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A tower in your honor


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Gazette staff
Millennials, you did it again. Not only are you still mooching off your parents and not voting because you’re too busy volunteering with nonprofits, but you’ve also gone and forever altered the OKC skyline.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

We’re all in


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Gazette staff
Those crimson-bleeding Sooner fans who love watching their team battle the Texas Longhorns have reason to rejoice. Oklahoma will compete against Texas at the Cotton Bowl until at least 2025.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Documented success

Education can help bridge the gap for students who lack citizenship documentation.


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Ben Felder
For undocumented teenagers, life after high school can sometimes appear bleak.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Primary school

There’s a lot to learn from last week’s primary races. Sophia and Dunnington advance to a runoff in the Democratic primary, educators rally around a new Republican candidate and minority candidates attempt to break new ground.


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Ben Felder
Jason Dunnington and Paula Sophia held watch parties at next-door establishments last week in the Plaza District, which was fitting — and convenient for reporters — as the two Democratic candidates would emerge from the House District 88 primary as the top vote-getters in a hotly contested race that will decide the next representative.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Final act

The polarizing piece of architecture and history known as Stage Center plays out its last act — demolition.


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Ben Felder
William Menking believes there is a lot to like in Oklahoma City. But the planned demolition of Stage Center has him questioning the city’s priorities.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

School board welcomes new superintendent


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Ben Felder
At 12:01 a.m. on July 1, Robert Neu, the city’s new superintendent, received a text message that initially left him a little confused.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Stage Center material to be donated to artists


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Ben Felder
Stage Center is coming down, most likely this month. But some of the material from the downtown theater will be donated to local artists.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

VIDEO + Council Report: Guyutes gets greenlight from council


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Ben Felder
An agenda item before the Oklahoma City council Tuesday titled “BS,” which Councilman Ed Shadid said was “appropriately labeled,” included a $3.5 million tax incentive package for the nationwide chain Cabela’s.
 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

BREAKING: Four things to know about Supreme Court’s ruling on Hobby Lobby case


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Ben Felder
Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby was handed a victory today in its fight with President Barack Obama and his controversial health care law.
 
Monday, June 30, 2014

REACTION: Grassroot education groups flex muscle with Hofmeister win


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Ben Felder
The anonymous author of the popular education blog OK Education Truths has been openly opposed to State Superintendent Janet Barresi, and there was plenty to write about following Tuesday’s primary election.
 
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Average is OK


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Gazette staff
If you work long days in a room full of 30 hormonal children, you might want to take an extra personal day once in a while. Luckily for Oklahoma City’s youth, OKC’s teachers are just average when it comes to attendance.
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Heel!


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Gazette staff
Getting into a fight in the mall is one thing, but fighting and hitting someone with high heels is quite another, as 32-yearold Ronnetta Baker learned recently while shopping at Penn Square Mall.
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Religious fervor


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Gazette staff
It seems that the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and Oklahoma aren’t going to cut their close ties anytime soon — they’re much too close for that. NewsOK.com reports that Quail Springs Baptist Church’s Rev. Hance Dilbeck was elected the convention’s second vice president during its annual meeting in Baltimore June 10-11.
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Next, he’s building an invisible jet


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Gazette staff
Adrian Peterson is a human being. He’s much bigger, faster and better at football than most other human beings, but he is a human being nonetheless.
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The charred smell of success


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Gazette staff
A distillery named Twister in Moore is destroyed by ... fire? No, really.
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
 
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