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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

Range war

Residents near a proposed gun range fear what it will mean for the area’s watershed and wildlife.


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Carol Cole-Frowe

Watershed, wildlife and noise concerns are among issues that residents in rural southeast Oklahoma City believe are reasons not to relocate a shooting range within a mile of their homes.

 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

'A gift to the city'

Attorney and arts patron John Belt leaves lasting legacy with The Paseo.


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Alyssa Grimley
Oklahoma City attorney and urban developer John Belt died Sunday after a brief bout with cancer. He was 76.
 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Building brains

OKC public schools strengthen early childhood education while the state’s program basks in the national spotlight.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City’s public school leaders are looking to the future by investing in their youngest students and hiring 120 full-day pre-kindergarten teachers.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Homeward bound

OKC’s chronically homeless population receives help from a nationwide campaign.


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Greg Horton
The Oklahoma City-based Homeless Alliance has joined forces with a national campaign dubbed 100,000 Homes, which seeks to find shelter and medical care for the chronically homeless and medically vulnerable.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

All about TIF

Downtown reaps the benefits of tax increment finance districts.


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An economic development program created to improve blighted areas is doing better than expected in downtown Oklahoma City, according to the city’s primary private-sector partner for economic development.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Raging river

The SandRidge Sky Trail is among a litany of new attractions transforming the Boathouse District along the Oklahoma River.


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Clifton Adcock
Eighty feet above ground, as a 30 mph wind whipped around her, Sherry Andrusiak began to walk the plank. With the Oklahoma River before her and Oklahoma City’s downtown skyline to her back, she inched out onto the wooden beam jutting from the metal frame of the SandRidge Sky Trail.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Middling money

This year’s city council races saw far fewer campaign dollars spent than in 2010.


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Clifton Adcock
Despite a crowded field in one Oklahoma City Council race and three candidates in another, overall campaign spending and fundraising in this year’s municipal elections is significantly below that of two years ago.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Chosen ONEs

Eight metro organizations nominated as state’s top nonprofit.


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Rachael Cervenka
Nonprofits across the state strive to better lives, one Oklahoman at a time. Some of them will be recognized and rewarded for their efforts at next month’s Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Seven up

Seven candidates are battling it out in Tuesday’s Ward 7 city council race.


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Clifton Adcock
As Tuesday’s Oklahoma City Council election approaches, Ward 7 candidates are working to stand out amid a crowded field. Seven candidates are challenging incumbent Ronald “Skip” Kelly.
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fashion statement

The OKC Board of Education is expected to vote Monday on mandating school uniforms districtwide.


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Tim Farley
Deciding what to wear to school may not be a problem for Oklahoma City Public Schools students in the not-too-distant future. The Oklahoma City Board of Education is expected to vote Monday on whether to mandate school uniforms or a stricter dress code.
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
 
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