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Getting better all the time


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Gazette staff
The mission to tell a new generation of Americans what happened in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, is underway.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Faithful friends

When a beloved pet is called home for the last time, Ever Faithful sends it off with dignity and respect.


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Louis Fowler
The debilitating and devastating emotional pain that comes with the death of a four-legged best friend is something that only a loving pet-owner can fully understand.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

If we build it ...

... Will conventions come? The answer to whether a new hotel is needed with a proposed MAPS 3 convention center is debated.


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Tim Farley
A glut of exhibit space and a drop in trade show attendance should cause Oklahoma City leaders to rethink their plans to build a new convention center and headquarters hotel downtown, a national planning expert said.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Playing chicken

The city council looks for a compromise with urban agriculture and the desire for city residents to own and raise chickens.


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Tim Farley

Oklahoma City Councilwoman Meg Salyer is trying to please chicken-lovers and everyone else.

 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Landmark decision

An appeal automatically precludes all gay and lesbian marriages in the state until the case is heard by a higher court.


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Tim Farley
Same-sex couple Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop were “elated and over the moon” when a federal judge decided Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriages is unconstitutional.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Don't fornicate, gossip or wrestle a bear. Ever

Often obscure, most of these laws are still on the books, but whether or not they’re actually enforceable is another matter.


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Tim Farley
Swearing, blasphemy or having sex with the neighbor’s wife can be debated on moral grounds, but there’s no doubt all three are illegal in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Food Network headed to local eatery

Volunteers sought for community rebuild of Urban Roots Café


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Jennifer Chancellor
Urban Roots Café, housed in one of the last original buildings in the Oklahoma City's historical Deep Deuce district, is undergoing a facelift.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Lankford says he wants Coburn's Senate seat


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Tim Farley
U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) will seek election to the U.S. Senate following Sen. Tom Coburn’s announcement that he plans to retire early next year.
 
Monday, January 20, 2014

Everything must go!


CFN

Gazette staff
Have you always wanted to own a piece of Golden Girls history? Well, it’s your lucky day (and has been since last year).
 
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Homeless photography: A fresh look

A photo project teams a homeless man with Oklahoma Gazette, Upward Transitions and Curbside Chronicle to help our community experience a new side of our city.


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Giancarlo Gonzalez
Marcos Powell, 39, originally from New York City, has lived in Jackson, Tenn. as well as Charlotte, N.C. before moving to Oklahoma City.
 
Thursday, January 16, 2014

DDRC approves Stage Center demolition


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Kelley Chambers
The Downtown Design Review Committee cleared the way on January 16 for developer Rainey Williams Jr. to raze Oklahoma City's Stage Center building downtown to make room for an office tower. The committee voted 3-2 in favor of demolition.
 
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Kings of leon sing about Okie ties


CFN

Gazette staff
While beloved by many, August: Osage County hasn’t exactly won over critics … here in Oklahoma, anyway. It’s fitting, then, that the star-studded film’s soundtrack features an Oklahoma band (kinda-sorta) in Kings of Leon, who, similarly, are as polarizing as the movie itself.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Last call for Stage Center?


CFN

Gazette staff
Jan. 16 is the deadline for Oklahoma City performing arts lovers to save Stage Center theater, formerly known as Mummers Theater. On that day, the Downtown Design Review Committee will decide whether to approve razing the theater, which was designed by Harvard-educated architect John M. Johansen and opened in 1970.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Follow the money


CFN

Gazette staff
Private prison companies have significant influence in Oklahoma thanks in large part to the campaign donations they make to such office holders as Gov. Mary Fallin and Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon, the Tulsa World reports.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Now with less murder!


CFN

Gazette staff
Homicide rates fell in 2013, down 25 percent from 2012, reported News9.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
 
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