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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

UPDATE: Court unseals Ed Shadid's divorce records

UPDATE: Read the official letter from Ed Shadid at the bottom of this story.


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Tim Farley
UPDATE: Read the official open letter from Ed Shadid at the bottom of this story.
 
Friday, December 20, 2013

Making Meade

When Hugh Meade left the ATL for OKC a decade ago, he packed a passion for creative collaboration and public art.


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Angela Chambers
For nighttime visitors to the Plaza District, it’s hard to miss the 100 incandescent lights in Empire Slice House’s signature sign. Or maybe you took a family photo with the 9-foot owl at Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Pumpkinville this fall.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lockdown

The War on Drugs may be more about big business than curbing marijuana use.


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Tim Farley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a three-part series about marijuana and its impact on the state.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Angels unaware

Dale Rogers Training Center gives handicapped people mentorship and hope.


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Greg Horton
In its six decades of service to and partnership with Oklahomans with disabilities, the Dale Rogers Training Center has helped its clients get and keep work.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

OGE Energy's new home?

Stage Center comes closer to demolition, anchor tenant announced for planned high-rise


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Gazette staff
The landmark Stage Center building in downtown Oklahoma City is closer to coming down. In its place will be anchor tenant OGE Energy Corp., Kestrel Investments, owner and developer of the property, said Tuesday in a media statement.
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Open-and-shut?

Mayoral candidate Ed Shadid confirms cocaine use, violence when asked about his sealed divorce file, which The Daily Oklahoman is fighting to open


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City Councilman and mayoral candidate Ed Shadid snorted cocaine on two occasions, chose pornography over marital intimacy and became violent with his wife before entering an addiction treatment center, according to sealed divorce records reviewed by Oklahoma Gazette.
 
Sunday, December 15, 2013

Booking it

Norman is the first city in the nation to offer 24-hour public library kiosks.


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Molly Evans
It’s like a Redbox for books, and as of last month, Norman is the first city in the country to make 24-hour, automated libraries available to the public. Two are now open.
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Moving on

Rick Cain helped re-introduce public transit to the metro area. He retires in February.


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Tim Farley
When Rick Cain took the reins as chief of the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA) 10 years ago, most Oklahoma City residents didn’t know public transit existed.
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Face value

It looks as though some land owners get monetary incentives to let things rot, according to those suffering from dropping property values.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City Council members took the first step toward cleaning up vacant and abandoned homes and buildings, but not without protests from a group of realtors.
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Urban education renewal

The University of Central Oklahoma offers a unique prep academy for teachers who want to teach in urban schools.


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Tim Farley
Teaching in an urban school district like Oklahoma City often is viewed as challenging or even a last resort for some, but first-year teacher Heather Berry says it’s “fun.”
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

What's to hide?

Nothing, says mayoral candidate Ed Shadid. But a battle looms to keep his divorce records private.


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Tim Farley
Disclosing sealed court records connected to Oklahoma City mayoral candidate Ed Shadid’s divorce in 2007 outweighs embarrassment or harm it may cause the Ward 2 councilman, his ex-wife or their children, according to a leading expert on government openness and public records.
 
Monday, December 9, 2013

Pop goes the shop

Local sellers cash in on the Christmas spirit by making their wares available at small shops in temporary locations.


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Malena Lott
Last year, Michael Brown, owner of the Plaza District furniture store RetrOKC, stumbled upon the inaugural Holiday Pop-Up Shops at the Myriad Botanical Gardens and thought it was a cool concept. He will return for its second year, but as a tenant one weekend at the concept’s new location in Midtown.
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
 
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