Turf battles aren’t restricted to gangs. It even happens to state committees trying to deal with the growing problems of gangs in the state.
It happened during a joint meeting Wednesday of the Oklahoma Youth and Gang Violence Coordinating Council and the Oklahoma Gang Intervention Steering Committee.
Some members of a subcommittee looking into possible treatment and intervention alternatives felt that another subcommittee looking into enforcement issues wandered over into their area of expertise.
Because the enforcement subcommittee reported first, some members of the gang steering committee and coordinating council – about 40 in all – thought an exiisting program mentioed in the report was a good idea and should be expanded.…
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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was in Oklahoma City when he found out Thursday that Oklahoma’s senior U.S. senator and the state’s congressman from Tulsa have tossed their support behind rival Fred Thompson, the former actor and U.S. senator from Tennessee.
Romney, making his third stop in Oklahoma this year, said he was not aware that U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and U.S. Rep. John Sullivan, both Tulsa Republicans, officially have endorsed Thompson.
“I’ve got some senators who support me,” said Romney, 60, a former Massachusetts governor.…
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Some Oklahoma City elementary students received basic advice today from the state’s banker.
State Treasurer Scott Meahcam talked to first graders at Cleveland Elementary about getting a head start on their college savings.
He handed out piggy banks containing $1 coins to remind parents and grandparents to start saving for college. Two lucky students received vouchers for $100 cash prizes.
Meacham last week passed out piggy banks to first graders at Lanier Elementary School in Tulsa.
The piggy bank giveaway is part of the sixth annual Financial Planning Week, a joint effort of the Oklahoma College Savings Plan and the Financial Planning Association.…
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