Government

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...
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Chief to council – “The fear is real”

“The fear is real,” said Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty to the Oklahoma City Council Tuesday. His point was that some Oklahoma City residents...
OpenbudgetOKC

Code for OKC website gives new level of access to city budget

Residents of The City of Oklahoma City now have clear visual and interactive access to how tax dollars are spent through the city’s budget....

Politics

Ralph Shortey

Pastor thinks there is a hidden factor in Shortey’s downfall

There seems to be a big difference between Senator Ralph Shortey's public persona and his secret behaviors recently revealed by a public arrest and...
Imam Enchassi leading prayer

Muslim Day at Capitol – prayerful connections

Muslims came to a city church for education in the morning Thursday and then to the Oklahoma Capitol for public prayer and time with their...
Bennett at Grill on the Hill

Engaged voters

Two meetings on either end of Friday at popular restaurants in Oklahoma City gave Rep. Forrest Bennett, D-OKC, a way to keep up with...
Angela Basse

Payday loans called “predatory” by group seeking reform

As a pre-teen, Angela Basse saw her mother go through a hard divorce and then turn to a payday lender for help with a...

Business and Technology

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...
Susan Moring 1 Million Cups

OK Coders next boot camp set for January

A new, affordable code developer boot camp for Oklahoma City has just been announced by OK Coders. The boot camp begins Jan. 7, 2017 and...
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Local firm’s app brings printed page to life

A local marketing firm has developed its own app that only 50 years ago would have been the stuff of science fiction. And leaders...

Cultures

Joe Carter and Millwood Falcons

New Millwood baseball park pride of NE OKC

Joe Carter hit a 3-run, walk-off homer for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1993 that clinched the World Series for them. Even people in...
Anna Loarca

“Day without immigrants” strike reaches Okla City

From public protests downtown to the SW 29th street corridor of Hispanic-owned businesses and to the west side, Oklahoma City was a part of...
Silent march - History Center

MLK Day – “We have work to do!”

“We have work to do!” was a persistent theme among the African-American speakers Sunday and Monday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. But...
Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration

Leaders push unity, hard work in response to racism

Leaders opened and closed a series of Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations Sunday afternoon with the same urgent words: “We have work to do!” Oklahoma...

Education

Aspasia Carlson, POY

Aspasia Carlson named Oklahoma HS Principal of the Year

Aspasia Carlson has been named Oklahoma High School Principal of the Year by the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration Free Press learned early...
West view from rooftop terrace

New OCCC satellite campus nears completion

For more photos see the gallery at the bottom of this page Oklahoma City Community College is investing around $8 million overall in the future...
COO Scott Randall (L), Supt Aurora Lora

OKCPS gets $10 million from council for admin building

A long-vacant former bank building at 615 N. Classen will begin its transformation into a new Oklahoma City Public Schools administration building starting this...
Steve Perry

School Choice Summit features firebrand speaker, draws protests

Oklahoma Lt. Governor Todd Lamb seemed to express the essence of the school choice movement Thursday night in a closing speech at the first...

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