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Jail Trust focuses on Health Dept criticism, staffing, medical contractor

The Jail Trust held a special meeting on recent events and deaths. CEO Greg Williams reported on current staffing and operations at the Jail.

City of Oklahoma City sued for gunshot injury to protester by OKC police

A protester who participated in a May 31, 2020 protest in Oklahoma City filed a lawsuit against the City of Oklahoma City Wednesday.
Rally at Capitol

A guide to bills in the Oklahoma Legislature targeting protest rights

Several bills aimed at restricting protesters' rights are moving closer to becoming law in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and Senate.
City Council

City Council defers mask mandate vote, honors outgoing council members

The main order of business for Tuesday’s OKC City Council meeting was an effort to end a city-wide mask mandate a month early.

EMBARK officials show new Bus Rapid Transit plans in virtual town hall

EMBARK, City of Oklahoma City's public transit system, is getting closer to the construction of a new Bus Rapid Transit route northwest.

Commish Blumert holds virtual town hall on spending, Jail, county projects

Oklahoma County Commissioner Carrie Blumert held a virtual town hall Monday, March 22, 2021 covering a wide range of topics.
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission

OESC prioritizing unemployment benefits from new fed COVID-19 relief bill

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) is putting the implementation of the new federal COVIC-19 relief bill as a top priority.
City Council

City Council approves homelessness grants, temporary water bill relief

The City Council of Oklahoma City approved new grants for homelessness relief, approved a mural and temporary water bill relief.

Juvenile records expungement bill passes House, on way to Senate

A bipartisan House bill that would amend the process for juvenile record expungements passed out of the Okla House on Monday, March 8th.
Oklahoma County Jail

Jail Trust formally establishes Action Committee, hears reports

Jail Trust voted to establish the Detention Center Action Committee, and hired an outside firm for accounting services.