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Local YMCA adopts more inclusive household membership policy


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Ben Felder
Oklahoma City’s chapter of the YMCA announced a policy shift last week that allows same-sex couples to sign up for family membership.
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Board members criticize hiring process, approve two administrators


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Ben Felder
Two administrators were hired by the Oklahoma City Public School Board Monday night, but not before several board members raised objections to the process of recommending candidates for approval.
 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Night riders

The lack of nighttime public transportation leaves many working people in the dust. Several city leaders would like to change that.


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Kevin Jones sat alone on a bus bench at the downtown transit center around 7:30 p.m. But he wasn’t waiting for a city bus.
 
Monday, June 2, 2014

Metro briefs

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


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Gov. Mary Fallin didn’t hesitate when asked if she thought Oklahomans agreed with her veto.
 
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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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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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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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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The odds were stacked against Jacquelin Pando.
 
Friday, May 23, 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

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

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

Crosstown traffic

A recent Crosstown Boulevard development meeting brought anger and praise from city residents.


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Ben Felder
An hour before 18,000 passionate Thunder fans roared inside Chesapeake Energy Arena, there was a slightly smaller crowd of equally passionate citizens across the street at an open house hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) to showcase four ideas for a crosstown boulevard in downtown Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
 
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