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Have patients

About 2,000 people are expected to converge later this month for a two-day event offering free medical and dental care.


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Clifton Adcock
The walls of Lisa Morrow’s apartment are lined with photographs of her four grandchildren and other family members. In the pictures that include Morrow, one can make out only the faintest hint of a smile.
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Being rational

OKC begins water rationing in the wake of extreme temps and ongoing drought.


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Clifton Adcock
City officials announced today that it has implemented a mandatory odd/even watering program in Oklahoma City, effective immediately.
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

School days

OKC public schools embark on a second year of a year-round calendar.


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A year after Oklahoma City Public Schools began its continuous learning calendar, school officials say they are so far pleased with the results.
 
Monday, July 30, 2012

Caged heat

Funding for the OKC Zoo draws scrutiny from a city councilman.


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Clifton Adcock
When Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid began talking about a re-examination of the city’s dedicated sales taxes during a City Council meeting last month, little did he know he was grabbing a tiger by the tail.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Street fight

Opposition to initial plans for the downtown boulevard call a bridge counterproductive.


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Controversy is dogging a future downtown boulevard as the Oklahoma City Council prepares to receive an update on the project Tuesday.
 
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

High and dry

Tuesday's dam failure on the Oklahoma River is the third in a year.


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As the sun rose over Oklahoma City on the morning of July 17, a strange sight greeted those walking or commuting near the western basin of the Oklahoma River.
 
Friday, July 20, 2012

Central suitor

OCU law school is set to move downtown with the purchase of the historic Central High building,


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The Oklahoma City University School of Law is headed for downtown Oklahoma City, albeit not for at least a year. The school on July 13 beat out a bid by Oklahoma City Public Schools to buy the old Central High School building from American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance Company.
 
Monday, July 16, 2012

Exit Stage?

It might be curtains for the Stage Center, now that the iconic building goes up for sale.


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Clifton Adcock
After rejecting two proposals to put downtown’s Stage Center to use, the nonprofit organization that owns the unique building has decided to put it up for sale.
 
Sunday, July 15, 2012

Fallin appoints Native liaison

DOD agent Jacque Secondine Hensley named to position in governor’s office.


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Clifton Adcock
Almost two years after the elimination of the Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission, Gov. Mary Fallin announced July 10 that she was appointing a Native American liaison to her office.
 
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wedding bell blues

A Tulsa same-sex couple hopes their fight for marriage equality will make it to the U.S. 10th Circuit.


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Clifton Adcock
Nearly seven and a half years ago, a Tulsa couple decided to file a lawsuit against the state of Oklahoma after the government decided to prevent them from becoming married.
 
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bomb threat

A collaborative local effort produces technology to thwart suicide bombers.


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Clifton Adcock
On the conference room table sat what resembled a large, black camcorder from the early ’90s, but the yellow warning label on it —  Caution: Radiation — betrayed the item’s benign appearance.
 
Monday, July 9, 2012

Exchanging control

In the wake of the federal health care law being upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, Oklahoma must ensure a health care exchange.


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Clifton Adcock
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week upholding the federal Affordable Care Act prompted no small amount of frustration from Oklahoma government and business leaders opposed to President Barack Obama’s signature program.
 
Monday, July 2, 2012

Shedding tiers

Some city officials caution that the MAPS 3 convention center might need to be built with expansion in mind.


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Clifton Adcock
Members of a group overseeing progress of the future MAPS 3 convention center have expressed concern that budget constraints could cause the city to miss the mark on a key goal for the facility.
 
Friday, June 29, 2012

Howard's end?

The battle continues over management of the OKC Zoo Amphitheatre and its operator, Howard Pollack.


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Clifton Adcock
During a sometimes-heated meeting, the Oklahoma Zoological Trust unanimously approved a measure today authorizing the trust to enter into negotiations for a new company to operate the Zoo Amphitheatre.
 
Friday, June 29, 2012

Strength in numbers

Independent expenditure groups can create a hazy world of influence, funding and accountability.


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Clifton Adcock
Moneyed noncandidate electioneering groups made their presence known in some primary elections around the state, providing a likely preview for the general election campaign.
 
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
 
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