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Life after prison

Program helps prisoners reenter society and find work after incarceration.


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M.A. Smith
Jamaal Smith said it was a struggle to start over after serving time in prison. There were many roadblocks, not the least of which was finding a job.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Getting involved

Mayoral candidate Ed Shadid asks a lot of questions about local government. He thinks voters should, too.


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Tim Farley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of a series of interviews with Oklahoma City’s 2014 mayoral candidates. Check okgazette.com for last week’s interview with candidate Phil Hughes.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Public help, private growth

Tax increment financing, or TIF, approvals aim to spur economic development.


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Tim Farley
Public financing for three major renovation projects in downtown Oklahoma City will generate almost $90 million in private investments, according to the city’s economic development director.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sweet as Honey

Love means more than a hot dance, especially for women who entertain men — and other women — on Valentine's Day.


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Tim Farley
Honey is a stripper who really enjoys her job.
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Up and coming

The Rise promises a blend of historic and new with an array of retail and dining along NW 23rd Street and Walker Avenue.


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Tim Farley
Self-preservation was high on Johnathan Russell’s list of reasons for redeveloping an area at NW 23rd Street and Walker Avenue that once was known more for its drug deals and prostitution than trendy restaurants and retail outlets.
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Engineering change

This dark horse candidate for OKC mayor has transit on his mind.


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Kelley Chambers
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of a series of interviews with Oklahoma City’s 2014 mayoral candidates. Check okgazette. com for last week’s interview with Mayor Mick Cornett, and stay tuned for more.
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Fair play?

Ward expansion would help better represent the city’s minority populations, say some Oklahoma City Council members.


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Tim Farley
Pete White might feel like the Lone Ranger in a movement to create opportunities for minorities wanting to serve on the Oklahoma City Council.
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The biggest cover-up, like, ever


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Gazette staff
Benghazi-gate likely will be thought of as the biggest government cover-up ever, according to Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK).
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Mayoral candidate denied access speak at City Council meeting


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City officials refused to let longtime resident Joe “Sarge” Nelson speak to the council Tuesday about dilapidated buildings because of his mayoral candidacy.
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Marijuana rally scheduled Wednesday


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Tim Farley
Medical marijuana supporters will rally at the State Capitol 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 as part of a movement to reform the state’s strict pot laws.
 
Monday, February 10, 2014

Prohibition, not pot, is the problem

At least, so say many proponents of legalizing marijuana


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Tim Farley
Keeping marijuana an illegal substance does nothing more than help drug dealers recruit children into a culture that takes advantage of them and their vulnerability, a former undercover narcotics agent said.
 
Monday, February 10, 2014

Race is on

Four candidates filed for this year’s mayoral race. Oklahoma City’s primary election is March 4.


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City’s upcoming mayoral election will be one of the most important in many years, two of the leading candidates said.
 
Thursday, February 6, 2014

Salvation Army emergency warming stations now open


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Jennifer Chancellor
The Salvation Army Social Services Office and Food Pantry opened at 10 a.m. today.
 
Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sports hall inductees announced


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Jennifer Chancellor
The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame has named is 2014 class of inductees. Six people will be included this year, the organization announced in a media statement.
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
 
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