Government

The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

Downtown Design Review Committee

Downtown Design Review Com considers street closure, rezoning

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The Oklahoma City Downtown Design Review Committee took up the closure of a portion of SW Second Street, rezoning of an entire block, and other matters.
Oklahoma County Commissioners

Commissioners pass bus lane changes at John Marshall Middle School

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A moment of silence, trumpet playing, and a largely mundane slate of county business was the order of the day for Okla County Commissioners Wednesday.
City Council

A roller-coaster ride of bureaucracy at the regular City Council meeting

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Oklahoma City’s City Council heard functional business and had some arguments. The police came, some citizens spoke, and one reporter got a real headache.
Honeycutt speaks to Jail Trust

Tensions flare between Sheriff’s office rep and other Jail Trust members

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The Jail Trust met Monday to take up reassuring jail employees of their job security, revenue and budget items, and a job description for...
county building

Tenants react to proposed security plan in Oklahoma County building

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Debate about additional security at the Investors Capitol Building increased this week, as tenants delivered a letter disapproving a proposed security plan.
youth suicides

After Okla County Jail youth suicide, sheriff gets requested evaluation

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A 16-year-old detainee at the Oklahoma County Jail completed suicide May 1 after having made an attempt April 23 prompting an evaluation of procedures.
Food desert

Nikki Nice continues efforts to address Oklahoma City’s Ward 7 food desert

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The OKC City Council included an item from Ward 7 Councilwoman Nikki Nice Tuesday seeking solutions to the lack of fresh food in Northeast Oklahoma City.
MAPS 4 Package

OKC Council passes MAPS 4 package – voters have final say in December

The MAPS 4 package passed the Oklahoma City Council Tuesday in a unanimous vote, although not smoothly. The 16 projects will now go to a vote December 10.
MAPS 4

Okla City Council to consider $978 million MAPS 4 package Tuesday

A $978 million MAPS 4 package will come before the City of Oklahoma City Council Tuesday. If passed, voters will have the final say on the measure Dec 10.
County Commissioners

County Commissioners clash over security in public building

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A motion to secure a county building containing commissioners' offices did not pass Wednesday at the Board of County Commissioners meeting.