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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Ed Shadid

Ambulance alert

Debate over EMSA’s future heats up at City Council.


News

Clifton Adcock
The debate about whether the city should switch its ambulance service from Emergency Medical Services Authority to the fire department is heating up.
 
Friday, August 19, 2011

Sprawl, y'all

Metro residents are invited to attend a public meeting on urban sprawl.


News

Gazette staff
Sprawl is defined by Merriam-Webster as “an irregularly spread or scattered group or mass.” Urban sprawl’s characteristics include remote housing subdivisions jam-packed with cookie-cutter homes, homogenous strip malls for recreational shopping, and unhealthy fast-food chains.
 
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sprawled out

When bigger isn’t better: City officials consider sprawl’s burden on municipal functions.


News

Clifton Adcock
Urban sprawl is one of the biggest challenges facing Oklahoma City, Ward 2 City Councilman Ed Shadid said at a Sept. 6 community meeting held on the issue.
 
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Delayed reaction

A measure to amend the city’s nondiscrimination policy will be revisited at the Nov. 15 council meeting.


News

Clifton Adcock

The Oklahoma City Council will consider at its Nov. 15 meeting whether to add “sexual orientation” to the nondiscrimination policy for city employees, after the topic was tabled during its Oct. 25 meeting.

 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

‘Speaking truth to power’


Letters to the Editor

David Nickell
The first installment of James Cooper’s powerful cover story about the emergence of the LGBT community in Oklahoma City (“From closet to community,” Nov. 2, Oklahoma Gazette) is a reminder that social progress more often results from reactions of brave individuals willing to risk all than well-thought-out plans.
 
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Protective measures

Amid debate, the Oklahoma City Council voted to add ‘sexual orientation’ to the city’s nondiscrimination policy.


News

Clifton Adcock
During its Nov. 15 meeting, the Oklahoma City Council approved a measure that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation for city employees.
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bad move, Oklahoma City Council


Letters to the Editor

Steve Kern
As a pastor, Bible teacher and student of history, I would like to say to the City Council, your vote to add “sexual orientation” to the nondiscrimination list was a bad move.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Park after dark

Recent incidents test the calm between Oklahoma City police and Occupy OKC.


News

Clifton Adcock
Unlike the arrests and pepper sprayings that have characterized the Occupy Wall Street movement elsewhere, the relationship between Oklahoma City police and local protesters has not been confrontational.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The next step

State and city officials mull transparency of elections in a post-Citizens United world.


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma Ethics Commission has sent a recommendation to the state Legislature that it be removed from oversight of local elections and the laws governing such elections be scrapped and rewritten.
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Voters need to know


Letters to the Editor

Jim Henry
Like Bill Bleakley (Commentary, “Time for full disclosure,” Jan. 25, Oklahoma Gazette), I knew what was coming when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Citizens United ruling.
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
 
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