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  • PBSNewsHour: Easing the burden of long-term medical demands for family caregivers

    on Apr 10, 14 • in PollBlog • with 3 Comments

    Next: Americans are being released from hospitals quicker and sicker. That’s put new demands on the family members who care for them. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports from Oklahoma as part of our Taking Care series. Read the full transcript here:  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/advocating-care-home-caregivers/  

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  • KOCO: Oklahomans support Caregiver legislation

    on Mar 8, 14 • in PollBlog • with 1 Comment

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  • Obama still unpopular in the state, but does anybody care?

    on Mar 5, 14 • in Featured, PollBlog • with No Comments

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    Latest quarterly poll results indicate that President Obama is still very unpopular in Oklahoma, with his combined approval at 29 percent among likely Oklahoma voters.  It’s still not the worst he’s been when, during the last mid-term election year, his approval sat at a rock bottom of just 26 percent.  And, he may just be there again as his approval since last summer has been on a downward trajectory as another mid-term election year approaches. But the question is, does anybody in Oklahoma, or elsewhere for that matter, care about the president’s approval in our

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  • News9: OKC Mayor Mick Cornett Holds Lead Over Challengers In New Poll

    on Mar 2, 14 • in Featured, Oklahoma City, PollBlog • with No Comments

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    By Nathan Elliott, News 9 OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett held onto a sizeable lead over his challengers in a new poll released Sunday. Sixty-three percent of likely voters said they would re-elect Cornett to a fourth term. That figure was virtually unchanged from an earlier poll taken February 17-19. Councilman Ed Shadid gained six percentage points over the last few weeks. In the current poll, 25 percent of likely voters support the Ward 2 councilman in his bid to become mayor. Continued – Click here to read the entire News9 article   About

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  • News9: Take Shelter Oklahoma Storm Shelter No Longer An Option

    on Feb 27, 14 • in PollBlog • with No Comments

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    OKLAHOMA CITY –  Exclusive numbers portray how Oklahomans really feel about shelters in schools. News 9 and the Oklahoma Gazette poll show that you want the shelters, but you don’t like the payment plan from Governor Mary Fallin. And the other plan to pay is no more. The bill that left the decision and the payment up to the districts passed committee and now awaits the house floor. The other bill that wanted the state to pay was never heard in committee and now almost doesn’t exist. “Them to squash our bill is just appalling,&#

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  • Poll: Cornett Leads Shadid By Wide Margin In OKC Mayor’s Race

    on Feb 26, 14 • in Oklahoma City, PollBlog • with No Comments

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    By Nathan Elliott, News 9 OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett holds a wide lead over Councilman Ed Shadid in a new poll released Tuesday. A News 9/Oklahoma Gazette poll found 64 percent of likely voters would choose Cornett, while 19 percent would vote for Shadid, if the election were held today. Retired businessman Joe Sarge Nelson received six percent of likely votes. Phil Hughes, an electrical engineer, received two percent. Meanwhile, nine percent of respondents were still undecided. “Cornett’s support is broad among all major demographical segments, including all three parties, age

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  • News9: The Hot Seat with Scott Mitchell

    on Jan 27, 14 • in PollBlog • with No Comments

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  • Oklahoma woman won’t give up trying to reform state’s marijuana laws

    on Oct 14, 13 • in PollBlog • with 3 Comments

    Marijuana legalization activist Norma Sapp poses for a photo at her home Monday in Little Axe. Sapp has been an advocate for marijuana legalization for the past 26 years in Oklahoma.CHRIS LANDSBERGER - CHRIS LANDSBERGER

    PHOTO: Marijuana legalization activist Norma Sapp poses for a photo at her home Monday in Little Axe. Sapp has been an advocate for marijuana legalization for the past 26 years in Oklahoma.CHRIS LANDSBERGER – CHRIS LANDSBERGER   Norma Sapp, director of the Oklahoma branch of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, says Oklahoma’s laws on marijuana hurts families.   By Jaclyn Cosgrove, The Daily Oklahoman LITTLE AXE — Few Oklahomans could rival Norma Sapp’s efforts to legalize marijuana. She drove a motor home across the United States, serving as the support vehicle for a friend

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  • Urban Tulsa Weekly: Suspicious Minds

    on Oct 2, 13 • in PollBlog • with No Comments

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    BY ARNOLD HAMILTON Let’s say you’re vacationing in Colorado early next year and, rather than limiting your Rocky Mountain High to Fat Tire or another New Belgium Brewing Co. classic, you decide to sample the state’s choicest marijuana. It would be perfectly legal, of course, given that Colorado was one of the first two states (Washington was the other) to okay recreational pot use. But let’s also say you return to Oklahoma a week or so later and are driving with nary a care when you cross paths with a law enforcement officer who, somehow, finds

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  • Parental choice preferable to increased government spending

    on Oct 1, 13 • in PollBlog • with No Comments

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    By BRANDON DUTCHER Regarding the recent news reports that Oklahoma had the nation’s largest percentage cuts to per-pupil spending since 2008, five observations: First, we don’t know how much money the government spends on education. “Nobody knows, not even the principal,” scholars Chester Finn and Michael Petrilli write. “That’s how opaque our system is.” The National Education Association says per-pupil spending in Oklahoma is $8,285. The Census Bureau says it’s $8,863. Other federal and Oklahoma government agencies give different numbers. “Because of the various funding streams that feed the system,” says Jonathan Butcher of the

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