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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

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.”

We’re No. 49!

According to a Gallup poll, Oklahomans are only slightly less unhappy than Louisiana residents. Oklahoma ranked No. 49 on the list of The Happiest States in America. The poll was based on “life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors and access to basic necessities,” reported Business Insider. We guess perpetually being one

Informed and engaged

Lori Dickinson and Constance Lori Dickinson is entering her fifth year as the foundation’s president. Her passion and enthusiasm is apparent as she talks animatedly about the district and its kids. “So many of our children do not know what the statistics say about their future,” Dickinson said. “They dream, they play, they learn. I

Let’s get heavy

Black Skies Photo: Mutter It’s difficult to affix a name to a genre. As soon as one is figured out, two more subgenres spring out from under it. For example, “heavy metal” is an all-encompassing term for music that is harder and darker than your typical three-minute pop ditties. But beyond that are its ever-increasing

‘Time’ bandit

Avid readers keeping up with the current paranormal-fantasy scene will recognize Sherrilyn Kenyon’s name. With 60 published books across multiple series — and more than 50 of those titles landing on the New York Times best-seller list — the popularity of her work is undeniable. But Kenyon is not one to rest on her laurels,


Oops! Andrea Amanatides suffered a booboo in May while being booked to begin a six-month jail sentence in Albany, N.Y., for a probation violation. As she was being placed in a holding cell, a cache of drugs fell onto the floor. Deputies soon figured out that a condom Amanatides had placed into a bodily orifice

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