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Sody Clements is the lead applicant in the latest legal effort to reopen a decades-old telephone case tainted by a bribed vote. Clements, who serves on the Nichols Hills Council, worked at Oklahoma Corporation Commission when a commissioner was bribed for a vote in favor of an application by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. (Garett Fisbeck)

The latest appeal in a 1989 Southwestern Bell bribery case awaits the state Supreme Court

The latest appeal in a 1989 Southwestern Bell bribery case awaits the state Supreme Court.

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Cover Story: Four-day Gathering of the Juggalos festival brings ICP fans to OKC

“After fleshing all of that out, we were able to determine that these guys — despite all of the hype — are very organized in terms of how they put on a festival,” he said.

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 25, 2017

It takes many incarnations or lives for a soul to make important choices concerning the direction of a community, city or country.

Richard Ray Whitman received equal parts criticism and praise for his Street Chiefs series. | Photo provided

Richard Ray Whitman’s pursuit of art led him to activism

“We were always the subject matter,” Whitman said, “but never behind the camera. That’s where the artist has control; a more self-determined image can be created when you are behind the lens.”

(Cover illustration: Christopher Street)

Cover Story: Making America hate again? Hate and extremist group activity on the rise

For many people, including the 1 in 4 Oklahomans each year who marry a member of a different race, “separatist” versus “supremacist” is a distinction without a difference. Intolerance, discrimination and segregation are simply different shades of the same things: extremism and hate. Despite its avowed passivity and public disavowal of hate as a community

(Madeline Hancock)

Chicken-Fried News: Still fighting that fight

A Salt Lake City, Utah, attorney is using the Freedom of Information Act to sue the FBI over an open records request connected to the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City. Jesse Trentadue alleges that the bureau failed to adequately complete his records request and he knows that the

Murder on the rise

On April 7, the city had its 12th homicide of the year as a 30-year-old female was found dead in a home on SW 60th Street. Few details were known in the following days. Was this a drug-related homicide? A domestic dispute? Or maybe a murder related to the city’s increase in gang activity? All

American Hustle

Masking baldness is a small ruse, to be sure, but it’s par for the course in David O. Russell’s (Three Kings, Silver Linings Playbook) loping, loopy and very funny caper set in the late 1970s and early ’80s. The story is loosely based on Abscam, a 1980 FBI sting operation that netted bribery convictions of


On a steamy Saturday night, July 22, 1933, two married couples played bridge in the screened-in sunroom of a mansion near downtown. It was after 11:30 p.m., the game starting to wind down, when two armed men — one toting a submachine gun — burst in through the unlatched screen door. One of the women

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