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Local students face changes on first day of school year after budget cuts

Local students face changes on first day of school year after budget cuts

Students go back to school and face cuts to academics, fine arts and athletics programs.

Sarah Julian, director, communications, and Brent Bushey, executive director, at the Oklahoma Public Schools Resource Center, 7-21-16, in Oklahoma City.  (Mark Hancock)

Oklahoma teachers face new professional development plan

Organizations that provide professional development classes for Oklahoma teachers had to rethink their seminars in light of budget cuts.

Ferris in the Wheeler District in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

OKC’s newest attraction has locals and tourists celebrating fun, art and fantastic views

“The Ferris wheel is in that location because it’s the biggest statement we are making that Wheeler is not just about celebrating a neighborhood,” Humphreys said. “Wheeler is about celebrating the city.”

Mayor Mick Cornett was honoring the OKC Police Department with Chief Bill Citty and other officers, at City Council last year on 5-1-12.  mh

Local police given permission to carry their own rifles

Oklahoma City police are now allowed to carry their own personal rifles while on duty.

Oklahoma City Public Schools superintendent Aurora Lora poses for a photo, Friday, July 22, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

New OKCPS superintendent Aurora Lora sits down with Oklahoma Gazette for a Q&A

Oklahoma City Public Schools hired Aurora Lora as superintendent in July.

(Design: Christopher Street / Photo: Emmy Verdin)

Cover Story: Our next steps in the march toward civil rights

Just as powerful reporting, photos and video did in the ’60s, today’s national media coverage mixed with social media engagement have again thrust the conversation of police brutality, racial discrimination and civil rights into the public consciousness.

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Cover Teaser: Our next steps in the march toward civil rights

It all comes down to fear and lives at risk. For some, a hasty or thoughtless gesture, hands hidden in pockets or a vocal pitch rising in uneasiness can lead to the loss of life at the hands of police. With each unarmed man or woman killed by police, protests in American cities erupt, posing

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