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Candidates who pledged support for open government fare well in Tuesday’s elections

A Payne County commissioner who pledged to comply with the state’s open government laws if re-elected fell just five votes shy on Tuesday of avoiding a runoff election Aug. 23. While in Norman, Continue Reading →

Wagoner County Commission agenda violates Open Meeting Act requirement for executive session

The Wagoner County Commission agenda for Tuesday’s meeting violated the state Open Meeting Act by failing to list the specific item of business to be discussed in the executive session. After the Continue Reading →

Democratic candidate for state Senate District 47 pledges to support open government

An Edmond Democrat has promised “to support legislation to strengthen the letter and the spirit of Oklahoma’s Open Meeting and Open Records laws” if elected to the state Senate District 47 seat. In Continue Reading →

Both candidates for Norman council seat sign Open Government Pledge

Whoever wins the June 28 runoff election for the Ward 6 seat on the Norman City Council will have pledged to comply with the letter and spirit of Oklahoma’s open government laws. In signing FOI Oklahoma’s Continue Reading →

Open government supporters elected in Norman, Stillwater

Three candidates who pledged to comply with the letter and spirit of Oklahoma’s open government laws were elected to council seats in Norman and Stillwater last week. Norman’s new mayor had signed the pledge Continue Reading →

Why reporters should do their own reporting

For the past year, news media have reported that University of Oklahoma President David Boren expelled two Sigma Alpha Epsilon members from the school for leading a racist chant during a fraternity outing. Continue Reading →

Second Norman Ward 4 candidate signs Open Government Pledge

A local attorney has promised to comply with the letter and spirit of the state’s Open Meeting and Open Records laws if elected to the Norman City Council Ward 4 seat. In signing FOI Oklahoma’s Open Government Continue Reading →