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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

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

Drug deal

Law enforcement accused of ‘policing for profit’ when it comes to war on drugs, especially pot.


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Tim Farley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a three-part series about marijuana and its impact on the state.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Time out

A petition drive seeks to add term limits to Oklahoma City Council members.


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Tim Farley
Placing term limits on Oklahoma City’s council members would “open up the playing field” for new ideas in government, according to the organizer of an initiative petition.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Wish Lists


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Gazette staff
What do local notables want this holiday season? Well, Oklahoma Gazette asked ’em. And they told us. Imagine that!  We passed along these lists to Mr. Claus to do with as he sees fit. But for now, we’re reading the list — some of it twice, because it’s that good. We talked to everyone from adult film stars to leading conservative politicians to get insight — and a laugh — from our leading locals. Happy holidays! — Jennifer Chancellor
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

UPDATE: Court unseals Ed Shadid's divorce records

UPDATE: Read the official letter from Ed Shadid at the bottom of this story.


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Tim Farley
UPDATE: Read the official open letter from Ed Shadid at the bottom of this story.
 
Friday, December 20, 2013

Making Meade

When Hugh Meade left the ATL for OKC a decade ago, he packed a passion for creative collaboration and public art.


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Angela Chambers
For nighttime visitors to the Plaza District, it’s hard to miss the 100 incandescent lights in Empire Slice House’s signature sign. Or maybe you took a family photo with the 9-foot owl at Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Pumpkinville this fall.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lockdown

The War on Drugs may be more about big business than curbing marijuana use.


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Tim Farley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a three-part series about marijuana and its impact on the state.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Angels unaware

Dale Rogers Training Center gives handicapped people mentorship and hope.


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Greg Horton
In its six decades of service to and partnership with Oklahomans with disabilities, the Dale Rogers Training Center has helped its clients get and keep work.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

OGE Energy's new home?

Stage Center comes closer to demolition, anchor tenant announced for planned high-rise


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Gazette staff
The landmark Stage Center building in downtown Oklahoma City is closer to coming down. In its place will be anchor tenant OGE Energy Corp., Kestrel Investments, owner and developer of the property, said Tuesday in a media statement.
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Open-and-shut?

Mayoral candidate Ed Shadid confirms cocaine use, violence when asked about his sealed divorce file, which The Daily Oklahoman is fighting to open


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City Councilman and mayoral candidate Ed Shadid snorted cocaine on two occasions, chose pornography over marital intimacy and became violent with his wife before entering an addiction treatment center, according to sealed divorce records reviewed by Oklahoma Gazette.
 
Sunday, December 15, 2013

Booking it

Norman is the first city in the nation to offer 24-hour public library kiosks.


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Molly Evans
It’s like a Redbox for books, and as of last month, Norman is the first city in the country to make 24-hour, automated libraries available to the public. Two are now open.
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Moving on

Rick Cain helped re-introduce public transit to the metro area. He retires in February.


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Tim Farley
When Rick Cain took the reins as chief of the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA) 10 years ago, most Oklahoma City residents didn’t know public transit existed.
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
 
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