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Piping up

Metro foes of the Keystone XL pipeline step up acts of civil disobedience to show their opposition to the project.


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James Cooper
In an effort to prevent a controversial pipeline’s construction in Oklahoma, some metro residents have engaged in nonviolent civil disobedience, going to jail as a result.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Loan rangers

Oklahoma college graduates struggle with soaring student loan debt.


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James Cooper
College isn’t easy. And it sure isn’t cheap. Personal education debt in the U.S. swelled to $914 billion last summer, according to a 2012 report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

An evolution of pride

The city’s annual celebration of gay pride expands beyond its historically LGBT-friendly borders.


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James Cooper
For its 25th anniversary celebration, the OKC Pride Parade will follow its traditional parade route, kicking off at Memorial Park on N.W. 36th Street and Classen and concluding on “The Strip,” the area on N.W. 39th between Pennsylvania and May avenues historically associated with the city’s LGBT community.
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

From closet to community: part two

How taking a stand carved out OKC’s gay district.


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James Cooper

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series highlighting events in Oklahoma City around which a gay community rallied and coalesced. Much of the reporting is based on Aaron L. Bachhofer’s 2006 dissertation, “The Emergence and Evolution of the Gay and Bisexual Male Subculture in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1889- 2005” and recent interviews.

 
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

From closet to community

How OKC’s gay and lesbian community emerged.


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James Cooper

Editor’s note: It’s been 30 years since the first AIDS case was reported in the United States. This is the first of a two-part history of the disease’s devastation in Oklahoma City, and the story of how a community emerged to fight back and save itself. Much of the reporting is based on Aaron L. Bachhofer’s 2006 dissertation, “The Emergence and Evolution of the Gay and Bisexual Male Subculture in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1889- 2005,” and interviews conducted this summer.

 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The funny thing about OKC


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James Cooper
With only 5 percent of Oklahomans citing immigration as their greatest concern, one might imagine Oklahoma's local and state politicians would respond accordingly.
 
Thursday, October 7, 2010
 
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