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Failing forethought

The A-F school grading system also shows which schools might need the most resources — internal and external — to succeed.


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Tim Farley
Hunger, poor living conditions and an unstable family life impact a child’s ability to learn more than classroom teaching, studies from education experts show.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Not in my backyard

Community takes up fight against new Salvation Army location on the corner of 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.


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Tim Farley
The Salvation Army’s march to the NW 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue area has drawn protests from neighbors, but the relocation plans are moving forward.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Identity crisis

The John F. Kennedy district near downtown Oklahoma City works to lift itself out of a past filled with crime and dilapidation.


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Tim Farley
One historically black Oklahoma City community is transforming its neighborhood, which has been troubled with high levels of crime and dilapidated housing for decades.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Permanent culture

Urban gardening is taking root in empty spaces across the city. Experts say it’s no fad.


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Giancarlo Gonzalez

The neighborhood tortoiseshell cat tiptoes past a cotton shrub, through purple hyacinth bean vines and onto rows of tomato and pepper plants.

 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Banned?

City council member wants e-cigarettes banned.


News

Tim Farley
Although e-cigarettes are promoted as a way to stop a bad habit, Oklahoma City Ward 4 Councilman Pete White wants them banned.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dotted line

The drive to put storm shelters into schools is quickly turning into a political fight, say some organizers.


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Tim Farley
Gov. Mary Fallin doesn’t intend to sign a petition that would allow voters to decide if they want to spend $500 million to build storm shelters in every public school.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Taxing debate

Tax collection revenue, the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum and the Marketplace Fairness Act top the list of legislative priorities.


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Tim Farley
Sales tax revenue is the largest source of income for any city in Oklahoma, and the money pot could get bigger if new legislation is passed next year.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

No raises?

Pay increase decision put off until December.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City Manager Jim Couch and two other high-level administrators will have to wait until mid- December to know if they’ll receive annual salary increases.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fabric of society

Founded in OKC, the new website Woven allows gay and transgender communities access to legal and financial information.


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Giancarlo Gonzalez
Woven is a start-up company that aims to fulfill a unique function in our democracy.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Shelter battle

Lawsuit claims conflict of interest, Take Shelter Oklahoma wants state Attorney General removed from a storm shelter petition drive.


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Tim Farley
Thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from leading business executives could force Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to disqualify himself from a legal battle involving a statewide storm shelter petition drive.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Before bars

The ReMerge Oklahoma program works with women to keep them out of prison, often breaking cycles of abuse and addiction.


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M.A. Smith
ReMerge Oklahoma, an alternative sentencing program for pregnant offenders and moms, is working to help reunite mothers with their children while decreasing the female offender rates in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cluck it

A trend toward urban farming leads the OKC Planning Commission to clarify our local regulations.


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Cluck, cluck, cluck! Ah, the sound of egg-producing chickens may soon fill Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods if a renewed urban agriculture measure is approved.
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Nature’s (Lego) fury

Kids engineer Lego robots in order to save the human race — and possibly win a world title.


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Danniel Parker

“A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.” This is Isaac Asimov’s first law of robotics and the core principle of the machines that serve their human child creators and overlords.

 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

No raises?

Pay increase decision put off until December.


News

Tim Farley
Oklahoma City Manager Jim Couch and two other high-level administrators will have to wait until mid-December to know if they’ll receive annual salary increases.
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

It’s covered

Local business owners weigh the Affordable Care Act and how it hits their bottom line — and their employees.


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Angela Chambers
Two Oklahoma City area businesses — one small and another with 1,000- plus employees — are exploring how to adapt current health insurance plans with the Affordable Care Act.
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
 
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