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Shadid watches petition processing

Local income tax for metro schools one step closer

OKC Councilman Ed Shadid delivered three suitcases to City Hall downtown Thursday containing what he claimed were 16,000 petition signatures for a city income...
median, Curbside Chronicle vendor

Controversial median ordinance up for modification Tuesday

The original proposal to limit panhandling or other activities in City of Oklahoma City street medians generated controversy before the city council passed it...
Kelsey Pierce after second mtg

Pierce meets OKCPD reps second time

Kelsey Pierce, Oklahoma City bike rider who was stopped by OKCPD Officer James Herlihy Oct. 19 and given questionable treatment, met for a second...
Kelsey Pierce's bicycle

Bike ride turns to fearful encounter with police

Fear led to more fear Thursday morning as Kelsey Pierce was riding her bike to work at the Tower Theater on NW 23rd Street. A...
Raised hands against

Braums loses bid before OKC Planning Commission

It just wasn't Braum’s day in the Oklahoma City Planning Commission Thursday. Braum’s wants to buy and demolish the Classen Grill building and the Donnay...
New OKC Municipal Courthouse

New OKC muni courthouse designed for public access, ease

Judge Philippa James has been on the Oklahoma City Municipal Court bench for 20 years and has lived with the problems of the old...
Tim Rogers at Capitol Hill construction tour

Rogers out as executive director of Metropolitan Library System

Friday morning came and the Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County no longer had Tim Rogers as their executive director. He was fired by unanimous...
Hall, Whitaker, Bailey

Two cited for heroism in truck driver rescue

Robert Hall and Gary Bailey received citations from the Oklahoma City Fire Department Monday for their daring rescue of Mark Whitaker from his burning...
Save OKC Schools panel

Save OKC Schools launches 90-day petition drive for local income tax

Phylesia Dailey thinks her daughter is getting a good education at Cleveland Elementary in Oklahoma City Public Schools. She also believes all children in the...
Carlos Moreno - Jennifer Pahlka

Code for America brigades in Oklahoma promote good government

Since 2009, Code for America has been making a positive impact on governments mostly at the local level. “This is really about people helping people,”...

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