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Cover Story: Poverty impacts disproportionate number of OKC residents

Cover Story: Poverty impacts disproportionate number of OKC residents

“If we aren’t willing to confront that we have suffering right under our noses, we are doing a huge disservice to our fellow citizens,” Mélon said.

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With majority of state in favor of teacher pay raises, question becomes how to fund them

“This was a glimpse of hope that the tide might turn for the better for [teachers], and not just for us, but future teachers and students,” Flores said. “I went home and I felt relieved. I was for it, and I wanted to help.”

Drummer rehearse at Capitol Hill High School, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Voters weigh $180 million bond package for OKC schools

Read more Oklahoma Gazette election coverage here and here. As Maintain OKC Schools coalition sees it, the $180 million proposed bond package calling for major facility improvements to the state’s largest school district is a straightforward decision. “It is about taking care of what we already have,” said Roy Williams, a member of the steering

Customers line up as Cuppies and Joe becomes Luke's Diner for a day, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. (Garett Fisbeck)

Food Briefs: Cuppies & Joe, Heard on Hurd and more

The season’s final Heard on Hurd of 2016 features a corn hole tournament and live music from Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road, Shane Henry and Matt Stansberry & The Romance.

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Cover Story: Studying the storied history of banning popular literature

“I think one of the quickest ways to get a book read is to ban it,” Cheek said as she worked at Norman Public Library West.

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Beer walk takes patrons on a stroll around the Plaza District

The Plaza Beer Walk donates a portion of its proceeds to local schools.

Dave Bond, CEO of OCPA IMPACT, at his offices in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

State Question 779 sparks debate over sales tax

State Question 779 would utilize a 1 percent sales tax to fund the Education Improvement Fund.

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