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Fort Sill has become a destination for thousands of undocumented minors.


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Ben Felder
Stripped of the politics, accusations of secrecy and policy debates, at the center of the ongoing immigration crisis plaguing the nation are children desperate enough to risk everything just to touch American soil.
 
Friday, July 11, 2014

Fort Sill tour highlights secrecy of detention facility


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Ben Felder
A Thursday tour designed to offer transparency of a Fort Sill facility holding 1,000 unaccompanied minors from foreign countries only highlighted the secrecy the federal government is operating under in its response to a recent immigration crisis.
 
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Media granted guided, scripted tour of immigration detention facility


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Ben Felder
During a controlled and scripted tour, members of the media were shown a secure, clean and humane detention facility at Fort Sill housing nearly 1,000 unaccompanied minors who have cross the United States border illegally.
 
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Can’t keep this man down


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Gazette staff
Being ousted from a company can’t keep Aubrey McClendon, former CEO of Chesapeake Energy, down. McClendon was forced out last year after a governance scandal and other boring business problems.
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Haters gonna hate ... polar bears and Obama


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Gazette staff
It’s a toss-up over what Sen. Jim Inhofe hates most: polar bears or President Barack Obama.
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

And not a drop for drinking?


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Gazette staff
Voting can be a useful tool, whether it’s deciding the next governor, approving changes to the Constitution or selecting the next American Idol. However, there are some situations in which voting might not be the best solution.
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Thou shalt not budge ... yet


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Gazette staff
Remember the 10 Commandments monument? You know, the enormous one that seems to scream, “Hey, you! Look at me!” and has graced the lawn in front of the Oklahoma State Capitol since November 2012?
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Westbrook to release fashion line


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Gazette staff
As prodigious as he is on the basketball court, Russell Westbrook has made just as many waves off of it. Not because he’s getting in trouble with the law or anything like that, but — let’s face it — the man has style.
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Take a number


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Gazette staff
Aaaaand we’ve made another list. Big-league status indeed! In yet another media company’s quest to deliver more bite-sized, easily digestible, scientifically ridiculous and irrelevant information, we have made CNN Money’s list of most stressed cities.
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Power shift?

Oklahoma is one of the lowest-ranked states in the nation when it comes to its male-to-female ratio of lawmakers.


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Ben Felder
While she appreciated the compliment, Cyndi Munson didn’t always appreciate that her looks were what some noticed first about her photo on a campaign flyer.
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Still on track

The time is now for city leaders to choose a streetcar technology.


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Ben Felder
City officials and members of the streetcar subcommittee believe the project to build a downtown streetcar remains on track for a late 2017 completion, even though state and city law, along with some confusion over wires, set the project back a few months.
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Metro briefs

Guyutes gets green light


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Ben Felder
Allied Arts worked with the site’s owner to distribute hundreds of items from Stage Center to various art groups. Approximately 250 theater seats, 150 stage lights and 20 exterior flood lights were removed from the theater and donated through Allied Arts.
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Petition underway to overturn possible fee on solar and wind users


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Ben Felder
Alternative energy advocates and liberal organizations say a new Oklahoma law penalizes wind and solar power users, but supporters claim it is merely a tool to address the growth of alternative energy use by individual households.
 
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New OKC school superintendent embarks on transition plan


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Ben Felder
Robert Neu has a plan.
 
Monday, July 7, 2014

Civic Center events continue to spark free speech debate


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Ben Felder
Oklahoma City’s Civic Center has recently become the site for culture wars over free speech, religious freedom and the role of government institutions as event managers.
 
Thursday, July 3, 2014
 
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