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Big hurt

Last week, a security guard filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against four Oklahoma City policemen.


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Tim Farley
Security specialist Antjuan Martin didn’t expect to wind up in jail for doing his job, but that’s what happened Oct. 8, 2011.
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hunger pains

Most of Oklahoma’s hungriest are the working poor, the elderly and families.


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Tim Farley
Ardyn Graham is a college-educated woman who once owned a business, taught English overseas for years and worked in the state’s corrections and social service agencies.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

White magic

The MAPS 3 whitewater superpark promises world-class size, technology and allure.


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Tim Farley
When world-class kayaker Scott Shipley was preparing for the Olympics in the 1990s, he was forced to travel overseas because proper training facilities were not available in the United States.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ministry leader, sex offender file lawsuit against city

Lawsuit filed hopes to stop police from arresting sex offenders who live together. An attorney says it could force offenders 'underground.'


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Tim Farley
Police should not be allowed to retroactively enforce a 2012 law that prevents two convicted sex offenders from living together, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court.
 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

OKC Regional Food Bank, governor launch food drive


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Tim Farley
Hungry children and adults are hoping this year’s annual Feeding Oklahoma Food Drive is as successful as the 2012 effort.
 
Thursday, October 3, 2013

Health kick

More than $20 million in federal grant money will help fund research and education programs across Oklahoma “immediately,” leaders say.


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Tim Farley
A $20.3 million federal grant announced last week will help state medical professionals combine clinical data with ongoing scientific research in hopes of discovering new treatments for a multitude of diseases.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Nowhere to hide

A new report shows that nearly 140,000 metro public school students and workers are unprotected during severe weather.


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Tim Farley
More than 140,000 public school students, teachers and staff members in the Oklahoma City metro are unprotected from potential killer tornadoes, according to a survey commissioned by an Oklahoma lawmaker.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Railing cry

A contentious debate erupts around the approval of downtown’s new streetcar system.


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Tim Farley
Plans for the MAPS 3 streetcar project will now move forward after a close 5-3 vote and approval, but scars from the Sept. 24 Oklahoma City Council meeting remain.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Federal grant helps fund disease research


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Tim Farley
A $20 million federal grant will help state medical professionals combine clinical data with ongoing scientific research in hopes of discovering new treatments for a multitude of diseases.
 
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Seeking shelters

Families endorse a petition drive that could ultimately put storm shelters into public schools without raising taxes to pay for them.


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Tim Farley
Three fathers — Scott McCabe, Rick Cole and Ross Legg — sat in the first row of chairs at the State Capitol’s Blue Room on Sept. 18, listening intently to plans that could bring storm shelters to every public school in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Legislating fear?

A report released last week shows that mostly toothless laws bite back in sometimes-unexpected ways.


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Tim Farley
A majority of Oklahoma lawmakers have put themselves in an unflattering category with apparent prejudice toward Muslims and the Islam religion, according to a national report released last week.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Million-dollar members

OKC council chooses which projects are most important with $1 million discretionary spending programs.


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Tim Farley
If Oklahoma City Council members had a million bucks to spend any way they’d like, it turns most of them would (and will) improve public transit, roads and develop a needed “quiet zone” in downtown Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Streetcar route passes City Council vote after contentious debate


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Tim Farley
After a contentious meeting, a divided Oklahoma City Council approved a recommended framework of the MAPS 3 streetcar route. Five voted for and three against.
 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Bottlenecked

Agreements are lagging, but proposed MAPS 3 senior wellness center development is slowly coming into focus.


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Tim Farley
City officials are playing catch-up after falling more than two years behind schedule on development of the MAPS 3 senior wellness centers.
 
Monday, September 23, 2013

Mayor Cornett wins top honor

Mick Cornett was selected as Oklahoma’s top mayor for cities over 5,000


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Tim Farley
Mick Cornett was selected as Oklahoma’s top mayor for cities with populations of 5,000 or more during a presentation in Tulsa Thursday night.
 
Friday, September 20, 2013
 
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