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Dorman looks for boost following new poll numbers


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Ben Felder
Joe Dorman’s statement following the release of a gubernatorial poll had a bit of “I told you so” in it.
 
Thursday, July 24, 2014

One step closer

The LGBT community celebrates another court victory involving gay marriage.


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Ben Felder
“Someone once said it would be a cold day in July before marriage equality ever comes to Oklahoma,” Scott Hamilton joked last Friday.
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Healthy debate

Faced with a shortage of mental health access, Oklahoma City Council approves adult patient beds for an eastside facility.


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Ben Felder
As the Oklahoma City Council considered whether or not to close beds at an eastside mental health facility, Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty not only argued in favor of the facility but said more beds were needed across the city.
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tailored to fit

Marriage equality messages reflect Oklahoma culture.


News

Ben Felder
Marriage equality advocates have tailored their message for the Oklahoma market, trying to appeal to the religious and conservative communities of the state.
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Metro briefs: It's back to school for student booted for gay marriage

A student expelled from Southwestern Christian University after her same-sex wedding says she’ll be enrolling at the University of Central Oklahoma.


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Ben Felder and Kory D. Oswald
After being expelled from Southwestern Christian University (SCU) for marrying her same-sex partner, Christian Minard is enrolling at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO).
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Full story: Expelled for love

UCO accepts gay student who was expelled from SCU for marrying her girlfriend.


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Kory B. Oswald
A lot has changed recently for Christian Minard. She married the love of her life in March and, with approximately one semester to go before earning her sports management degree from Southwestern Christian University (SCU), was promptly expelled from the school earlier this month. It has been a media frenzy for her ever since.
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Alcohol tax lawsuit takes hundreds of restaurants to court

Oklahoma Gazette News: Alcohol tax lawsuit takes hundreds of restaurants to court


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Ben Felder
A disagreement over how restaurants are required to advertise and charge the state’s mixed drink tax for alcoholic beverages landed in a Canadian County courtroom Wednesday as hundreds of restaurants were named as defendants in a lawsuit.
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Neu criticizes Common Core repeal, changes hiring process


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Ben Felder
Oklahoma City school superintendent Robert Neu said the governor’s decision to repeal Common Core standards, and the state Supreme Court’s vote to uphold Gov. Mary Fallin’s decision, put the district in a “real difficult position.”
 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

School board votes down contract with enterprise schools


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Ben Felder
The waiving of a 5 percent administration fee for two enterprise schools in Oklahoma City caused half of the school board to vote against a contract renewal two weeks before school is scheduled to start.
 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dropping science

A viral marketing campaign for Science Museum Oklahoma created by a local rapper and a design firm brings a statue back to Oklahoma.


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Kory B. Oswald
Local musician Jabee, a constant in the Oklahoma City hip-hop scene, is now an Emmy Award winner.
 
Monday, July 21, 2014

Local rapper booted from local TV appearance


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Kory B. Oswald
The thrill of winning an Emmy quickly shifted to disbelief for musician Jabee after a scheduled appearance on a local television show was abruptly canceled.
 
Monday, July 21, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage in Oklahoma case


News

Ben Felder
A district judge’s ruling this year that Oklahoma’s same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional has been upheld by the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
 
Friday, July 18, 2014

LGBT community celebrates another court victory


News

Ben Felder
“Someone once said it would be a cold day in July before marriage equality ever comes to Oklahoma,” Scott Hamilton joked.
 
Friday, July 18, 2014

Marriage equality messages reflect Oklahoma culture


News

Ben Felder
Marriage equality advocates have tailored their message for the Oklahoma market, trying to appeal to the religious and conservative communities of the state.
 
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cartel crossroads

Oklahoma City is the only non-border city in the nation with the ‘consuming fire’ of heavy drug movement. Why? Our highways.


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Ben Felder
An evidence recovery worker with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (OBN) cuts open a kilo of cocaine, exposing the white brick. On the surface of the brick, which was confiscated in a recent bust, is the faint image of a footprint, almost as if an infant’s foot was cast into a molding to be kept in a memory box.
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
 
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