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1:23 am
Wed October 22, 2008

Roth Accused of Giving Campaign Cards at Office

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma state Republicans say Democratic Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth has given out campaign materials at his state office.

State ethics rules forbid distributing campaign materials in a state building.

Roth spokesman Mike Fina says the incident was a mistake when a receptionist picked up the wrong stack of cards after a visitor asked for Roth's business card.

Roth faces Republican Dana Murphy in the Nov. 4 election.

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KCCU News
1:18 am
Wed October 22, 2008

The Bailout: Reaction and Reasons with Blake Cummings

Lawton, OK – One of the more significant pieces of legislation in U.S. history has been in effect for a few weeks. The "Economic Rescue Plan" was passed to rescue lenders and gives the Federal Reserve authority to borrow between 700 to 850 billion dollars. 4th District U.S. Representative Tom Cole from Oklahoma voted for the legislation both times it came through the house.

KCCU's David Meyer reports on why Cole's Democratic challenger Blake Cummings feels the rescue plan robs the taxpayer. This is the final part of a two part series.

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KCCU News
3:51 am
Tue October 21, 2008

Noriega Grabs Endorsements from South Texas Police

Edinburg, TX – Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Rick Noriega today accepted the endorsement of some rank-and-file law officers in the Rio Grande Valley.

Noriega, standing in the shade of the Hidalgo County Courthouse, picked up manpower that will be critical in his pursuit of incumbent Republican Sen. John Cornyn.

Noriega, as a lieutenant colonel in Texas National Guard, served on the Texas-Mexico border as part of Operation Jumpstart to bolster local law enforcement in securing the border.

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KCCU News
3:49 am
Tue October 21, 2008

Duncan Goes to 4-day Work Week

Duncan, OK – The city of Duncan is going to a four-day work week for most city offices in an effort to save money.

During a six-month trial period city offices will be open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Police, firefighters and water plant employees are not included in the change.

Duncan Public Works Director Scott Vaughn says city officials looked at fuel costs from the week of July 4 and found the city saved at least $2,000 by having offices open for only four days.

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KCCU News
3:47 am
Tue October 21, 2008

The Bailout: Reaction and Reasons with Rep. Tom Cole

Ardmore, OK – One of the more significant pieces of legislation in U.S. history has been in effect for a few weeks. The "Economic Rescue Plan" was passed to rescue lenders and gives the Federal Reserve authority to borrow between 700 to 850 billion dollars. 4th District U.S. Representative Tom Cole from Oklahoma voted for the legislation both times it came through the house.

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