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What the frack?

What is hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”? Is the practice contributing to the spike in Oklahoma earthquakes? Scientists’ conclusions differ.


News

Angela Chambers
With the state’s earthquake swarm and national exposure adding a heavy workload to the Oklahoma Geological Survey, a new colleague joined the once-solitary seismologist at the survey last month.
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Moore’s code

The city council passed a measure to ensure new homes in Moore will be built to withstand strong winds.


News

Kelley Chambers
Over the past 42 years, Marvin Haworth has built homes all around Moore and has, unfortunately, seen some of those same homes reduced to piles of rubble after being hit by tornadoes.
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hope and dignity

Be The Change founder helps lead Oklahoma City’s homeless population to hope and homes.


News

Joey Stipek
On a February morning, Jonathan Roberts braces himself, first for the freezing weather and then for what he will encounter in a wooded area near northwest Oklahoma City. He is headed for a homeless encampment created out of signs, shopping carts, beat-up tents and whatever else can be reclaimed to provide warmth and shelter.
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Oklahoma City Council takes first step in NE redevelopment


News

Ben Felder
A vision of a vibrant economic corridor along NE 23rd Street came into focus Tuesday as the Oklahoma City Council took the first step to create a tax incentive district.
 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Owner of The Journal Record files for bankruptcy


News

Gazette staff
Minneapolis-based The Dolan Company, owner of The Journal Record in Oklahoma City, and some of its subsidiaries filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday, according to the Wall Street Journal.
 
Friday, March 21, 2014

Out of money

Funding for key programs to help children with autism spectrum disorders might force the closure of Early Foundations Family Outreach and cuts in similar areas.


News

Kelley Chambers
A program for toddlers and preschool-aged children with autism will end June 30 unless a funding source is found.
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Anglers

Work will begin later this month to change parking and lane configurations on a stretch of Automobile Alley.


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Kelley Chambers
Parking and traffic flow on a stretch of N. Broadway Avenue, known as Automobile Alley, will change with a conversion from parallel parking to 45-degree angled parking on both sides of the street and fewer lanes of traffic.
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Gazette Poll: Big win, again

Mick Cornett won a record fourth term as Oklahoma City mayor. A News9/Oklahoma Gazette poll highlights what may or may not have worked for Cornett and his opponents.


News

Jennifer Chancellor
In last week’s election, Mayor Mick Cornett’s two-to-one victory over challenger Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid indicated that traditional voters dominated the turnout of 47,963.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nice curves

Chesapeake properties sell to national retail company.


News

Kelley Chambers
An Ohio-based real estate investment trust recently purchased three highprofile Oklahoma City retail properties and adjoining land from Chesapeake Energy Corp.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Up and away

Will Rogers World Airport is set for a $70 million terminal expansion.


News

Kelley Chambers
U.S. Airways plans to add nonstop service between Oklahoma City and Charlotte, N.C., beginning July 2.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Smart start

Oklahoma City is one of eight cities nationally invited to a seminar about the best use for vacant properties.


News

M.A. Smith
Officials say Oklahoma City’s abandoned and vacant properties are reducing property values. They are taking steps to fix the problem.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The art of science

Nobel Prize winner to speak at USAO Symposium.


News

Devon Green

The Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium Keynote Address

7:30 p.m. Thursday

Te Ata Memorial Auditorium

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

1727 W. Alabama Ave., Chickasha

usao.edu/emerson-wier-symposium

224-3140

 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Nonpartisan race?

Are Oklahoma City mayoral elections truly nonpartisan? Oklahoma Gazette research shows that they may not be.


News

Gazette staff
Unless an Oklahoma municipality decides otherwise, state law requires municipal elections to be conducted on a nonpartisan basis. Oklahoma City’s charter provides that no party emblem or party designation shall appear on the ballot, but the charter does not require the election to be conducted “on a nonpartisan basis.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wounded warriors

The Gary Sinise Foundation teams up with the community to help a wounded U.S. Army veteran get a home.


News

Devon Green
Rusty Dunagan, a retired U.S. Army staff sergeant, lost two legs and an arm when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated while he was serving in Afghanistan in 2010.
 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Living proof

First downtown resident survey gives snapshot of who lives downtown and what they would like to see going forward.


News

Kelley Chambers
The residents have spoken — downtown residents, that is.
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
 
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