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Five of the original Katz Drug Store sit-in participants were honored at the 59th Oklahoma City Sit-In Anniversary Program at Fifth Street Baptist Church earlier this month. (Garett Fisbeck)

Fifty nine years ago, 13 youth and their teacher found courage by taking seats at the Katz Drug Store counter and refusing to leave until they were served

Fifty nine years ago, 13 youth and their teacher found courage by taking seats at the Katz Drug Store counter and refusing to leave until they were served

Fifty nine years ago, 13 youth and their teacher Clara Luper found courage by taking seats at the Katz Drug Store counter and refusing to leave until they were served. The action was pivotal to the civil rights movement.

Sody Clements is the lead applicant in the latest legal effort to reopen a decades-old telephone case tainted by a bribed vote. Clements, who serves on the Nichols Hills Council, worked at Oklahoma Corporation Commission when a commissioner was bribed for a vote in favor of an application by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. (Garett Fisbeck)

The latest appeal in a 1989 Southwestern Bell bribery case awaits the state Supreme Court

The latest appeal in a 1989 Southwestern Bell bribery case awaits the state Supreme Court.

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State wind energy tax credit ends early

Lawmakers believe eliminating the zero-emissions tax credit will save the state $500 million over the next 10 years.

Julia Kirt, Kelsey Karper, and Deborah McAuliffe at an Oklahoma Contemporary summer art camp, Friday, June 23, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Study finds arts have a significant impact on Oklahoma’s economy

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts & Cultural Organizations and Their Audiences in the State of Oklahoma was published in June.

(Cover illustration by Christopher Street / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: Fall from grace: Tate publishing authors speak out

“The public needs to know about this,” Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said as he ended the May press conference announcing that criminal charges had been filed against Richard and Ryan Tate.

Joseph J. Johnston, CEO, and Edie Nayfa, Executive VP Clinical Services at Catalyst Behavioral Services, Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Nonprofit at forefront of opioid epidemic uses treatments that help reduce job loss, incarceration and family strife

“If you are worried about getting into treatment, this is the easy way in,” Nayfa said. “It’s keeping families together. It’s keeping people employed. It’s keeping people out of the criminal justice system. It is pretty amazing what treatment can do.”

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Gazette wins state’s Best Newspaper honor from Society of Professional Journalists

Oklahoma Gazette earned six awards, including two Best of the Best honors. Gazette staff earned the first-place Best Newspaper award and staff photographer Garett Fisbeck earned the first-place Best Photographer trophy for his portfolio.

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