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Archive for: May, 2013

Federal meddling and intra-tribal fights impede western Oklahoma economy

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By Patrick B. McGuigan This is a review and analysis of a story about power – Federal power, Tribal power, State power and the power of economic interests, including lawyers, to impact all of the above, and more. In western Oklahoma, tension and drama seem perpetually to surround the governance of the Cheyenne & Arapaho […]

The Moise Brutus story: Triple-amputee’s experience supports Medicaid reform ideals

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by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – Moise Brutus, now a college student in Florida, lost both legs and part of his left arm in a 2010 motorcycle accident. He endured months of frustration when his recovery was supervised by what he deems Old Medicaid. Brutus, the subject of a five-minute video posted […]

OKC Pride Week honors LGBT couples and families and longtime equality activist Bob Lemon

The 2013 OKC Pride Week, themed “The New Normal,” will host a series of events this month including the 26th Annual Pride Parade. Photo by Darla Shelden.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The 2013 OKC Pride Week, themed “The New Normal,” will host a series of events this month culminating in the Great Plains Rodeo on Memorial Weekend. Festivities kick off on Friday, May 17 with the Pride Block Party, from 7 – 11 p.m. The event features live performances, a DJ, […]

Fashion show features local award winning designer to benefit Other Options Food Pantry

Designer Alice Stella Thomas Kelsey’s work will be showcased at the Walk This Way Fashion Show in Oklahoma City. ©2013 Maureen Van Mortis Photography, Model-Rachel Odom, MUA & HAIR-Makeup by Barby, Beverly Hills.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Oklahoma City will experience the sights and sounds of fashion, entertainment, art, music and food on Saturday, May 18 at the 2nd Annual Walk This Way Fashion Show, benefiting Other Options Food Pantry. The sensory extravaganza will be held from 7 p.m. – midnight at the Farmers Market Event Center, […]

Healthy cooking with spices and herbs workshop

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staff report As Americans try harder to improve their diets by decreasing fat and sugar, the challenge to make dishes tasty as well as healthy becomes that much more important. To help residents learn to enhance their food and their health by using flavorful spices and herbs when cooking, the Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension […]

Local firefighters collect aluminum cans to benefit children affected by fire

OKC Station 34 firefighters Arey Sawyer (left) and Joe Culp are enlisting the aid of businesses and citizens to save their aluminum cans to assist in the ACBC program benefitting children affected by fire. Photo by Ed Koch.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Citizens normally consider public safety agencies as a resource that deals with emergencies when they occur. Today, many agencies are interacting with the communities they serve, before and after emergencies, through various outreach programs. The Aluminum Cans for Burned Children Program (ACBC) is one of many plans managed by the […]

COMMENTARY: The stage is set for an unimpressive tax cut, and a big jump in state spending

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By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher No doubt, I often err. My beloved wife sometimes reminds me of her favorite among my thousands of Chinese fortune cookies: “Firm in opinion, always in the wrong.” I am but a lowly scribe, whose policy views incline to the Right – a reporter, analyst, commentator, pundit. Every now […]

Pink Wave carries state leaders and citizens seeking reproductive justice

Pink was the color of the day as the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice (OCRJ) gathered with supporting organizations and activists during Pink Wave 2013 at the State Capitol Photo by State Capitol Legislative Photographer.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Pink was the color of the day as the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice (OCRJ) gathered with supporting organizations and activists during Pink Wave 2013 at the State Capitol. The rally drew women and men, young and old, who shared stories of anger, enthusiasm, heartbreak and inspiration. State Rep. Emily […]

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