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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

Jenna-Rader

Commentary: Commercial real estate is growing in OKC

Booming. This word best describes Oklahoma City’s commercial real estate growth and development over the past couple of years. In fact, in 2014, commercial property sales, new construction, renovation, occupancy and rental rates all experienced upward growth trends from the previous year. Construction of new apartment complexes has increased in downtown and Midtown and across

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