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Conventional wisdom

Plans for the MAPS 3 convention center stall pending a decision on where to locate an accompanying hotel.


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Tim Farley
Progress on downtown Oklahoma City’s MAPS 3-funded convention center has stalled pending a decision on the location of a convention center hotel.
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

After Aubrey

Nonprofits and retailers wonder about their relationship with Chesapeake in a post-McClendon environment.


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Kelley Chambers
Some could argue that in addition to being in the energy business, Chesapeake Energy is in the Oklahoma City business. From shopping centers to the support of nonprofits and the arts, many rely on Chesapeake dollars. With the departure of Chesapeake co-founder and CEO Aubrey McClendon, many who benefit from the company’s philanthropic efforts wonder what’s next.
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The gap

Oklahoma’s haves and have-nots grow further apart.


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Rachel Curtis
Hundreds of thousands of middle- and lower-income Oklahomans this tax season will claim credits that the state Legislature considered eliminating only last year. With 17 percent of Oklahoma City’s residents living below the poverty level of $15,510 for a family of two, losing the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Sales Tax Relief Credit and Child Tax Credit would impact a significant portion of the metro’s most vulnerable families.
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Newtown school shooter visited Oklahoma gun range


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Gazette staff
An Oklahoma gun range has a connection, however peripheral, to the Sandy Hook massacre.
 
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Race to the finish

Ward 1 City Councilman Gary Marrs squares off against challenger James Greiner in Tuesday’s runoff.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City Councilman Gary Marrs isn’t taking anything for granted in the Tuesday runoff against challenger James Greiner.
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lucky 7

Skip Kelly and John Pettis Jr. face off in Tuesday’s city council race for Ward 7.


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Tim Farley
John Pettis Jr. is optimistic about his quest to unseat Oklahoma City Ward 7 Councilman Ronald “Skip” Kelly.
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jackson’s action

The death of an OKC man while in police custody spurs Rev. Jesse Jackson to call for a congressional probe.


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Tim Farley
Prominent civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson has vowed he won’t rest until justice is served for Robin Howard.
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

For sale: KFOR


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Phil Bacharach
Oklahoma City’s NBC affiliate, KFOR Channel 4, is up for sale.
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Watching history

A treasure trove of Oklahoma TV news footage is donated to the Oklahoma Historical Society


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Rachael Cervenka
Today, the Oklahoma Historical Society accepted a donation from Griffin Communications containing a treasure trove of television news footage: all archives documenting the nearly 50 years of significant news coverage by the company, which owns Oklahoma City’s KWTV Channel 9 and Tulsa’s KOTV Channel 6.
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lottery limbo

With the lottery’s future uncertain, Oklahoma lottery officials scramble for ways to increase the games’ popularity and help schools statewide.


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Peter Wright
When the Oklahoma Lottery’s first instant ticket was sold in October 2005, the odds were that the numbers underneath the scratch-off film would be worthless to whoever bought it. Yet the dollar exchanged for that card was intended to be the first of millions raised for education.
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Boxed in

Local developer David Box says he has no option but to pursue razing the historic Gold Dome building.


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Tim Farley
As owner of the historic Gold Dome in Oklahoma City, David Box finds himself in an untenable position.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

From board to booked

Controversy erupts after District Attorney David Prater files criminal charges against the state Pardon and Parole Board.


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Jerry Bohnen
Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater has met a storm of criticism since his March 13 filing of criminal charges against the state Pardon and Parole Board. In the wake of an investigation that began last summer, Prater has accused the board’s five members of repeatedly violating the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Walk on

Work is ready to get under way on the first phase of sidewalk construction under MAPS 3.


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Tim Farley
Sidewalk construction may not be the sexiest MAPS 3 project, but it will serve a practical purpose for a number of Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods and main thoroughfares.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Paseo visionary

Arts patron and urban developer John Belt leaves behind a lasting legacy with OKC’s historic arts district.


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Tim Farley
During a Christmas party last year at Paseo Originals Art Gallery, John Belt walked up a flight of steps, looked to the crowd and immediately burst into a booming rendition of “O Holy Night.”
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Flatlined

Oklahoma grapples with serious health care challenges without expanding Medicaid.


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Clifton Adcock
Sitting in the folding chairs that would serve as their beds that night, bundled up under heavy coats and blankets, they waited for morning.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
 
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