Monthly Archives: March 2006

FBI facts could explode OKC bombing case

Facts are funny things. First, you have to find them. Judge backs lawyer in FBI-Okla. City link – The judge said he found it “troubling” that the FBI’s efforts to locate documents required by his earlier rulings have not turned … Continue reading

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Tulsa’s vision cloudy

If this poll is right, I don’t know squat about Tulsa politics. The Oklahoma poll questioned 500 likely voters. Almost half – 49 percent – say they’d vote for Democratic challenger Kathy Taylor. 34 percent say they’d pick LaFortune. Independents … Continue reading

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Lawmakers welcome Mexicans to breed in state

While Oklahoma legislators wrangle over how to deal with illegal immigration, a House committee is unanimous in its desire to honor one group of Mexican immigrants. SB 1678, by Sen. Owen Laughlin, R-Woodward, and Rep. Jeff Hickman, R-Dacoma, would designate … Continue reading

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Stop throwing your thermometers in the lake

The Oklahoma DEQ periodically monitors 49 of the larger public reservoirs for fish toxins. Recent testing of fish at 21 sites by the EPA has found mercury at levels that could cause concern for some. The amount may seem microscopically … Continue reading

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Immigrant pork

I think people needn’t worry about stricter laws on illegal immigrants being passed in Oklahoma. Why would lawmakers subsidize jobs for these folks and than threaten to deport them? Mark Winne for In These Times explains: Texas County is in … Continue reading

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Okie Tattoo Town

Remember the good old days when the “T” in “T-town” stood for Tulsa? Now some rascals are threatening to change things. The State of Oklahoma will see its First Tulsa Tattoo Convention on April 1st & 2nd, 2006. What next? … Continue reading

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Oklahoma puzzled

Via the puzzling Samantha Burns.

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Taxpayer rapists protected

KTEN News would like to find out which companies were taking advantage of loopholes in an Oklahoma tax incentive program meant to create jobs. Me too, and I’d like to show them to you. But… Oklahoma taxpayers may never know … Continue reading

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Sooner star fails at fraud

Former Sooner football star, Adrian Cooper, wasn’t a very savvy businessman. Cooper pleaded guilty to securities fraud and money laundering. “This was theft by deception, plain and simple,” U.S. Attorney John C. Richter said. “Instead of looking out for his … Continue reading

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Bates keeps distance from LaFortune … for now

As a person who has been involved in small-time, but cut-throat politics myself, I’ve been watching BatesLine blog author, Michael Bates, and his deepening involvement in Tulsa’s murky political circles, with interest. Quoting the Tulsa World: LaFortune may recommend Michael … Continue reading

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