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Dotted line

The drive to put storm shelters into schools is quickly turning into a political fight, say some organizers.


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Tim Farley
Gov. Mary Fallin doesn’t intend to sign a petition that would allow voters to decide if they want to spend $500 million to build storm shelters in every public school.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Taxing debate

Tax collection revenue, the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum and the Marketplace Fairness Act top the list of legislative priorities.


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Tim Farley
Sales tax revenue is the largest source of income for any city in Oklahoma, and the money pot could get bigger if new legislation is passed next year.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

No raises?

Pay increase decision put off until December.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City Manager Jim Couch and two other high-level administrators will have to wait until mid- December to know if they’ll receive annual salary increases.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fabric of society

Founded in OKC, the new website Woven allows gay and transgender communities access to legal and financial information.


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Giancarlo Gonzalez
Woven is a start-up company that aims to fulfill a unique function in our democracy.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Shelter battle

Lawsuit claims conflict of interest, Take Shelter Oklahoma wants state Attorney General removed from a storm shelter petition drive.


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Tim Farley
Thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from leading business executives could force Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to disqualify himself from a legal battle involving a statewide storm shelter petition drive.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Before bars

The ReMerge Oklahoma program works with women to keep them out of prison, often breaking cycles of abuse and addiction.


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M.A. Smith
ReMerge Oklahoma, an alternative sentencing program for pregnant offenders and moms, is working to help reunite mothers with their children while decreasing the female offender rates in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cluck it

A trend toward urban farming leads the OKC Planning Commission to clarify our local regulations.


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Cluck, cluck, cluck! Ah, the sound of egg-producing chickens may soon fill Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods if a renewed urban agriculture measure is approved.
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Nature’s (Lego) fury

Kids engineer Lego robots in order to save the human race — and possibly win a world title.


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Danniel Parker

“A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.” This is Isaac Asimov’s first law of robotics and the core principle of the machines that serve their human child creators and overlords.

 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

No raises?

Pay increase decision put off until December.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City Manager Jim Couch and two other high-level administrators will have to wait until mid-December to know if they’ll receive annual salary increases.
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013

It’s covered

Local business owners weigh the Affordable Care Act and how it hits their bottom line — and their employees.


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Angela Chambers
Two Oklahoma City area businesses — one small and another with 1,000- plus employees — are exploring how to adapt current health insurance plans with the Affordable Care Act.
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Take a hike?

Proposed bus fare increases would hit hard those who most need public transportation.


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Tim Farley
Proposed fare increases for Oklahoma City’s mass transit service prompted Kimberly Mitchell to take action.
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Correction


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Gazette staff
None of Oklahoma City’s neighborhood associations have publicly endorsed Mayor Mick Cornett in his re-election bid. (Oct. 23 Gazette.)
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Budding prospects

Oklahoma residents — and many law enforcement officials and other experts — increasingly support medical marijuana use and decriminalization of the drug.


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Tim Farley
Faced with some of the harshest marijuana laws in the nation, Oklahoma residents overwhelmingly favor its use for medical purposes while also endorsing decriminalization.
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Standing up for hope

Sooner Stand Down helps homeless veterans with everything, including backpacks, healthcare, sobriety and life skills.


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Tim Farley
Air Force veteran Rickey Bell doesn’t blame anyone except himself for being homeless and without a full-time job.
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tear it up

Project 180 improvements enter a new phase, and with that comes new road closures. But, construction will be more city friendly than it has been, officials promise.


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Tim Farley
Downtown Oklahoma City streets are about to be ripped apart again, but fortunately for motorists and pedestrians, lessons were learned from the last round of road construction.
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
 
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