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The Wheeler District’s success lies with a team of dreamers.


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Ben Felder
There’s something spiritual about the way Blair Humphreys talks about the Wheeler District.
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fort, sealed?

Fort Sill has become a destination for thousands of undocumented minors. The government allowed limited access to Oklahoma Gazette.


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Ben Felder
Stripped of the politics, accusations of secrecy and policy debates, at the center of the ongoing immigration crisis plaguing the nation are children desperate enough to risk everything just to touch American soil.
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Metro briefs

METRO BRIEFS: Some Stage Center items have been salvaged by local art groups.


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Ben Felder
Some valuable materials inside Stage Center were saved before the planned theater demolition.
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mental health facility get council support


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Ben Felder
Despite a large protest from residents and a passionate appeal from Councilman John Pettis, the Oklahoma City council voted to allow an east side mental health facility to continue serving adults.
 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fort Sill has become a destination for thousands of undocumented minors.


News

Ben Felder
Stripped of the politics, accusations of secrecy and policy debates, at the center of the ongoing immigration crisis plaguing the nation are children desperate enough to risk everything just to touch American soil.
 
Friday, July 11, 2014

Fort Sill tour highlights secrecy of detention facility


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Ben Felder
A Thursday tour designed to offer transparency of a Fort Sill facility holding 1,000 unaccompanied minors from foreign countries only highlighted the secrecy the federal government is operating under in its response to a recent immigration crisis.
 
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Media granted guided, scripted tour of immigration detention facility


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Ben Felder
During a controlled and scripted tour, members of the media were shown a secure, clean and humane detention facility at Fort Sill housing nearly 1,000 unaccompanied minors who have cross the United States border illegally.
 
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Power shift?

Oklahoma is one of the lowest-ranked states in the nation when it comes to its male-to-female ratio of lawmakers.


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Ben Felder
While she appreciated the compliment, Cyndi Munson didn’t always appreciate that her looks were what some noticed first about her photo on a campaign flyer.
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Still on track

The time is now for city leaders to choose a streetcar technology.


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Ben Felder
City officials and members of the streetcar subcommittee believe the project to build a downtown streetcar remains on track for a late 2017 completion, even though state and city law, along with some confusion over wires, set the project back a few months.
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Metro briefs

Guyutes gets green light


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Ben Felder
Allied Arts worked with the site’s owner to distribute hundreds of items from Stage Center to various art groups. Approximately 250 theater seats, 150 stage lights and 20 exterior flood lights were removed from the theater and donated through Allied Arts.
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Petition underway to overturn possible fee on solar and wind users


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Ben Felder
Alternative energy advocates and liberal organizations say a new Oklahoma law penalizes wind and solar power users, but supporters claim it is merely a tool to address the growth of alternative energy use by individual households.
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New OKC school superintendent embarks on transition plan


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Ben Felder
Robert Neu has a plan.
 
Monday, July 7, 2014

Civic Center events continue to spark free speech debate


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Ben Felder
Oklahoma City’s Civic Center has recently become the site for culture wars over free speech, religious freedom and the role of government institutions as event managers.
 
Thursday, July 3, 2014

Documented success

Education can help bridge the gap for students who lack citizenship documentation.


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Ben Felder
For undocumented teenagers, life after high school can sometimes appear bleak.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Primary school

There’s a lot to learn from last week’s primary races. Sophia and Dunnington advance to a runoff in the Democratic primary, educators rally around a new Republican candidate and minority candidates attempt to break new ground.


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Ben Felder
Jason Dunnington and Paula Sophia held watch parties at next-door establishments last week in the Plaza District, which was fitting — and convenient for reporters — as the two Democratic candidates would emerge from the House District 88 primary as the top vote-getters in a hotly contested race that will decide the next representative.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
 
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