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Help Oklahoma City grow with planokc workshops


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Jennifer Chancellor
Planokc workshops will be held throughout March, and residents are encouraged to share their opinions on how to best grow Oklahoma City.
 
Thursday, February 27, 2014

UPDATE: Arts consolidation bill approved in committee

Future of the groups is still uncertain.


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Jennifer Chancellor and Tim Farley

UPDATE: At a Thursday committee hearing, House Bill 3028 passed with a vote of 6-5, meaning that a proposal to consolidate the Oklahoma Arts Council and Oklahoma History Center with the Tourism, History and Cultural Department may go up for a full vote in the House at any time.

Voting was closer than expected and broke party lines.
 
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Are you experienced?

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION: Political science professors discuss the advantages of being an incumbent in politics and the challenges of facing opponents with little or no experience.


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Kelley Chambers
Name recognition and experience can spell an easy victory for the incumbent in a political race, but experts said there can be downsides when running against an opponent who has no record to defend and other candidates who perhaps no one has ever heard of.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The issues

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION


News

Jennifer Chancellor
Oklahoma Gazette reached out to mayoral candidates Mick Cornett, Ed Shadid, Phil Hughes and Joe “Sarge” Nelson to ask them what they thought were the most important issues in this election.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Debating the debates

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION: Choosing not to participate in community forums isn’t necessarily a bad decision for an incumbent, experts say.


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Kelley Chambers
An incumbent who chooses to not participate in a political debate against his opponents can face a conundrum that may work for or against him, political science experts said.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Comic relief

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION: Sometimes election drama skews toward the comical, and it’s not just in mayoral races.


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Kelley Chambers and Tim Farley
An Oklahoma City mayoral political spoof featuring “Mick Chicken” has injected some levity into a sometimes-contentious campaign.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

American Indian Cultural Center funding to be debated Monday


News

Tim Farley
A $40 million funding measure for the long-awaited American Indian Cultural Center and Museum will be decided Monday by the state Senate.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Storm Shelter funding debate gets heated


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Jennifer Chancellor
 In an exclusive News9/Oklahoma Gazette poll, 52 percent of Oklahoma City residents “strongly supported” public funding to help build storm shelters in public schools. Another 26 percent “somewhat supported” the idea.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

News9/Oklahoma Gazette mayoral election poll

2014 MAYORAL ELECTION: A joint KWTV/Oklahoma Gazette poll favors incumbent Mick Cornett ahead of the March 4 mayoral primary race; lead challenger needs a large turnout of new voters to win.


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Jennifer Chancellor
Cross tabulations generated by the News 9/Oklahoma Gazette poll indicate traditional voters would carry Mick Cornett to a fourth term in the March 4 Oklahoma City mayoral election.
 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BREAKING: Moby to headline ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown festival

EDM icon Moby to headline ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown Festival


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Jennifer Chancellor
Electronic dance music pioneer Moby will headline the ACM@UCO Rocks Bricktown festival.
 
Monday, February 24, 2014

Life after prison

Program helps prisoners reenter society and find work after incarceration.


News

M.A. Smith
Jamaal Smith said it was a struggle to start over after serving time in prison. There were many roadblocks, not the least of which was finding a job.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Getting involved

Mayoral candidate Ed Shadid asks a lot of questions about local government. He thinks voters should, too.


News

Tim Farley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of a series of interviews with Oklahoma City’s 2014 mayoral candidates. Check okgazette.com for last week’s interview with candidate Phil Hughes.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Public help, private growth

Tax increment financing, or TIF, approvals aim to spur economic development.


News

Tim Farley
Public financing for three major renovation projects in downtown Oklahoma City will generate almost $90 million in private investments, according to the city’s economic development director.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sweet as Honey

Love means more than a hot dance, especially for women who entertain men — and other women — on Valentine's Day.


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Tim Farley
Honey is a stripper who really enjoys her job.
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
 
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