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Carlos Rubio, born in Mexico and raised in Tulsa, began his studies at the University of Oklahoma last month. | Photo Laura Eastes

High-achieving undocumented immigrant students work hard with hopes of future citizenship

High-achieving undocumented immigrant students work hard with hopes of future citizenship

“I knew I could attend a university and be successful,” Rubio said. “The possibility is out there.”

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Cleveland County environmental movement has parallels to Standing Rock Sioux tribe struggles in North Dakota

The images of thick, black, heavy crude flowing between homes and into the natural wetlands haunt Maria Todd. Anytime the mother of three hears discussions of pipelines, her mind reels with images of the 2013 Pegasus Pipeline rupture that coated parts of Mayflower, Arkansas, she said during a recent interview with Oklahoma Gazette. Recently, such

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.

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State Question 776 asks voters to protect the death penalty in Oklahoma

The proposed change would incorporate the protections into Oklahoma Constitution’s Bill of Rights.

Mickey Dollens walks a neighborhood in District 93 asking for support, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Minority voters have significant impact on upcoming elections

Candidates in upcoming local elections encourage everyone to vote and listen to constituents’ concerns.

Lori Zehnder's 3rd grade classroom at Linwood Elementary School with Donors Choose supplies in forground, 8-27-15.  (Mark Hancock)

Voters consider education tax and review lottery promises

State Question 779 would bolster education funding with a 1 percent rise in sales and use tax.

Al McAffrey on the Oklahoma State House of Representatives floor, 1-30-12.  Mark Hancock

Tom Guild faces Al McAffrey in runoff election

Guild and McAffrey vie to represent Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District.

Ward 5 Councilman David Greenwell, and Ward 6 Councilwoman Meg Salyer, listen to Curbside Chronicle editor, Rayna O'Connor, speak during the 12-2-15 Oklahoma City Council meeting.  (Mark Hancock)

Oklahoma City Council votes to form tax force focused on reform

Oklahoma City Council and others seek reforms and more transparency in Oklahoma tax laws.

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