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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

Mayor Mick

As Cornett takes on a fourth race for mayor, he says public safety and MAPS projects remain top priorities.


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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 Joe “Sarge” Nelson and stay tuned for more.

 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Debating diversity and ward expansion


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Tim Farley
Oklahoma City Councilman Pete White wants to increase the number of wards so minorities can enter local political races on a “level playing field.”
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Shelter petition group files suit against governor


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Tim Farley
Advocacy group Take Shelter Oklahoma filed a lawsuit Monday demanding Gov. Mary Fallin release emails related to an initiative petition that could place storm shelters in all public schools.
 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

TW Shannon resigns House Speaker role


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Gazette staff
T.W. Shannon announced today that he is stepping down as Speaker of the House but will retain his House seat representing Lawton area as he runs for U.S. Senate.
 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Highlights: Governor's State of the State Address


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Tim Farley
Gov. Mary Fallin delivered her State of the State speech Monday afternoon as the Oklahoma Legislature kicked off its 2014 session.
 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Meeting will address possible addition of City Council wards


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Tim Farley
Adding new wards to the Oklahoma City Council will be the focus of a special meeting scheduled 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 at city hall.
 
Monday, February 3, 2014

OKC Council to discuss economy Tuesday


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Tim Farley
The Oklahoma City Council will conduct its annual budget workshop and meeting 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Cox Business Services Convention Center.
 
Monday, February 3, 2014

Tuesday budget meeting rescheduled due to weather


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Tim Farley
An annual budget workshop for the Oklahoma City Council has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18.
 
Monday, February 3, 2014

Freeze causes city building to flood


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Tim Farley
Work crews have pumped out 1.3 million gallons of water since Sunday from a city office building at 420 W. Main St., according to OKC spokeswoman Kristy Yager.
 
Monday, February 3, 2014
 
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