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Shadid’s surge

Ed Shadid defeats Charlie Swinton in OKC’s Ward 2 runoff election


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Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City spinal surgeon Ed Shadid came out on top in Tuesday’s Ward 2 Oklahoma City Council runoff election.
 
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Drafting MAPS

The convention center completion is plotted at the end of the preliminary MAPS 3 timeline.


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Clifton Adcock
A preliminary timeline for the eight individual MAPS 3 projects has been made public, and although some involved with the projects are pleased with the early schedule, others are not.
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dodging bullets

Released as a prisoner from Libyan forces, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Shadid says he’s lucky to be alive.


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Clifton Adcock
In 2002, journalist and Oklahoma native Anthony Shadid lie dying in the West Bank city of Ramallah from a gunshot wound in his shoulder.
 
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Money wins

Candidates raising the most money either won the Oklahoma City Council primary or made the runoff.


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Clifton Adcock
In the three City Council races decided March 1, winning candidates far outspent their competitors and were partially funded by the same donors, records show.
 
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

'Mo' money

A group running candidate attack ads is receiving indirect funding from the OKC Chamber.


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Clifton Adcock
A group conducting an aggressive campaign, spending more than $400,000 in favor of certain City Council candidates and against others, is being funded by members of an economic development group founded by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.
 
Monday, March 28, 2011

Seeking shelter

A filmmaker hopes his documentary will combat apathy toward Oklahoma City’s homeless population.


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Clifton Adcock
The burgundy Lincoln Towncar, parked nearly in the shadow of the growing Devon Tower in downtown Oklahoma City, had a Bible on the dashboard and a sack of clothes in the back seat.
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Runoff rundown

April 5’s election will determine whether Ward 2’s City Council seat will be filled by a spinal surgeon or a bank executive.


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Clifton Adcock
The runoff election for the City Council Ward 2 seat is scheduled for April 5, and the two candidates vying for the seat are preparing for the final two weeks of campaigning.
 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Art suspension

A law requiring state construction projects to include visual art could be suspended if new legislation passes.


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Clifton Adcock
A bill that would temporarily suspend a law requiring state construction projects to include visual art passed the House March 9 by a vote of 61-26 and will now be considered by the Senate.
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Who’s behind the money?

Alarmed at the big bucks spent in the Oklahoma City Council election, an outgoing member calls for more transparent campaign disclosure.


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Clifton Adcock
The day of the March 1 City Council election, the council held its regular meeting, and outgoing Ward 2 Councilman Sam Bowman had something he wanted to get off his chest.
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Start your engines

A measure that makes way for another professional sporting event is cruising through the Legislature.


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Clifton Adcock
A bill currently at the Legislature would help clear the way for Oklahoma City to allow racing events on city streets.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Slow burn

The Oklahoma City Council and firefighters’ union agree to a contract, just as planning for next fiscal year’s contract begins.


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Clifton Adcock
Eight months into the fiscal year, the Oklahoma City Council approved at its March 1 meeting a long-negotiated contract with the International Association of Fire Fighters.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Eight is enough

City officials and consultants ponder how to include a ‘headquarters hotel’ in the convention center plans.


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Clifton Adcock
Eight locations around downtown Oklahoma City are being eyed as possible sites for the MAPS 3 convention center.
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Walters only incumbent defeated in Oklahoma City Council elections

Swinton and Shadid set for a runoff


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Clifton Adcock
Two incumbents in the Oklahoma City Council election Tuesday retained their seats, while a third was ousted, and a fourth race is headed to an April 5 runoff.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Herbal remedy

Will legislation that legalizes marijuana usage with a doctor’s recommendation go up in smoke?


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Clifton Adcock
A state Senate committee bogarted a bill designed to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma by refusing to hold hearings on any of its assigned legislation this session, effectively keeping the measure hostage until next session.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Separation deliberation

Two pastors, including Sally Kern’s husband, debate whether the Constitution was intended as a religious document.


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Clifton Adcock
The hour-and-a-half-long debate was full of historical references, statistics, philosophical viewpoints and well-delivered arguments.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
 
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