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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.

Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s reaffirm Oklahoma City’s AAA bond rating

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

For the seventh year in a row, the City of Oklahoma City has earned the highest bond ratings possible from two of the nation’s most respected financial rating services. 

Significant progress continues on MAPS 3 Projects

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Three MAPS 3 projects celebrated recent milestones as they continue to impact the landscape of Oklahoma City’s quality of life.

City seeks citizen help to name MAPS 3 downtown park

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Mayor Mick Cornett launched a campaign Tuesday to let city residents name the massive MAPS 3 downtown park.

Streuli: OKC Zoo is on a tear

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Here’s what I didn’t know but should have: The Oklahoma City Zoo is on a tear. More than 1 million people per year have visited the zoo each of the last several years, and the zoo set a new attendance record of 1,070,388 visitors in 2016.

First MAPS 3 wellness center opens

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The first of four city-owned, senior wellness centers formally opened in north Oklahoma City Tuesday with a long list of potential members already collected, officials said.