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Devon partners with GE on articifial lift research

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Tony Vaughn is working with Michael Ming to help oil-field service technology catch up with the pace of drilling. Ming, general manager of GE Oil and Gas Technology Center, announced a new partnership with Devon Energy Corp. to develop better underground pumping technology. Lifting hydrocarbons and other fluids

Tinker construction money is approved

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Oklahoman The Air Force would get $111 million in construction money to prepare Tinker Air Force Base for maintenance duties on the KC-46A, the new aerial refueling tanker; Senate action is expected later this month. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force request for $111 million in construction money for Tinker Air Force Base cleared a major hurdle

Bus routes changing systemwide

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Oklahoma City's public transportation system has embarked on a new journey -- and gotten a new name -- this week. Formerly called METRO Transit, the bus system, which has been in existence since 1966, is now called EMBARK. The new identity will represent all services -- bus transit, parking and ferry -- and also involves systemwide improvements, new

Indian Museum Supporters Remain Hopeful

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Supporters of a plan to spend $40 million in state money to help finish construction of a Native American museum in Oklahoma City said Monday they are trying to come up with a new funding plan after the original proposal stalled before a House deadline. One idea being discussed is a three-year deal for $15 million

OKC Thunder playoff games give a boost to local businesses

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Oklahoman With his hot dog stand Colonel Mustard’s, Beau Darrough serves up chili cheese coneys and cans of soda to fans in Thunder Alley in front of Chesapeake Energy Arena before every home game. Collecting wadded-up dollar bills from a stream of customers wearing Thunder blue before Game 2 of the Thunder’s now-tied series with Memphis

Tax district funds to aid Oklahoma City schools and library

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Oklahoman The downtown tax increment finance district, which has typically been used to assist private developments, is set to help the Oklahoma City Public Schools district create a new administrative headquarters and a clinic at Emerson High School, and provide a long-needed modernization of the Capitol Hill Library. Tax increment financing districts

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber thanks Gov. Fallin for signing SB 1023

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber applauds Gov. Mary Fallin for signing Senate Bill 1023 into law on April 14. SB 1023 prevents local governments from mandating paid vacation days, paid sick leave days or a minimum wage different than that imposed by state law. “Allowing cities to mandate different leave and wage regulations would be a regulatory

Tulsa-OKC rail line studied

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Journal Record TULSA – Deciding on passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and Tulsa is like walking up to a buffet and trying to choose what to pile on your plate. State transportation officials describe many details and variables, such as speed, straightening dozens of curves, and upgrading 100 crossings on the 97-mile route. Add the