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Pet project

Animals unclaimed in the aftermath of the May 20 tornado will be available for adoption Sunday.


News

Tim Farley
Dogs and cats displaced because of the May 20 tornado need a good, loving home. As a result, an adoption event is scheduled 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 615 E. Robinson in Norman.
 
Monday, June 17, 2013

Getting creative

OKC arts leaders work to connect would-be artists with educators.


News

Tim Farley
Bridging the gap between budding artists — such as sculptors, musicians, photographers and the like — and those who can nurture that creativity is a high priority for Arts Council of Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Smart traffic

OKC moves ahead with traffic signal upgrades aimed at benefiting motorists.


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Kelley Chambers
Don’t credit blind luck if motorists notice that they can drive a stretch of Classen Boulevard from the Northwest Expressway to downtown without stopping.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

And justice for all

A nonprofit taking shape in OKC wants to further tolerance and diversity.


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Peter Wright
More than a decade after its predecessor disappeared from Oklahoma City, a nonprofit that combats bias, bigotry and racism is branching out from Tulsa. The Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice (OCCJ) has launched an effort to design an entirely new program in OKC.
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Gimme shelter

May's deadly tornadoes have prompted a surge of interest in storm shelters.


News

Jerry Bohnen
In the wake of last month’s EF5 twisters, tornado shelter companies throughout the metro have been swamped with would-be customers ready to buy some peace of mind.
 
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

How to parent

A program for teen mothers aims to reduce child abuse in Oklahoma.


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Greg Horton
Dejawn Roberts was a 14-year-old student at Oklahoma Centennial Mid-High School in northeast Oklahoma City when she gave birth to her son, Jarron Jr. Now, a year later, she is getting instruction on parenting from the local nonprofit Family Builders.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Pet rescue

Oklahomans band together to assist pet-recovery efforts in the wake of the May 20 tornado.


News

Tim Farley
Country music superstar Miranda Lambert and her mother, Bev, knew before the May 20 twisters touched down that their help would be needed in the Sooner State.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Quiet, please

A funding plan finally takes shape to develop a so-called ‘quiet zone’ to minimize train noise near downtown.


News

Tim Farley
A drive to stop railroads in downtown Oklahoma City from tooting horns that disturb residents and business owners finally has hit the fast track.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

School's out, and over

A charter school in northeast Oklahoma City is forced to close amid concerns about poor test scores and financial mismanagement.


News

Tim Farley
With a 6-2 vote by the Oklahoma City Board of Education last week, Marcus Garvey Leadership Academy became the state’s first charter school to shut down involuntarily.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Taking cover

The May 20 tornado fuels calls for more schools to have shelters or safe rooms.


News

Greg Horton
Strengthening school safety from Mother Nature’s deadly wrath quickly became a focal issue in the wake of the May 20 tornado that devastated parts of Central Oklahoma. The EF5 funnel cloud destroyed two Moore elementary schools — Briarwood and Plaza Towers — killing seven children at the latter location.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Zoning out

Oklahoma City Council rejects a rezoning request by Chesapeake after neighbors voice complaints.


News

Tim Farley
Banding together, residents from the Douglas Edgemere neighborhood struck a blow against corporate giant Chesapeake Energy.
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

In cars

A TV meteorologist’s urging to ‘drive south’ during the May 31 tornado sparks a storm of anger on social media.


News

Tim Farley
Spencer Hicks won’t be watching or listening to KFOR Channel 4 meteorologist Mike Morgan anymore.
 
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Not business as usual

Two havens for entertainment are among scores of businesses impacted by the tornado.


News

Jerry Bohnen
Two iconic entertainment venues were among the scores of businesses hit hard by the May 20 tornado.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A tragedy on Twitter

The May 20 tornado and its aftermath unfold in 140 characters or less.


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Jenn Scott
The digital age has revolutionized how we interact with one another. In the case of the May 20 tornado, it provides a unique snapshot of history as it unfolds.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mother and son

A Moore woman, her son and a small dog experience the ordeal of May 20.


News

Tim Farley
In the wake of the sorrow and tears surrounding the May 20 tornado, a small but welcome dose of laughter and smiles arrived when an injured Moore woman, Pam Chandler, was reunited with her dog, a black dachshund named Abby.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
 
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