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UPDATE: Flaming Lips, Kliph Scurlock part ways. Scurlock responds via Facebook.


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Gazette staff
Indeed Flaming Lips drummer Kliph Scurlock is no longer with the Flaming Lips. After weeks of speculation, the musician formalized the decision with a Facebook status update this week.
 
Friday, May 2, 2014

The Republican vote

Races for this year’s conservative elections are crowded.


News

Ben Felder

Editor’s note: Oklahoma Gazette’s 2014 election coverage looked at the Democratic Party last week. This week, we take a look at Republican races and the party’s plan for 2014. Look for more coverage in upcoming issues.

 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Partisan laws?

Cities feel the squeeze from state lawmakers in a recent round of proposed and approved bills.


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Ben Felder
In a state in which lawmakers commonly preach local control, the opposite can feel like the status quo to municipal leaders.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bridge to a new life

A homeless mission heals hearts and homelessness with the state’s largest free drug and alcohol recovery program.


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Ben Felder
Patricia Ford needed help.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Local stock

Oklahoma City maintains the state’s only fish hatchery, which enriches lakes, ponds and lives.


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Ben Felder
Oklahoma City’s Parks and Recreation Department stocks more than half a million fish a year into the city’s three lakes and other bodies of water across the city.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I Love OKC

Get on it. You still have time to experience your city this year.


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Angela Botzer
Oklahoma City just turned 125 years old. To hallmark the metro’s well-established and celebrated eclecticism, Oklahoma Gazette shares some of OKC’s notable local eateries, attractions and cultural landmarks. Here’s why we love OKC and you should, too.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Happy birthday

Oklahoma City has packed a whole lot of history into its 125 years.


News

Ben Felder
As American cities go, 125 years is on the young side.
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Monkey see, monkey shave

St. Baldrick’s celebrants go bald in continuing efforts to raise money for childhood cancer research.


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Devon Green

St. Baldrick’s Day on the Plaza

1-4 p.m. Sunday

Velvet Monkey Salon

1701 NW 16th St.

stbaldricks.org/events/velvetmonkey

443-0675

 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

BREAKING: Botched execution creates new chapter in 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, April 30, 2014

Thunder players remain focused on Memphis as league reviews racist remarks


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Ben Felder
Racist remarks attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling cast a shadow over the NBA this weekend, but players with the Oklahoma City Thunder — which is deadlocked with Memphis in the opening round of the playoffs — say they are focused on the court.
 
Monday, April 28, 2014

Streetcar route could impact street parking


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Ben Felder
Fitting a streetcar system into downtown Oklahoma City was never intended to be a seamless process, city officials said this week.
 
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Waste not

Arts Council of Oklahoma City’s Festival of the Arts takes on a major sustainability effort during this year’s event.


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Ben Felder
The inspiration to offer recycling and composting at the Festival of the Arts came several years ago, when volunteers noticed artists were taking their water bottles back to the hotel for recycling.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Growing pains

Commercial growth in the Uptown district has some residents concerned with parking, noise and historic preservation.


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Ben Felder
Residents of Heritage Hills, south of NW 23rd Street, successfully lobbied the Oklahoma City Council last week to deny a rezoning request for a new medical spa on Broadway.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Uphill battle

Democrats look for gains in urban districts and with progressive and Hispanic voters.


News

Ben Felder

Editor’s note: Oklahoma Gazette’s 2014 election coverage begins with a look at Oklahoma Democrats. Pick up next week’s issue for a preview of Republican races and strategy.

 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Same-sex showdown

The 10th Circuit Court hears arguments for and against gay marriage rights in Oklahoma.


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Ben Felder
Following last week’s 40-minute hearing in front of the United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Oklahoma will now wait for a ruling on whether its ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
 
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