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Lucky 7

Skip Kelly and John Pettis Jr. face off in Tuesday’s city council race for Ward 7.


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Tim Farley
John Pettis Jr. is optimistic about his quest to unseat Oklahoma City Ward 7 Councilman Ronald “Skip” Kelly.
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jackson’s action

The death of an OKC man while in police custody spurs Rev. Jesse Jackson to call for a congressional probe.


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Tim Farley
Prominent civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson has vowed he won’t rest until justice is served for Robin Howard.
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Boxed in

Local developer David Box says he has no option but to pursue razing the historic Gold Dome building.


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Tim Farley
As owner of the historic Gold Dome in Oklahoma City, David Box finds himself in an untenable position.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Walk on

Work is ready to get under way on the first phase of sidewalk construction under MAPS 3.


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Tim Farley
Sidewalk construction may not be the sexiest MAPS 3 project, but it will serve a practical purpose for a number of Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods and main thoroughfares.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Paseo visionary

Arts patron and urban developer John Belt leaves behind a lasting legacy with OKC’s historic arts district.


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Tim Farley
During a Christmas party last year at Paseo Originals Art Gallery, John Belt walked up a flight of steps, looked to the crowd and immediately burst into a booming rendition of “O Holy Night.”
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Parking avenues

The growth of downtown OKC spurs a need for more parking — a lot more.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City’s downtown growth explosion the last few years would give any economic development director a euphoric high.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Staying docked


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Tim Farley
Boat stall rentals at Lake Hefner may be suspended or canceled later this week because of drought conditions the area has endured.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Building brains

OKC public schools strengthen early childhood education while the state’s program basks in the national spotlight.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City’s public school leaders are looking to the future by investing in their youngest students and hiring 120 full-day pre-kindergarten teachers.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Remembering

Metro author Jim Ross reflects on his wartime experiences in a new memoir.


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Tim Farley
Jim Ross
2 p.m. Saturday
Barnes & Noble
13800 N. May
BN.COM
755-1155
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Fashion statement

The OKC Board of Education is expected to vote Monday on mandating school uniforms districtwide.


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Tim Farley
Deciding what to wear to school may not be a problem for Oklahoma City Public Schools students in the not-too-distant future. The Oklahoma City Board of Education is expected to vote Monday on whether to mandate school uniforms or a stricter dress code.
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tobacco road

Big tobacco and health advocates square off over a state bill to let OKC and other cities make tougher anti-tobacco ordinances.


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Tim Farley
Lobbyists and lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle are gearing up for a fight over the repeal of a pre-emption law that would give Oklahoma municipalities the authority to pass more restrictive anti-smoking measures than the state allows.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dog’s best friend

A dog, seriously injured after having been thrown off a bridge, finds a new life with the OHP trooper who arrived at the scene.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Jennifer Fisher has seen a lot of drama during her 15-year career, but on Dec. 5, she was shocked and saddened, like everyone else, about what she found.
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bearing arms

Metro gun sales skyrocket in the wake of the Connecticut school massacre.


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Tim Farley
Public reaction to the killings at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school was swift and immediate in terms of sympathy for the victims, outrage toward the killer and the expected push for stricter restrictions on guns.
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Finding common ground

Flooding concerns, an alleged lack of transparency and the potential for harm to wildlife didn’t deter passage of a proposal to add new trails and structures at Martin Park Nature Center.


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Tim Farley
The Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Commission voted unanimously last week to approve a proposal by nonprofit group Wilderness Matters, Inc., which seeks to add handicapped-accessible trails and other structures to the park at 5000 W. Memorial. The issue moves to the Oklahoma City Council for consideration in January.
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wildlife strife

Some supporters of Martin Park Nature Center say a proposed development could have a devastating impact on the area.


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Tim Farley
Adding new trails and structures at Martin Park Nature Center could have serious consequences for the area’s unique plant life and animals, some park supporters claim.
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012
 
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