Government

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First Americans Museum in OKC rebrands as construction resumes

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What was previously called the "American Indian Cultural Center and Museum" is now being completed as the rebranded First Americans Museum (FAM).
Courthouse

Jail Trust and Sheriff get money, neighbors clash at County Comm’s mtg

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Board of County Commissioners for Oklahoma County gave money to the Jail Trust, Sheriff's office, and presided over a dispute between neighbors Wednesday.
MAPS 4 passes

MAPS 4 gets largest percentage approval in half-century of sales tax votes

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The MAPS 4 tax proposal intended to fund 16 different projects passed by the largest margin in the last half-century in Oklahoma City Tuesday.
Oklahoma County Sheriff

Sheriff questions readiness of Jail Trust to take control — extends deadline

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Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor criticized the Jail Trust for not being ready to take over the jail January 1 and suggested that it may never be.
City Council

Police drones, zoning, gentrification dominate Okla City Council meeting

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Tuesday at the Oklahoma City Council, the police explained their new drone policies, and several people expressed concerns about zoning and gentrification.
manuel perez park

Emotion and hope mark new Manuel Perez Park groundbreaking

It was an emotional event for most who attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Manuel Perez Memorial to honor Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.
Manuel Perez

Manuel Perez Park expansion moves to next phase

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A ceremony Monday will mark a new phase of a years-long process of establishing the new Manuel Perez Park on the south bank of the Oklahoma River.
Oklahoma County Jail

Oklahoma County Jail needs twice the current number of maint workers

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Estimates of the ideal number of maintenance workers for the Oklahoma County Jail pointed to issues at the Detention Center Transition Committee meeting.
OKC City Council 11.19.19

Billboards, BIDs, SPUDS, and lousy neighbors take City Council stage

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At Tuesday’s City Council, billboards argued, neighbors protested, and Uptown 23rd cleared its final hurdle in the Business Improvement District process.
Uptown 23rd

Uptown 23rd gains new business improvement district funding

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The OKC City Council voted to establish the Uptown 23rd Business Improvement District (BID) Tuesday which will give Uptown 23rd some serious new funding.