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Recent study suggests psilocybin as spiritual eye-opener, but health and legality are concerns


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Greg Horton
Editor's note: Oklahoma Gazette interviewed several local residents, documenting their positive and negative experiences using psilocybin mushrooms. All feared arrest and requested anonymity, so...
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Oklahoma is not on short list to house National Bible Museum, but 'nothing is out'


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Greg Horton
One Oklahoma family is playing a key role in assembling one of the world's largest collection of Bibles and Bible-related artifacts for a future National Bible Museum. Steve Green, president of Hobby ...
 
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bills on Bible curriculum in public schools continue to move through the state House and Senate


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Greg Horton
Two bills intended to provide for the teaching of the Bible in Oklahoma public schools have been referred to committees for further discussion. According to Rep. Todd Russ, R-Cordell, the principal au...
 
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Social activist Paul Thompson remembered for dedication to equality


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Greg Horton
Paul Thompson, a social activist for 40 years in the metro area, died March 4 after what is described by friends as a "brief and unexpected illness." Thompson was admitted to Mercy Hospital following ...
 
Thursday, March 18, 2010

Would changed alcohol laws result in revenue for Oklahoma?


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Greg Horton
Oklahomans for Alcohol Law Reform is a grassroots organization attempting to change alcoholic beverage laws that are vestiges of the old "blue laws" system, including allowing liquor retailers to sell...
 
Thursday, March 11, 2010

Oklahoma's tiered alcohol retail system and pricing methods benefit Okies


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Greg Horton
Mike Weeks, an Oklahoma City land man, was surprised to find the $90 bottle of wine he purchased for his business partner's 2009 Christmas present online for $50 two weeks later. "Why is the price so ...
 
Thursday, March 11, 2010

U.S. poet laureate Kay Ryan to give reading, teach on historic visit to Rose State College


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Greg Horton
Rose State College hosts Kay Ryan, poet laureate of the United States, on Friday as part of its "Poetry at Rose" program, featuring a reading, reception and book signing with Ryan.Terry Britton, Rose ...
 
Thursday, March 4, 2010

Annual Red Tie Event raises funds and awareness of HIV/AIDS in Oklahoma


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Greg Horton
In 1991, Jackie and Barbara Cooper were approached about being the faces of a new organization called the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund. The Coopers' oldest son died of complications related to AIDS, and th...
 
Thursday, March 4, 2010

Concerns arise over Oklahoma Senate bill about offering Bible courses in public school


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Greg Horton
Oklahoma Sen. Tom Ivester, D-Elk City, is the author of a bill working its way through the Senate that would establish general guidelines and legal oversight for elective Bible courses in Oklahoma pub...
 
Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pew Forum ranks Oklahoma No. 7 for adherence to religion in first-of-its-kind survey


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Greg Horton
More than 20 years ago, superstar pastor Rick Warren created composite characters who best exemplified members of his congregation at the Southern California Saddleback Church. Meanwhile, Bill Hybels ...
 
Thursday, January 28, 2010

Opponents of House Bill 1595 expect abortion-report legislation to be re-introduced


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Greg Horton
Oklahoma House Bill 1595, aka the Statistical Reporting of Abortion Act, suffered another setback on Dec. 18 when Oklahoma County District Judge Daniel Owens extended a temporary restraining order...
 
Thursday, December 31, 2009

Peaceful adherents to the religion Odinism emphasize incorrectness of racist allegations


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Greg Horton
Followers of the old Norse gods call themselves Asatruar, or followers of the way. Asatru, often called Odinism, has experienced a revival in the United States since being granted official recognition...
 
Thursday, December 24, 2009

National organization vows to uphold Constitution, even if it means defying elected officials


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Greg Horton
Are American citizens in danger of being interred in concentration camps or having their property or guns confiscated? Are we in danger of being treated as "enemy combatants?" Will Oklahoma City...
 
Thursday, December 10, 2009

MAPS 3 proposal includes $50 million for trails, sidewalks to improve walkability


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Greg Horton
Wheeler Dealer Bicycles has been in business in Oklahoma City for more than 35 years, and owner Hal McKnight said he's never seen a surge in new bicyclists like he has the past two years. ...
 
Thursday, November 26, 2009

Local church is repurposed to become a women's development center


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Greg Horton
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church sat on the corner of S.W. 11th Street and S. Youngs Boulevard for 60 years. The parish served a community that slowly transitioned to poor, homeless and imm...
 
Thursday, October 22, 2009
 
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