Oklahoma City

OKC maintains the 3rd-lowest unemployment rate in the U.S.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Despite a slight uptick in the unemployment rate, the Oklahoma City metro still had the third-lowest unemployment rate in the U.S. among metros with more than 1 million people. According to recently released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the OKC metro had a rate of 3.7% in June. This was a slight increase from May’s 3.4% adjusted

Tinker's Kirkland sees local support continuing to fuel base's mission

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Retirement is just weeks away for Tinker’s current commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center, Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, but that does not necessarily mean he is taking it easy or resting on his laurels. Despite the soon-to-be exit from a 34-year career in the military, Kirkland is still actively engaged in leading the sustainment center, something

Paycom Center new name for downtown arena, renovations could start soon

Monday, August 9, 2021

In this artist’s rendering, Oklahoma City’s downtown arena bears its new name – Paycom Center. The Oklahoma City Thunder and Paycom recently announced the naming rights agreement. (Photo courtesy Oklahoma City Thunder) Downtown Oklahoma City will be even greener in the near future as the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder and Paycom

Hofmeister, Shrum headline State of the Schools speaker lineup

Friday, August 6, 2021

Education leaders from various levels of instruction in Oklahoma will be sharing their thoughts and insights about the status of the state’s education system during the annual State of the Schools event scheduled for Aug. 11 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aimed at learning about efforts and ideas to

Leadership Notes: OKC is back to business

Monday, August 2, 2021

I am not sure there is another major metro that is bouncing out of the pandemic with as much energy and enthusiasm as we are right here. From the return of some of our favorite events, to the opening of new businesses and new attractions, there is a lot to be excited about right now. Here are my top five things you should be talking about: Oklahoma

Oklahoma ranks no. 2 where $100,000 in retirement savings last longest

Friday, July 30, 2021

Among all U.S. states, Oklahoma was ranked as the second best state where $100,000 in retirement savings would last the longest. $100,000 in retirement savings in Oklahoma would last two years, five months and 21 days, assuming a total annual expenditure of $40,403. The study also noted that $1 million would last 24-and-a-half years in retirement in

First Americans Museum tickets on sale Aug. 1

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The First Americans Museum (FAM) will officially open its doors to the public Sept. 18-19 for a Grand Opening Weekend celebration full of entertainment, cultural demonstrations and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets go on sale Sunday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m. for $5 per person, per day and can be purchased exclusively through the museum’s

Stand Tall, Shop Small for OKC: Stockyards City spotlight

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Stockyards City is the place to go if you want to feel like a true cowboy or cowgirl. You can almost hear the click of spurs and the hollow, ominous sound known to all good western films as you enter the district’s archway near the crossroads of Agnew and Exchange. This special place is home to the oldest restaurant in Oklahoma, hosts live auctions of