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Brecheen defends SB 694

Urban senators of both parties oppose power grab

A bill intended to stop Oklahoma cities and counties from passing ordinances against discrimination revealed a divide between rural and urban senators Monday. Senate Bill...
Streetcar Groundbreaking crowd

MAPS 3 streetcar line work begins

Tuesday a crowd larger than usual for a groundbreaking attended the start of construction for the MAPS 3 streetcar track line for Oklahoma City. Enjoying...
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Chief to council – “The fear is real”

“The fear is real,” said Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty to the Oklahoma City Council Tuesday. His point was that some Oklahoma City residents...
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Code for OKC website gives new level of access to city budget

Residents of The City of Oklahoma City now have clear visual and interactive access to how tax dollars are spent through the city’s budget....
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Police and residents connect at south side “Coffee with a Cop”

Sleepy people sitting in their cars at the McDonald’s drive-thru lane at SE 44th St. and Shields Boulevard in Oklahoma City Wednesday were in...
Walnut Grove SWD No. 1

Injected OKC: Disposal wells downtown

Six active disposal wells of the type thought to cause earthquakes are within 2.5 miles of Oklahoma City’s 50-story Devon Tower. Two of those six...
bennett event center

Event center completed within budget, but 11 months late

For two years visitors to the Oklahoma State Fair have walked out around construction of a large building about one block long. It took...
Tabiai and Elias

From immigrant to award-winning police officer

For Mohammad Tabiai, it’s been a productive process of immigrating from Morocco and ending up an award-winning police officer in the Oklahoma City Police...
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House Dems: No cleanup for misconduct at taxpayer expense

“The taxpaying citizens of the state of Oklahoma should not have to foot the bill for sexual misconduct,” said Oklahoma House Minority Leader Scott...
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OKC Police body cams to be back by Jan. 1 – Civil rights leaders...

The five-month logjam in negotiations over body-worn cameras has finally been broken between the Oklahoma City Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge...

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