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Unlikely allies

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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

Fear the ... K-Mart?

Can Kevin Martin fill the sentimental void on the Thunder team left by James Harden?


Sports

Brendan Hoover

Oklahoma City thunder vs. Houston Rockets
7 p.m. Wednesday
Chesapeake Energy Arena, 100 W. Reno
208-4667
thunder.nba.com
$10-$255

 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thunder on

Adored by national media outlets, the Thunder readies itself for a new NBA season.


Sports

Brendan Hoover
OKC Thunder vs. Portland Trail Blazers
7 p.m. Friday
Chesapeake Energy Arena
100 W. Reno
thunder.nba.com
208-4667
$10-$255


 
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Lawyer up

A hometown attorney turned boxer will fight for the WBU lightweight title Thursday.


Sports

Brendan Hoover
WBU World Lightweight Championship title fight
7 p.m. Thursday
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
catboxentertainment.com
866-966-1777
$30-$100
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The reverend returns

The man who broke Oklahoma’s baseball color barrier is back to celebrate the feat’s 60th anniversary.


Sports

Brendan Hoover
At 87, Rev. William “Bill” Greason has had more life experiences than many of us ever will. He grew up in poverty. He served in two wars. And, in 1952, he broke Oklahoma’s baseball color barrier.
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Crown Jewel

A blues festival Saturday will kick off fundraising efforts to restore a historic theater in northeast OKC.


News

Brendan Hoover
Jewel Foundation Blues Festival
6 p.m. Saturday
Eastwood Event Center
7204 N.E. 23rd, Midwest City
jeweltheatre.webs.com
$28-$38
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wheels turning

High-stakes pro cycling will race through downtown Oklahoma City on Saturday.


Sports

Brendan Hoover
Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic Criterium
11 a.m. Saturday
900 N. Broadway
okcpac.com
$40-$45
free
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Big leagues

A new book details how OKC landed the Thunder.


Nonfiction

Brendan Hoover
David Holt
5-7 p.m. Friday
Full Circle Bookstore
1900 NW Expressway
fullcirclebooks.com
842-2900
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Green on red


News

Brendan Hoover
A cursory survey of local companies and institutions are proving that going green can make business sense, even in a red state like Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Healthy variety

With an $18 million capital campaign, Variety Care expands its primary medical care services to the uninsured and underinsured.


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Brendan Hoover
While politicians talk about reducing the nation’s health care costs, a nonprofit in Central Oklahoma is actually doing it.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
 
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