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Lucky 7

Skip Kelly and John Pettis Jr. face off in Tuesday’s city council race for Ward 7.


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Tim Farley
John Pettis Jr. is optimistic about his quest to unseat Oklahoma City Ward 7 Councilman Ronald “Skip” Kelly.
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jackson’s action

The death of an OKC man while in police custody spurs Rev. Jesse Jackson to call for a congressional probe.


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Tim Farley
Prominent civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson has vowed he won’t rest until justice is served for Robin Howard.
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

For sale: KFOR


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Phil Bacharach
Oklahoma City’s NBC affiliate, KFOR Channel 4, is up for sale.
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Watching history

A treasure trove of Oklahoma TV news footage is donated to the Oklahoma Historical Society


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Rachael Cervenka
Today, the Oklahoma Historical Society accepted a donation from Griffin Communications containing a treasure trove of television news footage: all archives documenting the nearly 50 years of significant news coverage by the company, which owns Oklahoma City’s KWTV Channel 9 and Tulsa’s KOTV Channel 6.
 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lottery limbo

With the lottery’s future uncertain, Oklahoma lottery officials scramble for ways to increase the games’ popularity and help schools statewide.


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Peter Wright
When the Oklahoma Lottery’s first instant ticket was sold in October 2005, the odds were that the numbers underneath the scratch-off film would be worthless to whoever bought it. Yet the dollar exchanged for that card was intended to be the first of millions raised for education.
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Boxed in

Local developer David Box says he has no option but to pursue razing the historic Gold Dome building.


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Tim Farley
As owner of the historic Gold Dome in Oklahoma City, David Box finds himself in an untenable position.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

From board to booked

Controversy erupts after District Attorney David Prater files criminal charges against the state Pardon and Parole Board.


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Jerry Bohnen
Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater has met a storm of criticism since his March 13 filing of criminal charges against the state Pardon and Parole Board. In the wake of an investigation that began last summer, Prater has accused the board’s five members of repeatedly violating the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Walk on

Work is ready to get under way on the first phase of sidewalk construction under MAPS 3.


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Tim Farley
Sidewalk construction may not be the sexiest MAPS 3 project, but it will serve a practical purpose for a number of Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods and main thoroughfares.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Paseo visionary

Arts patron and urban developer John Belt leaves behind a lasting legacy with OKC’s historic arts district.


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Tim Farley
During a Christmas party last year at Paseo Originals Art Gallery, John Belt walked up a flight of steps, looked to the crowd and immediately burst into a booming rendition of “O Holy Night.”
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Flatlined

Oklahoma grapples with serious health care challenges without expanding Medicaid.


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Clifton Adcock
Sitting in the folding chairs that would serve as their beds that night, bundled up under heavy coats and blankets, they waited for morning.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mane issue

The slaughter of horses and consumption of horse meat are at the center of a fierce legislative battle.


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Greg Horton
Supporters and opponents of legislation to allow horse slaughter in Oklahoma agree on exactly one thing: Horses should not be slaughtered in Mexico.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Losing bet

Oklahoma’s casino gaming has exploded, but funding of gambling addiction programs hasn’t kept pace.


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C.G. Niebank
Although addicted gamblers in Oklahoma are estimated to number well more than 100,000, only $750,000 is allotted by the state to treat the problem. As the number of problem gamblers grows, those charged with administering treatment are tasked with doing more and more with only allocated portions of that yearly $750,000.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Parking avenues

The growth of downtown OKC spurs a need for more parking — a lot more.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City’s downtown growth explosion the last few years would give any economic development director a euphoric high.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Staying docked


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Tim Farley
Boat stall rentals at Lake Hefner may be suspended or canceled later this week because of drought conditions the area has endured.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Prater files charges against the state's Pardon and Parole Board


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Jerry Bohnen
Just as Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater vowed, he has filed misdemeanor charges against the five members of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole board, accusing them of violating Oklahoma’s Open Meeting Act.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
 
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