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Jail consultants, task force, report to Criminal Justice Advisory Council

Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council met to hear updates on research about the Oklahoma County Detention Center or Jail.
City Council

More community voices heard about police in OKC City Council meeting

In another marathon meeting of the City Council of Oklahoma City Tuesday, more commenters weighed in on the police budget and funding.
Congressional redistricting

Southside OKC legislators angry at congressional district carve-out

Especially southside Oklahoma legislators are upset that the whole south side of Oklahoma City has been carved out and place in CD3.
Mayor David Holt breaks ground on Convention Center project

Groundbreaking begins new OKC Convention Center construction

Groundbreaking for the new $288 million Oklahoma City Convention Center was celebrated on the construction site at SW 7th Street and Robinson Friday with...

As summer approaches, Oklahoma County revs up big road projects

OKLAHOMA CITY (Free Press) -- Monday the Oklahoma County Board of County Commissioners met to undertake the People’s business.  Some ongoing road and bridge work...
Sheriff Chris West

“I rebuke every bit of it” says Sheriff Chris West about attack on Capitol

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West confirms that he was at the "Save America" rally but disavows insurrectionists who broke into the Capitol.

Commissioners hand off redistricting to partisan staff at Okla Legislature

County Commissioners voted to hand over responsibility for redistricting the county to the staff of the Republican-held Oklahoma Legislature.
comprehensive historic preservation plan

Three major city bodies hear new comprehensive historic preservation plan

Three governing bodies from the city met on Tuesday to hear the initial presentation on the Planning Department’s comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan.

New Chief chosen for Oklahoma City Police Department

Wade Gourley is now the 50th Chief of Police for the Oklahoma City Police Department. He is a 30 year veteran of the department.
Oklahoma County Commissioners

Okla County Commissioners continue to hear public on CARES Act money

Thursday, the Oklahoma County Budget Board and Board of County Commissioners both met to address spending on health and safety measures