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Q-and-A question

A MAPS 3 streetcar meeting took a turn into controversial territory over its Q-and-A format.


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Tim Farley
Feeling “muzzled” and “stifled,” several Oklahoma City residents walked out of a July 15 public hearing designed to inform them about four route options for the MAPS 3 streetcar project.
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Of wellness and worship

Putnam City Baptist Church’s proposal to run a MAPS 3 senior wellness center raises concerns over First Amendment rights.


News

Tim Farley
Several parts of a MAPS 3 senior wellness center proposal by an Oklahoma City church could create a First Amendment controversy, a local civil liberties attorney said.
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Culture wars

Amid some opposition, American Indian Cultural Center & Museum officials hope donors remain loyal to the uncompleted venue.


News

Tim Farley

Supporters of the half-built American Indian Cultural Center & Museum (AICCM) were days away from receiving $40 million in state funds this state legislative session when a deadly tornado ripped through south Oklahoma City and Moore.
 
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Something wild

In the aftermath of May’s tornadoes, wildlife experts have seen a rise in displaced animals needing medical care.


News

Gina A. Dabney
In the wake of May’s devastating tornadoes, a nonprofit in Noble that takes care of wild animals has seen a sharp influx of wildlife.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pretty vacant

OKC officials search for ways to keep owners of vacant properties from draining the city of $20 million annually.


News

Tim Farley
Oklahoma City officials have embarked on a mission to recoup an estimated $20 million that is lost annually because of long-term vacant homes and commercial buildings.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Reel jobs

Proponents of the state’s film rebate program hope to keep the incentive from fading to black.


News

Liz Blood
Supporters of Oklahoma’s film rebate program say the failure of state legislators to extend it this year could be a lethal blow to the film industry unless it’s remedied during next legislative session.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Field trip

OKC’s municipal leaders visit Arkansas to get ideas for the MAPS 3 senior wellness centers.


News

Tim Farley
Oklahoma City leaders last week received a heavy dose of best practices and innovative ideas for the planned MAPS 3 senior wellness centers during a day-long visit to North Little Rock, Ark.
 
Monday, July 15, 2013

Prisoners and pooches

A new documentary, "The Dogs of Lexington," chronicles a unique program involving inmates and dogs.


News

Nicole Hill
Half scruff, half scrap, Sarge drapes his small frame over the right leg of Bill Miller as the man, with concerted tenderness, rubs circles in Sarge's black-and-white coat.
 
Saturday, July 13, 2013

Walking Western

A plan to transform the Western Avenue corridor into a walkable destination draws scrutiny from residents and business owners.


News

Brendan Hoover
The Western Avenue corridor between N.W. 41st and 46th streets could become a more vibrant, walkable and economically viable destination if a new streetscape project is executed, city officials say, but the plan is drawing a close look from area business owners and residents.
 
Saturday, July 13, 2013

TEEM effort

A local nonprofit aims to help with hygiene.


News

Gazette staff
The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM) this week launches its annual Summer Breeze Hygiene Drive, a community-wide event aiming to provide personal hygiene items to students without the financial means to purchase them. In light of May's severe weather disasters, say TEEM organizers, the cause has become more crucial.
 
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Darts at arts

Grant requests to Oklahoma Arts Council are on the rise, but the agency faces having nearly 7 percent fewer dollars to give in 2014.


News

Molly Evans
The Oklahoma Arts Council is expected to face nearly a 7-percent reduction in federal funding in fiscal year 2014, escalating the agency’s two-year losses to almost $100,000.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Left and right

A state lawmaker wants to unite Oklahoma’s conservative and liberal factions for a Friday rally opposing U.S. involvement in Syria.


News

Molly Evans
Syria Not Our War Rally
7 p.m. Friday
State Capitol,
South Plaza
2300 N. Lincoln

 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

About a route

OKC residents are invited to voice opinions at a Monday public meeting on proposed routes for the MAPS 3 streetcar.


News

Tim Farley
MAPS 3 streetcar public meeting
6 p.m. Monday
Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library,
Fourth floor
300 Park Ave.
okc.gov/MAPS3
297-4561

 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The road ahead

OKC’s Hispanic business leaders aim to renovate their community one street at a time — starting with S.W. 29th.


News

Tim Farley
Transforming S.W. 29th Street from an ugly and outdated area into an attractive and thriving business district will be a challenge for community leaders.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Plane gain

OSU researchers are working on unmanned aircraft with the potential of accumulating data on tornadoes.


News

Moose Tyler
Oklahoma State University student research teams are designing and building unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that might someday be used in everything from agriculture to disaster relief and rescue operations.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
 
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