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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


News

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

Documented success

Education can help bridge the gap for students who lack citizenship documentation.


News

Ben Felder
For undocumented teenagers, life after high school can sometimes appear bleak.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Primary school

There’s a lot to learn from last week’s primary races. Sophia and Dunnington advance to a runoff in the Democratic primary, educators rally around a new Republican candidate and minority candidates attempt to break new ground.


News

Ben Felder
Jason Dunnington and Paula Sophia held watch parties at next-door establishments last week in the Plaza District, which was fitting — and convenient for reporters — as the two Democratic candidates would emerge from the House District 88 primary as the top vote-getters in a hotly contested race that will decide the next representative.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Final act

The polarizing piece of architecture and history known as Stage Center plays out its last act — demolition.


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Ben Felder
William Menking believes there is a lot to like in Oklahoma City. But the planned demolition of Stage Center has him questioning the city’s priorities.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

School board welcomes new superintendent


News

Ben Felder
At 12:01 a.m. on July 1, Robert Neu, the city’s new superintendent, received a text message that initially left him a little confused.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Stage Center material to be donated to artists


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Ben Felder
Stage Center is coming down, most likely this month. But some of the material from the downtown theater will be donated to local artists.
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

VIDEO + Council Report: Guyutes gets greenlight from council


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Ben Felder
An agenda item before the Oklahoma City council Tuesday titled “BS,” which Councilman Ed Shadid said was “appropriately labeled,” included a $3.5 million tax incentive package for the nationwide chain Cabela’s.
 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

BREAKING: Four things to know about Supreme Court’s ruling on Hobby Lobby case


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Ben Felder
Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby was handed a victory today in its fight with President Barack Obama and his controversial health care law.
 
Monday, June 30, 2014

REACTION: Grassroot education groups flex muscle with Hofmeister win


News

Ben Felder
The anonymous author of the popular education blog OK Education Truths has been openly opposed to State Superintendent Janet Barresi, and there was plenty to write about following Tuesday’s primary election.
 
Thursday, June 26, 2014

To build or not to build?

Oklahoma City faces multiple decisions on a proposed hotel that’s tied to a new downtown convention center.


News

Ben Felder
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a two-part story about the proposed MAPS 3 convention center and related hotel. Find part one at okgazette.com.
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Going to pot

Sen. Connie Johnson views the marijuana legalization effort as good public policy, not as a campaign tactic.


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Ben Felder
Connie Johnson and Mary Jane make for a good match — politically speaking, that is.
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
 
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