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Up in smoke

Legal fights have yet to succeed in the effort to legalize and regulate pot use, but that doesn’t mean the end is nigh.


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Tim Farley

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part three of a three-part series about marijuana and its impact on the state.

 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Nobody listened

... claims the family of Quinten Wood, the child who died after dozens of calls for help over his welfare.


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Tim Farley
Valerie Wood-Harber insists special education teachers at Midwest City High School failed her brother by acting as “babysitters” instead of teaching him critical life skills.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Oklahoma gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional


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Tim Farley
Same-sex couples throughout Oklahoma are celebrating following a federal judge’s ruling that the state’s ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional.
 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Fowled up

An urban agriculture proposal that would allow chickens within city limits has been voted down by the city council.


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Tim Farley
Chickens are allowed in city limits on one-acre lots or larger, but supporters argued all residents should have the freedom to raise chickens that produce fresh eggs. However, the measure failed 7-2 with Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid and Ward 4 Councilman Pete White voting in favor of the proposal.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Another convention center?

A petition has been filed to halt funding the MAPS 3 convention center in downtown Oklahoma City, which would cost an estimated $250 million.


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Tim Farley
A citizens group led by Oklahoma City’s Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid plans to ask voters to prevent the construction of the MAPS 3 downtown convention center.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Getting high(er)

Pay raises were approved for city employees, including the city manager, police and municipal employees.


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Tim Farley
City employees, including Manager Jim Couch and two other high-ranking officials, will make more money during 2014 thanks to action taken by the Oklahoma City Council on Dec. 31.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Community demands governor action over boy's death

Family collects 460,000 signatures demanding an investigation, and claims dozens of calls for help were ignored before teenager Quinten Wood's death.


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Tim Farley
Mid-Del Public Schools and the state’s Department of Human Services did nothing to help 15-year-old special education student Quinten Wood escape a life of neglect and abuse, a family member charged Tuesday at the state Capitol.
 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Special meeting set Wednesday

The Oklahoma City Council will meet to discuss the possibility of creating two new wards.


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Tim Farley
The Oklahoma City Council will hold a special meeting 9 a.m. Wednesday at city hall to discuss the creation of two new wards. Oklahoma City residents are now represented by eight councilmen and the mayor.
 
Monday, January 6, 2014

Another hotel and convention center?

A petition has been filed to halt funding for a new hotel and convention center in downtown Oklahoma City, which would cost an estimated $250 million in MAPS 3 funding.


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Tim Farley
A citizens group led by Oklahoma City’s Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid plans to ask voters to prevent the construction of the MAPS 3 downtown convention center.
 
Thursday, January 2, 2014

Recovery efforts

With drug use — and addiction recovery — in the spotlight of this year’s mayoral race, experts weigh in on how it might hamper or help overall public health.


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Tim Farley
Public vilification of an Oklahoma City councilman’s past drug use, treatment and recovery is likely to restrict the number of people willing to seek elected office, a mental health expert said.
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Shelter vote stalled

The signature drive to force a vote on storm shelters is on hold while the Oklahoma Supreme Court considers a battle over ballot wording.


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Tim Farley
Supporters of a movement to build storm shelters in all public schools must wait on a legal decision from the Oklahoma Supreme Court before moving forward.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Drug deal

Law enforcement accused of ‘policing for profit’ when it comes to war on drugs, especially pot.


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Tim Farley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a three-part series about marijuana and its impact on the state.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

Time out

A petition drive seeks to add term limits to Oklahoma City Council members.


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Tim Farley
Placing term limits on Oklahoma City’s council members would “open up the playing field” for new ideas in government, according to the organizer of an initiative petition.
 
Monday, December 23, 2013

UPDATE: Court unseals Ed Shadid's divorce records

UPDATE: Read the official letter from Ed Shadid at the bottom of this story.


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Tim Farley
UPDATE: Read the official open letter from Ed Shadid at the bottom of this story.
 
Friday, December 20, 2013

Lockdown

The War on Drugs may be more about big business than curbing marijuana use.


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Tim Farley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a three-part series about marijuana and its impact on the state.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
 
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