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Shoe-leather: the editor's blog

Government

Save OKC Schools panel

Save OKC Schools launches 90-day petition drive for local income tax

Phylesia Dailey thinks her daughter is getting a good education at Cleveland Elementary in Oklahoma City Public Schools. She also believes all children in the...
Carlos Moreno - Jennifer Pahlka

Code for America brigades in Oklahoma promote good government

Since 2009, Code for America has been making a positive impact on governments mostly at the local level. “This is really about people helping people,”...

Cultures and Cinema

Supt Aurora Lora

Supt responds to Confederate generals school name concerns

National events are forcing local Oklahoma City Public Schools leaders to respond to heightened concerns about four schools the district says are named after...
Alana Haynes House - new land

The oldest new land – Alana’s lots on NE eighth

Alana Haynes House grew up visiting a friend on Eighth Street near the Health Sciences Center. She was impressed with the old, stately houses of...

Politics

Solidarity with Charlottesville Rally in OKC

Martyrs, self-defense mark change in focus for political Left

“We will remember our martyrs!” may have been the most striking line from the numerous speeches at the Oklahoma Standing in Solidarity with Charlottesville...
Cap Hill Civ Grp and Rep Russell

Capitol Hill Civic group tours library construction with U.S. Rep Russell

The Capitol Hill Civic Group walked from Grill on the Hill Thursday morning to the new Capitol Hill Library branch under construction at SW...

Business and Technology

Banking hall - First National Center - OKC

One last look before work begins on First National Center

Developer Gary Brooks and his partner, Charlie Nicholas, are ready to begin work on the First National Center in downtown Oklahoma City on Robinson...
Dirk Spiers inspects batteries

State is “hypocritical” says OKC industrial entrepreneur

“We are a very hypocritical state,” says Dirk Spiers, one of the leading industrial entrepreneurs in Oklahoma City. He doesn’t like how the Oklahoma Legislature...

Education

Lawsuit presser OKCPS - small

Fight is on! OKCPS to sue state

What happened Thursday may be a sign of things to come over the next year. Oklahoma City Public Schools leaders announced in a news conference...
Supt Aurora Lora

Supt responds to Confederate generals school name concerns

National events are forcing local Oklahoma City Public Schools leaders to respond to heightened concerns about four schools the district says are named after...