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Relief

Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project partners with Red Cross, Salvation Army, United Way, Christian volunteers — and a home bathroom company.


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Giancarlo Gonzalez
The rebuilding continues six months after the Moore tornado. As the weather cools, 41 case managers, drawn from the Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Project (ODRP), work tirelessly to help their neighbors return to a life of normalcy. Businesses donate to alleviate the sense of total loss for some residents.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Weight converters

Thanks to a free wellness program, losing pounds can make a world of difference in OKC residents’ lives.


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Angela Chambers
A major car accident left an Oklahoma City woman with significant pain and a long recovery. This led to substantial weight gain, which resulted in high blood pressure and other health complications.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tango steps

For six years, Turkey Tango has helped feed the needy a high-quality Thanksgiving meal.


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Greg Horton
This year’s Turkey Tango will be the sixth consecutive year that Oklahoma City restaurants have partnered with Culinary Kitchen, 7222 N. Western Ave., to feed the needy on Thanksgiving.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fair trade

An Oklahoma City councilman wants to break eight wards into 10 in an effort to promote district parity both in service and across ethnic and racial lines.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City Councilman Pete White isn’t giving up on a plan to increase the number of wards from eight to 10.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It still hurts

Time can repair a lot of things, but learning how to live a different life after a major disaster is an ongoing process.


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Tim Farley
With the exception of time, life hasn’t changed much for Joy Waldroop during the last six months. She still hurts, agonizes and grieves. New bricks and mortar can’t replace her loss.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Rebirth

Many storm-ravaged local businesses have rebounded with the help of the communities of Moore


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Mark Beutler
Driving the stretch of Interstate 35 through Moore, it is difficult to imagine the destruction left just a few months ago. Six months after an EF-5 tornado ripped through the area on May 20, signs of life are everywhere. Businesses have re-opened, houses and neighborhoods are going up and residents are beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

New blessing

Although not legally binding in the state, the blessing of same-sex couples is becoming a reality in Episcopal churches.


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Greg Horton
Finally, Episcopal churches in Oklahoma are getting approval to perform blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A modest proposal

Looking for love in the right place — one couple finds it through Oklahoma Gazette’s crossword puzzle page.


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Tim Farley
Lindsey Miller has worked every crossword puzzle published by Oklahoma Gazette for several years, but little did she know the Nov. 20 edition would include a special message designed just for her.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Who will take reigns on popular Halloween parade?

Oklahoma Gazette will continue its support of arts and entertainment communities in new ways as the city's alternative news source readies for its 35th year in OKC.


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Gazette staff
In a press statement today, Oklahoma Gazette announced that, after seven years, it will no longer be the organizer of the annual Oklahoma Gazette Halloween Parade.
 
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

BREAKING: Protest, vigil planned for 'Fabulous' production opening

Two churches, one named as a 'hate group' by the Southern Poverty Law Center, will be countered by a vigil by LGBT equality and arts supporters.


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Mark Beutler
What started out to be a small, largely unnoticed production by the OKC Theater Company has turned into a First Amendment fight, as well as a battle against Oklahoma City’s gay and lesbian community, claim supporters of the production of “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.”
 
Friday, November 22, 2013

WEATHER: Street crews at the ready

More than 30 trucks are ready to go when the weather gets bad. PLUS find your alternate snow route now.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City’s street crews are ready to cover roads and bridges with salt and sand in anticipation of icy weather this week, city spokeswoman Kristy Yager said.
 
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Failing forethought

The A-F school grading system also shows which schools might need the most resources — internal and external — to succeed.


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Tim Farley
Hunger, poor living conditions and an unstable family life impact a child’s ability to learn more than classroom teaching, studies from education experts show.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Not in my backyard

Community takes up fight against new Salvation Army location on the corner of 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.


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Tim Farley
The Salvation Army’s march to the NW 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue area has drawn protests from neighbors, but the relocation plans are moving forward.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Identity crisis

The John F. Kennedy district near downtown Oklahoma City works to lift itself out of a past filled with crime and dilapidation.


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Tim Farley
One historically black Oklahoma City community is transforming its neighborhood, which has been troubled with high levels of crime and dilapidated housing for decades.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Permanent culture

Urban gardening is taking root in empty spaces across the city. Experts say it’s no fad.


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Giancarlo Gonzalez

The neighborhood tortoiseshell cat tiptoes past a cotton shrub, through purple hyacinth bean vines and onto rows of tomato and pepper plants.

 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
 
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