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The hot place to be

Credit: Mark Hancock Turning tragedy into triumph, Midtown’s meteoric rise from the ashes occurred, in part, because of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building, which killed 168 people and wounded hundreds more. The blast damaged more than 300 buildings over a 16-block radius at a cost of $652 million. “So many

MAPS for trauma

It was joy and grieving and defiance. I was screaming at Timothy McVeigh and for that baby carried by the firefighter as much as I was yelling for our young team that was making our city proud much sooner than expected. In OKC, it is all wrapped up together, the joy and pain. Now, unfortunately,

‘Darkly similiar’

Then-Gov. Frank Keating hours after the April 19, 1995 bombing Credit: Mark Hancock Keating had taken office three months before the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others. Then, on April 15 of this year, two brothers in Boston allegedly set

Miles to go

courtesy: OKC National Memorial & Museum Unimaginable tragedy struck Oklahoma City the morning of April 19, 1995, when the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others. Eighteen years later, more than 24,000 people from across the globe are rising up in the wake of fear

Dispatches from Boston

Ryan Siler Credit: Shannon Cornman Harth, creative director at OKC’s Ackerman McQueen advertising agency, finished her first Boston Marathon — the pinnacle event for long-distance runners — about 20 minutes before two bombs exploded near the finish line. Shrapnel ripped through the crowd, killing three people and wounding more than 170 others. Harth said that

Safe runnings

Police Chief Bill Citty Credit: Shannon Cornman OKC Police Chief Bill Citty called the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon a “reminder that we need to be as vigilant as possible all the time. I think the increased law enforcement presence will make everyone a little more relaxed.” Multiple law enforcement agencies will comprise

A ‘transformational’ gift

“This is the single biggest day, I think, in the memorial’s history,” said local attorney Mike Turpen, co-chair of the memorial’s 9:03 Fund, a campaign to raise $15 million for the museum. That amount includes $10 million for an endowment and $5 million for museum enhancements. The Insasmuch grant, announced at a news conference today,

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