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OKC sales tax revenue rises 11%

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Sales tax revenue in Oklahoma City is continuing to grow at a level that is unprecedented in recent years.

Magazine puts Oklahoma City in the spotlight

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Once again, we’re seeing more evidence that “Oklahoma City” is becoming one of the latest “buzz communities” — cities that are frequently looked upon as the new trendsetters.

OKC superintendent is all class, makes good on Miami Heat bet

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday afternoon, Oklahoma City Superintendent Karl Springer Springer taught nearly 20 Miami-Dale kindergartners while wearing a LeBron James jersey--all to settle a friendly wager on the outcome of the NBA finals.

Oklahoma County program wins innovation award

Thursday, September 27, 2012

An Oklahoma County community service program has received national recognition for its efforts to reintegrate offenders into the community.   

OKC capital spending plan studied

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Oklahoman The Oklahoma City Council is considering a plan to spend $327 million over the next five years on capital improvements for city airports, parking infrastructure and transit. But the most expensive item on the list is dependent on future demand. The council heard presentations Tuesday from the Airports Department and Central Oklahoma

United announces new nonstop from Oklahoma City to Cleveland

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

United Airlines announced Thursday it will connect its Cleveland hub to Oklahoma City with a nonstop daily flight to Will Rogers World Airport beginning Feb 14.

Announcement from Selexys is great news for Oklahoma City

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The president and CEO of Selexys Pharmaceuticals Corp., Dr. Scott Rollins, says his firm has received $23 million in venture capital financing to help pay for a Phase 2 clinical study of the company’s drug, called SelG1. Once that study is completed successfully, Rollins said, Novartis Pharmaceuticals has first dibs to buy Selexys and the drug. That deal could be worth as much as $665 million.

Gaining ground

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Last week, OU regents approved the purchase of the Presbyterian Health Foundation Research Park, the 700,000-square-foot development that houses a number of biomedical startup companies.