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Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and other dignitaries turn over dirt with paddles during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Riversport Rapids at the Oklahoma River Monday, October 20, 2014. Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma City dignitaries formally kick off construction on whitewater park

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Riversport Rapids will be a training and competition venue for Olympic-caliber athletes in paddle sports. Hopes — echoed Monday by Mayor Mick Cornett — are to have the park ready in time to bid for the 2016 U.S. Olympic canoe and kayak trials.

OU president lifts ban on band members' free speech

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University of Oklahoma President David Boren revoked a participation agreement members of the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band were required to sign. Boren said the requirement wasn’t submitted for review or approval.

A study in contrasts

News | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | Comment on this article Leave a comment

The two candidates facing off in the state Senate District 44 race — Republican incumbent Sen. Ralph Shortey and Democratic challenger Michael Brooks-Jimenez— couldn't be much more different.

Oklahoma State football: Jhajuan Seales and Juwan Offray arrested early Sunday

Sports | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

STILLWATER — Less than 11 hours after the Oklahoma State football team lost to TCU on Saturday, two Cowboy football players were arrested on alcohol-related complaints.


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Oklahoma City school district looking to hire bilingual teachers from Puerto Rico

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Shannon Freeman, Oklahoma City Public Schools’s director of recruitment, deployment and retention, and two bilingual staff members will travel to Puerto Rico to interview about 20 bilingual teachers. The goal is to reduce the number of...

Oklahoma law enforcement officials show interest in fixing DNA sampling oversight

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Oklahoma police, sheriffs, district attorneys and judges are showing new interest in DNA sampling after misdemeanor convictions after reading news that thousands of samples are not being collected in Oklahoma.

New program aims to teach Oklahoma military families to eat healthy

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A series of events this fall will allow military families in Oklahoma the opportunity to receive a free basket of groceries and learn about healthy eating.



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