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Losing bet

Oklahoma’s casino gaming has exploded, but funding of gambling addiction programs hasn’t kept pace.


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C.G. Niebank
Although addicted gamblers in Oklahoma are estimated to number well more than 100,000, only $750,000 is allotted by the state to treat the problem. As the number of problem gamblers grows, those charged with administering treatment are tasked with doing more and more with only allocated portions of that yearly $750,000.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A taxing question

Would passage of SQ 766 be a tax cut or a tax hike? Depends on who you ask.


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C.G. Niebank
Those on both sides of State Question 766, which would limit taxes on intangible property such as software applications, say its fate could have dire consequences statewide.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Road hazards

Would stiffer penalties result in more insured motorists?


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C.G. Niebank
The next time you drive to work, the supermarket, or the nearest mall, look at the cars, trucks and minivans around you, and consider this: There’s a good chance that in an accident with one of those vehicles, you’ll get stuck paying the entire bill for damages to your own car or truck.
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Righting wrongs

OCU law students are working to identify and remedy cases of wrongful conviction.


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C.G. Niebank
Although it’s said justice is blind, and thus fair, mistakes are sometimes made — and innocent people are wrongfully convicted of crimes.
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Human network

Modern-day slaves are trafficked through Oklahoma, but one coalition is trying to raise awareness with a rally.


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C.G. Niebank
Although the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution was supposed to abolish slavery in the United States 146 years ago, a coalition of law enforcement agencies and social service groups has scheduled a rally Saturday in Bricktown to draw attention to the continued existence of human trafficking, both nationwide and in Oklahoma.
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Final Stage?

Stage Center needs deep pockets and committed partners to ensure the building a viable future, according to a new renovation study.


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C.G. Niebank
Stage Center may be regarded as a masterpiece of avant-garde modern architecture, but the building’s age, unusual configuration, dilapidated condition and the lack of a single well-financed tenant appear to have turned it into a Gordian knot for both the building’s owner and the local theater community.
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Calculated account

A Tulsa ad exec documents his ultimately futile attempt to do business with Walmart. The corporation called the account atypical.


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C.G. Niebank
Retail giant Walmart may tout “everyday low prices” and have ubiquitous friendly yellow smiley faces in its marketing, but a retired Tulsa advertising executive’s account of his experience with the company paints a picture that’s anything but friendly.
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Next stage

While Stage Center's future remains cloudy, it's hardly the first obstacle in the iconic building's history


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C.G. Niebank
An eccentric masterpiece of modern architecture, Oklahoma City’s Stage Center is a longtime subject of both conversation and controversy.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Altered eats

Some commodity crops’ genetically altered counterparts are already pervasive. Will modified wheat still smell sweet?


Features

C.G. Niebank
For some, the phrase “genetically modified organism” might conjure up nightmarish visions of giant plants run amok, as portrayed in “Little Shop of Horrors,” while others embrace the label for efforts by seed and chemical companies to develop better seeds in order to improve food crop quality and yield worldwide.
 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Watt’s happening

Punk veteran Mike Watt gets punctual with ‘Hyphenated-Man’ and its resulting whirlwind tour.


Music

C.G. Niebank
Mike Watt and the Missingmen with Feel Spectres and Lizard Police
8 p.m. Tuesday
The Conservatory, 8911 N. Western
ConservatoryOKC.com, 607-4805
$10
 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wonder woman

Texas native Carolyn Wonderland lives for playing the blues. Just don’t ask her to fly.


Music

C.G. Niebank

Carolyn Wonderland
9 p.m. Saturday
Oklahoma City Limits, 4801 S. Eastern
oclimits.com, 619-3939
$10

 
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Watermelon Slim eagerly returns to OKC for two shows


Music

C.G. Niebank
Bill "Watermelon Slim" Homans is no stranger to hard work, and arguably has labored as hard in the past three years as anyone else playing the blues.
 
Thursday, January 8, 2009

Watermelon Slim and the Workers return for bluesy benefit


Music

C.G. Niebank
Oklahoma natives Watermelon Slim and the Workers will perform at the Will Rogers Theatre 6 p.m. Saturday along with The Reverb Brothers, The Rexall Rangers and several other performers who will take t...
 
Thursday, May 22, 2008
 
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