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OKG Newsletter

Topic: bombing

Dispatches from Boston

Metro residents who ran in the Boston Marathon recall the horror of the bombings and that city’s subsequent show of resilience.


Tim Farley
Finishing the 117th Boston Marathon brought tears of joy from Oklahoma City runner Dawn Harth. Within minutes, however, that exhilaration turned bittersweet.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

MAPS for trauma


Andrew Rice
In April 2010, I attended an Oklahoma City Thunder playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers and stood the entire game, along with 18,000 others. Our young team made a furious comeback to win. I did not lose my voice that night from cheering; I lost it from screaming.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The hot place to be

From desolate to in-demand, Midtown has risen from a ‘neglected backwater’ with help from a dedicated community.


Tim Farley
Eighteen years ago, Midtown was nothing more than a “neglected backwater” replete with halfway houses and abandoned buildings. Faced with blighted conditions years before the April 19, 1995, disaster, Midtown was instead a ghost town created by the 1980s’ devastating oil bust and ensuing disinvestment.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Godspeed, good man


Gazette staff
Oklahoma City residents were fortunate Don Bown was their city manager during a period when good times and tragedy placed OKC in the national spotlight.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Public help, private growth

Tax increment financing, or TIF, approvals aim to spur economic development.


Tim Farley
Public financing for three major renovation projects in downtown Oklahoma City will generate almost $90 million in private investments, according to the city’s economic development director.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Never let us forget


Adam Soltani
It was one year ago that tragedy struck Boston as innocent lives were lost and others injured during the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombing.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Strong bond

New York City’s 9/11 memorial and museum opens with strong ties to OKC’s bombing memorial.


Ben Felder
When a controversy arose over whether or not the new National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City should include a gift shop, one of the first calls officials made was to Oklahoma City.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014