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OKC Schools Compact launches reading initiative

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Oklahoma City Public Schools Compact recently launched ReadOKC, an initiative to promote the love of reading for the students of Oklahoma City Public Schools district and in our community.

OKC ranked #1 on "2017's Best Large Cities to Start a Business" list

Monday, May 1, 2017

Looking at the top 150 cities in the U.S., WalletHub examined a variety of metrics including financing, growth rates, business environment/affordability and more and found that Oklahoma City ranked #1 as the best place to start a business.

Oklahoma aerospace credits poised to fly for another 8 years

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A bill extending three specific tax initiatives designed to keep Oklahoma's aerospace economy flying is headed to Gov. Mary Fallin's desk.

Director chosen for American Indian Cultural Center and Museum

Saturday, April 22, 2017

James Pepper Henry, most recently executive director of the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, has been selected to lead the American Indian Cultural Center & Museum in Oklahoma City.

OKC waterfront becomes river of dreams

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Oklahoma River is one of the best representations of the public-private approach to community investment that started with the passage of the original MAPS initiative in 1993.

Final plans approved for north section of MAPS 3 Park

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to approve final plans and specifications for the 40-acre upper section of the MAPS 3 Park, with a scheduled groundbreaking set for this summer.

Architect predicts park will be 'transformative'

Monday, March 27, 2017

The MAPS 3 park will encompass nearly 70 acres above and below Skydance bridge, connecting downtown and the Oklahoma River.

Criminal justice reform bills make progress at Capitol

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This legislative session, Oklahoma lawmakers drafted a dozen separate bills in an effort to enact laws that would implement a lengthy list of reforms recommended by the governor's criminal justice task force. By late Tuesday afternoon, all 12 had obtained favorable votes in either the Senate or House and are now awaiting action by the other chamber. "These