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Letters to the Editor: June 21, 2017

The trans community alone has a reported 41 percent suicide rate, and as someone who’s personally dealt with ideations my whole life, I must stress that this isn’t actually a mental health issue.

Ryan Baker, City of Oklahoma City Office of Sustainability, poses for a photo at the Myriad Gardens, Thursday, April 13, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Efforts are underway to help Oklahoma capitalize on solar potential

Oklahoma City was ranked at the city with the eighth moth solar potential in the country by Google’s Project Sunroof program.


Slip these surly bonds of Earth, and acclimation is required. And so it is with Orbit(film), an omnibus project in which each planet in our solar system earns its own short, all but one under 10 minutes, by a different indie director. The very definition of microbudgeted DIY filmmaking, the shorts vary wildly in approach.

Sun and shade

Russ Goering, OKC VAMC facility energy engineer, said construction began last year after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs awarded $56.7 million in contracts to VA medical centers in five sunny states, including Oklahoma. “The system is robust and about 300 by 200 feet in size,” Goering said. “[It] provides double benefits because our veterans


In the bleak thriller, director/co-writer Tim Fehlbaum imagines that our world of 2016 has ceased to exist — at least as we know it. Solar storms have raised the temperature by 50˚ Fahrenheit — something Oklahomans currently can sympathize with — and with resources bare, society has collapsed. Sisters Marie (Hannah Herzsprung, The Reader) and


That sounds too good to be true, but stranger things have happened on the day of a total solar eclipse. And they will. Too bad Penumbra takes a full 51 minutes of its 90 to get near there. Only then does the Argentinian film approach any plot points that reveal themselves as thriller-esque. Before then

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