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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

Another convention center?

A petition has been filed to halt funding the MAPS 3 convention center in downtown Oklahoma City, which would cost an estimated $250 million.


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Tim Farley
A citizens group led by Oklahoma City’s Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid plans to ask voters to prevent the construction of the MAPS 3 downtown convention center.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Getting high(er)

Pay raises were approved for city employees, including the city manager, police and municipal employees.


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Tim Farley
City employees, including Manager Jim Couch and two other high-ranking officials, will make more money during 2014 thanks to action taken by the Oklahoma City Council on Dec. 31.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Community demands governor action over boy's death

Family collects 460,000 signatures demanding an investigation, and claims dozens of calls for help were ignored before teenager Quinten Wood's death.


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Tim Farley
Mid-Del Public Schools and the state’s Department of Human Services did nothing to help 15-year-old special education student Quinten Wood escape a life of neglect and abuse, a family member charged Tuesday at the state Capitol.
 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Special meeting set Wednesday

The Oklahoma City Council will meet to discuss the possibility of creating two new wards.


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Tim Farley
The Oklahoma City Council will hold a special meeting 9 a.m. Wednesday at city hall to discuss the creation of two new wards. Oklahoma City residents are now represented by eight councilmen and the mayor.
 
Monday, January 6, 2014

Another hotel and convention center?

A petition has been filed to halt funding for a new hotel and convention center in downtown Oklahoma City, which would cost an estimated $250 million in MAPS 3 funding.


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Tim Farley
A citizens group led by Oklahoma City’s Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid plans to ask voters to prevent the construction of the MAPS 3 downtown convention center.
 
Thursday, January 2, 2014

Jumpstart your 2014


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Brittany Pickering
New Year’s resolutions. We all make them. We all abandon them by the end of February. But, hey, it’s not yet February, and this fine city offers the perfect selection of local shops you can visit to help jumpstart your resolution, whatever it is and however long you stick to it.
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Recovery efforts

With drug use — and addiction recovery — in the spotlight of this year’s mayoral race, experts weigh in on how it might hamper or help overall public health.


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Tim Farley
Public vilification of an Oklahoma City councilman’s past drug use, treatment and recovery is likely to restrict the number of people willing to seek elected office, a mental health expert said.
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

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
 
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