Government

The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

COVID-19

Five test negative for COVID-19 in state, two more still being tested

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt started his news conference Thursday with a strong reassurance about the state's response to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
Oklahoma City Council

City Council hears pitches for new fines, new housing, new Crystal Bridge

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Oklahoma City Council heard resolutions that could result in fines for parking violations, affordable housing money, and millions for the Myriad Gardens.
Criminal Justice Authority

Jail Trust preps for Okla County Jail handoff but with little sense of urgency

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The Jail Trust met to do more talking, but take little action while the Sheriff says he and law enforcement staff will leave the Detention Center April 15.
parks

OKC parks 1/8 cent tax would go to operations and free programs

Oklahoma City residents will have the opportunity to cast their vote for/against a 1/8 cent dedicated sales tax for parks Tuesday.
Oklahoma City Boulevard

Oklahoma City Boulevard still not complete at OKDOT’s own promise date

Even with mild winter weather, Oklahoma City Boulevard was not complete by the end of February as promised by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
State of the City

Mayor Holt declares the City of Oklahoma City “Triumphant”

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With more than 1,500 present, Mayor David Holt delivered his annual State of the City address to the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Wednesday.
Oklahoma County Sheriff

Feud between commissioner and Sheriff’s office revealed once again

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In a meeting of the Okla County Board of County Commissioners, ongoing acrimony between one Commissioner and the Sheriff’s Office came to the forefront.
Criminal Justice Advisory Council

Cash bail assistance organization reps draw ire of district judges

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Reps of The Bail Project received some sharp pushback from two of Oklahoma County's district judges and the DA's office at the CJAC meeting Thursday.
Oklahoma City Council

OKC Council acts on vaping restrictions, hears ideas for Boathouse District

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OkC Council took action Tuesday on bonds, vaping restrictions, and heard reports on planned development for the Boathouse District and street improvements.
budget workshop

Caution encouraged in City’s annual budget workshop

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Tuesday morning city leaders heard about budget concerns for the coming year. A local economist urged caution in the face of a potential economic downturn.