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A fearless teen


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Rachael Cervenka

Reflections of Hope Award ceremony
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 N.E. 63rd
oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org
235-3313
$168-$3,500

 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

ASK and tell


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Rachael Cervenka
Asking a question is a fairly simple task. It’s also the driving force behind a public campaign aimed at raising awareness in Oklahoma about energy efficiency, health, local foods and more.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Nettled neighbors

A planned substance-abuse rehab center on N.W. First Street stirs up controversy.


News

Tim Farley
A drug and alcohol rehabilitation center will soon be built on the western outskirts of downtown Oklahoma City, but some residents and business owner remain leery about the project.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Take shelter

A substantial funding cut looms for a Cleveland County youth shelter.


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Carol Cole-Frowe
Proposed elimination of Cleveland County funding to the area’s emergency youth shelter has the facility’s administration and supporters scrambling to figure out how to keep it open and what other services will have to be reduced.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Like a rock

Two metro high school stadiums built in the Depression era are due a makeover


News

Kelley Chambers
Gary Armbruster said he wants to make one thing clear: No one is tearing down Taft Stadium’s historic rock wall that has faced N. May Avenue for more than 70 years.
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Living with Alzheimer's

By year’s end, Edmond is expected to have the metro's first stand-alone memory-care facility.


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Nicole Hill
With an aging population and nearly 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, focus on the chronic illness has shifted from diagnosis to care.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Crossing Obamacare

Hobby Lobby's legal battle against the Affordable Care Act has made it a darling of evangelical Christians nationwide.


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Peter Wright
For supporters of Hobby Lobby, the fluorescent bulbs that light store aisles have perhaps become a beacon of righteousness. The Oklahoma City-based chain stepped into the political fray late last year with a controversial lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a case that has garnered praise from some of the most prominent evangelical figures in the country.
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New life

The long-struggling Crossroads Mall gets a second chance as a commercial hub for OKC’s growing Latino community.


News

Peter Wright
A mariachi band played as dancers from a traveling circus last week unveiled plans to reshape Crossroads Mall. With a new name and new tenants, future renovations and a busy schedule of events, developers hope to transform the once-thriving mall into a commercial hub for Oklahoma City’s Latino community.
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Kevin Durant reacts to Jason Collins' coming out: 'It's cool with me'


News

Gazette staff
Numerous NBA stars have weighed in with encouraging words for Washington Wizards center Jason Collins in light of today's announcement that he is gay.
 
Monday, April 29, 2013

Left field


News

Tim Farley
Traffic signals in some parts of Oklahoma City are changing.
 
Friday, April 26, 2013

It's a blessing

Oklahoma’s Episcopal Diocese provides materials allowing for the blessing of same-sex unions.


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Greg Horton
The Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma last week published documents that allow for the blessing of same-sex unions in Oklahoma. Bishop Ed Konieczny said the materials — which include guidelines for clergy and an approved liturgy (order of service) — clearly state that the union is not a legally binding ceremony.
 
Friday, April 26, 2013

Accord struck

Gov. Fallin and GOP legislative leaders say they’ve reached agreement on tax cuts, workers’ comp reform and Capitol repairs.


News

Tim Farley
Gov. Mary Fallin and the Republican-controlled Legislature appear poised to cut taxes, implement a new workers’ compensation system and restore the deteriorating state Capitol building.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Taking a SHINE

An Oklahoma County program gaining national attention gives nonviolent offenders an alternative to jail.


News

Murray Evans
Brie Florence stood across the street from the downtown Oklahoma County office building on a chilly day, paint roller and can in tow, ready to clean up some graffiti in a nearby parking garage.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Streetcar vs. bus

A city councilman pushes back on the anticipated MAPS 3 streetcar amid concerns it will hurt the bus system.


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Tim Farley
The anticipated return of streetcars to downtown Oklahoma City has sparked excitement and anticipation among many city leaders, but Ed Shadid isn’t one of them.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Piping up

Metro foes of the Keystone XL pipeline step up acts of civil disobedience to show their opposition to the project.


News

James Cooper
In an effort to prevent a controversial pipeline’s construction in Oklahoma, some metro residents have engaged in nonviolent civil disobedience, going to jail as a result.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
 
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