Government

Pete White retires

White takes one last very long OKC Council Meeting in stride

Council members were saying their public goodbyes to Ward 4 Councilman Pete White at the end of the Oklahoma City Council meeting Tuesday. The south...
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett

Cornett will not run in next election

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election when his term ends in one year. He has served for the...
Brecheen defends SB 694

Urban senators of both parties oppose power grab

A bill intended to stop Oklahoma cities and counties from passing ordinances against discrimination revealed a divide between rural and urban senators Monday. Senate Bill...
Streetcar Groundbreaking crowd

MAPS 3 streetcar line work begins

Tuesday a crowd larger than usual for a groundbreaking attended the start of construction for the MAPS 3 streetcar track line for Oklahoma City. Enjoying...

Politics

Brooks-Jimenez talks with Diane Dougherty

Brooks-Jimenez already knocking doors in Senate District 44

To follow Michael Brooks-Jimenez from door to door in Oklahoma Senate District 44, it seems that he intuitively senses whether to use English or...
Rep Steve Russell's office door

Oklahoma City’s congressman dodging town halls

Oklahoma’s 5th District representative to Congress has the largest city in the state in his district. And he has chosen not to hear from any...
Senator James Lankford

Former Republican to Lankford: “How can we trust you?”

Republican Senator James Lankford might have felt like he just couldn't catch a break Tuesday night in the second of five sessions of his...
Ervin Yen

Anti-vaxxers win in Oklahoma Senate

Pressures from anti-vaccination groups killed Oklahoma Senate Bill 83 Thursday. If passed into law, it would have required parents to view materials about the dangers of refusing...

Business and Technology

Jonathan Yarbor and James Ross

Nodecraft increases game offerings, upgrades user tools

Game server hosting company Nodecraft will celebrate its fifth anniversary in May, but co-founders Jonathan Yarbor and James Ross are not waiting for the...
Isaac and Candy Williams in front of their new venture

Slinging to the next level

Candy and Isaac Williams say they are not afraid of competition. It’s a good thing, because they are about to get right into the...
Town Hall

Tech user groups thrive because of Techlahoma Foundation

The red thread that runs through Oklahoma City’s tech community is Techlahoma. The organization promotes a growing list of computer code user groups primarily in...
Lightning Talks

OKCjs Lightning Talks anything but a dumpster fire

Oklahoma City JavaScript user’s group, or OKCjs, featured its popular Lightning Talks Tuesday with 59 people enjoying the new Techlahoma meeting room at StarSpace46. Three...

Cultures

Furia Verde and other fans

Energetic fans power Energy FC

See a full gallery of photos at the end of this article. Energy Football Club in Oklahoma City had their season home opener Saturday night...
Dodgers' third home season opener

Broad cross section of OKC metro at Dodgers home opener

“You couldn't ask for any nicer night for a home opener,” said Joshua Jarrell, a life-long baseball fan who was at the Bricktown Ballpark...
Oklahoma Cine Latino Film Festival, 2017

Okla Cine Latino Film Festival reveals strong local talent

The third annual Cine Latino Film Festival entertained a filled UCO CHK Central Boathouse Saturday evening. It revealed the talents of many Oklahoma City filmmakers,...
David Castillo, president/CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce

Young prof Hispanic leaders craft skills

David Castillo’s Latino Leadership OKC class attended the Oklahoma City Council meeting Tuesday. The well-dressed, alert young adults took notes and watch intently. “Now more...

Education

video

Budd prepares to take OKCPS board seat

Rebecca Budd was the winner in Tuesday’s run-off race for the office No. 2 seat on the Oklahoma City Public Schools board of education....
video

Lewis – Money can’t compete with connections

Tuesday’s run off races for Oklahoma City Public Schools board of education chair showed that ongoing connections with common people have become the most...
Paula Lewis (L) and Stan Hupfeld

Hupfeld donors give $106,000 for OKCPS school board campaign

People of financial means in Oklahoma City are determined to get Stanley Hupfeld elected chair of Oklahoma City Public Schools board of education. Latest campaign...
Supt Aurora Lora answers questions

Consolidation of small OKCPS schools postponed

Small neighborhood elementary schools in Oklahoma City Public Schools will remain in place for the 2017-18 school year. The decision to spend another year studying...

Support independent, reader-engaged community news

Subscribers

  • Receive email newsletters
  • Contribute future story ideas
  • Receive invitations to special events

Shoe-leather - The Editor's Blog