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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.


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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

Walk this way

Sidewalks are some of earliest MAPS 3 projects to be completed and add 65 miles of pedestrian-friendly travel to the cityscape.


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Ben Felder
Sidewalks don’t grab the spotlight like convention centers and streetcars, but Mayor Mick Cornett called the planned addition of nearly 65 miles of new sidewalks across the city one of the most important parts of Metropolitan Area Projects, or MAPS 3.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Metro briefs

Council moves forward on chickens ordinance


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Ben Felder
The Oklahoma City Council is moving forward on a backyard chicken ordinance. A public hearing was held this week, and the council is expected to cast a final vote on May 13.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hear the music

Celebrations continue this month as OKC hits its 125th birthday.


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Ben Felder
Sitting in the shadow of modern skyscrapers and the rise of a new Oklahoma City are four concrete buildings that contain nearly 80 years of OKC history.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nursing know-how

A U.S. Air Force veteran finds a second career in his 60s.


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Danniel Parker
U.S. Air Force veteran Tim Mander didn’t want a second career as a Walmart greeter.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Oklahoma City hires new parks and planning heads

One familiar face and one new arrival will take over top city positions.


News

Ben Felder
Oklahoma City Manager Jim Couch announced the hiring of two department heads today.
 
Monday, April 21, 2014

Sidewalks are some of earliest MAPS 3 projects to be complete


News

Ben Felder
Sidewalks don’t grab the spotlight like convention centers and streetcars, but Mayor Mick Cornett called the planned addition of nearly 65 miles of new sidewalks across the city one of the most important parts of Metropolitan Area Projects, or MAPS 3.
 
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Circuit Court hears case for Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban


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Ben Felder
Following Thursday’s 40-minute hearing in front of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Oklahoma will now wait for a ruling on whether its ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
 
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Take a ride

Oklahoma City looks to return to its transit-rich past.


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Ben Felder
The history of public transportation in Oklahoma City shows a thriving system of buses and streetcars and an era to which today’s city leaders have talked about returning.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Back to church

A downtown congregation bought a church built in 1920 and plans its first service for Easter.


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Kelley Chambers
Tucked into a lot on just under one acre between NW 13th Street and Classen Drive sits a long-neglected church built in 1920.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spokie dokie

A downtown bike share program offers free one-month memberships to celebrate Earth Day.


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Louis Fowler
More motorists than bicyclists is a problem that Downtown OKC Inc. has been trying to rectify. Since the 2011 launch of the Spokies bike share program, which provides downtown residents, employees and visitors a healthy and economical way to get around the area, the number of people who are taking advantage of it continues to grow, according to Jill Brown DeLozier, marketing director at DOKC.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Fowl play

The Oklahoma City Council will reconsider a measure to allow residents to keep chickens in residential areas.


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Kelley Chambers
In Oklahoma City, cock-a-doodle-do has been cock-adoodle-don’t for those who want to keep chickens in their yards. But that could change soon.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Murder on the rise

Oklahoma City homicide rates show a steady increase in recent years.


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Ben Felder
Yellow police tape fluttered in the spring wind as homicide detectives filed into a south Oklahoma City home.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
 
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