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National spotlight

Two Tulsa women have become national icons for equality as they fight Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage.


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Angela Chambers
Oklahoma couple Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin experienced a strange, dreamlike moment when they heard the words “Bishop v. the United States of America” in a courtroom.
 
Thursday, April 10, 2014

TIF love

Increased use of tax incentive districts help support the development of some of OKC’s largest projects.


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Ben Felder
Some of Oklahoma City’s largest developments — the revitalized Skirvin Hilton Hotel, the Oklahoma Health Center complex and the massive Project 180 downtown streetscape renewal program — would not have been possible without the use of tax incentives, say city officials and economic developers.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Council offers tax incentives for two companies


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Ben Felder
The Oklahoma City Council voted recently to offer tax incentives to General Electric Co. and Baker Hughes Inc. for new facilities expected to create hundreds of high-paying jobs. Baker Hughes will receive $850,000 and General Electric will receive $1 million, assuming each company meets job creation expectations.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Take Shelter Oklahoma files lawsuit against attorney general


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Ben Felder
Take Shelter Oklahoma, a group that had been collecting signatures to force a ballot question to use $500 million in state bonds to build shelters, filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Scott Pruitt last year after he changed the language on its petition and ballot.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Residents asked to register storm shelters


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Ben Felder
The City of Oklahoma City is asking residents to register their storm shelters with the city’s Action Center. Residents can visit www.okc.gov and click on the “register your storm shelter” link under the Action Center icon.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Booze clues

Now that festival season is upon us, follow this simple primer on what’s legal.


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Angela Chambers
As Oklahoma City welcomes the winter-weary to enjoy outdoor spring festivals, it’s time for a friendly reminder about drinking do’s and don’ts.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Building hope

A northeast OKC community looks for opportunity in new retail development.


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Ben Felder
As John Pettis Jr. strolls across NE 23rd Street, a man stopped at a red light opens his door to give the Ward 7 councilman a wave and a thank-you.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Closer, but not equal

A marriage equality ruling might not solve all of the problems facing our community.


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Ben Felder
As the national mood surrounding same-sex marriage continues to shift toward acceptance, judges across the country — including in Oklahoma — have ruled that couples of the same gender have the right to marry.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

School’s in

Laws governing Oklahoma’s charter schools could be strengthened if new legislation passes this session.


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Brendan Hoover
Public education advocates are rallying around a bill that would strengthen the laws governing Oklahoma’s charter schools.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Prohibition fight

Oklahoma City’s history with alcohol is an explosive one.


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Ben Felder
Byron Gambulos wasn’t willing to back down. Instead, he was prepared to fight.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Charity champions

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits shares money and prestige with its seventh annual ONE Awards.


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Devon Green

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits ONE Awards

5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday

Southern Hills Country Club

2636 E. 61st St., Tulsa

oklahomacenterfornonprofits.org

463-6886

 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Moore mother will seek House seat


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Ben Felder
Danni Legg has run into wall after wall at the state Capitol.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Myriad Botanical Gardens prankster pays for green water cleanup


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Ben Felder
The prankster behind the green waters at Myriad Botanical Gardens is offering to pay for the damages.
 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Johnson announces Democratic bid for U.S. Senate


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Ben Felder
Sen. Constance Johnson’s (D-Oklahoma City) Tuesday afternoon press conference was delayed a few minutes as she waited for her mother to arrive.
 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Islamic advocacy group celebrates SQ755 defeat


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Ben Felder
Defeating an anti Sharia law amendment was the highlight of the past year for an Islamic advocacy group in Oklahoma.
 
Monday, April 7, 2014
 
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