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Letters to the Editor: April 26, 2017

Something’s rotten Last month, in the midst of all the events within our country and around the world, an event occurred that received little attention. During the March 22 terrorist attack in London, President Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a message to Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London. This tweet was sent as the terrorist attack unfolded,

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Chicken-Fried News: Business time

Oklahoma lawmakers haven’t fixed the budget hole yet, but they have applauded state football and academic champions, authorized replicas or statues of historical documents on public property and created specials license plates.

Brittny Meeks, Americorp volunteer, reads to children during an afterschool program at Hilldale Elementary, Thursday, April 6, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local impact: Proposed federal budget cuts threaten to reduce or eliminate social services and humanities agencies

Oklahoma Humanities, AmeriCorps and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma will most likely be affected if federal program budgets are cut.

Aurora Lora speaks during a public meeting at Andrew Johnson Elementary, Thursday, March 23, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

OKC Public Schools consolidation plan would drastically affect students, communities

“We are looking at more systemic changes because we’ve run out of easy things to cut,” Lora said last week. “Now, we have to look at changes in grade configurations and school closures for small schools.”

Piggy bank at New E Nuff, Monday, March 6, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Go on a thrift store safari for a quirky, budget-friendly workspace makeover

If your office or cubicle has all the personality of an off-brand stapler or a free paperweight, don’t fret. Any workspace can go from boring to fun and chat-worthy with just a little money and a lot of imagination. There are many destinations in the metropolitan area for budget-conscious buyers to peruse secondhand goods. But

(Chris Street / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: Local impact! How federal decisions affect local lives and communities

“They are trying to create and turn citizens against the environment and environmentalism, which troubles me more than anything,” Bridgwater said.

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