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Easy ride

Oklahoma City’s Spokies bike share program continues to grow.


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Ben Felder
Spokies, the two-year-old bike share program, has demonstrated a steady rise in ridership and will be managed entirely by the City of Oklahoma City this fall.
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Conventional wisdom

A new MAPS 3 convention center can likely be built for comparatively less than in other cities, but its success isn’t promised.


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Ben Felder

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one in a two-part story taking a closer look at a convention center project in OKC. Next week’s issue will include a look at a possible convention center hotel project.

 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Stoning gays ... to death?


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Gazette staff
Scott Esk, Republican candidate for House District 91 in south Oklahoma City, won’t come out and say it. Wait. He already said it. The deal is he doesn’t want to repeat it. But he just did. He believes in biblical morality. OK. That’s not so bad.
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Power in Pride

LGBT community plans for the annual Pride Parade with eyes on a court ruling that could increase the revelry.


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Ben Felder and Devon Green
With a verdict on Oklahoma’s samesex marriage ban expected any day, the four women at the heart of the case to bring marriage equality to the state will serve as grand marshals for Oklahoma City’s 2014 Pride Parade on Sunday.
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Website hopes to shame people into voting


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Ben Felder
Toby Keith, the country music star who regularly sings about America’s greatness, has been less than patriotic when comes to voting.
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

VIDEO: Film and concert showcase sound of Memphis


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Ben Felder
deadCENTER Film Festival continues tonight with a free film and concert on the Great Lawn at the Myriad Gardens.
 
Saturday, June 14, 2014

Candidate’s comments feed into state’s homophobic reputation


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Ben Felder
Oklahoma’s famous hospitality hasn’t always extended to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
 
Thursday, June 12, 2014

VIDEO: Council Roundup: Budget approved, Spokies on the rise


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Ben Felder
A $1.1 billion budget, which will go into effect July 1, was approved by the Oklahoma City council on Tuesday.
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Women in journalism

Hear about trailblazing women journalists who made history from the women themselves at Friday’s roundtable discussion.


News

Devon Green

Women in Journalism Roundtable

3:30 p.m. Friday

Oklahoma History Center

800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr.

okhistory.org

522-0765


Quiet Philanthropist: The Edith Gaylord Story

5:30 p.m. Friday

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

415 Couch Dr.

deadcenterfilm.org

522-0765

 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

ELECTION 2014: Your choice. Or not.

Closed primaries and low voter turnouts impact election results in big ways.


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Ben Felder
This year’s elections will give Oklahoma residents a choice.
 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Neu guy

The new superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools, Robert Neu, says he’s ready to help smooth the system’s rough trek.


News

Ben Felder
Robert Neu’s journey to Oklahoma City began years ago by looking into broken eyes.
 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Costly living

The Oklahoma City Housing Authority serves nearly 16,000 people, mostly working-class.


News

Ben Felder
Public subsidized housing gave Laurinda Gaddis a chance.
 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Gibbon’s campaign hits double boom


News

Gazette staff

John Gibbons, owner of OKC’s The Boom Boom Room, received a double boom to his state House campaign last week.

 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Neu guy

The new superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools, Robert Neu, says he’s ready to help smooth the system’s rough trek.


News

Ben Felder
Robert Neu’s journey to Oklahoma City began years ago by looking into broken eyes.
 
Friday, June 6, 2014

Grapes of Wrath turns 75

Dustbowl novel and its stories of humanity are as timely as ever.


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Jennifer Chancellor and Angela Botzer
Published in April 1939 and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1940, The Grapes of Wrath continues to resonate today. Its popularity rose quickly; The New York Times recently noted that in 1939, “it brought (John) Steinbeck’s publisher, Viking (Press), more advance sales than any other book to that point in the company’s history.”
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
 
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