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State of the City speech

Mayor discusses MAPS, millennials and more.


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Tim Farley
A prosperous local economy fueled by new jobs, the MAPS brand and a unified spirit among residents is keeping Oklahoma City in the national spotlight, Mayor Mick Cornett said Wednesday during the annual State of the City speech.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cornett, Shadid make mayor bid official


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Tim Farley
The battle for Oklahoma City is officially on.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mayor race filing starts Wednesday


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Tim Farley
Candidates for the Oklahoma City mayor’s post will officially file for office beginning Wednesday. The filing period ends 5 p.m. Friday.
 
Monday, January 27, 2014

OKC mayor to appear on State of the Union PBS special


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Jennifer Chancellor
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will join a PBS NewsHour for a two-hour broadcast of President Obama's State of the Union Address and the Republican response. The show airs 8 p.m. Tuesday on PBS.
 
Monday, January 27, 2014

Take Shelter Oklahoma wants Governor to release files


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Tim Farley
Take Shelter Oklahoma officials intend to file a lawsuit against Gov. Mary Fallin if her office fails to release emails sought as part of an Open Records request.
 
Monday, January 27, 2014

Art funding cuts proposed

One of hundreds of bills readied for the new legislature, HB 2850 lays out plans to defund the Oklahoma Arts Council by 2018.


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Devon Green
Experts warn that funding for the arts in Oklahoma may soon hit a crisis point if proposed cuts are approved.
 
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Faithful friends

When a beloved pet is called home for the last time, Ever Faithful sends it off with dignity and respect.


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Louis Fowler
The debilitating and devastating emotional pain that comes with the death of a four-legged best friend is something that only a loving pet-owner can fully understand.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

If we build it ...

... Will conventions come? The answer to whether a new hotel is needed with a proposed MAPS 3 convention center is debated.


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Tim Farley
A glut of exhibit space and a drop in trade show attendance should cause Oklahoma City leaders to rethink their plans to build a new convention center and headquarters hotel downtown, a national planning expert said.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Playing chicken

The city council looks for a compromise with urban agriculture and the desire for city residents to own and raise chickens.


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Tim Farley

Oklahoma City Councilwoman Meg Salyer is trying to please chicken-lovers and everyone else.

 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Landmark decision

An appeal automatically precludes all gay and lesbian marriages in the state until the case is heard by a higher court.


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Tim Farley
Same-sex couple Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop were “elated and over the moon” when a federal judge decided Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriages is unconstitutional.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Don't fornicate, gossip or wrestle a bear. Ever

Often obscure, most of these laws are still on the books, but whether or not they’re actually enforceable is another matter.


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Tim Farley
Swearing, blasphemy or having sex with the neighbor’s wife can be debated on moral grounds, but there’s no doubt all three are illegal in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Food Network headed to local eatery

Volunteers sought for community rebuild of Urban Roots Café


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Jennifer Chancellor
Urban Roots Café, housed in one of the last original buildings in the Oklahoma City's historical Deep Deuce district, is undergoing a facelift.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Lankford says he wants Coburn's Senate seat


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Tim Farley
U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma) will seek election to the U.S. Senate following Sen. Tom Coburn’s announcement that he plans to retire early next year.
 
Monday, January 20, 2014

Homeless photography: A fresh look

A photo project teams a homeless man with Oklahoma Gazette, Upward Transitions and Curbside Chronicle to help our community experience a new side of our city.


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Giancarlo Gonzalez
Marcos Powell, 39, originally from New York City, has lived in Jackson, Tenn. as well as Charlotte, N.C. before moving to Oklahoma City.
 
Thursday, January 16, 2014

DDRC approves Stage Center demolition


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Kelley Chambers
The Downtown Design Review Committee cleared the way on January 16 for developer Rainey Williams Jr. to raze Oklahoma City's Stage Center building downtown to make room for an office tower. The committee voted 3-2 in favor of demolition.
 
Thursday, January 16, 2014
 
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