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Fifth Down And Goal To Go
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Fifth Down And Goal To Go

BY DAVID PERRYMAN For decades, the football officials of the old Southwest Conference were considered the most biased in the game. The fact was it was nearly impossible for a gridiron team to escape stadiums in Houston, Dallas, Waco, Lubbock, Austin, Fort Worth or Fayetteville with a victory. But what has been referred to as…

Ripe For Abuse?
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Ripe For Abuse?

BY ARNOLD HAMILTON Thirty-four years ago, Oklahoma was rocked by scandal. A federal investigation implicated county commissioners in 60 of the state’s 77 counties in kickback schemes and other official corruption that cost taxpayers hundreds of millions in artificially inflated prices for roads, bridges, equipment and materials. Today, Oklahoma could be sitting on a similar…

Questions, Answers
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Questions, Answers

The Observer urges Oklahoma voters to defeat five of the six proposed constitutional amendments on the general election ballot. Only SQ 762 – which would remove the governor from the parole process involving non-violent offenders – is worthy of support. The others are either bad public policy or bald-faced power grabs by the state’s wealthy…

OKC’s Insatiable Thirst
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OKC’s Insatiable Thirst

BY BRIAN RENEGAR After a second meeting of the Joint Legislative Water Committee, I feel that it is important to give an update on what is going on at the Capitol. The first meeting on Aug. 17 was on Oklahoma water law, federal water law, and tribal water. There was an obvious absence of any…

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