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School’s in

Laws governing Oklahoma’s charter schools could be strengthened if new legislation passes this session.


News

Brendan Hoover
Public education advocates are rallying around a bill that would strengthen the laws governing Oklahoma’s charter schools.
 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Augusta girl

Yukon’s MaKaylee Cowan is one of only 88 junior golfers who will compete in the inaugural Drive, Chip & Putt Championship in Augusta, Ga.


Sports

Brendan Hoover
MaKaylee Cowan’s brothers have all played competitive golf, but they’ve never teed off at Augusta National Golf Course, home of the Masters Golf Tournament.
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Golden years

At the Yukon Senior Games, set for April 5-12, there’s always time to be a champion.


Sports

Brendan Hoover
Although always active, Barb Rhodes never played competitive sports when she was young.
 
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

No Russ, no problem

While fans await the return of injured superstar Russell Westbrook, MVP-candidate Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are playing inspired basketball.


Sports

Brendan Hoover
As Russell Westbrook works toward his return to NBA action following a third arthroscopic surgical procedure on his right knee in December, Kevin Durant is making his case for league MVP and the Oklahoma City Thunder are rolling.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Desk set

The new magazine ArtDesk aims to bring contemporary art to the masses by showcasing regional talents on an international stage.


Features

Brendan Hoover
Sometimes the best ideas are so elegant, they feel serendipitously plucked from nature. ArtDesk, a new magazine produced by the Kirkpatrick Foundation, an Oklahoma City-based private philanthropy, is one of them.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Stay positive

Coming off its greatest regular-season NBA accomplishment and worst post-season disappointment, injured superballer Russell Westbrook and the Thunder exude optimism for its sixth season.


Sports

Brendan Hoover
Russell Westbrook flashed his trademark smile while getting peppered with questions from reporters.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Doubting Pokes

Oklahoma State supporters are fighting back against Sports Illustrated’s allegations of improper payments, academic misconduct, drug abuse and inappropriate sexual conduct.


Sports

Brendan Hoover
Like the apostle Thomas, the skeptic who refused to believe in the resurrection without seeing it firsthand, supporters of Oklahoma State University’s embattled football program are fighting back against allegations reported by Sports Illustrated in its five-part series, The Dirty Game.
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Inch by inch

Local art fundraiser 12x12 hopes to inspire works of all shapes and sizes.


Visual Arts

Brendan Hoover

12x12 Art Fundraiser
7 p.m. Friday
50 Penn Place
1900 Northwest Expressway
12x12okc.org
879-2400
$30-$35

 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Life preserver

A controversial new state law seeks to prevent health care providers from denying care to the elderly, disabled or dying.


News

Brendan Hoover
Is terminal illness to be treated aggressively, no matter the risk or chance of success? Should someone confronting the end of his or her life opt instead for comfort, seeking the quality of life that palliative care or hospice might offer?
 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Unlikely allies

Facing criminal blackmail charges, a state Tea Party leader enlists the help of Oklahoma’s ACLU.


News

Brendan Hoover
Sooner Tea Party co-founder Al Gerhart has a surprising new ally in his defense against state blackmail charges stemming from a threatening email he sent to a state senator. Citing First Amendment concerns, the Oklahoma chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has agreed to aid the carpenter-turned-political-activist who pleaded not guilty.
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Walking Western

A plan to transform the Western Avenue corridor into a walkable destination draws scrutiny from residents and business owners.


News

Brendan Hoover
The Western Avenue corridor between N.W. 41st and 46th streets could become a more vibrant, walkable and economically viable destination if a new streetscape project is executed, city officials say, but the plan is drawing a close look from area business owners and residents.
 
Saturday, July 13, 2013

To catch a crook

Local law enforcement agencies turn to social media in their fight against crime.


News

Brendan Hoover
Local law enforcement agencies are enlisting help from the public in fighting crime through social media. Through Facebook, Twitter and other online methods, they can release information faster and easier than ever, said Mark Myers, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) spokesman.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Getting testy

Putnam City Schools consider implementing random drug-testing for students in certain extracurricular activities.


News

Brendan Hoover
Putnam City Public Schools could become the next metro district to implement a random drug-testing policy for students in competitive extracurricular activities.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Game change

After several unsuccessful attempts, a state senator plans to reintroduce medical marijuana legislation this session.


News

Brendan Hoover
The fight to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma will continue this year, despite recent setbacks. State Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Oklahoma City, the issue’s champion since 2006, has authored two marijuana-related bills this legislative session.
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Health matters

A new community health initiative seeks to improve care for low-income, uninsured people in Oklahoma City.


News

Brendan Hoover
Amid the nation’s health care debate, a new initiative is being launched locally to help provide care to low-income, uninsured people. The Oklahoma County Community Health Network seeks to maximize resources for the metro’s 19 free clinics and two federally qualified health centers.
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
 
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