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While the race for mayor gets most of the attention, five city councilors will face primary opponents in the June 28 ballot. The City of Tulsa mandates "nonpartisan" elections so that voters for the most part won't know if candidates are Republicans, Democrats or Independents. Comment?
Oklahoma has more casinos per capita than any other state and is fifth in the nation in terms of gambling addiction. Oklahoma's embrace of legalized gambling has vaulted the "buckle of the Bible Belt" toward the top of the list in problems caused by gambling, according to a national study by WalletHub.com. Comment?
Zena Lewis, sixth/seventh grade teacher at Owasso, has been named the 2016 Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year Runner Up. Lewis was honored at Ag Day on March 30 by Oklahoma AgCredit and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry. Comment?
Tulsa Public Schools plans to eliminate 172 administration jobs in a move to cut $3.7 million in expenses in light of upcoming drops in state funding. Due to a shortfall in state revenue, Tulsa got $4 million less this spring and projections show a drop of up to $20 million. Comment?
A measure that would eliminate end-of-instruction tests for Oklahoma students was scheduled for conference committee this week in the House. House Bill 1622, authored in 2015 by state Rep. David Derby would eliminate all K through 12 common education tests not required by the federal government. Comment?
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