Senate District 43 candidates down to three (access required)

Another candidate, Del City Democrat Larry Foster, 58, withdrew from the race for the Senate District 43 special election Friday, shrinking the candidate field down to three. However, one of two Republicans is challenging the other’s eligibility. Democrat Kenneth Meador, ...

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State gains $7.8 million in post-session revenue recertification (access required)

Legislation that affected state revenue this past session—up or down—netted out to an increase of more than $27 million, or $25.8 million at the 95 percent appropriation level, the State Equalization Board certified Friday. However, there have already been enough ...

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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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