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Capitol building a reminder of Oklahoma's past, future

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Oklahoman One hundred years ago today (July 20, 2014), on a small hill overlooking Oklahoma City, throngs of spectators crowded the area where Gov. Lee Cruce was to drive a silver-plated pick into the ground. The excitement was palpable. More than 5,000 people came in cars, walked or took the train to witness this auspicious groundbreaking. The day

OKC: No. 1 best city to launch a startup

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Access to funding, labor and the cost of living can make or break a new business. Based on a NerdWallet study, 10 cities have been named the best in the country to launch a startup. OKC is ranked No. 1, CNN Money reports: "If you have entrepreneurial dreams, you'll want to consider Oklahoma City. It nabbed the title of the best place to launch a small

OKCFestís performers get city in tune with local music fans

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Oklahoman A diverse sampling of music, from country and Americana to bluegrass and rock, brought a festive air to downtown Oklahoma City on Friday, the first day of the inaugural OKCFest. The former Ford dealership parking lot was far more crowded with concert-goers than it ever was with cars and trucks as thousands of country music fans flocked to the

Education: moving forward after Common Core

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Oklahoman NOTE: Paul Risser is the former state higher education chancellor and chairman of the University Research Cabinet at the University of Oklahoma. Recent debate about the Common Core State Standards has been less than a model of clarity. The result is considerable misinformation, confusion, frustration, unfortunate politics and a possible

deadCenter Film Festival showcases Oklahoma's film industry

Friday, June 13, 2014

Oklahoma Gazette This year’s deadCENTER Film Festival features an influx of Oklahoma talent, a byproduct of the state’s burgeoning film industry. deadCENTER Film Festival is not just a local film festival; it’s a multifaceted cultural entity that has become a mainstay in Oklahoma City’s arts community. It’s a gateway to

Oklahoma listed as one of fastest growing economies in nation

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Oklahoman Oklahoma’s energy industry helped create one of the top five fastest growing statewide economies in the nation, according to federal figures released Wednesday. With an increase of 4.17 percent, Oklahoma ranks fourth in GDP growth from 2012 to 2013, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The state trails only

Cabela's confirms store in northwest Oklahoma City

Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Oklahoman Outdoor wildlife retailer Cabela’s confirmed Wednesday it will open a store in Oklahoma City in the new Chisholm Creek shopping center being developed at the Kilpatrick Turnpike and Western Avenue. The store, at 80,000 square feet, is smaller than the 90,000 to 98,000 square feet indicated in an application to the city for a $3.5

Roadwork: Boulevard designs prompt varying opinions on traffic, decision process

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Oklahoman The latest proposed designs for a downtown boulevard by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation are being met with a mixed response, with some critics questioning the agency’s review process while others are arguing the boulevard should not be built. The boulevard was first envisioned in 1998 as part of the reconstruction of