Oklahoma City

OKC adjusts judicial processes to cut incarceration

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.”

Oklahoma City convention center construction begins this month

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.

Amazon Announces First Fulfillment Center in Oklahoma, Creating More Than 1,500 Full-Time Jobs

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.

SQ 788 Opponents Organize

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.

ReadOKC Launches Second Annual ‘Get in the Game’ Summer Reading Challenge with Author Visit; Hundreds of OKCPS students receive free books

Monday, May 14, 2018

Oklahoma City Councilwoman Meg Salyer and children’s author Brenda Maier are challenging OKCPS students through ReadOKC to read 1 million books this summer.

Oklahoma City among top 10 best cities for building your savings

Thursday, May 10, 2018

How much do you need in a savings account to be financially secure? This isn’t an abstract question or riddle. The size of your emergency fund should be as familiar to you as your salary or your mortgage rate. Unfortunately, Americans simply are not saving enough. Despite low levels of unemployment, rising home values and one of the longest economic

Magazine ranks OKC district schools among state's best

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Oklahoma City Public Schools boasts four of the top five high schools in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Finished streetscape project in Windsor District boosts west NW 23rd corridor

Monday, April 30, 2018

Mayor David Holt and other civic leaders officially cut the ribbon Friday on the new streetscape in the Windsor District, a re-emerging retail and entertainment district in west Oklahoma City. The streetscape project included improvements benefiting drivers and pedestrians, plus beautification elements to complement the ongoing investment from business