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Drinkin’ and gunnin’


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Gazette staff
Because some of Oklahoma’s finest contributions to the advancement of human civilization have started with the words, “Hold my beer and watch this,” an Oklahoma City gun range has taken the steps necessary to be the first gun range to serve liquor by the drink.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Capitol crumble


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Gazette staff
What do the gray bat, the American burying beetle and the Oklahoma State Capitol building have in common? All are endangered.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Starring Mary Fallin as Obama?


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Gazette staff
Oklahoma’s Republican lawmakers have long been champions for local control. That is unless it’s an issue they disagree with.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Yay for inmates!


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Gazette staff
It appears that Houston-based Sysco Foods tried to get a free meal from the state of Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Missed connections


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Gazette staff
Craigslist isn’t just for selling old couches or posting sad-but-hopeful missed connections notes anymore. No, really. It’s for stopping crime. You’ve been warned.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chenoweth Thunders up


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Gazette staff

Broken Arrow native and Broadway star Kristen Chenoweth will be inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in June. This award celebrates the talent of performers who “have established themselves as true superstars — with appearances on screen, stage, recordings, and at the Bowl,” according to Hollywood Bowl’s website.

 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Let Coburn Google that for you


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Gazette staff
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, really hates government waste. Each year, he compiles a report showcasing government spending he deems ridiculous. Though he still has the rest of the year to drum up his 2014 report, he’s not wasting any time. This time, he’s after the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Waste not

Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s Festival of the Arts takes on a major sustainability effort during this year’s event.


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Ben Felder
The inspiration to offer recycling and composting at the Festival of the Arts came several years ago, when volunteers noticed artists were taking their water bottles back to the hotel for recycling.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Growing pains

Commercial growth in the Uptown district has some residents concerned with parking, noise and historic preservation.


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Ben Felder
Residents of Heritage Hills, south of NW 23rd Street, successfully lobbied the Oklahoma City Council last week to deny a rezoning request for a new medical spa on Broadway.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Uphill battle

Democrats look for gains in urban districts and with progressive and Hispanic voters.


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Ben Felder

Editor’s note: Oklahoma Gazette’s 2014 election coverage begins with a look at Oklahoma Democrats. Pick up next week’s issue for a preview of Republican races and strategy.

 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Same-sex showdown

The 10th Circuit Court hears arguments for and against gay marriage rights in Oklahoma.


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Ben Felder
Following last week’s 40-minute hearing in front of the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Oklahoma will now wait for a ruling on whether its ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Walk this way

Sidewalks are some of earliest MAPS 3 projects to be completed and add 65 miles of pedestrian-friendly travel to the cityscape.


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Ben Felder
Sidewalks don’t grab the spotlight like convention centers and streetcars, but Mayor Mick Cornett called the planned addition of nearly 65 miles of new sidewalks across the city one of the most important parts of Metropolitan Area Projects, or MAPS 3.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Metro briefs

Council moves forward on chickens ordinance


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Ben Felder
The Oklahoma City Council is moving forward on a backyard chicken ordinance. A public hearing was held this week, and the council is expected to cast a final vote on May 13.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hear the music

Celebrations continue this month as OKC hits its 125th birthday.


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Ben Felder
Sitting in the shadow of modern skyscrapers and the rise of a new Oklahoma City are four concrete buildings that contain nearly 80 years of OKC history.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nursing know-how

A U.S. Air Force veteran finds a second career in his 60s.


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Danniel Parker
U.S. Air Force veteran Tim Mander didn’t want a second career as a Walmart greeter.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
 
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