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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Kids

Poolboy — Soda Kids


Rock

Zach Hale
The Oklahoma City metro has a thriving garage rock scene. With seasoned acts like Broncho and Copperheads carrying the modern-day torch, the way has been paved for a flock of gritty, young, guitar-centric acts. But nascent Norman trio Poolboy has a knack for riotous hooks that few of its contemporaries can boast.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What’s wrong with Christmas?


Commentary

Brady Henderson
There was a time in America when Christmas was illegal. In colonial New England, the opening salvo of the socalled “War on Christmas” came not from atheists, Jews or civil libertarians but from the same Puritan Christian pilgrims who gave America Thanksgiving.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Full of hope

Bags of Hope was started by teenager eager to help women escape domestic violence.


News

M.A. Smith
The South has always been a target for domestic violence. In fact, seven out of ten Southern states, including Oklahoma, were recently declared to have the highest number of domestic violence-related deaths.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Enterprise schools work best


Commentary

John Thompson
Fifteen years ago, participating in MAPS for Kids, I supported school choice. The first generation of choice benefited thousands of Oklahoma City students who attended selective magnet, charter and enterprise schools.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

It’s about gun rights for everyone


CFN

Gazette staff
Representative Sally Kern is just thinking of the children, especially the right for them to bear, well, things in the shape of arms. In a funny little piece of legislature proposed by her, it would make it illegal for teachers to punish children for having weapons on their minds and indulging in playtime activities such as drawing a gun, using fingers or hands in the shape of a gun or making gun noises.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ruff stuff

Dogs may be man’s best friends, but a weekly reading program proves they love story time with kids just as much.


Features

Devon Green
Every Wednesday evening at The Village Library, Charley Nickell is making a difference in the lives of children. Her best qualities are her patience and her ability to make every child who visits her feel like he or she is the only person in the room.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

To pledge, or not to pledge


CFN

Gazette staff
Remember in school when you would stand up with your classmates and recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning? And remember how, especially by high school, some who wanted to stay seated and abstain from the pledge didn’t get in trouble?
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Headliners announced for Tulsa's Center of the Universe Festival


Music

Jennifer Chancellor
The Center of the Universe Festival today announced headliners for its free festival, July 25 and 25 in in the Brady Arts District of downtown Tulsa.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Storm Shelter funding debate gets heated


News

Jennifer Chancellor
 In an exclusive News9/Oklahoma Gazette poll, 52 percent of Oklahoma City residents “strongly supported” public funding to help build storm shelters in public schools. Another 26 percent “somewhat supported” the idea.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Getting real about gun danger


CFN

Gazette staff
Talk about punishing kids who are just trying to have a little fun.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
 
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