Tammy Padgett, a cancer survivor, is walking the halls of the Capitol today to talk with legislators about the importance of early detection.
Padgett, of Edmond, and her 10-year-old son Zack, are among about 40 cancer survivors and American Cancer Society volunteers who are visiting with lawmakers.
As a reminder, they are leaving bunches of daffodils with legislators and their staff. They plan to deliver more than 3,000 daffodils by early afternoon.
Padgett said Zack, who will report back to his fifth-grade students tomorrow on today’s activities, was in kindergarten when she found out she had breast cancer.…
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The east wing of the first floor of the Capitol looks like a furniture store today.
Oklahoma Correctional Industries, a part of the state Corrections Department, is displaying some of its products.
All the products are made by state prisoners. Products include smokers, grills, shelves, desks, couches, benches and chairs.
Most Oklahomans, however, can’t buy any of the items.
Eligible customers are any tax-supported organization, such as educational institutions, and state, county or municipal governmental agencies. Churches, nonprofit and charitable organizations are also qualified customers.…
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Lawmakers had the chance today to limit their own ability to be in public service announcements during an election year, but killed a bill that would have done just that.
A bill limiting when a candidate can do a public service announcement failed to get out of the House today.
The legislation would forbid sitting lawmakers and statewide office holders from appearing in PSAs during an election year. Often lawmakers appear on television as part of an awareness campaign, and the author of House Bill 1451 says the appearance equates to unfair free airtime during an election.…
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The House chamber in the state Capitol took on an international flavor late this afternoon during a ceremony to recognize Lloyd T. Hardin Jr., who recently was named honorary consul general of Japan at Oklahoma City.
As honorary consul general, Hardin, 57, an Oklahoma City attorney, will work to promote bilateral relations between Japan and the United States. He succeeds Yoshi Sasaki of Norman.
Yoshihiko Kamo, Japan’s consul general at Houston, who has been a member of Japan’s foreign service since 1976, attended the hour-long ceremony, as did Gov.…
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