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Flatlined

Oklahoma grapples with serious health care challenges without expanding Medicaid.


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Sitting in the folding chairs that would serve as their beds that night, bundled up under heavy coats and blankets, they waited for morning.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Raging river

The SandRidge Sky Trail is among a litany of new attractions transforming the Boathouse District along the Oklahoma River.


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Eighty feet above ground, as a 30 mph wind whipped around her, Sherry Andrusiak began to walk the plank. With the Oklahoma River before her and Oklahoma City’s downtown skyline to her back, she inched out onto the wooden beam jutting from the metal frame of the SandRidge Sky Trail.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Middling money

This year’s city council races saw far fewer campaign dollars spent than in 2010.


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Despite a crowded field in one Oklahoma City Council race and three candidates in another, overall campaign spending and fundraising in this year’s municipal elections is significantly below that of two years ago.
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Seven up

Seven candidates are battling it out in Tuesday’s Ward 7 city council race.


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As Tuesday’s Oklahoma City Council election approaches, Ward 7 candidates are working to stand out amid a crowded field. Seven candidates are challenging incumbent Ronald “Skip” Kelly.
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tulsa time

The sale of the Tulsa World means Oklahoma's two largest newspapers will be owned by out-of-state interests.


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The Tulsa World announced today that it has been sold to BH Media Group, a subsidy of the Warren Buffett-controlled Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
 
Monday, February 25, 2013

Marrs invaders

OKC City Councilman Gary Marrs faces two challengers in the March 5 municipal elections.


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Ward 1 Oklahoma City Councilman Gary Marrs faces two opponents in the March 5 city elections. At a public forum earlier this month, voters in the central-northwest ward heard from the incumbent and challengers James Greiner and Carolyn Sims.
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Coverage controversy

Supporters and critics scramble to determine the impact of Gov. Fallin’s decision against Medicaid expansion.


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As Oklahoma pushes forward to form its own health care reform plan, several groups are trying to pressure Gov. Mary Fallin to reverse her previous decision not to expand the state’s Medicaid program.
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Moneyball

Five years since its arrival, the OKC Thunder has benefited from more than $139 million in taxpayer dollars.


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The sense of community inspired by the Oklahoma City Thunder has captured national attention since the team’s city debut in 2008. From posh luxury boxes to the upper-level $10 seats in the aptly named Loud City, Thunder games amount to a party where everyone is invited.
 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Take two

After a Republican block, Obama re-nominates an Oklahoma federal judge for 10th Circuit Court.


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Clifton Adcock
An Oklahoma federal judge nominated by President Barack Obama to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals will get a hearing by the full Senate on Monday, after confirmation was blocked for several months.
 
Friday, February 15, 2013

Tangled web

OKC decides against pursuing litigation to acquire the website for the Zoo Amphitheatre.


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Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City officials have decided not to pursue legal action against the former manager of the Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre to obtain rights to the venue’s website, a city spokesperson confirmed today.
 
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Dry ideas

In the wake of a brutal drought, OKC officials consider water conservation efforts.


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Amid a two-year drought with no relief in sight, Oklahoma City is exploring further water conservation, including raising water rates if a customer exceeds normal usage.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

School board bucks

Incoming OKC school board chair Lynne Hardin raised nearly five times the campaign funds than the incumbent.


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Oklahoma City Public Schools will have a new Board of Education chair, after challenger Lynne Hardin unseated incumbent Angela Monson in yesterday’s election.
 
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Civics lesson

OKC voters on Tuesday will determine the next chair of the school district’s board of education.


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Tuesday’s Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education election will determine who will lead the board through a time of transformation for the district.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The shy, retiring type?

After a rocky year, Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon retires from the energy giant he co-founded, prompting questions about his — and the company’s — future.


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After 24 years at the helm of Oklahoma City natural gas giant Chesapeake Energy, CEO Aubrey McClendon announced Jan. 29 that he was retiring from the post effective April 1.
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Water from Canton

Amid drought, controversy surrounds OKC’s decision to take water from a lake in northwest Oklahoma.


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Oklahoma City’s decision to replenish its diminished water supply by taking water from Canton Lake is drawing criticism from state wildlife officials and residents near the lake.
 
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
 
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