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Local students face changes on first day of school year after budget cuts

Local students face changes on first day of school year after budget cuts

Students go back to school and face cuts to academics, fine arts and athletics programs.

(Design: Christopher Street / Photo: Emmy Verdin)

Cover Story: Our next steps in the march toward civil rights

Just as powerful reporting, photos and video did in the ’60s, today’s national media coverage mixed with social media engagement have again thrust the conversation of police brutality, racial discrimination and civil rights into the public consciousness.

Moore sends hate runnin’

Opposite a large crowd of Moore supporters, 10 Westboro protesters held signs that said, “God Hates Oklahoma,” “Mourn For Your Sins” and “Destruction Is Imminent.” According to Westboro’s website, the church members believe the tornadoes were “God’s wrath.” The Kansas church protesters had a permit to protest for 30 minutes at 2 p.m., but counter-protesters

Marijuana rally scheduled Wednesday

Medical Marijuana Day will consist of lobbying, advocacy and training, according to Norma Sapp, director of the Oklahoma chapter of National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). An advocacy training session in Room 104 is slated for 10 a.m. The meeting is designed to help citizens understand the most effective way to lobby their

Most Fabulous donation

That letter was sent to the governor’s office and all members of the state Legislature, among others. They said the play, which is a satirical look at “Adam and Steve” in the Garden of Eden, violates Oklahoma’s obscenity laws. The pastors wanted the play closed and the producers and actors held accountable by law enforcement.

Most Fabulous Protest

Fans of the arts — and of the biblical parody — say a conservative Christian group is targeting the play and threatening to have the producers and actors arrested on opening night. “This is a tongue-in-cheek look at ‘Adam and Steve’ in the Garden of Eden,” said J.D. Bergner, a concerned member of the theater

Left and right

A state representative has organized what he promises will be a bipartisan rally Friday evening at the state Capitol to protest potential U.S. involvement in Syria’s bloody civil war. Rep. Paul Wesselhöft, R-Moore, said he hopes to help spur a nationwide antiwar movement in the wake of President Barack Obama’s announcement that he will arm

Degrading the grade

Most districts have opted not to release the grades until the State Board of Education certifies them at its Oct. 25 meeting. Board members voted last week to halt its issuance so agency officials could review the evaluation system, which many district superintendents claim is flawed. The one exception in the metro, Putnam City Schools,

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