Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

Unemployment system strains to keep up with record crush of applicants

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) has experienced a record number of people filing for unemployment, mirroring national trends.

Only full-service grocery store on east side closing Monday

The Smart Saver grocery store at NE 23rd Street and Martin Luther King Avenue will close at the end of the day Monday.
Market at Eastpoint

The Market at EastPoint represents hope and resources on NE 23rd

The ceremonial ribbon was cut on The Market at Eastpoint, a grocery that will have symbolic and functional value along N.E. 23rd in OKC.

Developer accuses OKCPS Board Chair of influencing charter application reset

Wheeler District developer Blair Humphreys has suggested Board Chair Paula Lewis caused an application for the development's new charter school application to be reset...
Sean Cummings is glad to open his new Sean's Irish Restaurant (Brett Dickerson)

Sean Cummings developing new northside Irish restaurant

Sean Cummings is going to open Sean’s Irish Restaurant, a new Irish-themed establishment around the end of March and his long-time customers are acting...
Village leaders celebrate vote for increase

Village voters say yes to streets, parks, capital improvements

Bacon Restaurant on N. May was especially festive for a Tuesday night. Owners Cathy and Sean Cummings were hosting a watch party for a...
power outage

OG&E getting pressure from OKC state legislators over ice storm response

Democratic Oklahoma Legislators representing districts in Oklahoma City, issued a statement Monday after two weeks of pleas from constituents.
Banking hall - First National Center - OKC

One last look before work begins on First National Center

Developer Gary Brooks and his partner, Charlie Nicholas, are ready to begin work on the First National Center in downtown Oklahoma City on Robinson...

OKC’s indy coffee shops adjust to COVID-19 hit with creative solutions

Independent coffee shop owners in Oklahoma City's metro core have remained in business by adjusting to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commonplace Books open New Year's Day

Even on New Year’s Day, small shops open for “neighbors”

Ben Nockels spends a good part of his days in Commonplace Books, a locally owned bookstore he helped start in midtown near NW 13th...