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Oklahoma obscura

Take a trip through some of the curious attractions the state has to offer.


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Devon Green
The world is a weird and wonderful place, and there are amazing and delightful things around every corner. Oklahoma has a wealth of the weird and offbeat, and we’ve compiled a few of the best so you can learn a little more about our state. Consider this your guide to the funkier side of Oklahoma. The truth might be stranger than fiction, but mystery and supposition are even more exciting.
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Crosstown traffic

A recent Crosstown Boulevard development meeting brought anger and praise from city residents.


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Ben Felder
An hour before 18,000 passionate Thunder fans roared inside Chesapeake Energy Arena, there was a slightly smaller crowd of equally passionate citizens across the street at an open house hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) to showcase four ideas for a crosstown boulevard in downtown Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

METRO BRIEFS

Registry helps reduce meth production


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Ben Felder
Lawmakers credit legislation passed last year for drastically reducing the number of methamphetamine labs in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A house of hope

Lottie House is a peer-run resource for Oklahomans managing their mental health issues.


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Ben Felder
Tammy McKee was lonely.
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

This is some heavy news


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Gazette staff
Put the potato chips down and go for a run or something. No, really. Do it.
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

VIDEO: Events held, scheduled to advocate for end of death penalty


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Ben Felder
As a pacifist minister, Zachary Gleason longs for the day Oklahoma does away with the death penalty.
 
Monday, May 12, 2014

Othello's proves its pie is cream of the crop


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Devon Green
The experts have spoken: the coconut cream pie at Othello’s Italian Restaurant is a culinary work of art.
 
Monday, May 12, 2014

VIDEO: Dorman criticizes Fallin’s appointment to lead execution investigation


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Ben Felder
Rep. Joe Dorman took his first public swipe at his gubernatorial opponent over last week’s botched execution.
“I’m here to demand a true independent investigation into the irregularities surrounding the execution of Clayton Lockett last week,” Dorman, D-Rush Springs, said in a press conference on Thursday at the State Capitol.
 
Thursday, May 8, 2014

Stamping out hunger

A local food drive comes at a crucial time for a regional food bank.


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Ben Felder
Companies that package food are becoming more efficient.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Onward Christian soldier

Steve Green, president of Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby, pushes for Bible education in public schools. Mustang Public Schools agree.


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Ben Felder
Steve Green has high aspirations for his new high school Bible curriculum.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Grounded

Will Rogers World Airport’s strong revenue base includes coffee shops, parking and other retail business.


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Ben Felder
Jon Cole typically arrives at Will Rogers World Airport about 30 minutes before his mother’s flight arrives from Atlanta.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Demise of death penalty?

A botched execution creates a new chapter in the capital punishment debate.


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Ben Felder
In the end, Clayton Derrell Lockett’s botched execution was still quicker and less violent than that of Stephanie Neiman, the 19-year-old girl he himself executed in 1999.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Zoo welcomes births of Red River Hog piglets


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Jennifer Chancellor
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden last week welcomed the birth of three Red River Hog piglets.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

OKCFC plans to make Yukon Millers Stadium its home turf for soccer games


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Devon Green
The Oklahoma City Football Club (OKC FC) announced today that the soccer team signed a multiyear lease with the Yukon Public School Board of Education to play at Yukon Millers Stadium. The team expects to be ready for the 2015 North American Soccer League (NASL) season, which begins in April, team organizers said in a Tuesday press statement.
 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A rally at the Capitol will raise awareness about the state of women’s health in Oklahoma.


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Devon Green
Women’s Health Day 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 13 Oklahoma State Capitol Fourth Floor Rotunda 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd. 528-0221
 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
 
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