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S&P upgrades Indonesia credit after Widodo election win

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Ratings agency Standard & Poor's said Friday it has upgraded Indonesia's sovereign credit rating following the election of Joko Widodo to a second term as president.

The organization said the upgrade reflects Indonesia's strong economic growth prospects, which "we expect to remain following the reelection of Joko Widodo recently.Read more on NewsOK.com

S&P upgrades Indonesia credit after Widodo election win

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Ratings agency Standard & Poor's said Friday it has upgraded Indonesia's sovereign credit rating following the election of Joko Widodo to a second term as president.

The organization said the upgrade reflects Indonesia's strong economic growth prospects, which "we expect to remain following the reelection of Joko Widodo recently.Read more on NewsOK.com

Inertia is one constant in D.C.

The Oklahoman OpinionIn a recent column, William A. Galston with the Brookings Institution invited readers to imagine an immigration bill that would do the following:
Limit family based green cards and shift to skills-based criteria for those seeking permanent residency in the United States.
Require a workplace-verification system for employers.
Spend more than $40 billion for border security over a decade, order an additional 700 miles of border fencing, and require that additional border barriers be built before acting to give permanent legal status to immigrants already here illegally.
Provide legal status for “Dreamers” and give adult migrants who are here illegally a chance for permanent legal status after completing a demanding 10-year process.
All these, Galston noted, were part of a bill that the U.S. Senate approved by a vote of 68-32 in 2013, but which never got a vote in the House because then-Speaker John Boehner didn’t allow one.Read more on NewsOK.com

Point of View: Oklahoma should address the trap of fees, fines

By Tianna Mays and Phylicia H. HillCourts cannot incarcerate people based solely on inability to pay court-imposed fines. The U.S. Constitution and Oklahoma Constitution prohibit jailing a person without first determining whether their failure to pay is willful.
Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Rule 8 requires that judges address people’s inability to pay when they assess and enforce court-imposed fines.Read more on NewsOK.com

Word Balloons: Noted crime-comics creator crafts ‘Dick Tracy Forever’

The enduring appeal of police detective Dick Tracy is examined in a new comic-book series from IDW, “Dick Tracy Forever.”The Eisner Award-winning creator Michael Avon Oeming is the writer and artist for the series.
“I’ve gotten to write and draw most of my bucket list characters, from The Spirit to Batman and more, but I never dreamed that Dick Tracy would even be a possibility,” Oeming said in a news release.Read more on NewsOK.com

Madcap classic: Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park takes The Bard’s ‘Comedy of Errors’ outside

By Brandy McDonnellFeatures writer bmcdonnell@oklahoman.comFor Rachel Ryan Nicholes, co-starring with her husband in Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park’s madcap outdoor production of “The Comedy of Errors” is fulfilling a relationship goal.
“I’ve always wanted to do a Shakespeare show with Jordan because Shakespeare is his favorite, and we met doing musical theater, which is probably my favorite and my home base.Read more on NewsOK.com

The Oklahoman’s 2019 All-City boys tennis team

By Cameron JourdanStaff Writercjourdan@oklahoman.comFirst team
Mert Arabaci, Jr., Stillwater; Chris Dyer, Sr., Edmond Memorial; Daniel Haley, So., Crossings Christian; Will Kaiser, Sr., Heritage Hall; Brogan McLaughlin, Sr., Edmond North; Harris Zeiters, Fr., Heritage Hall
Second team
Brendan Baird, So., Heritage Hall; Hunter Demundrun, So., Crossings Christian; James Fritts, Sr., McGuinness; Caleb Fuller, Sr., Edmond Memorial; Ben Richmond, Jr.Read more on NewsOK.com