The former chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party is the latest candidate to announce they are running against first-term Republican State Superintendent Janet Barresi.
Longtime university professor Ivan Holmes officially announced his candidacy at a press conference Thursday at the state Capitol.
The 76-year-old joins a crowded field of Democrats seeking to oust Barresi, who also is facing a primary challenge from fellow Republican Joy Hofmeister, a former state school board member from Tulsa who was appointed by Gov. Mary Fallin.
There’s a report out from a group of environmental organizations including Waterkeeper Alliance and the Sierra Club that says there are “essentially no limits” on the amounts toxic metals coal-fired power plants can dump into Oklahoma’s waterways.
Yes, they were both "cyclones" (low pressure systems). Yes, they were both windstorms. But, there is something they have in common that might, if not managed properly, cause mass casualties in the future: Terrible traffic jams when a second storm days later.
Originally published on Thu August 29, 2013 12:15 pm
Colorado's politics have become positively Californian lately. There are new restrictions on guns. Pot is legal. The legislative agenda featured an expansion of alternative-energy use requirements for rural consumers. Gay couples can now enter into civil unions.
There's a reason for all this.
Lots of Californians have moved to Denver and its environs, bringing a progressive strain of politics with them and angering more conservative parts of the state — so much so that 10 northeastern counties are planning symbolic but serious votes on secession this fall.
An Oklahoma City couple has returned from Ecuador without their son, a class valedictorian possibly kidnapped while the family was in South America for a vacation.
The Oklahoma reported Wednesday that Chris and Randa Reiger recently returned to the state while the search for their son August goes on. Another son is back at school.
Ecuadoran authorities believe August Reiger was kidnapped because they have no other reasonable explanation for his disappearance. They say he would have been found by now if he had been lost or had fallen off a trail.