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Grapes of Wrath turns 75

Dustbowl novel and its stories of humanity are as timely as ever.


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Jennifer Chancellor and Angela Botzer
Published in April 1939 and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1940, The Grapes of Wrath continues to resonate today. Its popularity rose quickly; The New York Times recently noted that in 1939, “it brought (John) Steinbeck’s publisher, Viking (Press), more advance sales than any other book to that point in the company’s history.”
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Soldiers living with PTSD

Soldiers with PTSD have resources available to help them cope with trauma when they’re ready.


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Angela Chambers
As a high-ranking female with the Oklahoma National Guard’s field artillery, Sgt. Kristy Fleshman didn’t want to leave fellow women behind.
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Booze and bullets

Wilshire Gun shooting range might soon start serving alcohol on its premises.


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Ben Felder
The city council approved an alcohol permit for Wilshire Gun shooting range, 615 W. Wilshire Blvd., last week. Jeff Swanson, representing Wilshire Gun, said the shooting range would not allow customers to handle firearms after they had a drink of alcohol. Driver’s license scans would be used to monitor those who drink, Swanson said.
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

“Grab a fork. It’s time to pork!”


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Gazette staff
Blake Shelton is one of the most recognizable faces in all of modern country music. So it makes perfect sense that he’d be the new face of Pizza Hut — right?
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Graduating with class

Pegged with failure, Emerson High School produces tales of triumph.


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Ben Felder
The odds were stacked against Jacquelin Pando.
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Night riders

The lack of nighttime public transportation leaves many working people in the dark. Several city leaders would like to change that.


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Ben Felder
Kevin Jones sat alone on a bus bench at the downtown transit center around 7:30 p.m. But he wasn’t waiting for a city bus.
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Local YMCA adopts more inclusive household membership policy


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Ben Felder
Oklahoma City’s chapter of the YMCA announced a policy shift last week that allows same-sex couples to sign up for family membership.
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Midtown group receives award for revitalization

Bob Howard, Mickey Clagg and Chris Fleming receive the 2014 Urban Pioneer Award


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Ben Felder
Five years of risk, vision and rolled-up sleeves have brought lofts, hotels, restaurants and office space to a Midtown neighborhood once considered lost.
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Local YMCA adopts more inclusive household membership policy


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Ben Felder
Oklahoma City’s chapter of the YMCA announced a policy shift last week that allows same-sex couples to sign up for family membership.
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014

It’s coming!

It’s that time of year: Oklahoma Gazette’s Best of OKC nomination ballots hit streets next week.


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Jennifer Chancellor
Oklahoma Gazette’s Best of OKC contest is a Millennial baby. Born in 1985, this year marks its 30th birthday.
 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Board members criticize hiring process, approve two administrators


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Ben Felder
Two administrators were hired by the Oklahoma City Public School Board Monday night, but not before several board members raised objections to the process of recommending candidates for approval.
 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Night riders

The lack of nighttime public transportation leaves many working people in the dust. Several city leaders would like to change that.


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Ben Felder
Kevin Jones sat alone on a bus bench at the downtown transit center around 7:30 p.m. But he wasn’t waiting for a city bus.
 
Monday, June 2, 2014

Metro briefs

The Oklahoma Legislature overrides Gov. Fallin’s controversial veto of proposed third-grade student advancement.


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Ben Felder
Gov. Mary Fallin didn’t hesitate when asked if she thought Oklahomans agreed with her veto.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Museum merit

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History receives the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries.


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Emily Anderson
It’s not every day that one meets the first lady of the United States and receives a national award. But that’s exactly what happened to Michael Mares on May 8 when Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History was honored with the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Strong bond

New York City’s 9/11 memorial and museum opens with strong ties to OKC’s bombing memorial.


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Ben Felder
When a controversy arose over whether or not the new National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City should include a gift shop, one of the first calls officials made was to Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
 
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