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The Capitol Hill Civic Group walked from Grill on the Hill Thursday morning to the new Capitol Hill Library branch under construction at SW 26 and Hudson. "This is going to have many more ways for this community to connect...
“So help me, God.” As Michael Brooks-Jimenez said those final words of his oath of office for the Oklahoma Senate, supporters jumped to their feet as they clapped, whistled and cheered. It lasted 37 seconds, a sustained time for applause. Then when...
Michael Brooks-Jimenez, native of the south side of Oklahoma City, won the Oklahoma Senate District 44 seat in a special election Tuesday. "I'm humbled by your support, and I'm ready to get to work," he said to a cheering room...
Rev. T. Sheri Dickerson is happy when she thinks about the Black Lives Matter rally in Oklahoma City one year ago. She describes it as the day when activists in Oklahoma “got it so very right.” But she, Rev. Jesse...
Editor's Note:  In two stories, Free Press is exploring the thoughts of several leaders of the Black Lives Matter, Oklahoma organization on the anniversary weekend of the rally in 2016. For this report, we asked some of the leaders...
Thursday was the first day of early voting for the Oklahoma Senate District 44 seat in south Oklahoma City. And Democratic candidate Michael Brook-Jimenez has been rushing to keep up with the short special election schedule. Whirlwind "Last time that I ran...
Oklahoma City natives Jacob Leighton Burns, brother Zachary Burns and Vinnie Hogan have been serious filmmakers for years. But they aren't old guys. Their apparent youth may fool some about the depth of their experience in film and graphic arts. Jacob...
Brandi and ­Jezy Gray would not say they were completely on the sidelines before Donald Trump's election in November, 2016. But their approach to activism has changed since. "This administration has brought me out," said Brandi. "Before the 2016 election,...
Close leadership elections leave sore feelings for some Anna Langthorn could be the youngest chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party in state history. She's only 24. Langthorn was elected in a hotly contested race for Oklahoma Democratic Party leadership at the state...
Dueling news conferences at the Oklahoma Capitol Wednesday revealed deep divisions between Democrats and Republicans over how to resolve a budget deficit of $900 million projected for next year. The Legislature has only 12 more days to go before the...

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