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The Oklahoma Legislature overrides Gov. Fallin’s controversial veto of proposed third-grade student advancement.


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Ben Felder
Gov. Mary Fallin didn’t hesitate when asked if she thought Oklahomans agreed with her veto.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Museum merit

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History receives the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries.


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Emily Anderson
It’s not every day that one meets the first lady of the United States and receives a national award. But that’s exactly what happened to Michael Mares on May 8 when Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History was honored with the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Strong bond

New York City’s 9/11 memorial and museum opens with strong ties to OKC’s bombing memorial.


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Ben Felder
When a controversy arose over whether or not the new National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City should include a gift shop, one of the first calls officials made was to Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Strengths and weaknesses

Senate primary races could say a lot about political party power in Oklahoma City.


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Ben Felder
While power in the state Senate won’t be changing political parties this election year, there are some interesting primary races that could say a lot about each party’s strength in Oklahoma City. Primary elections will be held across the state on June 24. The deadline to register to vote is May 31.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cool water

The city adapts to the new reality of water usage with alternative watering methods and odd-even watering days while considering even more conservation ideas.


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Ben Felder
The City of Oklahoma City wants more people like Dustin Akers.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

VIDEO: Council approves alcohol permit for gun range


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Ben Felder
Noisy trains are a common complaint of residents and businesses in downtown Oklahoma City. But the rail corridor that travels along Interstate 235 might become quieter in a couple of years.
 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Pegged with failure, Emerson is a school of triumph


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Ben Felder
The odds were stacked against Jacquelin Pando.
 
Friday, May 23, 2014

Class acts


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Gazette staff
Remember when Oklahoma City didn’t have an NBA team? Well those dark ages are gone. OKC not only has a team but it’s also really good, and the fans reward the team accordingly with their support.
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Left of center


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Gazette staff

This gives the phrase “straight-line politician” a whole new meaning.

 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

It’s a different world since 2008


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Gazette staff
BOK Financial Corporation, a Tulsabased bank that operates many different financial institutions across the county, recently settled out of court on an age and gender discrimination lawsuit that accused the bank of firing two employees of the Bank of Albuquerque.
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Promise keeper — not


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Gazette staff
Wes Welker, Kentucky Derby champion. Wes Welker is not a horse — or a jockey (though he could have fooled us). He is a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos. But he still won the Kentucky Derby, or at least made a boatload of cash off it.
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Praying with Reba


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Gazette staff
Oklahoma native Reba McEntire wants you to pray with her.
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Take that, bad guy


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Gazette staff
After almost a year, justice has been served. Paul Edward Factor of Oklahoma City was accused of stabbing a dog in the face at Beck’s Garage (4217 N. Western Ave.) after a night of carousing last August.
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fallin, Queen of Hearts


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Gazette staff

Texas might execute more people in number, but Oklahoma executes more of its own per capita, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. That’s a status Gov. Mary Fallin probably doesn’t want to lose anytime soon. To quote the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland: “Off with their heads!” But this isn’t a children’s story.

 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

One street, one city

OKC’s “second main street” is a journey into the heart of the city’s complicated patchwork of culture, race and income.


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Ben Felder

Editor’s note: Oklahoma Gazette reporter Ben Felder recently walked a 10-mile stretch of 23rd Street to learn more about the residents and businesses along the corridor.

 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
 
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