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OKG Newsletter


Topic: maps

‘No tolerance’ doesn’t teach


Commentary

John Thompson
The bipartisan MAPS for Kids Student Achievement Committee knew that Oklahoma City could not increase student performance without first creating safe and orderly schools. We also knew that would be our toughest challenge.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Railing cry

A contentious debate erupts around the approval of downtown’s new streetcar system.


News

Tim Farley
Plans for the MAPS 3 streetcar project will now move forward after a close 5-3 vote and approval, but scars from the Sept. 24 Oklahoma City Council meeting remain.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

White magic

The MAPS 3 whitewater superpark promises world-class size, technology and allure.


News

Tim Farley
When world-class kayaker Scott Shipley was preparing for the Olympics in the 1990s, he was forced to travel overseas because proper training facilities were not available in the United States.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Counterpoint: Streetcar budget defies reality


Commentary

Nancy K. Anderson
Now that the 4.5-mile downtown route for the MAPS 3 streetcar — Phase 1 — has been decided, the challenge will be to get it completed at a cost anywhere near the amount budgeted. The experience in other cities indicates it will cost far more to build — and to keep it running — than we’ve been told.
 
Wednesday, October 16, 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

Another convention center?

A petition has been filed to halt funding the MAPS 3 convention center in downtown Oklahoma City, which would cost an estimated $250 million.


News

Tim Farley
A citizens group led by Oklahoma City’s Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid plans to ask voters to prevent the construction of the MAPS 3 downtown convention center.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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

Engineering change

This dark horse candidate for OKC mayor has transit on his mind.


News

Kelley Chambers
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of a series of interviews with Oklahoma City’s 2014 mayoral candidates. Check okgazette. com for last week’s interview with Mayor Mick Cornett, and stay tuned for more.
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

MAP it


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

If you were around OKC in the 90s, you know how much progress we’ve made because of the Metropolitan Area Projects, better known as MAPS. Local artists created works exploring the project’s impact as part of the MAPS 20th Anniversary Artist Projects exhibition, and an opening reception will be held 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday at Individual Artists of Oklahoma, 706 W. Sheridan Ave. The exhibit runs through March 15. Call 232-6060, or visit oklahoma.uli.org.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Debating the debates

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION: Choosing not to participate in community forums isn’t necessarily a bad decision for an incumbent, experts say.


News

Kelley Chambers
An incumbent who chooses to not participate in a political debate against his opponents can face a conundrum that may work for or against him, political science experts said.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
 
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