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The Oklahoma Legislature overrides Gov. Fallin’s controversial veto of proposed third-grade student advancement.


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Ben Felder
Gov. Mary Fallin didn’t hesitate when asked if she thought Oklahomans agreed with her veto.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Museum merit

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History receives the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries.


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Emily Anderson
It’s not every day that one meets the first lady of the United States and receives a national award. But that’s exactly what happened to Michael Mares on May 8 when Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History was honored with the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Strong bond

New York City’s 9/11 memorial and museum opens with strong ties to OKC’s bombing memorial.


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Ben Felder
When a controversy arose over whether or not the new National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City should include a gift shop, one of the first calls officials made was to Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Strengths and weaknesses

Senate primary races could say a lot about political party power in Oklahoma City.


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Ben Felder
While power in the state Senate won’t be changing political parties this election year, there are some interesting primary races that could say a lot about each party’s strength in Oklahoma City. Primary elections will be held across the state on June 24. The deadline to register to vote is May 31.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cool water

The city adapts to the new reality of water usage with alternative watering methods and odd-even watering days while considering even more conservation ideas.


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Ben Felder
The City of Oklahoma City wants more people like Dustin Akers.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

VIDEO: Council approves alcohol permit for gun range


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Ben Felder
Noisy trains are a common complaint of residents and businesses in downtown Oklahoma City. But the rail corridor that travels along Interstate 235 might become quieter in a couple of years.
 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Pegged with failure, Emerson is a school of triumph


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Ben Felder
The odds were stacked against Jacquelin Pando.
 
Friday, May 23, 2014

One street, one city

OKC’s “second main street” is a journey into the heart of the city’s complicated patchwork of culture, race and income.


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Ben Felder

Editor’s note: Oklahoma Gazette reporter Ben Felder recently walked a 10-mile stretch of 23rd Street to learn more about the residents and businesses along the corridor.

 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Electoral dysfunction

Laws exist to help regulate the financing of municipal elections, but sources say they’re nearly impossible to enforce.


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Ben Felder
Editor’s note: Watch for more 2014 election coverage from Oklahoma Gazette in upcoming issues.
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Women, power

One-third of Oklahoma City's department heads are female.


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Ben Felder
Compared to other city halls in the region, Oklahoma City’s has the most cracks in its glass ceiling.
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

House party

The race in House District 88 is a tight one, with four Democrats fighting for the vote.


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Ben Felder

Editor’s Note: Pick up a copy of next week’s Oklahoma Gazette for a preview of Senate primary races, including a closer look at the Republican race in District 40.

 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Going bananas

Edmond students and teachers act locally to fight global terrorism.


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Danniel Parker
About 40 students and teachers from the University of Central Oklahoma amassed outside of Sprouts Farmers Market in late April. They wielded picket signs with slogans like “Chiquita Funded Terrorism” and “My Family Won’t Eat Sprouts.”
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

9/11 Memorial opens with OKC bond


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Ben Felder
When a controversy arose over whether or not the new National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City should include a gift shop, one of the first calls officials made was to Oklahoma City.

 

 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

VIDEO: Parents urge governor to sign reading team act


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Ben Felder
Parents are urging Gov. Mary Fallin to sign a bill that would allow them to work with teachers to decide if a third-grader who struggles with reading should be promoted to the fourth grade.
 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BREAKING: Fallin vetoes reading retention bill after overwhelming support from Legislature


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Ben Felder
Gov. Mary Fallin didn’t hesitate when asked if she thought the majority of Oklahomans agreed with her veto.
 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
 
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