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Getting testy

A state law that screens welfare applicants for drugs found only 29 out of 1,300 people tested positive.


News

Peter Wright
A state law requiring a drug test as a condition for receiving welfare benefits has resulted in only 29 people being denied the assistance, although Oklahoma tested more than 1,000 applicants during the four-month period after the law took effect.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

One at a time

OKC officials appear to make headway with one senior wellness center — with three more to go.


News

Tim Farley
Controversy surrounding a potential religious conflict with the MAPS 3 senior health and wellness centers has put the issue in the Oklahoma City Council’s court.
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ban on the run?

Oklahomans ponder how the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act will impact same-sex couples in the Sooner State.


News

Greg Horton
The U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last week energized both opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage in Oklahoma.
 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Booking it to Moore

Residents of a Texas retirement community contribute to a local book drive for Moore schoolchildren.


News

Molly Evans
Residents of a senior living community in East Texas were deeply touched by news reports of the May 20 tornado that devastated Moore. The seniors — some of them retired teachers, some grandparents and great-grandparents — were especially concerned about the young students of Plaza Towers and Briarwood, the two elementary schools demolished by that EF5 twister.
 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Saving Gold

An Edmond engineering firm buys the Gold Dome, preserving the iconic OKC building from demolition.


News

Tim Farley
One of Oklahoma City’s most recognizable and talked-about buildings is safe once more.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Kid stuff

While the well-being of Oklahoma children has improved, according to a national study, childhood poverty remains a problem.


News

Peter Wright
A new report by a national children’s watchdog group found mixed signals for the well-being of kids in Oklahoma. The state has shown improvement in some health and education categories, while failing to buck a national trend of increasing childhood poverty.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cracking the code

How did Bradley Manning go from small-town Oklahoman to WikiLeakes’ most notorious contributor and alleged traitor?


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Ben Fenwick
In the Logan County town of Crescent, some 30 miles north of Oklahoma City, Mark Radford was mowing his lawn when federal agents from the State Department and the U.S. Army showed up at his door. They asked Radford about a local kid he used to know, Bradley Manning.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tough mothers

A grassroots advocacy group, Moms Demand Action, pushes for gun-buying restrictions in the Second Amendment bastion of Oklahoma.


News

Mark Beutler
Oklahoma might seem an unlikely place for a fledgling organization of gun-control advocates, but a grassroots effort under way in the state is calling for stronger gun laws. The local chapter of Moms Demand Action is part of a national group founded in the days after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

On the road again

Supporters of a ‘grid’ option for the planned downtown boulevard are hopeful after a recent public meeting.


News

Tim Farley
Continuing debate over the alignment of the planned downtown boulevard is down to four options, all of which are under review by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The department and city officials discussed the proposals at a June 18 public meeting at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center, where about 100 people attended.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Let there be light

The Oklahoma River gets night lighting Saturday evening, as part of the annual SandRidge Stars and Stripes River Festival.


News

Tim Farley
“Lights, camera, action!”
 
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

This is 40

In OKC’s first-ever $1 billion budget, a rise in crime prompts city council to approve 40 additional police officers.


News

Tim Farley
When Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty requested 40 more police officers as part of his department’s proposed budget, he pointed to alarming crime statistics.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Weighing what’s important downtown

OKC city council votes to see whether a convention center hotel is necessary before proceeding further.


News

Tim Farley
Financing a convention center hotel in downtown Oklahoma City isn’t as important as discovering if one is actually needed. That was the consensus of the city council June 11 when it rejected a proposal to pay a financial management company an extra $100,000 on delivering financing options for a would-be convention center hotel. That firm, Chicago-based Public Financial Management, is under contract for other city projects.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Trashed

Businesses navigate a new landscape in which social media may play a make-or-break role.


News

Dean Anderson
It’s the 21st-century equivalent of picket lines, letter-writing campaigns and a full-page ad in The New York Times. But the power of social media, as wielded by an ordinary citizen with a cell phone, can have a greater coordinated impact than all of them put together.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bricktown living

A $70 million residential development is slated for downtown’s entertainment district.


News

Tim Farley
Living in downtown Oklahoma City is expensive by anyone’s definition, but developers Gary Brooks and Andy Burnett aim to change that with a new project in east Bricktown.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Be reasonable

Freethinkers across the state will gather Saturday for a unique convention that touts science and reason.


News

Greg Horton
Oklahoma FreeOK Convention
9 a.m. Saturday
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
freeok.org
$25
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
 
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