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Oklahoma City School Board member doesn’t want seat, but could still win

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A member of the Oklahoma City School Board has announced she won’t seek re-election, though her name appears on the ballot.

Drag boat association moves to OKC

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The National Drag Boat Association’s new headquarters is now in Oklahoma City near the Oklahoma River where races are already being planned, organization President Mike McAuliffe said.

Downtown retail is taking root on weekends in OKC

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

More companies, many of which no longer adhere to a strict Monday-through-Friday workweek, a blossoming residential population and an increasing number of visitors may make the “rules” as obsolete as the notion that all life downtown had to cease after 5 p.m. each workday.

Arena renovations near completion

Monday, January 7, 2013

Work on the $94 million overhaul of the Chesapeake Energy Arena that Gary Desjardins helped oversee has largely been completed over the past year.

National program enriches OKC school district, teachers

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Oklahoman The first Teach for America teachers in Oklahoma City are nearing the end of their tenure. The national program has brought dozens of recent college graduates to teach in schools with some of the toughest academic challenges. When Oklahoma City Public Schools opened for the spring semester Friday, it marked the beginning of the last

OKC continues to see sales tax revenue grow

Friday, January 4, 2013

The latest monthly sales tax report for Oklahoma City shows a 9.9 percent increase in collections over the same time period last year as job growth continues to boost the local economy.

Another shot for Century Center

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Journal Record Oklahoma City has negotiated a tax increment financing deal worth up to $2.9 million with developer Stephen Hurst to renovate downtown’s long-vacant Century Center. Hurst and a group of investors have plans to redo the dated exterior of the empty 1970s-era shopping center with glass and add another 400 parking spaces to the top of the

Most Innovative Mayors in the U.S.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Republican Mayor Mick Cornett believes that government has a direct role in improving the quality of urban life, and he’s been willing to raise targeted taxes to invest in that vision.