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Passengers get comfortable near the rear of the Route 5 bus as it continues to board at the Embark downtown transite station, 3:30 pm, 11-20-15.  (Mark Hancock)

OKC public transit offers students affordable, flexible alternative to school busing

OKC public transit offers students affordable, flexible alternative to school busing

An Embark-issued Haul Pass photo ID allows qualified riders unlimited use for a $10 monthly fee.

Starring Mary Fallin as Obama?

Last week, Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill into law that prohibits cities across the state from setting their own minimum wages. The legislation came after a group in Oklahoma City had been collecting signatures on a petition to ask the city to increase the minimum wage. “Mandating a minimum wage increase at the local

Charging forward

Elliot Robbins This weekend, approximately 2000 people are expected to attend Momentum, now in its thirteenth year in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) organizes the event in order to expose emerging local artists to newer and larger audiences. Beyond paintings, drawings and sculptures, attendees will also find new media, performance pieces, film,

Life after prison

“You have fines and parole fees you have to pay when you are released from prison,” Smith said. “Without a job, it makes it even more difficult.” Smith isn’t alone. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ 2012 Annual Report states it released more than 34,000 state inmates over the past four years. To help those released

Dog’s life

OKC Theatre Company continues its season with the production of A.R. Gurney’s romantic comedy Sylvia. The play follows the story of a middle-aged, recently empty-nested couple whose already-strained marriage is put to the test when husband Greg takes in a stray dog. Yes, its name is Sylvia. The conceit of the play is that Sylvia,

Train earlier, work smarter

And what better ways to fix the problem than starting in public schools? CareerTech and the Department of Career and Technology Education are asking for $35 million more funding. Nearly all of that would head directly into schools for “performance-based” funding. “A job for every Oklahoman and a workforce for every company,” NewsOK reported Sommers

State of the City speech

“It’s 2014 and you should be proud of your city for several reasons,” he told a crowd of about 1,600 people at the Cox Business Services Convention Center. According to Atlantic Monthly, OKC is one of the most popular cities for millennials. The city also has been recognized nationally for its low cost-of-living and for

We’re no. 51!

The Great Place to Work Institute scored companies based on employee survey responses, in which employees rated trust in management, workplace pride and camaraderie and job satisfaction. The institute also added that the 100 companies promote the best applied management practices. In Chesapeake’s case, it mostly just practices laying people off. “This recognition is a

The space between

Kyle Golding The new show at Mainsite Contemporary Art in Norman, Balance, strives to illustrate the line that separates what falls into a category of either fine art or design but finds that line to be arbitrary at best. The show was created by Narciso Argüelles, a California native artist who has been in Oklahoma

NEWS OF THE WEIRD

Nuclear tractor pull —Redneck geek: Edward Teller, the famous theoretical physicist known as the “father of the hydrogen bomb” for his work on the World War II-era Manhattan Project, died in 2003, but his daughter Rene told The Free Press of Kinston, N.C., in November that she had recently discovered two of her father’s precious

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