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Commentary: Independent voters needed

Commentary: Independent voters needed

Oklahoma’s Democratic Party is on the verge of having a stroke of genius. Party officials announced they’re considering opening primary and runoff elections to Independent voters at the party’s July 25 delegate meeting at Oklahoma City Community College. The Democrats’ intent is clear: to be more inclusive, expand primary participation and draw voters to Demo-cratic

Nathaniel-Batchelder

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

Doug-Serven(Web)

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

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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

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