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Park will benefit generations to come, Oklahoma City mayor says

Friday, June 30, 2017

Against a backdrop of children flying kites and tossing Frisbees, Mayor Mick Cornett said Thursday the new downtown park will be a canvas for Oklahoma City, continually reimagined by future generations.

Scissortail Park is name given to downtown Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 park

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Downtown Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 downtown park will be known as Scissortail Park. The name was revealed Thursday at a ceremony marking the start of park construction.

Construction set to start at First National in September

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Developers of First National Center are preparing to start conversion of two-thirds of the building into a 680-space garage in September as negotiations advance with Oklahoma City for tax increment financing assistance.

The parking is part of a $230 million redevelopment that would convert the original 1931 Art Deco tower into housing and a hotel, while the 1957 and 1972 additions built to the east of the tower will be converted into a garage with retail on the ground floor.

Citywide vote set for Sept. 12 on proposed bond program and sales tax initiatives

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Oklahoma City Council voted to call a special election Sept. 12 for voters to consider investing more than $1.2 billion in critical infrastructure like streets and sidewalks, including an annual $26 million boost for public safety and other day-to-day operations. The Council approved three proposals to present to voters: A 10-year, $967 million bond

Academia, industry combine to boost Oklahoma’s presence at annual BIO show

Friday, June 23, 2017

SAN DIEGO — When Tom Kupiec looked to either side, he saw more than a pair of fellow Oklahomans joining him at a small conference table on the floor of the San Diego Convention Center.

University of Oklahoma Venture Fellows test their market research mission at BIO show

Thursday, June 22, 2017

SAN DIEGO — University of Oklahoma Venture Fellow Blake Hopiavuori reflected upon the end of a long day combing the massive BIO 2017 biotechnology show here as he sat in the OKBio pavilion late Tuesday afternoon.

O'Connor: Much to celebrate at the Oklahoma River

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Through public and private investments exceeding $200 million, the Boathouse District has evolved into a destination place with adventure sports, live entertainment, restaurants, walking trails, special events and Olympic-level competition.

At BIO Show, Oklahomans share their stories with life sciences world

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SAN DIEGO — Every one of the almost 20,000 people who came to the world's largest biotechnology industry trade show here this week has a story to tell.