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Nonpartisan race?

Are Oklahoma City mayoral elections truly nonpartisan? Oklahoma Gazette research shows that they may not be.


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Gazette staff
Unless an Oklahoma municipality decides otherwise, state law requires municipal elections to be conducted on a nonpartisan basis. Oklahoma City’s charter provides that no party emblem or party designation shall appear on the ballot, but the charter does not require the election to be conducted “on a nonpartisan basis.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wounded warriors

The Gary Sinise Foundation teams up with the community to help a wounded U.S. Army veteran get a home.


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Devon Green
Rusty Dunagan, a retired U.S. Army staff sergeant, lost two legs and an arm when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated while he was serving in Afghanistan in 2010.
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Living proof

First downtown resident survey gives snapshot of who lives downtown and what they would like to see going forward.


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Kelley Chambers
The residents have spoken — downtown residents, that is.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bright history, vibrant future

The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum has high hopes to bring in 250,000 visitors annually once the project is fully funded and built.


News

Tim Farley
Supporters of a partially built cultural center are confident tourists will come to Oklahoma City to witness an authentic, world-class American Indian experience once the project is complete.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Shaky shelter


News

Jennifer Chancellor
In a News9/Oklahoma Gazette poll, most Oklahomans agree that storm shelters are needed in public schools. But not even our government can agree on the best way to fund the construction.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Homebound angel track

A war veteran and triple-amputee in Edmond gets a lift — and a home — with help from actor Gary Sinise.


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Jennifer Chancellor
Edmond’s Rusty Dunagan has no regrets about his military service or losing three limbs during a combat patrol in Afghanistan nearly four years ago.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

State movie rebate program in jeopardy

Oklahoma Film and Music Office responds to possible end of film rebate program.


News

Devon Green
The House bill to extend the life of state film incentives and rebates, HB 2580, failed to pass with the requisite number of votes in Monday's legislative session. The bill failed by 5 votes.
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bill to keep film rebates approved


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Devon Green
UPDATE: After a failure in the House by a very narrow margin yesterday, HB 2580 was reconsidered and passed. HB 2580 requests an extension of the incentive program for films being made in Oklahoma.
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Cornett wins Mayor race


News

Kelley Chambers
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett won a fourth term March 4 with 64.3 percent of the vote. He defeated three opponents, including Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid.
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mayor candidate Shadid concedes with message of hope and change


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Mayoral candidate Ed Shadid conceded with grace, hope and a message for change after losing to incumbent Mick Cornett on Tuesday.
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

News9/OKG Poll: Cornett still dominates in pre-election poll

In a suprise, many voters don't know the candidates' party affiliation.


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Likely voters continue to favor incumbent mayoral candidate Mick Cornett by almost a two-to-one margin over his closest opponent as he heads into Tuesday’s election.
 
Monday, March 3, 2014

Help Oklahoma City grow with planokc workshops


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Jennifer Chancellor
Planokc workshops will be held throughout March, and residents are encouraged to share their opinions on how to best grow Oklahoma City.
 
Thursday, February 27, 2014

UPDATE: Arts consolidation bill approved in committee

Future of the groups is still uncertain.


News

Jennifer Chancellor and Tim Farley

UPDATE: At a Thursday committee hearing, House Bill 3028 passed with a vote of 6-5, meaning that a proposal to consolidate the Oklahoma Arts Council and Oklahoma History Center with the Tourism, History and Cultural Department may go up for a full vote in the House at any time.

Voting was closer than expected and broke party lines.
 
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Are you experienced?

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION: Political science professors discuss the advantages of being an incumbent in politics and the challenges of facing opponents with little or no experience.


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Kelley Chambers
Name recognition and experience can spell an easy victory for the incumbent in a political race, but experts said there can be downsides when running against an opponent who has no record to defend and other candidates who perhaps no one has ever heard of.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The issues

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Oklahoma Gazette reached out to mayoral candidates Mick Cornett, Ed Shadid, Phil Hughes and Joe “Sarge” Nelson to ask them what they thought were the most important issues in this election.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
 
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