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LGBT community celebrates another court victory


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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.
 
Friday, July 18, 2014

Marriage equality messages reflect Oklahoma culture


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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

All in

The Wheeler District’s success lies with a team of dreamers.


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Ben Felder
There’s something spiritual about the way Blair Humphreys talks about the Wheeler District.
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fort, sealed?

Fort Sill has become a destination for thousands of undocumented minors. The government allowed limited access to Oklahoma Gazette.


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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.
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Metro briefs

METRO BRIEFS: Some Stage Center items have been salvaged by local art groups.


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Ben Felder
Some valuable materials inside Stage Center were saved before the planned theater demolition.
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mental health facility get council support


News

Ben Felder
Despite a large protest from residents and a passionate appeal from Councilman John Pettis, the Oklahoma City council voted to allow an east side mental health facility to continue serving adults.
 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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

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.


News

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


News

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


News

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
 
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