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American DREAM

A group of young people in the state’s Hispanic community is working to help Oklahoma’s undocumented residents benefit under the DREAM Act.


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Peter Wright
Thousands of undocumented residents living in Oklahoma now can apply for a deportation protection program initiated by presidential order in June. For one group of undocumented students and their friends, the application is not only a reprieve, but also a call to help others who may be eligible.
 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Runoff rumble

Oklahoma County’s next court clerk will be determined by an Aug. 28 Republican runoff.


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Peter Wright
A term-limited state representative will face a longtime employee of the Oklahoma County Court Clerk’s office in an Aug. 28 runoff that could become a referendum on what role politics should play in county government.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Conservative contest

A Republican incumbent in northwestern Edmond faces a tea party challenger.


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Peter Wright
Following a divisive session for Oklahoma Republicans, the founder of a prominent conservative club is challenging a four-term incumbent in the House District 39 primary on June 26.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lines of fire

State lawmakers crafted several gun bills this session, including one allowing open carry of firearms.


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Peter Wright
Tweaking gun laws was a specialty of the state Legislature this session, passing several gun-related measures that will take effect in November.
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

On rotation

New construction at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation includes on-site power generation.


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Peter Wright
The medical significance of the helix can’t be lost on anyone who knows about DNA, but the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is putting the shape to use in an unusual way.
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Locked, loaded and legal

High-profile cases have helped trigger a cottage industry for gun-owners’ rights.


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Peter Wright
When it comes to gun laws, few states are friendlier to gun owners than Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Marked for a cause

Tattoos symbolize parents’ commitment to their children and autism awareness.


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Peter Wright
A group of parents earlier this month got permanent symbols of their dedication to their children with autism.
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A little blue

The municipal recycling program tries encouraging voluntary participation through monetary rewards.


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Peter Wright
Despite the availability of curbside recycling in Oklahoma City, less than a third of residents put out their recycle bins every week.
 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Plaza, sweet

The 16th Street Plaza District makes a historic resurrection.


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Peter Wright
After decades of neglect and disrepair, the 16th Street Plaza District is in the midst of a full-fledged resurgence.
 
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
 
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