It’s here! 2021 deadCenter Film Festival is in-person, online, virtual

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For the 21st annual deadCenter Film Festival, Executive Director Alyx Picard Davis is building on lessons from last year’s event.

Five see-worthy shorts at the 2021 deadCenter Film Festival

As in past years, the 21st annual deadCenter Film Festival delivers a trove of spectacular short films as part of its roster.
Oklahoma City Council

OKC City Council approves $1.6 billion budget with increases for police

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The City Council of OKC voted 7-2 to approve the proposed 1.6 billion budget for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 (FY22) which begins July 1.
OKCPS Board of Ed

McDaniel gets max bonus for leadership of OKCPS during COVID year

Oklahoma City Public Schools Supt Sean McDaniel will receive the maximum bonus for performance during the 2020-2021 pandemic school year.
BoCC

Commissioners hand off redistricting to partisan staff at Okla Legislature

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County Commissioners voted to hand over responsibility for redistricting the county to the staff of the Republican-held Oklahoma Legislature.
Paseo First Friday

Crowds reveal ‘new lease on life’ at The Paseo’s First Friday

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Galleries threw open their doors this weekend as the growing number of artsy Oklahoma City residents descended on the Paseo Arts District.
Jeffery Lowe

‘Tiger King’ star Jeff Lowe, wife Lauren booked into Oklahoma County Jail

Jefferey (Jeff) Lowe, one of the stars of the hit series "Tiger King," was arrested for DUI in Oklahoma City around 1:45 a.m. Saturday.
Paula Sophia

Manhood – from the inside out – part 13 – Did I Say That?

Paula Sophia continues a memoir of her earlier life identifying significant episodes in her development.
Zoo giraffe

Endangered giraffe born at Oklahoma City Zoo part of conservation effort

One minute into Friday morning, Oklahoma City Zoo's newest giraffe was born to the Zoo's 20-year-old Ellie, a veteran of six births so far.

Five must-see features at the 2021 deadCenter Film Festival

Now in its 21st year, deadCenter Film Festival consistently presents films that greatly expand the vocabulary of cinema.

Upward Transitions in OKC receives grant from Kirkpatrick Family Fund

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Upward Transitions, offering services to people experiencing poverty, has received a $20,000 grant from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund.

Pride Month kickoff celebration recalls the story, points to future

he Oklahoma City Pride Alliance held a kick-off ceremony, the first of a month of events to celebrate Pride Month in the metro.

Increased demand, few sellers in OKC heats up market for homebuyers

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Increased demand for real estate combined with decreased supply of sellers has created scarcity in the Oklahoma City metro.

Increases proposed for City of OKC streets, water, airport budgets

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The City Council of OKC met virtually Tuesday for the last in a series of budget hearings for the new fiscal budget year starting July 1.
Pride

Oklahoma City Pride Alliance event to launch Pride Month Tuesday, June 1

Oklahoma City Pride Alliance is kicking off Pride Month Tuesday, June 1 with a public, in-person ceremony in downtown Oklahoma City.
Union War Dead

Memorial Day remembrances cut across cultural lines in divided country

This year's Memorial Day remembrances on Monday seemed stark in cultural lines crossed during a time of the country's deep divisions.
Paula Sophia

Manhood – from the inside out – part 12 – Haunted

Paula Sophia, a transgender woman, continues to develop her memoirs of childhood and early development.
Riversport

Riversport Foundation marks activities expansion with dual ribbon-cutting

OKLAHOMA CITY (Free Press) -- Thursday the Riversport Foundation cut ribbons on two different projects on their expansive campus along the Oklahoma River southeast...

‘Dead Pigs’ takes a satirical look at life in fast-growing Shanghai

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Film critic George Lang takes a close look at 'Dead Pigs', a satirical film about modern Shanghai. Showing at Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Opinion

Texas legislators who broke quorum to preserve voting rights are heroes

Democratic legislators took the heroic step of walking out of the Texas House chambers and halting passage of Texas’ voter suppression bill.

Stephanie Bice loiters in Washington, lamely following Republican leaders

OPINION -- U.S. Representative Stephanie Bice will never be your moderate friend in Washington, D.C. She is proving only to be a generic Republican...

Governor Stitt tries to scare up votes by lying to Chick-Fil-A superfans

Opinion columnist George Lang delivers commentary on Governor Kevin Stitt's latest political campaign letter loaded with specious material.

Ousting the Republican conference chair, Republicans chose lies over Liz

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, was removed from her Republican House leadership for telling the truth and challenging the "Big Lie."

Rejecting critical race theory, HB 1775 tries to take the history out of history

Oklahoma’s majority conservative, majority White lawmakers want our students to be taught revisionist history in favor of Whites only.