will assume the post ...

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Steele to wade through 126 House study requests (he must be absolutely gleeful with anticipation) (access required)

From abortion to immigration, judicial redistricting and issues that blew up during the 2011 legislative session—such as closing state parks and whether to convert the Ardmore Higher Education Center to a branch campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University—House Speaker Kris ...

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State justices uphold most of 2007 Oklahoma immigration law (access required)

Striking only one section as a special law, an effectively unanimous Oklahoma Supreme Court Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of most of HB 1804, the 2007 immigration law that has also been challenged in federal court. University of Tulsa College of ...

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Court denies Leftwich move to have case dismissed (access required)

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has denied a petition from former Sen. Debbe Leftwich to have a bribery case against her dismissed. The state’s highest appellate court in criminal cases affirmed a ruling by Special Judge Stephen Alcorn handed ...

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