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New year’s eve party fell flat


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Jennifer May
Let me start by saying I am a Kevin Durant fan just as much as the next Oklahoman. Our family has season tickets to the Thunder games, and we do our best to keep up with KD’s work as an athlete and philanthropist. I nearly jumped through the roof when my husband and I received “exclusive stage” VIP tickets to his New Year’s Eve party.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Up in smoke

Legal fights have yet to succeed in the effort to legalize and regulate pot use, but that doesn’t mean the end is nigh.


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Tim Farley

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part three of a three-part series about marijuana and its impact on the state.

 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The cancer cure

Well, maybe not for all forms of cancer, but Larry Kennedy’s legacy might be the cure for a deadly, rare disease that took the life of his brother.


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Devon Green
There may be a treatment and cure for a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma, which has little to no rate of survival.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Nobody listened

... claims the family of Quinten Wood, the child who died after dozens of calls for help over his welfare.


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Tim Farley
Valerie Wood-Harber insists special education teachers at Midwest City High School failed her brother by acting as “babysitters” instead of teaching him critical life skills.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Oklahoma gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional


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Tim Farley
Same-sex couples throughout Oklahoma are celebrating following a federal judge’s ruling that the state’s ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional.
 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hot, stomping country footwear


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Gazette staff
In a case of the world not knowing it needed something until we have it, Miranda Lambert has announced her own shoe line.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Bridging the gap


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Gazette staff
One of our state’s most conservative voices (heck, one of the nation’s) has softened his tone. Sen. Jim Inhofe said recently his “attitude” toward his across-the-aisle Senate peers changed as a result of sympathy he received after the death of his son, Perry Inhofe, 52, who died in a plane crash in November.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Faux-smoke free city


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Gazette staff
Here we go with more regulations from Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin. This time, she’s banning by executive order all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices on state properties, inside and outside, and in state vehicles.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Baby, it’s cold inside


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Gazette staff
Don’t worry, law-abiding citizens; you’re not the only ones freezing to death this winter. Inmates (as well as employees) at the Oklahoma County Jail are paying for their crimes against humanity in a new way — and it’s just plain cold.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The truth is ... cold


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Gazette staff
Don’tcha just hate it when you’re trying to rob someone and they steal your clothes? Man, that’s the worst.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cheaters!


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Gazette staff
Here in Oklahoma, we like to be on lists. Yay, lists! Even the bad ones. Yay, bad lists! This time, we topped in at No. 6. (Last year, we were No. 5 on this list.)
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Fowled up

An urban agriculture proposal that would allow chickens within city limits has been voted down by the city council.


News

Tim Farley
Chickens are allowed in city limits on one-acre lots or larger, but supporters argued all residents should have the freedom to raise chickens that produce fresh eggs. However, the measure failed 7-2 with Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid and Ward 4 Councilman Pete White voting in favor of the proposal.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Another convention center?

A petition has been filed to halt funding the MAPS 3 convention center in downtown Oklahoma City, which would cost an estimated $250 million.


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Tim Farley
A citizens group led by Oklahoma City’s Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid plans to ask voters to prevent the construction of the MAPS 3 downtown convention center.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Getting high(er)

Pay raises were approved for city employees, including the city manager, police and municipal employees.


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Tim Farley
City employees, including Manager Jim Couch and two other high-ranking officials, will make more money during 2014 thanks to action taken by the Oklahoma City Council on Dec. 31.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Community demands governor action over boy's death

Family collects 460,000 signatures demanding an investigation, and claims dozens of calls for help were ignored before teenager Quinten Wood's death.


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Tim Farley
Mid-Del Public Schools and the state’s Department of Human Services did nothing to help 15-year-old special education student Quinten Wood escape a life of neglect and abuse, a family member charged Tuesday at the state Capitol.
 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
 
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