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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

Visitor industry remains important to local economy

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Oklahoma’s travel industry remains an essential part of the local and state economies according to an economic impact report recently released by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department and Dean Runyan Associates. According to the report, Oklahoma County was No. 1 in the state for direct spending in the travel industry in 2015. “Oklahoma

Streetcar rail installation begins

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Crews are installing rail and pouring concrete this week on Joe Carter Avenue in Bricktown for the MAPS 3 streetcar.