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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Retirement quandary

Proposed legislation to change state employee pensions is hotly contested.


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Angela Chambers
Oklahoma’s Senate is considering a defined-contribution pension for future state employees after the proposal passed in the House of Representatives last month.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Council offers tax incentives for two facilities


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Ben Felder
Oklahoma City is continuing the practice of offering tax incentives to large companies willing to expand operations in the city.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Court gives mixed ruling in storm shelter fight


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Ben Felder
Advocates for a plan to construct storm shelters in schools called Tuesday’s Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling a “mixed bag.”
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Teacher rally at state capitol draws 25,000


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Ben Felder
As the Aretha Franklin classic song “Respect” belted out from the speakers near the south steps of the Oklahoma Statehouse, tens of thousands of teachers chanted the lyrics back in unison.
 
Monday, March 31, 2014

Crowd of 20,000 hits Open Streets OKC


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Ben Felder
For a few hours on Sunday afternoon, a portion of 23rd St. west of Interstate 235 was closed to automobile traffic while tens of thousands of people reclaimed the asphalt for cycling, walking and having a good time.
 
Monday, March 31, 2014

Oklahoma civil rights leader's recordings now available


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Jennifer Chancellor
The Oklahoma Historical Society last week released audio files from the Clara Luper Collection, now available on the Oklahoma Historical Society Oral History YouTube Channel.
 
Monday, March 31, 2014

Women in Oklahoma lawsuit to allow gay marriage will be in OKC on Saturday


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Jennifer Chancellor
The four women at the center of Oklahoma’s marriage equality lawsuit will be in Oklahoma City for a meet-and-greet, 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Chi Gallery, 2300 NW 17th St.
 
Friday, March 28, 2014

Flip's Wine Bar & Trattoria faces uncertain future


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Gazette staff
Flip's Wine Bar & Trattoria's owners were informed March 24 that their lease would not be renewed, according to documents obtained by Oklahoma Gazette.
 
Friday, March 28, 2014

Dorman says he’s an underdog who’s gaining ground


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Ben Felder
The March Madness college basketball tournament brings out America’s love for an underdog, and Joe Dorman, D-Rush Springs, Democratic candidate for Oklahoma governor, hopes that spirit carries over to his campaign to unseat Gov. Mary Fallin.
 
Friday, March 28, 2014

Cornett talks transportation with U.S. Senate committee


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Ben Felder
Oklahoma City’s relationship with the federal government concerning transportation projects isn’t perfect, but it’s getting better, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett told a congressional committee Thursday.
 
Thursday, March 27, 2014

City sales tax falls short of expectations


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Ben Felder
Sales tax collections fell short of initial estimates in March, but city officials don’t believe it’s time to panic just yet.
 
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fields & Futures partners with Energy soccer


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Devon Green
Oklahoma City’s Soccer Team, the Energy FC recently welcomed local business leader Tim McLaughlin as an equal partner in their management team.
 
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Beacon on the hill

A longtime Capitol Hill newspaper closes after 109-year run.


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Angela Botzer
Growing up in the newspaper publishing business, David Sellers had journalism and publishing in his blood. When he recently sold the newspaper originally purchased by his father, Eugene Sellers, in 1945, a lot of fond memories were packaged up in the two-story brick building on SW 25th Street.
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Friday's party before the party


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Devon Green
Midtown is hosting a Open House Block Party (OHBP), 6-9 p.m. Friday. Midtown businesses will open their doors offering special treats for shoppers during the party.
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
 
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