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Commentary: Spending to reduce debt

Commentary: Spending to reduce debt

I want to agree with Oklahoma Gazette Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Chancellor’s May 14 statement on public radio that Oklahoma City’s investments in infrastructure help level the playing field between rich and poor. The MAPS accomplishments are revitalizing OKC, now the envy of hundreds of American cities. True, most improvements benefitted our downtown and the bankers and

Letters to the Editor: May 27, 2015

Puzzle predicament What’s up with the crossword puzzle? This is the second time in two weeks that you’ve printed the incorrect info. Last time, you printed the empty puzzle calling it the answers from the previous puzzle. This week (May 20, Oklahoma Gazette), you published the correct answers for the previous week, but you printed

Letters to the Editor: May 20, 2015

It’s dangerous The “fracking chemicals have never been found in drinking water” proclamation by the fossil fuel industry recently bit the dust. “Evaluating a groundwater supply contamination incident attributed to Marcellus Shale gas development,” a peer-reviewed scientific publication from the prestigious National Academy of Sciences published April 2, says otherwise. This study found evidence of

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Commentary: Sidewalks for a sense of community

He put down his cup of coffee, looked me in the eye, and asked, “Wait. Do you mean literal sidewalks?” I did mean literal sidewalks. It was the Thursday of Holy Week, so I wore my pastor’s collar, something not ordinarily required by our Presbyterian tradition. This group gathered for coffee and to discuss race-related

Letters to the Editor: May 13, 2015

Oklahoma Gazette provides an open forum for the discussion of all points of view in its Letters to the Editor section. The Gazette reserves the right to edit letters for length and clarity. Letters can be mailed, faxed, emailed to jchancellor@okgazette.com or sent online at okgazette.com. Include a city of residence and contact number for

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Commentary: We need to support the arts

Tuesday at the Oklahoma Capitol, we celebrated a special day: Arts Day. The goal was to raise awareness of the impact our thriving arts community has across our state. As the Representative for House District 88, I’m fortunate to represent many of Oklahoma City’s finest arts districts, including the Paseo Arts District and the Plaza

Letters to the Editor: May 6, 2015

Oklahoma Gazette provides an open forum for the discussion of all points of view in its Letters to the Editor section. The Gazette reserves the right to edit letters for length and clarity. Letters can be mailed, faxed, emailed to jchancellor@okgazette.com or sent online at okgazette.com. Include a city of residence and contact number for

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Commentary: Reformed offenders deserve a ‘fair chance’

For those of us working on the front lines of the criminal justice system, it’s encouraging to hear that the governor’s Justice Reform Steering Committee is once again giving the Justice Reinvestment Initiative the attention it deserves. Given our current budget woes, it remains vitally important for the fiscal health of our state that policies

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