Oklahoma State takes New Mexico State to court over an old cowboy logo

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  New Mexico, New Mexico Watchdog, News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

Logo from Oklahoma State University athletics website

Oklahoma State University has enlisted a Tulsa law firm to file suit against New Mexico State over the use of its cowboy logo.

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Drop, cover and hold on: Pennsylvanians participate in worldwide earthquake drill as quake concerns rise

By   /  October 16, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, National, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Map by USGS

Thousands of Pennsylvanians were expected to DROP! COVER! and HOLD ON! Thursday morning as part of a global earthquake drill.

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Chinese institute spreads across U.S., but some say it also spreads propaganda

By   /  October 13, 2014  /  Colorado, Education, Free Speech, National, National Security, Oklahoma, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Shenzhen drivers suffer from traffic jam ahead of National Day holiday

 
By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
During the past decade, the Confucius Institute has established itself at nearly 500 universities and K-12 schools in the United States and another roughly 500 around the world.
But some professors are urging schools to break with the Chinese language and cultural nonprofit, charging it is a “propaganda” arm of the Chinese government.
This [...]

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Despite low cost of living, Oklahoma City worker pay is pretty high

By   /  September 25, 2014  /  Local Government, News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

Courtesy: www.freeimages.com

Oklahoma City’s budget touts its 2011 Forbes Magazine designation as one of “America’s Most Affordable Cities,” but many city employees are still raking in big salaries. And that the same 2014-15 budget warns those salary increases may leave it with a nearly $30 million budget gap.

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Rural Oklahoma cops buy mine-resistant military vehicles

By   /  September 9, 2014  /  Government Waste, Local Government, Military, National, News, Oklahoma, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Payne County Sheriff's Department

Oklahoma police buy military vehicles, but some question the need for war weapons in rural departments

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Big money flows to top brass of pipe welders union

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Oklahoma, unions  /  No Comments

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A Tulsa, Okla.,-based plumbers and pipe welders union is clearly flush with cash as a dozen of their top officials make more than $200,000 last year, federal records show.

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