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OKG Newsletter


Topic: metro

Comic relief

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION: Sometimes election drama skews toward the comical, and it’s not just in mayoral races.


News

Kelley Chambers and Tim Farley
An Oklahoma City mayoral political spoof featuring “Mick Chicken” has injected some levity into a sometimes-contentious campaign.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

To pledge, or not to pledge


CFN

Gazette staff
Remember in school when you would stand up with your classmates and recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning? And remember how, especially by high school, some who wanted to stay seated and abstain from the pledge didn’t get in trouble?
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The issues

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Oklahoma Gazette reached out to mayoral candidates Mick Cornett, Ed Shadid, Phil Hughes and Joe “Sarge” Nelson to ask them what they thought were the most important issues in this election.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

American Indian Cultural Center funding to be debated Monday


News

Tim Farley
A $40 million funding measure for the long-awaited American Indian Cultural Center and Museum will be decided Monday by the state Senate.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Storm Shelter funding debate gets heated


News

Jennifer Chancellor
 In an exclusive News9/Oklahoma Gazette poll, 52 percent of Oklahoma City residents “strongly supported” public funding to help build storm shelters in public schools. Another 26 percent “somewhat supported” the idea.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

UPDATE: Arts consolidation bill approved in committee

Future of the groups is still uncertain.


News

Jennifer Chancellor and Tim Farley

UPDATE: At a Thursday committee hearing, House Bill 3028 passed with a vote of 6-5, meaning that a proposal to consolidate the Oklahoma Arts Council and Oklahoma History Center with the Tourism, History and Cultural Department may go up for a full vote in the House at any time.

Voting was closer than expected and broke party lines.
 
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mandating the Pledge of Allegiance


Commentary

Adam Soltani
On Feb. 17, two bills that would require the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools in our state cleared the Oklahoma Senate Education Committee. Senate Bills 1143 and 1500 change this from a provision of authorization to one of requirement; however, students may refrain if they desire.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bright history, vibrant future

The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum has high hopes to bring in 250,000 visitors annually once the project is fully funded and built.


News

Tim Farley
Supporters of a partially built cultural center are confident tourists will come to Oklahoma City to witness an authentic, world-class American Indian experience once the project is complete.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Living proof

First downtown resident survey gives snapshot of who lives downtown and what they would like to see going forward.


News

Kelley Chambers
The residents have spoken — downtown residents, that is.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Homebound angel track

A war veteran and triple-amputee in Edmond gets a lift — and a home — with help from actor Gary Sinise.


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Edmond’s Rusty Dunagan has no regrets about his military service or losing three limbs during a combat patrol in Afghanistan nearly four years ago.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
 
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