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Georgie Rasco, executive director of The Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma, poses for a photo, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Neighborhood improvement projects could be listed in a 2017 bond proposal

Neighborhood improvement projects could be listed in a 2017 bond proposal

“No one knows more about the neighborhoods than the citizens,” said Kristy Yager, City of Oklahoma City public information director.

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Law language of State Question 777 is major issue for opponents, as supporters preach its protections

“When I hear farms complaining about the bureaucracy and the agencies bothering them, they are talking about the federal government, not the state,” he said. “This will not protect from federal intervention.”

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Cover Story: The Nov. 8 election isn’t scary. We help you know what’s on the (very full) ballot

Find more coverage in this week’s print issue, on stands now, and in Oklahoma Gazette’s Nov. 2 print edition.

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2016 Election: Joe Exotic’s White House run just the beginning of his political aspirations

“Do I have a shot of winning? Hell no,” he said. “I’m not an idiot. But they’re going to hear me.”

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2016 Election: As Election Day approaches, many seek help navigating flack attacks

2016 Election Issue It’s everyone’s democratic and civic duty to vote on Nov. 8, and this year’s ballot is an important one. This issue includes stories on Oklahoma’s multiple state questions, the Libertarian party, races to watch, our roundup of uncommon candidates and more. It also features the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma’s 2016

John Harrison signs in with election officals, from left, Eva Welch and Mary Austin, during the election on 7-14-15, at Crown Heights Church of the Nazarene.  mh

2016 Election: Oklahoma ballot questions explained

Oklahoma Gazette distilled this year’s state ballot questions to help understand what voting “for the proposal” and “against the proposal” actually mean.

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2016 Election: The Libertarian Party returns to Oklahoma’s ballot after a 16-year absence

“A vote for Johnson does something pretty significant,” Ewbank said.

Elizabeth Larios talks with Patricia Fernandez in Moore, Thursday, Aug 18, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

2016 Election: Uncommon contenders for state Legislature include millennials, educators, transgender woman

“It never crossed my mind that I might be perceived as too young,” Larios said. “As soon as I started hitting the doors, people asked, ‘How old are you?’ I told them I was 24.”

Senator Brian Crain speaks to attendees at the launch of Reason for Reform Campaign at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  (Emmy Verdin)

Local leaders call for immigration law changes

Immigrants trying to become U.S. citizens face unknown hurdles that take years and thousands of dollars to cross.

Jim Sandman speaks at an access to justice meeting, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Efforts are underway to increase poor Oklahomans’ access to legal aid in civil cases

Oklahoma ranks in the bottom 10 states in access to civil justice.

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