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Open-and-shut?

Mayoral candidate Ed Shadid confirms cocaine use, violence when asked about his sealed divorce file, which The Daily Oklahoman is fighting to open


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City Councilman and mayoral candidate Ed Shadid snorted cocaine on two occasions, chose pornography over marital intimacy and became violent with his wife before entering an addiction treatment center, according to sealed divorce records reviewed by Oklahoma Gazette.
 
Sunday, December 15, 2013

Moving on

Rick Cain helped re-introduce public transit to the metro area. He retires in February.


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Tim Farley
When Rick Cain took the reins as chief of the Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority (COTPA) 10 years ago, most Oklahoma City residents didn’t know public transit existed.
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Face value

It looks as though some land owners get monetary incentives to let things rot, according to those suffering from dropping property values.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City Council members took the first step toward cleaning up vacant and abandoned homes and buildings, but not without protests from a group of realtors.
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Urban education renewal

The University of Central Oklahoma offers a unique prep academy for teachers who want to teach in urban schools.


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Tim Farley
Teaching in an urban school district like Oklahoma City often is viewed as challenging or even a last resort for some, but first-year teacher Heather Berry says it’s “fun.”
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

What's to hide?

Nothing, says mayoral candidate Ed Shadid. But a battle looms to keep his divorce records private.


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Tim Farley
Disclosing sealed court records connected to Oklahoma City mayoral candidate Ed Shadid’s divorce in 2007 outweighs embarrassment or harm it may cause the Ward 2 councilman, his ex-wife or their children, according to a leading expert on government openness and public records.
 
Monday, December 9, 2013

Crushed plans

Opponents of a recycling center’s proposed location aren’t giving up, despite a unanimous city council decision.


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Tim Farley
Upset over a recent Oklahoma City Council decision, several west OKC business executives haven’t given up their battle to prevent a regional recycling center from locating near them.
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Onward and upward

Oklahoma Gazette will continue its support of arts and entertainment communities in new ways as the city’s alternative news source readies for its 35th year in OKC.


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Tim Farley
The leadership of an annual Halloween event highlighted by pole dancers, zombies, flaming skeletons and other crazy characters dancing through downtown Oklahoma City streets has changed its focus.
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Fair trade

An Oklahoma City councilman wants to break eight wards into 10 in an effort to promote district parity both in service and across ethnic and racial lines.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City Councilman Pete White isn’t giving up on a plan to increase the number of wards from eight to 10.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It still hurts

Time can repair a lot of things, but learning how to live a different life after a major disaster is an ongoing process.


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Tim Farley
With the exception of time, life hasn’t changed much for Joy Waldroop during the last six months. She still hurts, agonizes and grieves. New bricks and mortar can’t replace her loss.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A modest proposal

Looking for love in the right place — one couple finds it through Oklahoma Gazette’s crossword puzzle page.


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Tim Farley
Lindsey Miller has worked every crossword puzzle published by Oklahoma Gazette for several years, but little did she know the Nov. 20 edition would include a special message designed just for her.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

WEATHER: Street crews at the ready

More than 30 trucks are ready to go when the weather gets bad. PLUS find your alternate snow route now.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City’s street crews are ready to cover roads and bridges with salt and sand in anticipation of icy weather this week, city spokeswoman Kristy Yager said.
 
Thursday, November 21, 2013

‘Bumper’ had prior history


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Tim Farley
On Oct. 30, Nathaniel Zeke Campfield, a former reporter for The Oklahoman, pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge after being accused of “disrupting the public order of the community by repeatedly bumping into multiple women on purpose” at the May 25 Moore High School graduation ceremony held at Cox Convention Center.
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Failing forethought

The A-F school grading system also shows which schools might need the most resources — internal and external — to succeed.


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Tim Farley
Hunger, poor living conditions and an unstable family life impact a child’s ability to learn more than classroom teaching, studies from education experts show.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Not in my backyard

Community takes up fight against new Salvation Army location on the corner of 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.


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Tim Farley
The Salvation Army’s march to the NW 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue area has drawn protests from neighbors, but the relocation plans are moving forward.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Identity crisis

The John F. Kennedy district near downtown Oklahoma City works to lift itself out of a past filled with crime and dilapidation.


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Tim Farley
One historically black Oklahoma City community is transforming its neighborhood, which has been troubled with high levels of crime and dilapidated housing for decades.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
 
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