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OKG Newsletter


Topic: mayor

Streetcar route passes City Council vote after contentious debate


News

Tim Farley
After a contentious meeting, a divided Oklahoma City Council approved a recommended framework of the MAPS 3 streetcar route. Five voted for and three against.
 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Seeking shelters

Families endorse a petition drive that could ultimately put storm shelters into public schools without raising taxes to pay for them.


News

Tim Farley
Three fathers — Scott McCabe, Rick Cole and Ross Legg — sat in the first row of chairs at the State Capitol’s Blue Room on Sept. 18, listening intently to plans that could bring storm shelters to every public school in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Point: Streetcar route a beginning


Commentary

Jeff Bezdek
It has been more than 66 years since Oklahoma City had meaningful intracity rail transit. In 2009, voters took a huge leap toward our transit future by endorsing a $130 million-dollar downtown rail-based modern streetcar system and intermodal hub as part of MAPS 3.
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Popularity contest

In the race toward election day, mayoral candidates trumpet their endorsements. But how important are they, really?


News

Tim Farley
Oklahoma City mayoral candidates already have received major endorsements from public safety unions and neighborhood groups, but those alliances may not be as significant as years past, according to a group of independent political consultants.
 
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Correction


News

Gazette staff
None of Oklahoma City’s neighborhood associations have publicly endorsed Mayor Mick Cornett in his re-election bid. (Oct. 23 Gazette.)
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

What's to hide?

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


News

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

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


News

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

Recovery efforts

With drug use — and addiction recovery — in the spotlight of this year’s mayoral race, experts weigh in on how it might hamper or help overall public health.


News

Tim Farley
Public vilification of an Oklahoma City councilman’s past drug use, treatment and recovery is likely to restrict the number of people willing to seek elected office, a mental health expert said.
 
Monday, December 30, 2013
 
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