Author Archives: Laura Eastes

Oklahoma City Ward 2 Councilman, Ed Shadid, during the recent debate concerning panhandleing, 12-8-15, at City Hall in Downtown OKC.  (Mark Hancock)

As the Oklahoma City Council prepares sales tax and bond propositions, conversations continue about how best to spend the funds

As the Oklahoma City Council prepares sales tax and bond propositions, conversations continue about how best to spend the funds

Some want the money to fund infrastructure improvements, and others believe the money should go to schools.

Aaron Baker, Mid-Del teacher, at his home in Edmond, Thursday, June 15, 2017.  Baker wants all students to be safe and supports LGBT protections added to district policies.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Metro schools take steps to protect the rights of LGBTQ students

Many Oklahoma school districts don’t have protections in place and put students and staff at risk for discrimination.

(Cover illustration by Christopher Street / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: Fall from grace: Tate publishing authors speak out

“The public needs to know about this,” Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said as he ended the May press conference announcing that criminal charges had been filed against Richard and Ryan Tate.

Newly renovated apartments at Page Woodson School, Wednesday, June 7, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Former Page Woodson School gets reimagined as a housing complex

The Douglass offers a range of affordable options.

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Integris joins a public-private initiative to better serve patients and cut costs

“From a funding standpoint, the fundamental difference is [medical providers] receive a care management fee,” said Sunnie Glover, Integris’ vice president of professional services and development.

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Filmmaker Mike Mitchell receives deadCenter Film Festival award

It all began in Oklahoma City’s northwest suburbs in the 1980s. Mike Mitchell had a Mongoose bike, an 8mm camera and several buddies. Perhaps more importantly, he had imagination. “We went all over to creeks and on the back roads,” Mitchell recalled during a recent Oklahoma Gazette interview. “At that time, you didn’t have to

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deadCenter Film Festival delivers action-inspiring documentaries

I Stand: The Guardians of the Water follows filmmaker Kyle Kauwika Harris’ time in North Dakota protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

OK County Commissioner Brian Maughan poses for a photo, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Mayoral candidates have begun to emerge after Mick Cornett announced he’s not seeking reelection

The race for Oklahoma City’s next mayor began to take shape after Mayor Mick Cornett’s February announcement that he would not seek a fifth term in office. Within days, State Sen. David Holt, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan and political newcomer Marina Mangiaracina declared their interest. Those three remain as the field’s only public entrants

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