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Okla. school shelter advocates plan new petition

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ An organization that supports building storm shelters in every Oklahoma public school plans to launch a new initiative petition drive to get the measure on the ballot.
   Organizers of Take Shelter Oklahoma plan to launch the new petition Wednesday at an event attended by civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
   The effort comes a little more than a year after a massive tornado destroyed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, killing seven students.
   The first initiative petition that would have brought a vote to Oklahoma residents was abandoned in April after the state attorney general made significant changes to the ballot title. A legislative effort backed by Gov. Mary Fallin also failed.
   The new petition seeks a statewide vote on a $500 million bond issue to fund the shelters.

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