Tuesday, July 24, 2018
The number of people put in jail in Oklahoma City for municipal charges has dropped more than 40 percent since 2015, Police Chief Bill Citty said.
And the number of days that detainees spent in jail declined even more, nearly 55 percent for the same period. The result is a significant economic savings to the city, Citty said.
“A lot of it’s just common sense policing and adjusting our judicial processes,” Citty said. “If you’re keeping people in jail, you’re not improving anything, especially if it’s because they can’t afford to pay and post bail.”
Monday, July 9, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Municipal and state leaders have been voicing dreams of internet sales taxes for years, and the U.S. Supreme Court granted their wish on Thursday.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
About 40 Oklahoma companies joined more than 16,000 people from 74 countries at the BIO International Convention in Boston last week.
As the world’s largest biotech conference, BIO brings together a blend of researchers, manufacturers, investors and service providers in the areas of drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology, agriculture and cell therapy.
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday awarded a $168.2 million construction contract to Flintco LLC to build MAPS 3 convention center. Financed by the voter-approved, 1-cent MAPS 3 sales tax, the convention center is to open debt-free by June 2020.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Mental Health is a crisis that needs to be addressed in our backyard here in Oklahoma. Sharee Wrice (President) of The ProjectOkie Foundation has personally taken on the challenge of Mental Health Awareness, Literacy, and Advocacy
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Amazon is putting a fulfillment center in OKC. This fulfillment center will create 1500+ jobs (including 50+ managerial jobs) and should be up and running by the end of 2019.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Oklahoma will be voting on State Question 788 (usage of medical marijuana) on June 26. An official opposition group has risen up, urging voters to vote "No" due to vague wording on the bill.