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Art funding cuts proposed

One of hundreds of bills readied for the new legislature, HB 2850 lays out plans to defund the Oklahoma Arts Council by 2018.


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Devon Green
Experts warn that funding for the arts in Oklahoma may soon hit a crisis point if proposed cuts are approved.
 
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Faithful friends

When a beloved pet is called home for the last time, Ever Faithful sends it off with dignity and respect.


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Louis Fowler
The debilitating and devastating emotional pain that comes with the death of a four-legged best friend is something that only a loving pet-owner can fully understand.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

If we build it ...

... Will conventions come? The answer to whether a new hotel is needed with a proposed MAPS 3 convention center is debated.


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Tim Farley
A glut of exhibit space and a drop in trade show attendance should cause Oklahoma City leaders to rethink their plans to build a new convention center and headquarters hotel downtown, a national planning expert said.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Playing chicken

The city council looks for a compromise with urban agriculture and the desire for city residents to own and raise chickens.


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Tim Farley

Oklahoma City Councilwoman Meg Salyer is trying to please chicken-lovers and everyone else.

 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Landmark decision

An appeal automatically precludes all gay and lesbian marriages in the state until the case is heard by a higher court.


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Tim Farley
Same-sex couple Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop were “elated and over the moon” when a federal judge decided Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriages is unconstitutional.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Don't fornicate, gossip or wrestle a bear. Ever

Often obscure, most of these laws are still on the books, but whether or not they’re actually enforceable is another matter.


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Tim Farley
Swearing, blasphemy or having sex with the neighbor’s wife can be debated on moral grounds, but there’s no doubt all three are illegal in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Food Network headed to local eatery

Volunteers sought for community rebuild of Urban Roots Café


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Jennifer Chancellor
Urban Roots Café, housed in one of the last original buildings in the Oklahoma City's historical Deep Deuce district, is undergoing a facelift.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Lankford says he wants Coburn's Senate seat


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Tim Farley
U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) will seek election to the U.S. Senate following Sen. Tom Coburn’s announcement that he plans to retire early next year.
 
Monday, January 20, 2014

Homeless photography: A fresh look

A photo project teams a homeless man with Oklahoma Gazette, Upward Transitions and Curbside Chronicle to help our community experience a new side of our city.


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Giancarlo Gonzalez
Marcos Powell, 39, originally from New York City, has lived in Jackson, Tenn. as well as Charlotte, N.C. before moving to Oklahoma City.
 
Thursday, January 16, 2014

DDRC approves Stage Center demolition


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Kelley Chambers
The Downtown Design Review Committee cleared the way on January 16 for developer Rainey Williams Jr. to raze Oklahoma City's Stage Center building downtown to make room for an office tower. The committee voted 3-2 in favor of demolition.
 
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Up in smoke

Legal fights have yet to succeed in the effort to legalize and regulate pot use, but that doesn’t mean the end is nigh.


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Tim Farley

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part three of a three-part series about marijuana and its impact on the state.

 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The cancer cure

Well, maybe not for all forms of cancer, but Larry Kennedy’s legacy might be the cure for a deadly, rare disease that took the life of his brother.


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Devon Green
There may be a treatment and cure for a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma, which has little to no rate of survival.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Nobody listened

... claims the family of Quinten Wood, the child who died after dozens of calls for help over his welfare.


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Tim Farley
Valerie Wood-Harber insists special education teachers at Midwest City High School failed her brother by acting as “babysitters” instead of teaching him critical life skills.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Oklahoma gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional


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Tim Farley
Same-sex couples throughout Oklahoma are celebrating following a federal judge’s ruling that the state’s ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional.
 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Fowled up

An urban agriculture proposal that would allow chickens within city limits has been voted down by the city council.


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Tim Farley
Chickens are allowed in city limits on one-acre lots or larger, but supporters argued all residents should have the freedom to raise chickens that produce fresh eggs. However, the measure failed 7-2 with Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid and Ward 4 Councilman Pete White voting in favor of the proposal.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
 
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