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Restoring Hope
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Restoring Hope

Proposed Reforms Take Aim At Punitive Licensing Barriers That Illogically Block Ex-Cons From Some Higher Paying, Skilled Jobs BY BRETT DICKERSON It didn’t matter that I have mostly gray hair and only ordered iced tea for a drink. If I am sitting at Alyssa Scott’s bar in Picasso’s in Oklahoma City, I have to show…

Feb’19 Newsmakers
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Feb’19 Newsmakers

Observer Editor Arnold Hamilton, left, and state Rep. Jason Dunnington discuss criminal justice reform and other important legislation during Feb. 14’s Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers at Full Circle Books in Oklahoma City.

Gov. Stitt’s Priorities
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Gov. Stitt’s Priorities

BY JOE DORMAN On Monday, Oklahoma welcomed new leadership in our executive branch. Gov. Kevin Stitt was sworn into office and followed the oath with his inaugural speech. Highlights of the address could be divided into four key parts: government accountability, education, criminal justice reform, and economic growth. Some key observations in each area are listed below:…

Get Out And Vote
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Get Out And Vote

This is an epic election for Oklahoma’s future. It will determine the quality of our public schools, access to healthcare [especially in rural areas], the fairness and just-ness of our criminal justice system and how we treat the least among us, just to mention a few vital issues and state services. Don’t cede your voting…

Real Patriots
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Real Patriots

BY SHARON MARTIN We are a country of laws. The past few weeks, friends and relatives have been telling me this when I point out that separating children from their parents is a human rights violation. I can only assume that at least some of these law-abiding citizens are pot smokers or speedy drivers, but…

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