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Marijuana Petition Drive Clears First Hurdle

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Oklahoma Secretary of State Chris Benge says his office counted 67,761 signatures on petitions calling for State Question 788 to be on the November 8th ballot. The measure proposes to legalize medical marijuana. That is barely 17-hundred more signatures than is required for the issue to get on the ballot. Several more steps must yet be completed before the issue can be put before voters.

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Masked Intruders Caught Inside State Capitol

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Animal control officers have captured a pair of raccoons who spent part of last night rummaging for food on the second floor of the State Capitol. There was no real damage and according to a Senate spokesperson, "the culprits received a verbal warning and were released on their own recognizance".

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VA Fake Cop Sentenced to Prison

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A man who was hired as an investigator by the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs is now facing five years in prison. Steven Pancoast plead guilty to 24 criminal counts involving forgery and perjury. As it turned out, Pancoast was a convicted felon. He posed as a former New York police officer and while employed by the state V.A. he carried a gun.

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