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Sidewalks are some of earliest MAPS 3 projects to be complete


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Ben Felder
Sidewalks don’t grab the spotlight like convention centers and streetcars, but Mayor Mick Cornett called the planned addition of nearly 65 miles of new sidewalks across the city one of the most important parts of Metropolitan Area Projects, or MAPS 3.
 
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Circuit Court hears case for Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban


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Ben Felder
Following Thursday’s 40-minute hearing in front of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Oklahoma will now wait for a ruling on whether its ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
 
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Metro briefs

Council moves forward on chickens ordinance


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Ben Felder
The Oklahoma City Council is moving forward on a backyard chicken ordinance. A public hearing was held this week, and the council is expected to cast a final vote on May 13.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Uphill battle

Democrats look for gains in urban districts and with progressive and Hispanic voters.


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Ben Felder

Editor’s note: Oklahoma Gazette’s 2014 election coverage begins with a look at Oklahoma Democrats. Pick up next week’s issue for a preview of Republican races and strategy.

 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Growing pains

Commercial growth in the Uptown district has some residents concerned with parking, noise and historic preservation.


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Ben Felder
Residents of Heritage Hills, south of NW 23rd Street, successfully lobbied the Oklahoma City Council last week to deny a rezoning request for a new medical spa on Broadway.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Streetcar route could impact street parking


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Ben Felder
Fitting a streetcar system into downtown Oklahoma City was never intended to be a seamless process, city officials said this week.
 
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bridge to a new life

A homeless mission heals hearts and homelessness with the state’s largest free drug and alcohol recovery program.


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Ben Felder
Patricia Ford needed help.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Republican vote

Races for this year’s conservative elections are crowded.


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Ben Felder

Editor’s note: Oklahoma Gazette’s 2014 election coverage looked at the Democratic Party last week. This week, we take a look at Republican races and the party’s plan for 2014. Look for more coverage in upcoming issues.

 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

BREAKING: Botched execution creates new chapter in capital punishment debate


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Ben Felder
In the end, Clayton Derrell Lockett’s botched execution was still quicker and less violent than that of Stephanie Neiman, the 19-year-old girl he himself executed in 1999.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Council nixes backyard chicken ordinance, approves park acquisition


Ben Felder
A few citizens who currently raise backyard chickens in Oklahoma City spoke in favor of a proposed ordinance that would make the practice legal.
 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
 
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