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Special meeting set Wednesday

The Oklahoma City Council will meet to discuss the possibility of creating two new wards.


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Tim Farley
The Oklahoma City Council will hold a special meeting 9 a.m. Wednesday at city hall to discuss the creation of two new wards. Oklahoma City residents are now represented by eight councilmen and the mayor.
 
Monday, January 6, 2014

Another hotel and convention center?

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


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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.
 
Thursday, January 2, 2014

Back to the future

Chicken Fried News looks into its crystal ball and predicts the future of what shall become 2013's hottest news events.

 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Jumpstart your 2014


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Brittany Pickering
New Year’s resolutions. We all make them. We all abandon them by the end of February. But, hey, it’s not yet February, and this fine city offers the perfect selection of local shops you can visit to help jumpstart your resolution, whatever it is and however long you stick to it.
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Recovery efforts

With drug use — and addiction recovery — in the spotlight of this year’s mayoral race, experts weigh in on how it might hamper or help overall public health.


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Tim Farley
Public vilification of an Oklahoma City councilman’s past drug use, treatment and recovery is likely to restrict the number of people willing to seek elected office, a mental health expert said.
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Past, present, future

Oklahoma’s Century Chest exhibit bares unique Indian artifacts from a 100-year-old time capsule.


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Kevan Goff-Parker
When the Oklahoma Century Chest was opened in April, 100 years after the time capsule was buried, Chad Williams, director of research at the Oklahoma History Center, was surprised.
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Gleeful


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Gazette staff
Broken Arrow native and Oklahoma City University graduate Kristin Chenoweth, best known for originating the role of Glenda in Broadway’s smash hit Wicked, will return to everybody’s favorite love-to-hate-it, guilty pleasure TV musical Glee for its 100th episode.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

It’s getting better all the time


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Gazette staff
Slowdowns in the state’s energy and government sectors led to weaker job growth in Oklahoma, but the situation is bound to improve in 2014, according to Oklahoma State University economist Dan Rickman.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Hello, sailor. Oh, nevermind.


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Gazette staff
Isn’t it nice when sailors get to come home for Christmas? Yeah, uh … not this time.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Underpaid, now with proof!


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Gazette staff
It’s okay if you don’t get paid much, but you have good benefits, right? Right?! The state has been counting on state workers’ cooperation on that front for quite awhile, but, luckily, things are looking up.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Coal for Christmas?


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A few naughty folks in Oklahoma County may get nothing more than a few lumps of COAL in their stockings this Christmas.

 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Welcome to OKC


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Gazette staff
General Electric recently announced it’ll locate its first global research center dedicated to oil and gas technology in Oklahoma City. With it will come 130 high-tech jobs, the company announced in a media statement. That’s an economic impact of an estimated $13 million into our state and local economy.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Always help

The Salvation Army keeps its shelters open year-round to help with emergencies like winter freezes and bad weather.


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M.A. Smith
Oklahoma has already survived several winter storms, with digits well below freezing.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Full of hope

Bags of Hope was started by teenager eager to help women escape domestic violence.


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M.A. Smith
The South has always been a target for domestic violence. In fact, seven out of ten Southern states, including Oklahoma, were recently declared to have the highest number of domestic violence-related deaths.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Shelter vote stalled

The signature drive to force a vote on storm shelters is on hold while the Oklahoma Supreme Court considers a battle over ballot wording.


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Tim Farley
Supporters of a movement to build storm shelters in all public schools must wait on a legal decision from the Oklahoma Supreme Court before moving forward.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013
 
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